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Address: Chobe River, Katima Mulilo, Namibia

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Impalilo Magic

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2016
June H
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Clansthal
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Clansthal
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Carefree, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, a tall order for any locale, but more so due to the island's semi-isolation and... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 had lost their leaves. The village was baked hard into the island. There was a... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 get on the island but the Customs office is 200 m up a rocky hill.... More 

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Ogdensburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We had occasion to visit Impalila Island in April and stayed at the Impalila Island Lodge. The individual lodges were wonderful, each with a deck overlooking the Chobe River. We were visited by monkeys and heard hippos calling to each other. The Main building has a infinity pool and hot tub. There is also a library on the premises. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Ichingo chobe river lodge on Impalila Island is spectacular. Friendly staff, great service, comfortable and clean accommodation, excellent food, awesome views and scenery. Fishing is very rewarding indeed.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We stayed at the Impalila Island lodge on this beautiful river. Great red sunsets. Caught several tiger fish. Also good for bird watching.

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