Impalila Island, Chobe River

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Located in Southern Africa, the Chobe River region offers a unique and unforgettable experience for tourists, with its abundant wildlife, stunning scenery, and cultural experiences.

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge offers the ideal location to experience Chobe River fishing with the added benefit of being on the Namibian side of the river. 

Where four countries meet

Impalila Island

Impalila Island is nestled on the most idyllic location on the Chobe River. This Namibian promontory is perched on the eastern tip of the Zambezi Region (previously known as the Caprivi Strip). It has the privileged position of being the meeting point between four countries, namely Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana – an experience you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world.

Famous explorations and tribal empires


Impalila Island has a history dating back to the 1800s when it was first discovered by David Livingstone during his epic journey from Luanda in Angola to Quelimane in Mozambique. In fact, he camped on the island on his way downstream to discover Victoria Falls.

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the Subiya Tribe


The local tribe on Impalila Island is the Subiya Tribe who were historically part of the Barotse Kingdom located in what’s now known as Western Zambia. The island is governed by an Induna (Senior Headman) who in turn reports to the Chief of the Subiya in Bukalo some 100km away. This form of traditional authority still prevails, and most disputes are resolved in their weekly Khuta meetings where the Induna presides with various village elders.


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