Impalila Island Lodge

Location: The Caprivi Strip | Namibia

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Perching on the water strewn banks of Impalila, this island lodge sits near the intersection of the mighty Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, a short 80km upstream of the world-famous Victoria Falls. Waterlogged between four different countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, serving as a nature’s paradise for the animal lover.
Perfect forNaturalists and birdwatchers seeking a peaceful getaway among nature.
In the knowWith some 450 species of bird in the region, take a guided walk to glimpse some of Africa's rarest birdlife, using the lodge’s reference library to research your sightings.

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Hotel Overview


Impalila Island, on the north-eastern tip of Namibia.

Rooms at Impalila Island Lodge

Eight luxury en-suite chalets, each with tranquil river views, are dotted around the island. These feature private outdoor showers against a verdant backdrop, where the occasional elephant or hippo ambles past in the distance. From your private deck, you’ll be treated to exclusive views of the Mambova rapids or the backwaters of the Zambezi River, falling asleep to the distant sounds of the gushing waters all around.

Food and Facilities

The central hut sits protected in the shade of a magnificent 700 year-old Baobab tree. With its sloped thatched roof and its animal skin upholstery, it houses a dining terrace and an infinity pool set against the flourishing foliage surroundings.

Activities at Impalila Island

An abundance of nature-themed activities are on offer around the lodge, from fishing trips to game cruises or bird watching walks. Try your hand at fly fishing, take a sundowner cruise to the Chobe National Park or visit the region’s cultural villages- where you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of the indigenous plant life.

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