Impalila Island Lodge
Impalila Island Lodge is a relaxing sanctuary 50 miles (80 kilometres) upriver from Victoria Falls at the confluence of the mighty Chobe and Zambezi rivers. It is also at the crossroads of four countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The lodge is ideally positioned for exploring the waterways, floodplains and bush, with its extraordinary bird life (over 380 species recorded), and wildlife, including hippo, elephant, lion, giraffe, buffalo and antelope.
The lodge has eight luxury chalets with private decks offering unfettered views of the river. Excellent cuisine complements the accommodation and the river setting. From here you can enjoy mokoro (dugout canoe) trips in the quiet backwaters, guided walks, cultural visits, sunset game cruises on the Chobe River, and fly-fishing. Impalila is the most remote and private locations on the Chobe River, and is the ideal place to finish off a safari. It is perfect for honeymoon couples.
Namibia has a huge mix of ethnic tribes, the biggest diversity of which is found in this region. Sharing borders with four other countries has resulted in fascinating mixture of people, and it’s a delight to explore the towns and villages, seeing the handicrafts that each has become known for.