Xugana Island Lodge is a luxury game lodge situated on Xugana Island, overlooking the Xugana Lagoon. Set in the heart of the Okavago Delta in Botswana, the lodge neighbours the diverse Moremi Game Reserve. Xugana Lagoon is renowned as one of the most magnificent permanent water sites in the delta, offering spectacular game viewing and birding opportunities.

  • Superb water- and land-based game-viewing opportunities
  • Situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta
  • Private thatch chalets with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks
  • Open boma and outdoor dining area.
  • Comfortable lounges and well-stocked library
  • Secluded reading benches
  • Swimming pool
  • Excellent fishing opportunities

Xugana Island Lodge accommodates 16 guests in the luxury of eight raised reed-and-thatch chalets. Each chalet has twin beds, en-suite bathroom facilities (including walk-in showers) and overhead fans. The view from the private sun deck overlooks the serene Xugana lagoon.

Superb Game Viewing

Game viewing in the Okavango Delta area is always outstanding. Xugana Lodge offers various ways of exploring this oasis of wildlife and beauty. Guests have the choice of exploring the waterways by motorboat or mokoro (dug-out canoe) or to enjoy walking safaris on the surrounding islands.

Birding enthusiasts will never be disappointed as birding is rewarding all year round.

For those interested, fishing for bream, catfish and tiger fish can be arranged. All activities are led by experienced resident guides who are always available to share their knowledge and passion for this unique area.

Relaxing Main Area

The lounge, bar and dining areas are set in open-sided thatch structures and an open boma and dining area overlooks the Xugana lagoon. Meals are served alfresco on the edge of the lagoon, or in the lounge which doubles as a dining room on the rare occasions that it rains. The swimming pool is located in the centre of the island, a perfect spot to cool off in the midday heat. When you are not out and about on game activities, the lodge offers a library and curio shop to browse around or secluded reading benches to enjoy some peaceful time out.

Getting There

Xugana Island Lodge is accessed by light aircraft. Flights are scheduled according to guests' itineraries. Once you arrive at the private Xugana airstrip, you'll be transferred to the lodge by boat (this takes approximately 20 minutes).

Our Take on Xugana Island Lodge

Remote and beautiful, Xugana is a luxury lodge, part of the Desert & Delta portfolio of excellent lodges and hospitality. Include Xugana on your Botswana safari itinerary to experience the different biomes and diversity of this fascinating country.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All local-brand drinks
  • Scheduled safari activities
  • Laundry service
  • Park entrance fee
  • Transport to lodge
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Curios
  • Premium-brand drinks
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
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