If you are thinking of exploring the Chobe River whilst on a Botswana Safari, why not spend a few days on a houseboat? It’s the perfect getaway experience for a family or small group of friends. Ichobezi Safariboats offers you this and much more. Sit back and relax as the houseboat slowly meanders down the river, allowing you breathtaking close-up encounters of a wide variety of birds and wildlife, not to mention the striking sunrises and sunsets.
Each one of the Ichobezi Safariboats has four luxury cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms featuring a large picture window with sweeping views over the river that makes you feel at one with your environment. There is a large entertainment deck with a lounge, open-air dining area and bar, as well as a sun deck and plunge pool for those visitors wanting to soak up some sun. What better setting for absolute relaxation and the opportunity to observe the ever changing scenery of this truly unique wetland paradise.
Each one of the Ichobezi Safariboats is accompanied by smaller ‘tender’ boats which offer guests the opportunity to tailor-make their own wetland experience. So whether you choose to explore the rivers and channels with a knowledgeable guide, try your luck at catching the elusive Tiger fish, or visit one of the floodplain villages to interact with the locals, the choice is yours.
A skilled crew member is on hand to ensure that your every need is catered to, and they expertly navigate their way along the river, sharing their knowledge on the numerous species of wildlife found on this stretch of the river. On game viewing trips, a large variety of game can be seen on the waterways such as plenty of elephants, especially in the dry season. Expect to see lion, giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, kudu and the shy Chobe puku, as well as pods of hippo and crocodiles and over 450 bird species. If you are a keen photographer one of the photographic safaris may be just up your street!
Both the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers are world famous for their bream and tiger fish, and superb fishing opportunities can be had all year round. With more than 100 kilometres of waterways and rivers to choose from, guests will have ample chance to catch one of the legendary tiger fish or one of the many other species found in these rivers.
In the late afternoons, a cooler can be packed by the helpful crew before departing by tender boat to savour an unforgettable African sunset.
Game viewing by vehicle or land based guided walks through the Chobe National Park can be arranged at an extra cost to see one of the biggest concentrations of game found on the African continent. If cruising into an African adventure is what you are looking for, then the Ichobezi Safariboat ticks all the boxes.