Confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers

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


4 Night package from 


1 Apr - 31 December 2022



  Excellent fishing AND game viewing 
  Excellent choice for a non fishing partner

  Exceptional guides


Ichingo video


Ichingo Fishing Package

The package includes:
  • Road & boat transfers to & from Kasane Airport
  • 4 Nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Soft drinks, beer/wine, tea/coffee
  • Wildlife spotting & river safaris (by boat)
  • Guided birding tours
  • Fishing (boat, guide, fuel) & equipment
  • Photographic excursions on a custom designed boat (*subject to availability)
  • Community development levy
 The package excludes:
  • Flights (can be arranged on request)
  • Covid-19 PCR tests (+- R 850 PP from SA to enter Botswana/Namibia) for your own arrangements/account (no older than 72 hours)
  • Covid-19 PCR test to re-enter Botswana/SA (R 700 PP), we will arrange this for you & add it to your invoice
  • Gratuities, items of a personal nature, Visas, travel insurance
  • Alcoholic spirits beverages such as gin, rum, brandy, whiskey, dessert wines and sparkling wines, activities such as 4x4 safari in Chobe
Please note:
  • Applicable to SADC passport holders only
  • Minimum 2-night stay
  • Fishing excursions are limited to 1 tank of fuel per boat per day
  • The lodge is closed from 13-28 January 2022
  • Single supplement is applicable
  • Prices are quoted per person sharing The package excludes visas where required, non resident surcharge, drinks, river usage fee of $10 pp, additional meals and items not mentioned in the package. Package prices will vary if the costed class of flights is not available for the dates you have requested.


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.


  • 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.


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)


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.


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