2010/11/13

Review of Ichobezi Makwae Houseboat, Chobe River


Luxurious & relaxing game viewing

This houseboat is a recommended alternative to a lodge along the Chobe River. When you book three (out of total four) double rooms (we were two families with a teen each) as we did during our brilliant BotswanaNamibia and Victoria
Falls fly-in safari guided expertly by Ultimate Safaris

(sightings included the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog and sitatunga) you will be the only guests on this luxury houseboat. 

It offers medium sized rooms with a small bathroom and all the necessary equipment of normal hotel rooms. In addition to your (private) room there is a dining area with a bar, a lounge area, a plunge pool and a small sundeck, really nice, and this all for your private use (when being a group of six).

As far as the culinary side is concerned, three meals and all drinks are included in the rate; the cuisine was really good, among the best of our trip. Service wise we have no complaints, the staff was eager to please.

The houseboat used to cruise along the Chobe River and plenty of animals could be seen from deck (elephants, hippos, buffalos and other game). For closer game viewing two speed boats were at our disposal, one day we even had the chance to observe a lion kill, awesome!

All things considered, a superb and relaxing way of game viewing!

Date of stay: October 2010

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