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ICHINGO CHOBE LODGE
Confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers

If you like creature comforts this is the fishing lodge for you! Great game viewing makes it a perfect choice for a non fishing partner.

4 Night package from 

4 Night package from 

R20,746pps

Valid: 1 April - 31 Dec 2017

R22,675pps

Valid: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2018

FEATURES

Excellent fishing AND game viewing
Excellent choice for a non fishing partner
For the discerning guest

Ichingo video

Ichingo Fly in Fishing Package

The package includes:
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
  • Airport taxes
  • Transfers from Vic Falls airport to Ichingo
  • 4 nights accommodation at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
  • All meals
  • All house wines and beers
  • All soft drinks and water
  • All activities (including game viewing by boat, fishing, birding & guided walks)
  • All equipment hire (including fishing rods, lures, boats etc)
  • Dedicated guides and tender boats for each group
  • All fuel
  • All park fees, fishing licenses and tourism levies
 The package excludes:
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
Please note:
  • Prices are quoted per person sharing
  • Flights: The above package is quoted using FlyAfrica.com flights. FlyAfrica currently fly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Maplanga Africa acts as an agent only and will book flights on your behalf but we accept no liability for any changes to flight schedules that may occur and the effects it may have your land arrangements. We will also offer you the option of flying on the BA Comair when you request a quote
  • Our packages are available without flights should you wish to book your own. Just let us know on your request and we will send you a quote without flights
  • Rates will vary if the costed class of flight is not available on the dates you have chosen or if there has been a fluctuation in the airport taxes

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is a luxury tented lodge situated close the confluence of four countries: Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The lodge has access to over 100 kilometers of river, providing excellent fishing in what is undoubtedly the premier Tiger fishing water in Africa. Ichingo has become well known in fishing circles for the quality of its guides and their success in landing Tigerfish, especially when fly-fishing. High quality tackle is available for guest use.

Lodge Facilities at a glance:
  • Bar area
  • Pool with a view of the river
  • Tender boats for fishing and river safaris
  • Dining area with a view of the river
  • Communal lounge area
In-room comforts at a glance:
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Each tent has its own private deck with a view of the river
  • Mosquito repellent 

How to make a booking

  • Upon your confirmation that you would like to proceed with a booking your Maplanga consultant will send you a booking form to confirm your holiday.
  • We will require the full names of the people travelling as the names appear in the passport in order to book flights. You can either send us passport copies or send us the names by email.
  • Please note name changes cannot be made after the tickets have been issued.
  • Once a booking is made by you and the travel details confirmed to us we will send you an invoice with our full details indicated.
  • The advertised package is based on flights with restrictive rules. The airlines require payment for flights within 24 hours of making the booking and we will require a deposit to cover the payment. Once flights are paid they are non-refundable. If you prefer more flexibility a higher class of flight must be used.
  • If a deposit is not received within the stipulated period the flights will cancel. We would then have to rebook the flights and this may result in the costed class being no longer available which would affect the cost of the package.
  • Final payment is required a month prior to travel or as the terms and conditions of the service provider/s dictate.
  • When full payment has been made we will send your e-tickets & travel vouchers to you. If you prefer they can collected from our offices in North Riding Estates.
  • Payments can be made by EFT, telegraphic transfer (overseas payments) or via a secure independent online VCS credit card link for Visa and MasterCard that can be sent to you.

Health

  • Visitors travelling via Zambia are no longer required to be vaccinated for Yellow Fever.
  • Chobe is a malaria area contact your doctor or travel clinic for suitable medication prior to travel.
  • We recommend that all travellers take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance. Speak to your Maplanga consultant if you would like further information on the Oojah Travel insurance we offer.

 Passports and visas

  • You must have a current passport that is valid for 6 months after travel.
  • There must be at least two empty pages in your passport
  • South African passports require not visas to enter Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia or Botswana
  • Guests requiring a visa including US, British, Australian and Canadian guests who are arrivingin or departing from Zimbabwe or Zambia can purchase their visas on arrival or online. Please have cash for this. Passports requiring a pre bought visa include Greece, Colombia, India amongst others. A Univisa is available for travellers who wish to include Zimbabwe in their itineraries.

Money, currency and credit cards 

  • The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar
  • All major currencies are accepted for payment, including the South African Rand which is pegged at N$1 = ZAR1
  • No credit cards are accepted at Ichingo.

Weather

Chobe lies in a summer rainfall area. The weather is mild in the day and cool at night in winter (May, June July) and warm to hot for all other months with October traditionally being the hottest month of the year when temperatures rise to the late 30's (Celsius)

Clothing

Casual comfortable clothing bearing in mind the time of year you are travelling. Shorts, T-shirts and light shorts for summer and light layers for winter that can be removed as the day gets hotter. Winter nights and mornings are cool to cold and will require a fleece jacket, beanie and scarf.

References

If you would like an impartial reference on Maplanga Africa please step by the South African consumer website Hello Peter - www.hellopeter.com