Xugana Island Lodge Safari Lodge
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.
* Xugana Island Lodge Highlights
- ∞ Superb water and land game-viewing opportunites
- ∞ Situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta
- ∞ Private thatch chalets with en-suite facilities & private viewing decks
- ∞ Open boma and outdoor dining area.
- ∞ Comfortable lounges and well-stocked library
- ∞ Secluded reading benches
- ∞ Swimming pool
- ∞ Excellent fishing opportunites
More about this accommodation
Xugana Island Lodge accommodates 16 guests in the luxury of 8 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 sundeck 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 to explore 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 tigerfish 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 occasion of rain. 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.
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 (approx. 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
- x Transport to lodge
- x Personal travel insurance
- x Curios
- x Premium-brand drinks
- x All items of a personal nature
- x Gratuities
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.