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Island Safari Lodge

Shorobe Road, Maun, Ngamiland East Botswana
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#12 of 66 Specialty lodging in Maun
Island Safari Lodge is set on a 300 acre private island reserve, just 10 km from Maun Airport. Located on the banks of the Thamalakane River under a canopy of beautifully lush and green Okavango trees, the lodge overlooks a floodplain of fields and water that are frequented by an abundance of birdlife and the occasional hippo. The accommodation is comfortable and set in the lodge gardens. The lodge comprises of 12 Heritage chalets, 6 Family rooms and 6 Heritage rooms, all with en suite showers, Satellite TV and air conditioning. The lodge has a main bar and restaurant area with seating indoors or out in the gardens. You are able to choose from a la carte menu for lunches and dinners accompanied by our wine list. Relax by one of the two swimming pools or head to the restaurant and bar for the river view. For the adventurous there are walking trails, boat cruises, day trips to nearby reserves or longer mobile safaris.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's playground
Kids pool
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Penny wrote a review Mar 2020
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When I stayed here in February, it was not the tourist season so I was often the only guest. I was so well looked after by all of the wonderful friendly staff! They would light the fire outside in the evenings - sometimes just for me, and the chef in the kitchen cooked delicious meals, even when I was the only one there. The pool was fantastic, very well maintained, and so peaceful! My chalet was just gorgeous! Very clean, and extremely comfortable! The grounds are huge, and beautiful - I spent a lot of time walking around enjoying the serenity. The only downside for me was that most of the activities (such as the Moremi safari) were priced based on how many people were going. As I was alone, and there were very few other guests, the price was way out of my budget. In peak season this would not be a problem, as there would be plenty of other guests to share the cost. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and would recommend it highly!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: My chalet was divine, very private, clean and peaceful.
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Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Dear Penny Jane, Thank you for taking the time to review, and for staying with us. We are thrilled to know that you had a nice peaceful time and that you enjoyed yourself so much. Your support really is very much appreciated. We hope that you are well, and that you stay safe. Warm Regards
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Trip04933332757 wrote a review Mar 2020
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A very pleasant start to our Okavango Safari, close to Letaka Safaris. The breakfast was very nice and I would recommend Island Safari Lodge to friends. The reception staff were very nice and so were the bar staff.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to review, and for choosing to stay at Island Safari Lodge. It was a pleasure to host you and we are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your time here. Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated. Warm Regards
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Mr. Bob wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions
Lovely place to stay, even for a longer period of time. I stayed in one of the small houses, but there is also a camping site. Two swimming pools to cool off and the food is excelent. Vey friendly staff. They really make an effort to ensure you have a pleasent stay. Loved the mokoro and Moremi day trips and the 3 day stay in the Kalahari was amazing! Still missing the funny monkeys. Have to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Dear Bob, Thank you for your time with us here at Island, we really enjoyed hosting you and happy to hear that you had such a great time. We look forward to your return visit! Thank you for your support, its very much appreciated. Warm Regards
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Przemek666 wrote a review Feb 2020
Warsaw, Poland42 contributions25 helpful votes
Far away from town, the final 2 km are a dirt road. The Family Room has only air conditioning, but no ventilation - there was no air to breathe in the room since windows do not open. Using the shower was dangerous - we were getting an electric shock while trying to touch the taps with bare hands. The only good thing about the place was the restaurant - great local dishes at reasonable prices.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Good Day, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of this and are investigating the problem immediately to see what the possible problem could be and to have it repaired. Did you perhaps mention this to management? From our investigation nothing was reported which is a pity as we would have immediately upgraded your accommodation and ensured your comfort. We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed the restaurant. Warm Regards
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GeniferL wrote a review Feb 2020
Lake Havasu City, Arizona2 contributions1 helpful vote
The educational group I work with has been bringing students to Island Safari since 2013 and everyone always loves the wonderful atmosphere. It is a relaxing and refreshing oasis not far from Maun. This is the perfect place to do some amazing birding, unwind, and to enjoy good food and cocktails. Our students especially love the pools and the friendly staff. I love the fact that it is a safe location and the staff always does their best to make us feel at home. I am sure we will keep returning for many years to come.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Hi Genifer, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay here at Island Safari Lodge. We are really pleased to know that you always have a great time and are very appreciative of your continued support. Warm Regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Island Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Okavango River (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Island Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Island Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Island Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Island Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Island Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Island Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.