Island Safari Lodge

Plot 7 PM, Matlapaneng, Maun, North-West District, Botswana


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Located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, Island Safari Lodge is a cool and welcoming oasis in the heart of Maun. Shaded under a huge canopy of large trees, the lodge overlooks the river and floodplain beyond.

Island Safari Lodge is set on a 300 acre private island reserve, just 10 km from Maun Airport. The protected reserve has several walking trails running through the bush, perfect for a nature walk.

Relax by one of the two swimming pools or head to the restaurant and bar for the river view.

With a long history dating back to 1973, Island Safari Lodge has a rich and famous heritage and is a household name in Maun.

Comfortable & Cool Accommodation (12 Chalets, 6 Heritage Rooms & 6 Heritage Family Rooms.)

Enjoy comfortable chalets and rooms nestled in a lush garden or set up camp in the spacious campsite, shaded by large leafy trees.

The Lodge;

Island Safari Lodge is set on a 300 acre private island reserve, just 10 km from Maun Airport.

Situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River under a canopy of beautifully lush and green Okavango trees, the lodge overlooks an expansive natural floodplain which, when not flooded, is used by the community as subsistence lands for farming and grazing.

This coming together of two worlds combines the traditional uses of the nearby cultural urbanisation and an abundance of birdlife, topped by the occasional sightings of crocodile or hippo.

The lodge offers a tranquil bush setting, complimented by the river view, a swimming pool and the iconic call of the African fish eagle.


The spacious campsite is nestled under a riverine canopy, providing plenty of shade for campers. A large, fenced swimming pool is available letting you cool off during the heat of the day.

The campground is subdivided into 10 demarcated campsites, each with access to power and a light. The two main ablution blocks are complimented by a shower block to provide facilities for 100 campers.

Campers can stroll to the lodge along a promenade running along the riverbank to the restaurant and bar where wi-fi is available.


For those bush-loving visitors searching for adventure, there are many activities available.

At the Lodge
Explore the island, walking along bush trails or go birdwatching with your guide.

Cruise the waterways by boat or dugout canoe or take a day trip into the delta.

Mobile Safaris
Experience stunning bush destinations and wildlife on a multi-day mobile safari.

Great Value, More to Do;

Bush Trail
Explore the 300 acre island reserve along three bush trails.

Birding Walk
Spot the amazing island birdlife on a guided walk.

Riverside Relaxation
Sit back and enjoy an ice-cold beer by the river and pool.

Mokoro Excursions
Glide through the Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe.

Boat Cruises
Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise viewing the diverse aquatic and bird life.

Day Trips
Exciting day excursions bring you close to nature in lush wildlife areas.

Corporate & Social Events;

Island Safari lodge is the ideal location to hold team building exercises, retreats, special functions, pool side parties and weddings.

Enjoy a great relaxing experience with a boat cruise followed by riverside drinks and dinner at the restaurant.

Whether it’s a meeting, workshop, dinner dance, kid’s party or cocktail party, you couldn’t be better placed than at Island Safari Lodge. The restaurant offers an extensive range of cocktail menus, set menus and buffet options. We can also tailor-make a menu to suit your needs.

A member of the management team will assist you from your first enquiry, through the planning stage and during your function to ensure it goes off without a hitch.



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