Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. 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.
FACILITIES: 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 an Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open sided thatched structures, and the swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
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.
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 Okavango Delta safari.
Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.
CHILDREN: Regretfully, we are unable to accept children under the age of six. Families with children aged 6-11 will be required to book private activities at an additional cost, the nature of which may be subject to the discretion of the managers or guides. Children aged 12-15 must share accommodation with a parent. No childcare or babysitting service is provided at any of our properties and children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Your stay at Xugana Island Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, local brand drinks, scheduled safari activities and our complimentary laundry service.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED: Tips, gratuities and premium brand drinks. Guests are welcome to buy items from our Curio Shop and any forgotten items of a personal nature can also be purchased at the lodge.