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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge


Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is on Impalila island on the Namibian side of the Chobe river. It is very private and tranquil on the island. The rustic look of the lodge provides a great atmosphere of style and comfort.

This is the ideal break for families, couples and groups. Visitors love the lounge, bar and open-air dining room area set above the Chobe River. Moreover, the safari activities on water and the opportunity to visit local villages nearby make this a unique location.

Accommodation is provided in 8 Meru-style safari tents – with air-conditioners! All the tents have newly-renovated en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks. You can expect an actual luxury hotel experience with king-size beds, dressing tables and bedside lamps. You also feel like you’re genuinely in the African bush with the sound of the river flowing past and fish eagles in the background.

For families, there is the option of a family tent with an adjacent children’s tent, with two bunk beds for up to four children under 12, plus an en-suite bathroom.

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is, in fact, the sister lodge of the Chobe Princess Houseboats. If you want the perfect getaway, combining a few night’s stays at the lodge would be good with a trip on one of the houseboats.

To get to the lodge, you have to take a boat transfer from Kasane immigration.

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Facilities and Services

  • Eight Meru-style safari tents with en-suite bathrooms
  • Private balcony overlooking the Chobe river
  • All safari tents are on a deck out with a ceiling fan
  • Tea and coffee station
  • A seating area, safe, en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet
  • The tents have gauze windows and doors to keep the mosquitoes at bay
  • Each party will have a private guide
  • You decide when you want to do the different activities
  • Public areas include a lounge area
  • Open-air restaurant set under thatch and built over the riverbank
  • A swimming pool and bar area


One can do fishing all year round in both the Zambezi and Chobe rivers.

Download our fishing calendar and fact sheet for more information

Other activities include

  • Birding
  • Game viewing by boat
  • Guided walks on the island
  • Village tours and visiting the colossal baobab on Impalila island

Note that Ichingo Chobe River Lodge does not offer game drives as a scheduled activity. You can arrange game drives at an additional charge if guests request this.

Chobe National Park Includes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer & wine
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)
  • A vehicle based game drive in the Chobe National Park on the day of departure
  • Transfers between Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office, located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river
  • 15% VAT
Chobe National Park Excludes


  • Air tickets
  • Community development levy (2019: R65 per person per night; 2020: R70 per person per night)
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers between Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane lodges
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa fees
Chobe National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights

Chobe River Lodge reserves the right to amend the published rates without notice.

Child Policy:
  • The lodge accommodates children of all ages.
  • Children under four stay for free.
  • Children aged 4 – 12 will receive a 50% discount on the applicable adult rate.
  • Those aged 13 and older are considered adults and will be charged the applicable adult rate.
  • Ichingo Chobe River Lodge has one family tent, accommodating two adults and up to 4 children aged 12 and under.
  • The family tent is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Please note that no babysitting services, activities, and menus are available for children.

Check-in: 13:00 to 16:00. Meet at Kasane immigration. Check out: 09:30. You will arrive back at Kasane Immigration Office, on the Botswana side of the Chobe River, by 10:30.


  • 30% deposit is due within seven days of the invoice date
  • 70% deposit is due 60 days before arrival

Group (8-26 pax):

  • 10% deposit is due within seven days of the invoice date
  • A further 40% deposit is due within 120 days before arrival
  • 50% balance payment is due 60 days before arrival

Tour Series (Min. of 8 pax for 3+ trips per year):

  • 10% deposit is due 180 days before arrival
  • A further 40% deposit is due within 120 days before arrival
  • 50% balance payment is due 60 days before arrival
Chobe National Park Product Pricing


 Rates 2023


1 Jan - 28 Feb 23 1 March - 30 Nov 23 1 - 31 Dec 23
Per adult sharing R 6794 R 7342 R 6794
Chil 4-12 50% 50% 50%
Chil 4-12 50% 50% 50%


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