We stayed 2 nights at the Lodge and 2 nights on the Houseboat, a truly wonderful combination. At the Lodge the staff were very welcoming and helpful and the meals, cooked by Rene, were magnificent. Each evening Ralph, the owner of both enterprises, joined us for dinner and a great time was had by all. The accommodation was great. We had our own guide, Robert, who was a font of information. He took us on a 5km walk to see a very large baobab tree, from the top of which you could see four countries, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana! On the way to the tree we visited a village, the local clinic and the local school. All very interesting. Robert also took us out on a little boat every day and we were able to get up close to a multitude of birds and animals. Wonderful for photographs! A big "thank you" to Ralph, Robert, Rene, Alessandra, Francie and Donald for making our stay so memorable!
After the Lodge it was on to the Ichobezi Houseboat. Another big "thank you" to Ralph who, at the last moment, moved us to another houseboat, so that there were only six of us on board. The six of us got on really well and the crew, Ernest, Robert, Vasco and Eustice were delightful. The houseboat was beautifully appointed and it was just magic slowly cruising up the river. Once we had tied up for the day it was off in the tender boats for some close encounters with elephants, crocodiles, hippos, impala and much more! We even saw a leopard and her cub from the houseboat the first evening! Once again the food was beautiful!
This combination was truly one of the highlights of our stay in Africa; we didn't want it to end!
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review of Ichingo Chobe River Lodge and the Ichobezi Safariboat. We are always truly happy when our guests have such a wonderful stay and I am very pleased that our staff and crews treated (and fed) you so well. We hope to see you in our beautiful area again soon.
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