The 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 and never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari. Here the great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands.
Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. An open boma and al fresco dining area overlooks the expanse of pristine water that makes up the permanent Delta.
The lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open sided thatched structures. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the center of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
Xugana Island Lodge at a Glance
- Acccommodation in 8 raised reed chalets
- En-suite facilities
- Private viewing decks
- Boating, fishing and canoeing
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Xugana Island Lodge Accommodation
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.
Xugana Island Lodge Activities
Exploring the Delta by motorboat or canoe (mokoro), combined with walking on surrounding islands in the concession, gives
guests the chance to experience a classic Delta safari.
Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.
Xugana Island Lodge forms part of the Desert & Delta Safaris’ portfolio of lodges, which include Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe
Savanna Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Okavango & Camp Moremi. Desert & Delta Safaris believes in sustainable,
environmentally and socially conscious tourism and offers unique wildlife, nature and cultural experiences.
What is included
Your stay at Xugana Island Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, all local brand drinks, scheduled safari activities and
What is not included
Gratuities, curios and all items of a personal nature. Premium brand drinks.
Xugana Island Lodge only
accepts children 6 yrs and over.
Families with children 6 years to 11 years must book private activities at an additional rate, subject to availability. At camps where Mokoro and walking activities are offered, we reserve the right to amend or limit such activities at the discretion of the Camp Management and guides.
How to get there
Access is by charter aircraft from Kasane (served by daily road transfers from Victoria Falls and Livingstone) and Maun to
Xugana airstrip. Xugana Island Lodge may also be reached by unique boat transfer from Camp Moremi or Camp Okavango.
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Xugana airstrip (private registered): 19.04S 23.04E.
The airstrip is 900 metres long with a grass surface. It is suitable for single-engined aircraft with a maximum all-up weight of 2
300 kg. Twin-engined aircraft are not allowed to land at Xugana without permission from the DCA.
Generator power (AC 220V) is available during the day and evening. 12-volt DC lighting is supplied for nighttime use, after the
generator has been switched off. Video batteries can be recharged – AC 220 volts.