Xugana Island Lodge

Desert & Delta Safaris



Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. Xugana Island Lodge, situated on a wooded island abutting the lagoon, takes full advantage of this magnificent site. The thatched common area, comprising cocktail bar, lounge and curio shop, is still the original building put up in 1974, when Xugana became only the second tourist lodge ever built in the Okavango Delta. 

Mokoro trips in eco-friendly dugout canoes built to the traditional design, boat safaris to lagoons and islands and wilderness walks give guests 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. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and the bream and tiger fishing can be excellent at certain times of the year.  Optional day and night drives are available on the islands surrounding Xugana Island Lodge.. The peaceful boat ride back across Xugana Lagoon during the spectacular African sunset provides a lifelong memory. 


Luxury Safari Cabin

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

220V Plug points for charging equipment

A range of African bio degradable soaps, conditioning shampoo, hand wash, body lotion with insect repellent and

shower caps are supplied in each room

A hairdryer is available from the lodge reception

Tea and coffee making facilities in each room

Flashlight available in each room

Gowns supplied in each room

Umbrella’s for the rainy season

Battery operated reading lights, desk light and bathroom light at night

Small safe for valuables

Activities & features:

Guided Nature Walks

Guided nature walks on the various islands allow for the opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness.

Mokoro Safaris

Explore the crystal-clear waterways by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.

Motorboat Safaris

Explore the crystal-clear waterways and deeper channels of the Okavango Delta by motorboat and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and wildlife species found in the area.

Optional Day & Night Drives

Take the opportunity to explore the surrounding islands on day and night game drives with your expert guide in search of the prolific wildlife which inhabit the region.

Bird Watching and Fishing

Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered

as an activity at the camp (seasonal)

Scenic Helicopter Flights (Additional Fees Apply)

Seeing the Okavango Delta from a helicopter is a truly magnificent experience. Our partners at Helicopter Horizons will remove the doors providing uninterrupted views and close up angles of the majestic delta and its wildlife. A scenic flight is not just a must for keen photographers but an exciting opportunity to witness the remarkable Okavango Delta from above.

The flights are operated with the utmost respect and caution for the natural environment, the wildlife and travellers. Routes have been carefully marked out ensuring guests on other activities and in camp are not disturbed. The flight routes and take off areas are designed specifically to make use of pristine areas within the concession.

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The most beautiful spot in the Okavango Delta!!
— Traveller 2018