Imbabala Lodge – Fact sheet
Situated on a riverine fringe of the Zambezi River where 4 countries converge
Situated on a riverine fringe of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 80 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane.
Imbabala offers the chance to unwind but also some of the most amazing game viewing and bird watching in the region, in the seclusion of a private National Parks concession.
The 5,000 acre concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its massive elephant population.
exclusive accommodation for only 20 guests in 9 individual thatch lodges with en-suite facilities. Each lodge is uniquely decorated and beautifully positioned with spacious verandas opening onto sweeping views of the Zambezi River.
Imbabala has one family lodge, (Sleeps 4), four double and three twin-bedded lodges. All doubles can be converted to twins on request and vice versa.
• The main Lodge is a charming thatched structure, consisting of a lounge, dining room and bar area. This offers fantastic views of both the river and a nearby waterhole, which attracts game throughout the year.
• A swimming pool and al fresco eating area nestle under classic riverine trees.
• Mouth-watering meals are served either outside under the stars or in the open-fronted dining
• There are no fences to prevent animal movement, so expect to see game and wonderful birdlife along the river bank as well as in and around the Lodge.
• Your stay at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, three meals, drinks on all activities, scheduled land and water game-viewing activities, and laundry.
• Transfers, drinks, gratuities, curios and all items of a personal nature are not included.
• Children over the age of 7 are most welcome at Imbabala. Children under the age of 7 on request only. Children should be under supervision of their parents or a guardian at all times. Children aged
7-12 years will be charged 50% of the adults sharing rate.
• 220 Volt mains electricity is available.
• Due to its remote location, credit cards are not accepted at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge.
guests can choose a daily morning, afternoon or night drive to get their fill of the wonderful game viewing that is available. All drives are conducted in open-backed 4 x 4 vehicles that are suited to the terrain and are perfect to afford the best views of the game. Guests will enjoy either morning tea, coffee and snacks or evening drinks and snacks, depending on which drive they take.
guests have the chance to experience a walking safari at Imbabala. Your professional guide will show you some of the large and small wildlife of our private concession area, highlighting species that might get missed on a drive. The chance to get up close and personal with the larger species is also very exciting and who can ever forget their first elephant encounter while walking.
Up to 12 guests can enjoy the River Safari on the lodges pontoon boat which is equipped with 2 x 25HP motor(s). Drinks and snacks are provided and your guide reveals some of the Zambezi’s natural beauty as you cruise the river, often being treated to the sight of wildlife at the water’s edge and water-loving birdlife. This is a popular activity and also often provides incredible African Zambezi sunset photo opportunities
guests have the chance to experience a walking safari at Imbabala. Your professional guide will show you some of the large and small wildlife of our private concession area, highlighting the species that might get missed if on a drive. The chance to get up close and personal with the larger species is also very exciting and who can ever forget their first elephant encounter while walking.
Imbabala offers excellent angling for the legendary tigerfish, which is rated as one of the best fighting freshwater fish in the world, a reputation it fully deserves. The majority of tigers caught range between 2 – 6 lb. but each season specimens of between 10 and 18 lb. are landed. Most anglers focus their attention on the tigerfish however it is not uncommon to catch some of the other species. The major sport fish species found at Imbabala are tigerfish – pink bream – humpback largemouth -barbel -threespot tilapia – thinface largemouth – nembwe.