Hailed as the only place in the world where four countries (namely Namibia,Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana) share a border, Impalila Island lies a short distance from the confluence of the mighty Chobe and Zambezi rivers. Nestled in the north-eastern tip of Namibia, visitors to the island can stand before a 2 000 year-old baobab, cast a few lines in the surrounding waters or enjoy a game-drive.
Made up of a maze of waterways, floodplains and bushveld, Impalila Island is home to a myriad of fauna and flora. Game viewing is done primarily by boat and into the late afternoons when the surrounding banks are populated by congregating wildlife. Visitors will have a chance to spot lion and large herds of buffalo and elephant alongside wallowing hippo pods. Birdwatchers will be thrilled to learn that over 450 species are found in this area too.
Guided walks in the company of knowledgeable and experienced guides will give visitors fascinating insight into the traditional medicinal uses of plants and trees in the area. Guests can fish from the floating base of a Mokoro or motor boat. The island is easily reached by flying into Kasane Airport on the Botswana side and going through customs to the Namibian side.
- At the convergence of four countries and the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi rivers
- Water-based game viewing on motor boats and mokoro
- Over 450 species of birds and many endemic species
- Fishing is a highlight and the island is particularly known for its excellent Tiger fishing
- Guided walks on the islands to learn more about the flora of the island
- A lodge provides accommodation for guests and is committed to nurturing relationships with the local communities and hereby encouraging conservation of the area