Impalila Island Lodge

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The unique island is situated at the meeting place of two mighty African rivers, the Chobe and Zambezi, and four countries, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. This is the only place in the world where four countries meet. Impalila Island forms the north-eastern tip of Namibia and lies just 70km west of Victoria Falls. The surrounding area is an amazing mosaic of waterways, floodplains and bushveld:- host to exceptional birdlife, game viewing and assorted vegetation - and in the waters outstanding fishing opportunities.


Impalila Island Lodge is a 16-bedded luxury lodge with much to offer discerning clients.


The Lodge offers "al fresco" style cuisine, in a variety of romantic settings under the baobab canopy – or perhaps a picnic on a wild island. The chefs can cater for any special dietary requirements - guests just need to inform reservations in advance. A fully stocked bar and comprehensive range of South African wines are on offer. The lodge also caters for special occasions such as honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays. Guests are surprised with moonlight dinners on a river sandbank, a private candlelit dinner for 2 on your own deck or a champagne brunch at the historical baobab.


At Impalila, game viewing by boat in the Chobe National Park for Africa's big game is preferable during the mid afternoon to sunset when game comes down to the water's edge to drink. The Chobe is but a short distance away and one of the attractions is to take a late afternoon cruise into the Kasai channel and from there into the Chobe..

Birdlife is excellent, with over 450 species occurring here, including some of Africa's rarest species. The area attracts many migrants and the variety of habitats offer specials such as Pels owl, Rock pratincole, African skimmers, Pygmy geese.

Traditionally, the mokoro (dugout canoe) - has been and still is the main means of transportation for the local Lozi people of Impalila Island. The rivers and backwaters surrounding Impalila Island provide the ideal environment for this activity. Silently gliding mokoros provide an excellent opportunity for birdwatching and relaxing whilst accessing otherwise inaccessible waterways.

Guided walks offer a closer insight into the ecological marvels of this Cradle of Rivers. At Impalila the surrounding islands offer unrestricted walks, including a visit to a 2000 year-old baobab from whose lofty heights all 4 countries and the convergence of the mighty rivers can be seen. Afro-Botanical walks offer insight into the traditional medicinal uses of plants and trees.

Impalila Island Lodge lies at the very tip of the Caprivi Strip. As such it is situated in the heart of some of the most outstanding tiger fishing on the Upper Zambezi River.

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