Impalila Island

Impalila Island, Katima Mulilo: Address, Phone Number, Impalila Island Reviews: 4/5

Impalila Island
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Gale L
Brighton, UK283 contributions
Visit the Baobab Tree it is amazing
Dec 2019
We stayed at Ichingo Lodge and their manager very kindly gave us a tour of the island and took us to see the new bridge being built between Botswana and Namibia - we walked for about 5kms in the bush and learnt a lot about the Island and its people. The next morning he showed us their Health Centre and School and then we visit the 2000 year plus Baobab Tree which was incredible. Definitely worth visiting the island to see the tree.
Written 8 January 2020
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RobertFGCarter
Fareham, UK1 304 contributions
Interesting
Apr 2019
If you want to understand the concept of 'taking control of borders' then this is the trip for you. Boat from hotel to office, fill in emigration form, get passport stamped, back in boat, travel further downstream to another office on the Namibian side, fill in immigration form, get passport stamped. walk 1km to village look around maybe buy a souvenir then reverse procedure with offices, passports and stamping. All inside 2 hours. Good to see and authentic village and talk to our Namibian guide about local customs and way of life. Mud huts in the main, some with satellite dishes! Worth doing once.
Written 19 April 2019
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pshurd
Everywhere USA654 contributions
The Island is a must see for your Namibia Visit
May 2018 • Friends
Impalila Island was amazing. Cruises on Zambezi & Chobe were perfect! It is in a perfect setting to view birds, the Chobe NP coast & to stop for lunch at The Raft!
Written 17 June 2018
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DisneyKenzo
Orlando, FL10 contributions
Great service
Nov 2017 • Couples
We were traveling to chose savanna lodge and had to go through the Namibia border located in this island. The service was amazing and fast on the way there and back!
Written 23 November 2017
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Ben R
Orlando, FL8 contributions
Interesting
Nov 2017 • Couples
Our only experience here was walking to the immigration office from the boat but is was peaceful and safe.
Written 21 November 2017
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Travelbug2170
Johannesburg, South Africa42 contributions
Lovely Place to Visit
Sep 2016
An island on the eastern tip of Namibia. About 12km in length and 6km in width. It has about 30 villages and an airport. You will see a 2000 year old baobab tree. A risky climb up the tree and when you reach the top, you can see the point in the river where Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet. The locals are very friendly. Their living is very simple...mud huts, subsistence farming, schools and little shops.
Written 25 March 2017
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June H
Clansthal4 contributions
Impalilo Magic
Jan 2016 • Friends
Had awesome trip...boys caught many Tiger Fish....landed a few...but released.
Rooms have awesome view of rapids...Food great....trip to Big Baobab a must
Written 24 January 2016
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413march
1 contribution
tiger feeeesh
Jan 2016 • Friends
Beautiful and tranquil! lots of bird life, hippos and crocodiles, and tiger fish jumping into the boat! come here for and awesome getaway.
Written 22 January 2016
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AJandMR
Scottsdale, AZ127 contributions
The History and Location of This Small Island Challenge Its Inhabitants
Nov 2015 • Couples
The island is at the east end of Namibia's Caprivi Strip, between Botswana and Zambia, and is a result as well as victim of colonial history. Today, its residents are trying to develop a tourist economy which will provide employment for more of its population, a tall order for any locale, but more so due to the island's semi-isolation and the long struggle by its people for independence from colonial rule. Impalalila Island's people have a story to tell, and a lovely Zambezi River location to work from. The key to their success with a tourist economy will lie in their ability to be open and warm with outsiders, develop the natural beauty of their island, and tell their story with pride in their achievements--all of this plus provide attractive and quality accommodations. This is a difficult but achievable goal, and we wish them well.
Written 13 November 2015
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Wizak
Paris, France200 contributions
A very hot and dry little island on the Chobe river
Oct 2015 • Family
We wanted to see this village where people had to use their passports to cross to Botswana to buy their food. Climbing off the boat we were struck with the heat, 39°C, hard dark stone, walking through the trees which provide no shade as they had lost their leaves. The village was baked hard into the island. There was a fabulous Boabab tree over a thousand years old and very thick. The village was very poor and the villagers kind enough to let us visit. They do have running water but it is obvious life is tough here and I have nothing for admiration for the children who walk several hours to school and back each day. I have marked this 3 because it is not beautiful but i do recommend a visit to see where some locals live as a contrast to the national parks & luxury lodges.
Written 4 November 2015
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