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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge - Zambezi Queen Collection

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State College, PA
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We stayed on the Zambezi Queen for 3 nights as part of a longer packaged tour. It is more accurate to think of the experience as a floating luxury hotel than as a river cruise, as it doesn't move very far between two mooring spots. Our room (a mid-priced one) was very comfortable and well-appointed. Our group of about 25...

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Woburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our time cruising slowly along the Chobe river. It was wonderful to wake up to the sounds of baboons in the trees and to get to watch elephants playing and bathing from the deck. Distant thunderstorms on a couple of evenings only added to the sense of immersion in the African bush.

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

Dear Emster, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of you stay on one of our houseboats. We're pleased to hear you were able to relax and unwind surrounded by the beauty of Chobe - being on board the houseboats is a unique and special way to experience all the area has to offer. We hope to...

Ilkeston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a relaxing (apart from the 6 a.m. alarm calls!), yet exciting game-watching experience then this is for you. The Chobe Princess boats are extremely comfortable with great staff. It's not a cheap holiday by any means but overall it is a well worthwhile expense. This was our second time aboard, albeit they are now part of the...

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

Dear Wollip, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay on one of our three Chobe Princess houseboats. We're pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time and were able to experience the excitement of game viewing from the comfort of the houseboat. Unfortunately premium beverages are no longer included in our package but we...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip on the Chobe river. Upgrading of accommodation has significantly improved the facilities for passengers. Air conditioning is a welcome addition. Unfortunately, free spirits are no longer available - a minor irritant, but an irritant none the less. Friendly and efficient staff. All in all a fabulous experience

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

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay on one of our three Chobe Princess houseboats. We installed air-conditioning with the intention of providing our guests with a welcome respite from the heat so we're glad to hear you were able to truly relax and unwind in the comfort of your cabin Unfortunately...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is about the management on board my 2 night cruise. This was my first safari experience and started out horrible. After a lifetime of dreaming, planning and finally executing on this trip, day one started with NO GAME DRIVE. I'm sorry if my expectations were high for the price I paid, but I did not expect to travel...

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

Dear Nina, Thank you for your feedback. We were so disappointed to hear about your experience on the first day of your river safari and are investigating this very serious matter with our operations team. Our reservations team have been in contact with your booking agent who will be in touch with you to discuss the matter further. Once again,...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on the Zambezi Queen for several nights in mid-February and were extremely happy with the experience. The staff were warm, friendly, efficient and eager to help with anything. Rooms were amazingly large, clean, attractive and comfortable for a boat, with floor to ceiling glass windows for game viewing and almost complete privacy. Food and wine were good and...

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

Dear Christine, Thank you for taking the time to submit such a detailed review of your stay with us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time on board and that you were able to experience all the magnificent Chobe region has to offer. We've passed on your feedback to our staff who we're so privileged to have in our...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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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...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM2,659 (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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“I don't think it's worth paying for the highest price rooms.”
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“All rooms have a view”
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“Rooms 1, 2 and 3 would be best.”
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“Front room is best, but the other three were lovely.”
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“second floor rooms offer better views”
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