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Island Safari Lodge

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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, wi-fi, DSTV 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 Internet
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Shorobe Road, Maun, Ngamiland East Botswana
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Maun Airport6 mi
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From the time we arrived we only had fantastic service from all the staff at this lovely lodge.The Heritage Room which we had booked was modern, spacious and well appointed.The restaurant has a lovely decor and the dinner and breakfast we delicious to say the least. The view
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Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good Day, Thank you for your review, and for staying at Island Safari Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time here and enjoyed it. Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated. Warm Regards
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Fantastic Safari to Central Kalahari and Moremi. Phenomenal reading of the bush by our guides provided us with amazing sightings. A beautiful campsite with en suite bathrooms and super food. Fabulous!
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Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review, and for choosing to stay at Island Safari Lodge, and going on safari with us! It was a pleasure hosting you, we are thrilled to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for your support. It is very much appreciated. Warm Regards
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Two visitors stayed as a part of a package, in the rainy (off season) so relatively quiet. Comfortable/ spacious ensuite room with air con, mozzy net and tv which i should watch european rugby in the evening! Really tasty T-bone steak each for dinner as a part of of inclusive
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Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your review, and for choosing to stay with us, and do your safari with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the experience. Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated. Warm Regards
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We enjoyed our 2 nights at island safari lodge. Attentiv and friendly staff, excellent food, good breakfast, everything clean and avery pleasant staff. A pleasant stay around. Gladly at any time again
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Response from ISL_Maun, Owner at Island Safari Lodge
Responded Dec 18, 2018
Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We would to love to see you again.
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Island Safari Lodge is beautifully situated by the river, looks good at first sight, but is deceptive. Unfortunately, it has no obvious safety concept for its campsite. Despite fencing, guarded by 3 security guards, another one at the entrance gate, in November 2018 our car was
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Response from ISL_Maun, General Manager at Island Safari Lodge
Responded Nov 24, 2018
Dear Mr. Fehres, While we are sorry that this unfortunate incident occurred at our facility, we find your review to be unfairly abrasive in laying all the blame at our doorstep when we are also victims not only of your incident but also of the other infrequent incidences that occurred on our property. We know we are not a security service, and so have hired a globally reputable firm to provided this service for us at huge expense in excess of USD20,000.00 per annum. We have 3 guards on duty at night and one during the day. You mentioned our electric fence around the property, and we do and this fence has the power to deter Elephants from entering, this also installed at great expense to ourselves for the sole purpose of security to our patrons. Furthermore, our speedy support of your well being and comfort after the unfortunate incident by both owners and management of Island Safaris is something you have also taken cognizance of. Where we are unable to agree with you on is that you intimate our apparent unwillingness to fix this problem of petty crime in Maun. We are very much in the forefront of the push to eradicate this kind of behaviour in our community. We are not alone in a world where crime is a way of life for many. Our relationship with the Police and local communities is strong enough for us to be able to address these issues as and when they occur and at times in between. Consequently in the last year only 0.17 % of the customers that stay in our lodge and campsite have been affected by this kind of criminal activity. While we strive for a 0% we are not responsible for what makes other people tick. We have responded directly to you with much more detailed information about what we are doing regarding crime, as well as the lengths we went to to support you and Ursula in your time of need, and would appreciate credit where it is due. Regards
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Good Afternoon, and thank you for contacting us. Please kindly contact us on the below numbers. +267 6860300 or +267 6861063 Please advise if I can be of any further assistance. Warm Regards
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for the message. The new mosquito nets is a part of our annual replacement and upgrade planned for the lodge in this season. I am confident that we will have mosquito nets replaced in the near future. Best Regards
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"Campsite no 3 for two nights and then one night at chalets 101 - 105, dinner/bed & breakfast. Everything was need and fresh."
"Any other place but please keep away from this place."
"Chalets are more upmarket, and more costly. Heritage rooms are adequate."
"Install fridge. Move fixed miror nearer to powerpoints."
"Rooms closer to the reception have better wifi"
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island safari hotel maun
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictNgamiland EastMaun
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