3 Reasons to Spend a Day on the Chobe

3 Reasons to Spend a Day on the Chobe

One of the first things you notice when waking up on the Chobe River is the fresh smell of the African air. That and the sounds of nature as you give into becoming one with this incredible setting.

It is sublime!

Wander onto your private balcony overlooking the stunning Chobe rapids and let your senses awaken in the morning sun.


Here are 3 of our favourite things about a day on the banks of the Chobe River:

1. The Amazing Chobe Bird Life

The Chobe area is a real bird haven with over 450 species being found in the grasslands and waterways. Before even stepping foot out of your lodge room you’ll be ticking away at your birding list as you spot one after another of the many bird species that reside in the area. This is truly something to boast about once you return home with that list and all your photographs, too.


2. Game Viewing in the Chobe National Park

If the bird life is not enough to amaze you, game viewing in the Chobe National Park will certainly be. There aren’t many places where you can experience the diversity and concentration of wildlife like you can here in the Chobe National Park. Buffalo, lion, giraffe, zebra, leopard and a variety of antelope can all frequently be seen roaming in the area. But the celebrity of the Chobe is the elephant. You can see huge concentrations of elephant getting on with their daily lives when you enjoy a game drive in the park.

Even a guided game viewing boat trip from Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is an experience in its own right. You can see the hippo frolicking in their Chobe River home or spot crocodile peeking their heads above the river surface while you cruise down the river. You’re even sure to see the ellies and other Chobe National Park wildlife coming down for a drink along the banks of the water. It’s a very special experience from the vantage point of a boat.


3. Catching the Tiger Fish

A favourite activity on the Chobe River for many is fishing. The area is a well-known Tiger Fishing destination. If you happen to be fortunate enough to win the fight with a Tiger Fish, you will certainly not forget this African expedition in a hurry!

Once the African sun has set in all its orange splendor the day is done but more awaits you. A day on the Chobe is not complete without sitting under the Namibian starlit night sky on the deck of Ichingo Chobe River Lodge listening to the gentle sound of the river on its way past. This is the time for great company and a drink in your hand, sharing unforgettable stories of your time in this African wonderland. That’s a day in the life we could live every day…easily.


Travel tip shared by Ichobezi