From: ZAR 579 PPS

Xugana Island Lodge

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.


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.

Lodge Highlights:

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

About Xugana Island Lodge

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.

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.

On The Map

Lodge Rates


Season & Year
Per person sharing
Shoulder Season: 01.11.19 - 30.11.19
ZAR 749
Green Season: 01.12.19 - 31.12.19
ZAR 579
Green Season: 01.01.20 - 31.03.20
ZAR 590
Shoulder Season: 01.04.20 - 30.06.20
ZAR 780
Peak Season: 01.07.20 - 31.10.20
ZAR 1030
Shoulder Season: 01.11.20 - 30.11.20
ZAR 780
Green Season: 01.12.20 - 31.12.20
ZAR 590
Included in your stay
  • 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
  • Complimentary laundry service.


Excluded in your stay
  • Tips and gratuities
  • 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.
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • Travel Safe Certificate
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish


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Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.


We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.