Impalila Island Lodge is on the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. Surrounded by game parks that rank among Africa's best, the lodge is a secluded haven of tranquillity in a setting so spectacular it quickens the heartbeat. With an enormous baobab tree as its centrepiece, the lodge lines the water's edge with 16 luxurious suites and a sumptuous living area.
The en-suite rooms are log cabins raised above the marshy island floor on stilts; the décor is polished teak, white linen and African sculptures. Each has a secluded balcony peeking out through papyrus and palm over the silent river. The living area has a large wooden deck built around the baobab tree, a pool deck, and a cosy open-sided lounge and pub area. Dining – on fresh ingredients and fine wine – occurs in several venues: at the water's edge; on another island; in the privacy of your room; beneath the stars by the great baobab tree; as well as in the dining room.
Impalila Island Lodge: the river is the source of life
The Chobe and Zambezi Rivers are massive arteries of life that flow through the continent towards the Indian Ocean. Activities at Impalila Island revolve around the water and you have a variety of options: river cruises, mekoro safaris, game viewing, birding, walking safaris, fishing, cultural interaction, and scenic flights. Of course, you could just take a lounger beneath the shade of a large mahogany tree beside the river and read a good book until the birdsong drowns out your thoughts.
Impalila Island Lodge