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!…
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.
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!
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.
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.