Island sanctuary aerial

A Chronicle of Island

Island Safari Lodge began its life way, way back in 1972 when Anthony Leonard Graham decided to build a lodge in the bush outside of Maun.

Bana Ba Letsatsi meeting

Bana Ba Letsatsi

Bana Ba Letsatsi is a haven for vulnerable children in the Maun community, striving to rehabilitate them back into schools and society. Travel for Impact shares the story of Gomolemo Sathebe, a young man who has been able to rise past various challenges in his life through the support of Bana Ba Letsatsi.

Crafthood basketweaving

Crafthood: Nurturing & Celebrating Botswana’s Heritage

The Crafthood centres were established to bring together the traditional basket weavers of Botswana’s Ngamiland region and showcase their beautiful work which is an integral part of the culture.


Giving Hope to the Rhino

Island Safaris are excited to announce we have adopted a black rhino, Tsholofelo. Tsholofelo is a female who was born in the Okavango Delta from a mother translocated to Botswana from a high poaching area in South Africa. We’re very proud to play our small part in helping Rhino Conservation Botswana in protecting these magnificent […]

Lion, Moremi

Big Cats of Moremi

Going on a safari, or a day excursion to the Moremi Game Reserve with Island Mobile Safaris will often bring you in close proximity with the large cats of Africa. Experiencing not only the power, grandeur, speed and athleticism of the lion and cheetah, but also the solitary and elusive habits of the leopard. We […]

Leopard, Moremi

The Leopard and the Hippo, a Cisco Letio Story

“I have been guiding for many years, and the recent expedition I led with Island Mobile Safaris into the bush with the McClean family, is one that will stay with me forever. I feel so humbled and privileged to share and work in this beautiful country of Botswana. It was exciting exploring not only the […]

Kudu, Stables pass

Island Sanctuary Camera Trap Sightings

The island trails are set on the 113Ha mini sanctuary around Island Safari Lodge. A series of camera traps are set up around the reserve which have captured sightings of the wildlife that live or pass through the reserve.

Elephant in Okavango Delta channel

Elephants in the Channel

Guest returned from a boat trip into the Okavango Delta over the moon after having a close encounter with an elephant. Entering a channel they came face-to-face with an elephant feeding just 30m in front of them. They spent the next half an hour drifting and enjoying a special wildlife encounter, watching the half-submerged giant […]

Firepit by the river

Renovations & Additions

The six Heritage rooms and six Heritage family rooms at Island Safari Lodge have undergone a complete upgrade and a new conversation firepit constructed on the promenade.

Lionesses in the shade

New Lion Prides in Moremi

Saturday our guides returned from a safari to Moremi with an intriguing lion sighting. They encountered a pride of three lionesses who were new to the area as they’d not been spotted previously. The lionesses were very shy and hid in the shrubs to avoid the vehicle. This is very interesting behaviour as it could […]