LOCATION: CAPRIVI STRIP, NAMIBIA.
Ichobezi Safari boat is ideally positioned right on the Chobe River at the confluence with the Zambezi River. Ichobezi gives its guests a great opportunity to explore the rivers, channels and floodplains that make up this very special corner of Africa, the Caprivi Strip, Namibia.
At 18 metres long, the Ichobezi Safari boats offer space, comfort and first-class service. The professional crew are always on hand to expertly navigate the river, share their specialist knowledge, prepare exceptional meals and to ensure that your every daydream is indulged.
Each Safari boat has four beautifully appointed cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms and a large picture window that will make you feel as though you are a part of your surroundings. A large entertainment deck with lounge, bar, dining area and sun deck with plunge pool all lend themselves to complete relaxation and provide the opportunity to view this unique wetland destination in a completely new and exhilarating way.
Several smaller `tender` boats accompany each of the Ichobezi Safari boats, allowing you to tailor make your holiday at Ichobezi. So whether you want to navigate the channels and rivers with a pair of binoculars, spend a few hours trying to catch the elusive Tiger fish, or go to one of the floodplain villages to meet and interact with some of the local people, the choice is yours.
The beauty of having a houseboat on the Chobe River is that when the day-trippers go home, you have the waterway to yourselves. A typical trip takes you along the banks of the Chobe National Park. You’ll pass vast herds of splashing elephants, grazing waterbuck and soaring African fish eagles. Then you’ll arrive at the first night mooring, a big open area near the Park’s Serondella camp.
Few other boats venture up this far so the peace is unbelievable.
The Ichobezi is no standard houseboat – we’re talking 5-star comforts here. After a beautifully presented gourmet dinner washed down with fine wines you retire to your en suite room. Here you substitute a full length net screen for one of the glass sides of the cabin and lie in bed watching the moon, listening to the river and enjoying the magic of the bush.