Land of Giants

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There aren’t many places in the world where you can wake up on a palm fringed island and then head off on a once in a lifetime safari, but The Island is one of them. Just up the river from our magical jungle island lives the largest elephant population in Africa. Chobe National Park – […]

The Island is a unique and vulnerable ecosystem

Going for green

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For Bart and the team, developing a sustainable and eco-friendly lodge is the core of our vision for The Island. That’s why the initial phase of the build prioritises the development of solar power and water treatment systems that will make the lodge low-impact and eco-friendly. We’ll be installing a comprehensive solar power system, thermodynamic […]

Reed nets at first light, ready to be emptied

Fishing frenzy

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Something magical happens in the Katombora rapids every June. On a moonless night, as the flood waters of the Zambezi recede, countless small silver fish make a dash into the main river. This is the dininga or linenga run – the fishing highlight of the year for both local and international fishermen. This is the […]

Future head guide Edwin (top right) and some of the fishermen who will form The Island team

The community awaits

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The Island is much more than one man’s dream. The Katombora community is also eagerly awaiting the opening of The Island, as tourism provides a much needed source of income in these rural fishing villages. The community has been involved in The Island from the very beginning, and they are looking forward to the job […]

Bart fishing off The Island back in the days when it was home to Jungle Junction

The story so far

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It has been a long road, as our friends and family will agree, but we are very excited that our dream of The Island life is finally becoming reality. And with no time to lose, as the youngest Young is arriving soon! For those who haven’t yet been lucky enough to visit, The Island is a […]