Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Lagoon, Okavango Delta
Xugana Lagoon is widely recognized 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. Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. An expansive deck and al fresco dining area overlooks the vast, pristine body of water that makes up the permanent Okavango Delta. The lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open-sided thatched structures, and the swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the center of the island, is a perfect place to relax. Awaiting you are eight elevated en-suite chalets with private viewing decks that feature Livingston décor with romantic beds veiled by fine viridian lace. Xugana Island Lodge is a year round water paradise offering you the chance to experience a true
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Okavango Delta safari with its myriad of deep waterways, open floodplains and diverse wildlife inhabitants. All activities are conducted by experienced professional guides. Game drives in open 4×4 vehicles as well as guided bush walks explore the varied ecosystems on the islands within the private concession giving you the chance to see the Delta denizens such as sitatunga and lechwe antelope, crocodile and hippo, as well as the other big game that frequents the islands and riverine fringes. Explore the crystal-clear waterways by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.
 
Birding is absolutely spectacular, especially during the summer months when the migrant birds come to breed. Your experienced guide will also take you on a guided nature walk on surrounding islands in the concession, giving you the chance to experience nature up close and personal. Fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.
 
AT A GLANCE
  • 8 luxurious thatch lagoon facing chalets with sliding glass doors and private viewing teak decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island
  • En-suite bathroom comprising of a lagoon facing shower, double hand basin and toilet
  • Fans in all guest rooms
  • Hidden amongst the riverine trees of Xugana Island
  • An open boma and al fresco dining area overlooks the expanse of the 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
  • Swimming pool located within the mature gardens in the center of the island, is a perfect place to relax
  • Safari shop
  • Situated on the remote and enchanting Xugana Lagoon, the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Mokoro (canoe) excursions
  • Motorized boating trips
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • 220V Plug points for charging equipment
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