Situated overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Xugana Lagoon on a private concession, Xugana Island Lodge is renowned for being one of the most tranquil and peaceful Botswana Safari offerings. Xugana Island Lodge comprises of just eight reed and thatch en-suite chalets, all lagoon-facing with their own private viewing decks. The chalets are furnished in traditional African Safari style, complete with protective mosquito nets and warm wooden floors. The lodge can accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests only and lies tucked away on the shaded fringe of an island with spectacular water views on all sides.
The main lodge consists of an open-sided thatched dining area, lounge and bar, all set back under the cool canopy of African Mangosteen and ebony trees. There is also a swimming pool located to the back of the lodge in the rolling lawns of the mature gardens, perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day.
Mouth-watering cuisine comprising of a healthy mix of fresh salads, casseroles and hearty stews can be enjoyed either in the boma or in the al fresco dining area overlooking the expansive pristine waters of this unique piece of the Okavango Delta.
Guests at Xugana Island Lodge can explore the Delta by paddling on a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) down the shallow channels, taking a cruise on a motorboat, or simply going on a leisurely walk on one of the surrounding islands.
Birdlife is prolific in this part of the Delta, and keen fishermen can try their luck at catching bream or tigerfish, or spend the afternoon relaxing on the water’s edge observing the crocodiles whilst watching the sun go down.
Xugana Lagoon is widely recognized as being the most magnificent permanent water site in the entire Delta. To experience a classic, authentic Okavango Delta Safari, Xugana Island Lodge is the perfect accommodation offering.