Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, and takes full advantage of this magnificent area. 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.
Explore the crystal-clear waterways by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorboat for the chance to enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.
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.
Catch and release fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an added activity from the lodge (season dependent).
The lodge accommodates just 16 guests in large raised reed and thatch chalets, situated on the shaded fringe of the island, each with a lagoon view through the lagoon-side vegetation. The chalets all have en-suite facilities, overhead fans, and private decks, which are ideal for bird watching.
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 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.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (excluding premium brands); scheduled shared safari activities (motorised boat safaris, mokoro excursions, guided bush walks, fishing); a laundry service; and Park fees are included.
Children aged 16 years and older are welcome. Full adult rates apply.
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General Information For Guests
All the chalets are lagoon facing with sliding glass doors and private viewing teak decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island. The en-suite bathroom has a lagoon facing shower, double hand basin and toilet.
Each room also has a flashlight, hair dryer, air horn, an umbrella for the rainy season, battery operated reading lights, desk light and bathroom light at night, tea/coffee making facilities, a fan, small safe, and 220V plug points for charging equipment.
There are various indoor and outdoor dining locations, including a floating deck (weather permitting).
The main guest areas inlcude a swimming pool, camp fire, viewing deck, fully stocked bar, and a curio shop (which accepts cash and credit card payments).
A reverse osmosis water treatment plant supplied drinking water but bottled water is available on request.
The camp operates on AC 220V generator power which is available during the day and evening. The generator is switched off at night and inverted 12 volt DC lighting provides room and bathroom illumination overnight.
Laundry is done on a daily basis and is included in your nightly rate.
No telephone communication is available. The camp has a satellite phone and radio for emergencies.
Connection to Wi-Fi is available in the rooms only. Wi-Fi is via remote satellite link up and constant connectivity is not guaranteed.
Activities include motorised boat safaris, mokoro excursions, guided bush walks, fishing and bird watching.
The camp is a 25 minute flight from Maun; 70 minutes from Kasane.
Drone use is strictly prohibited at Xugana Island Lodge due to the sensitive nature of the environment in which it operates
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