Xugana Island Lodge


Xugana Island Lodge Overview

One of the Okavango Delta’s longest established water camps, Xugana Island Lodge takes full advantage of its setting in a private concession to offer an exclusive and luxurious delta experience. Set under towering trees and facing a hippo-filled lagoon, Xugana is perfect for travellers who want to settle into the slow pace of the Okavango Delta, to drift down flower-fringed waterways and across shimmering floodplains.

There are only eight reed and thatch chalets at Xugana, assuring guests of a personalised and private stay. Honeymooners have long loved the remoteness and beauty of Xugana but wildlife aficionados will be entranced by the bird life of the area, and boat and canoe safaris go in search of big game, commonly seen on the larger islands.

Guests also have the chance to stretch their legs and enjoy a guided nature walk in the concession, and keen anglers will relish the opportunity to try their luck with the infamous Tiger Fish. Best visited in conjunction with a land-based Okavango Delta camp, Xugana Island Lodge is quite simply the perfect place to relax.

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Highlights

  • Intimate private island setting
  • Classic water-based camp
  • Motor boat & canoe safaris
  • Guided walks, birding & fishing

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Luxury Lodge
  • Comfort Level:  Luxury
  • Number of Rooms:  8 Reed Chalets
  • Location: Okavango Delta
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

The Lodge Chalets

  • Charming Reed & Thatch Design
  • Private Viewing Deck
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Ceiling Fan & Mosquito Nets
Accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in its eight reed and thatch chalets, Xugana Island Lodge promises a very private experience. Each luxurious chalet is tucked away under giant waterside trees and features a private wooden deck that affords inspiring views over an unspoilt delta wilderness. En suite bathrooms accompany each chalet and an overhead fan keeps things cool in summer.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge, Bar, Restaurant
  • Floating Dining Platform
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Viewing Deck
  • Sundeck
  • Wildlife Reference Library
Xugana’s lounge, bar and main dining area are set under thatch at the main lodge but when it comes to dining, guests can also enjoy alfresco suppers in the outdoor boma, a traditional eating area, or even out on Xugana Lagoon itself. The lodge’s unique floating platform is a honeymoon classic, where a silver-service meal is laid out under the stars. Guests at Xugana will also appreciate the camp’s refreshing swimming pool as well as the conviviality of the communal lounge, complete with epic delta and sunset views.

Activities at Xugana Island Lodge

  • Game Viewing by Motor Boat
  • Guided Canoe Safaris
  • Walking Safaris
  • Incredible Bird Watching
  • Fishing By Motorboat
  • Romantic Sunset Cruises
A remote island location means Xugana Island Lodge is a classic water-based camp, offering game viewing and other activities by boat, canoe and on foot. Early morning boat safaris head off in search of rare antelope and delta birds as well as more familiar animals such as elephants, lions and giraffes that are often seen crossing between islands. Guided walks give guests the chance to engage with the Okavango on a more sensory level, and the opportunities for bird watching at Xugana are endless. In the afternoon, take a slow cruise out onto the lagoon, cast a line overboard and soak up the views until sunset – it doesn’t get much better.

Rates 2014 & 2015

  • Green Season 2014
  • USD495 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2014
  • USD573 pp sharing
  • High Season 2014
  • USD873 pp sharing
  • Green Season 2015
  • USD495 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2015
  • USD595 pp sharing
  • High Season 2015
  • USD895 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Xugana Island Lodge accommodation, all meals, local brand drinks, scheduled game-viewing (includes both land & water activities), emergency medical evacuation insurance to regional medical facility, park fees and a complimentary laundry service.

Excludes: Tips, gratuities and premium brand drinks. Xugana’s guests are welcome to buy items at the Curio Shop and any forgotten items of a personal nature can also be purchased at the camp.

SINGLE SURCHARGE
A Single Surcharge is applicable to bookings during the Peak Season Single Surcharge is applicable for any one reservation comprising more than 2 singles during the Green or Shoulder Season.

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