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Okavango Delta, Botswana
Xugana Island Lodge
- The most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta
- The perfect place to relax in a spacious and comfortable camp
- Outstanding birding opportunities and fishing for bream and tiger fish
Facilities includeSwimming pool Restaurant Bar Laundry
- Mokoro Trips
- Bird Watching
- Walking Safaris
Seasons in Botswana
About Xugana Island Lodge
Xugana Lagoon is widely recognised as the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which itself is Africa’s largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola yet never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari, where the great thirst of the desert is quenched in a wilderness of freshwater lagoons, channels and islands.
The open-sided thatched lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
Xugana Island Lodge's boma and al fresco dining area overlook the Xugana Lagoons expanse of pristine water of this unique delta.
The lodge accommodates just 16 guests in large raised reed and thatch lagoon facing chalets, with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island.
Guests can either explore the delta by motorboat, mokoro, or take leisurely walks on surrounding islands in the concession. This provides the opportunity to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger-fish is offered.
Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa's largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola yet never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari where its great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Xugana Island Lodge is located near Xugana Airstrip which is accessed by charter aircraft from Maun International Airport and Kasane Airport.
Kasane Airport is served by daily road transfers from Zambia’s Victoria Falls Airport and Livingstone International Airport.
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Summer: September – April
Winter: May – August
Closed for 1 month during the rainy season (January-March) for refurbishments and maintenance.
Xugana Island Lodge operates on AC 220V generator power which is available during the day and evening. Guest accommodation is equipped with a 220-volt AC plug which is suitable for hairdryers and the recharging of camera and video batteries. The generator is switched off at night and invert 12-volt DC lighting provides room and bathroom illumination overnight.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Guests arriving and departing by aircraft or boat transfer are limited to a baggage allowance of 20 kg per person in soft sided bags (duffel type bags)
Travelling with children
Children over the age of 6 are welcome.
Children aged 6-11 will be charged 50% of the adult rate and families must book private activities at an additional rate, subject to availability.
Children aged 12-15 will be charged 75% of the adult rate.
All children under the age of 16 are to share rooms with an adult at all times.
Anyone 16+ counts as an adult and will be charged the full adult rate.
No childcare or babysitting service is provided and children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times.
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