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Impalila Island Lodge

Impalila Island Lodge

Combining luxury and tranquility to create an unforgettable wilderness experience is the goal of “Islands in Africa,” the organization responsible for the incredible Impalila Islands Lodge. Set in northeastern Namibia, the lodge surpasses industry standards for luxury accommodation, fine cuisine, attention to detail, and guest satisfaction. It also has a high commitment to the development of local communities and the protection of natural resources.

Located close to the spot where Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe intersect, Impalila Island Lodge offers guests the opportunity to experience a variety of cultures. Its location at the convergence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers makes the lodge a “water-bound wonderland.” Guests hear the soothing sounds of the rushing Zambezi River as they enjoy the comfort and tranquility of the lodge.

Eight wood and thatch chalets face the river, offering incredible views from a wooden deck. Each features ceiling fans, gauze screen doors, mosquito netting, and en-suite bathroom. The main lodge area surrounds a 700-year-old baobab tree that provides shade for the elevated deck. Other amenities include dining area with individual tables, lounge and bar area, infinity swimming pool, fire pit, small reference library, and curio shop.

Adventures await thrill-seeking guests of Impalila Island Lodge. Both conventional and fly fishing for the challenging tiger fish are popular on the mighty River. Sundowner boat cruises offer a unique perspective on the magnificent wildlife, and guided walks provide the opportunity to learn about the botany and culture of the island. Another favorite expedition is to see a 2,000 year-old baobab tree. Game drives in Chobe National Park result in exceptional game viewing, with wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, lion, hippo, puku, lechwe, roan, sable, crocodile, and more. Birdlife flourishes in the area, with species such as Rock pratincole, Pels fishing owl, Pygmy geese, African skimmers, and Schalows turacowalks.

Most guests also take advantage of the lodge’s proximity to Victoria Falls, which is only fifty miles downriver. A visit to the falls includes a photo opportunity by the “Big Tree” prior to a guide giving a brief history of the falls. After that, guests explore the falls and shop at the open air curio market, which is followed by a lunch cruise or lunch at a hotel. Before returning to Impalila Island Lodge, guests are treated to a visit to the Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch.

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