Choosing to add a few days on a houseboat on the Chobe River while on safari in Botswana is a most rewarding experience and perfect for a small group of friends or a family. Sit back and utterly relax as the boat cruises slowly along the waterways allowing you phenomenal close up encounters with a wide range of birds and water-loving wildlife...not to mention stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Each of the Ichobezi Safariboat has four comfortable cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms and a large picture window that makes you feel that you are part of your surroundings. The large entertainment deck has a lounge, bar, dining area and a sun deck with a plunge pool. The ideal setting for complete relaxation and the opportunity to watch the ever changing view of this unique wetland wilderness.
Smaller `tender` boats accompany each of the Ichobozi Safari boats, allowing you to tailor make your holiday. 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.
A professional crew is on board to ensure that you are well fed and that your drinks are topped up. They expertly navigate the river and share their specialist knowledge. Game viewing excursions on the waterways reveal a large variety of game including lots of elephant especially in the dry season. Also expect to see lion, buffalo, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and the shy Chobe puku. The river itself is home to pods of hippo and lots of crocodiles. Birdwatchers will be in paradise!
World famous for their Tiger fish and Bream, the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers will delight and challenge both the angling enthusiast and the novice. With over 100 kilometers of rivers and waterways available to guests, your guides offer you the best possible chance of experiencing the thrill of landing a legendary Tiger fish or the satisfaction of catching any one of the many other species found within the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers.
In the late afternoon the crew will offer to pack a cooler for you before departing by tender boat to experience the splendour of an African sunset.
Land based guided walks and drives can also be arranged into the Chobe National Park,the second largest national park in Botswana with one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent.