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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience and can not wait to go back to do the River lodge. A trip well worth recommending. The staff are friendly and service excellent. It is an amazing birding experience not to be missed.

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ZQCollection, Online Marketing Manager at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge - Zambezi Queen Collection, responded to this review

Dear Marian Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us and for recommending our properties to other travellers. We're so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time on our Chobe Princess and look forward to welcoming you back to the lodge one day soon. Best regards, Kate Powell

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lovely and relaxing Great experience sailing down the river. It only sails for a small distance but its fabulous. Staff very friendly and the tenders take you out down the river and closer to shore! Try the fishing - its was a fabulous experience. The imigration procedure is a farce but out of the staffs control! The food was ok...

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ZQCollection, Online Marketing Manager at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge - Zambezi Queen Collection, responded to this review

Dear Ilkleygirl Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay on board our luxury houseboat. We are pleased to hear that you had a relaxing time during your stay with us and have passed on your kind words to the staff. And thank you for your valuable feedback about the food/buffet – we’ve noted this...

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed 4 nights on the Zambezi Queen which is a 5 star hotel on the water. After going through immigration staff of the boat fetched us and brought us to the boat. Wow, sheer luxury, a magnificent lounge with pub and dining area. The bedrooms are spacious with big windows so when you open your curtains you have a...

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ZQCollection, Online Marketing Manager at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge - Zambezi Queen Collection, responded to this review

Dear schatzilein944 Wow, thank you for taking the time to submit such an amazing review of your stay on board our luxury houseboat! We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time on board and the daily excursions on the river. And yes, that’s correct, the Zambezi Queen only traverses roughly 25km of the Chobe River. While you won’t travel...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been incredibly fortunate to have stayed at some incredible lodges in Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Because of this, I like to take the time to give an accurate review that covers many different areas. I hope this will be helpful to anyone hoping to travel to Ichingo Chobe River Lodge. Staff - The staff are outstanding. Our guide, Robert,...

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ZQCollection, Online Marketing Manager at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge - Zambezi Queen Collection, responded to this review

Dear Christopher Thank you for submitting such a thorough review of your stay at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge. Your feedback is invaluable, not only to us but other travellers and we truly appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on many different areas. We have passed on your kind words to the staff and have noted your feedback regarding...

Cape Town
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our stay was truly memorable, welcoming, friendly, attentive staff and a beautiful, secluded setting on the banks of the Chobe River. Kennedy was a fantastic host. Comfortable tents with modern bathrooms. We had an amazing guide Robert who took us fishing several times, we were rewarded with a catch each of a tiger fish. You can request a packed breakfast...

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Dear F3619XWcharlottes Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your recent stay at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge and for recommending our lodge to other travellers. We’re so pleased that we were able to make your holiday with us such a memorable one and have passed on your kind words to Kennedy and Robert. We hope to...

Botswana
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lovely way to either start or end a safari. Vey pleasant staff that gives you the feeling of being at home. Weather was rainy but that was to be expected, was happy to be able to just chill and read a book. Wold highly recommend.K

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ZQCollection, Online Marketing Manager at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge - Zambezi Queen Collection, responded to this review

Dear KhakiandDustSafaris Thank you for submitting a review of your stay on board one of our Chobe Princesses and for recommending a stay with us to other travellers. We’re pleased to hear that our staff made you feel at ease and that you were able to relax, unwind and catch up on some reading. A lovely way to begin or...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Houseboat living is so restful. It was the best food we had in Botswana--the chef was serious about it. Rooms were small but lovely with AC. Staff of five for the eight of us. Public space was perfect--covered area with big dining table, good bar space for alcohol and hot beverages, and lounge furniture. Uncovered outside tables and chairs for...

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Dear fatmanindustries, We’re pleased to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable time with us during your stay. The Chobe is a magical place and viewing wildlife from the houseboat is a unique way to experience the area without a pesky tree branch getting in the way of your sighting. We’ve passed on your kind words to the staff...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Sadly, we only stayed 2 nights on the Chobe Princess riverboat. We absolutely loved it and this was THE highlight of our trip. The staff were the best we'd encountered on our trip-- Alfred went out of his way to help us when we had a glitch with returning our rental car. Robert the captain was very friendly and helpful....

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Dear Sonya Thank you for submitting such an incredible review of your stay on our Chobe Princess houseboat. It makes all of the staff who work so hard incredibly pleased to know that they have played a part in making wonderful holiday memories for you. We too wish that you’d spent most of your time with us and hope to...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We recently stayed at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge and on the Chobe Princess houseboat. To say our time there was probably the best holiday we have ever had, is an understatement. The welcome we got on arrival at the Lodge by Kennedy was to set the scene for the rest of our stay. The huge well appointed, air conditioned tents...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have been lucky enough to have been on many different game viewing trips through out Africa in my life visiting the Chobe Princess and Ichingo River lodge is far and away the most breathtaking of them all. The Princess is moored most of the time at Elephant bay and gives a unique opportunity to see nature close up.Hippos and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on Impalila Island in Namibia, Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is a tented lodge surrounded by breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, birdlife and ideal fishing conditions. Ichingo Chobe River Lodge features eight large air-conditioned Meru safari tents set on a secluded island beneath a riverine canopy on the banks of the Chobe River. Step out on to your own private balcony to listen to the rapids, relax on your sumptuous bed and then head to the dining room or bar for something delicious to eat or drink. Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is also perfect for families and welcomes children of all ages. ... more   less 

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Address: Punga, Impalila Island, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Caprivi Region > Impalila Island
Price Range: €568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ichingo Chobe River Lodge - Zambezi Queen Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms have a view”
 of 5 bubbles schatzilein944, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1, 2 and 3 would be best.”
 of 5 bubbles imodcoza, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front room is best, but the other three were lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles fatmanindustries, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“second floor rooms offer better views”
 of 5 bubbles CarlB988, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I saw all the cabins and each one was great. We were fortunate, as the older generation, to take the only one with a balcony!!”
 of 5 bubbles EllieCapeTown, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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