Impalila Island Lodge

Thatched chalet

These reasonably sized chalets are furnished with either twin or king beds, which are surrounded by mosquito nets to keep any bugs at bay! Sliding doors open onto your own private wooden deck overlooking the Zambezi rapids.

Each room is also furnished with a large wardrobe, luggage stand, armchair and footstool, and bedside tables with reading lamps. You are provided with a tea and coffee making kit, and a hot thermos of water is brought to your room every morning. Each room also has a ceiling fan, although you will not be able to operate this at certain times during the day when the generator is switched off.

Overall these are very nice rooms, stylishly decorated with the polished mukwa wood walls adding nicely to the effect.

We found the ensuite bathrooms here rather small - perfectly adequate and clean but not exactly luxurious (we understand from the managers though that they are due to be updated shortly). There is a flushing loo, cubicle shower and single sink set into a wooden cabinet with a shaving mirror over. You are provided with various toiletries – shampoo and conditioner, soap, body lotion, cotton wool and earbuds.