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Impalila Island

Chobe River, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
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Great service

We were traveling to chose savanna lodge and had to go through the Namibia border located in this... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Orlando, Florida

Our only experience here was walking to the immigration office from the boat but is was peaceful... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Orlando, Florida
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Chobe River, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

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!

Thank DisneyKenzo
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Our only experience here was walking to the immigration office from the boat but is was peaceful and safe.

Thank bigbensf2017
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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,...More

Thank Travelbug2170
Reviewed 24 January 2016

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

Thank June H
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and tranquil! lots of bird life, hippos and crocodiles, and tiger fish jumping into the boat! come here for and awesome getaway.

Thank 413march
Reviewed 13 November 2015

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,...More

1  Thank AJandMR
Reviewed 5 November 2015

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...More

1  Thank Wizak
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This tiny island in the Caprivi Strip is a gem. The villages are tiny, but there is definite progress: a paved road is planned for spring 2016, electricity is promised, the health clinic next to the school is thriving.

Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This wonderful island steeped with history of South Africa, Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe, we experienced a wonderful tour of the island and villages and when climbing the baobab tree could see all 4 countries.

Reviewed 19 July 2015

I visited Impalila Island for one day (19 July) more by small boat than on foot and am glad for that. The inner part of the island is mostly rocks strewn about with lots of trash, unfortunately. You have to go to Namibia customs to...More

2  Thank BBHH2014
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Chris D
5 September 2015|
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Response from ANTHEASMITH | Reviewed this property |
Dear Chris, It would be hard to do in one day from Vic Falls, you have numerous ways to travel, either by road on either the Zim or the Zambian side, but you have to go through a few border posts to get to Impalila island... More