The Impalila Conservancy is located on Impalila Island in the Eastern Caprivi Floodplain. The easiest way to reach the island is via Kasane in Botswana. When arriving in Kasane, head to the immigration office in the main road. After checking out at immigration, take a ferry to Impalila Island. On arrival on the island, first check in with immigration. The conservancy’s office is located approximately 400m from the immigration office and is housed in a green safari tent.
The conservancy currently offers the following activities on the island:
- Bike hire – They have six bikes that can be hired to go on guided tours of the island;
- Fishing trips – They also have equipment for hire;
- Sunset/sunrise cruises;
- Trips to the ‘Four Corners Baobab’ – A baobab tree that can be climbed to see where four countries meet (Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana);
- Village tours (walking tours or bicycle tours); and
- Makoro (wooden canoes) trips.
All the guides were trained by Birdlife South Africa and Wilderness Safaris, Namibia and are all residents on the island. The conservancy started in 1998 when community members and the owner of Impalila Island Lodge initiated the process with the help of the IRDNC.