Xugana Island Lodge

Stay in luxurious thatch chalets with sliding glass doors and private teak decks, situated amongst the riverine trees of Xugana Island, on the remote and enchanting Xugana Lagoon
Situated on the remote and enchanting Xugana Lagoon, and hidden amongst the beautiful riverine trees, Xugana Island lodge boasts 8 luxurious twin-bedded chalets, each facing the lagoon and with its own private viewing deck and an ensuite bathroom with a lagoon-facing shower. An open boma and alfresco 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. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
All game-viewing activities are conducted by experienced professional guides who will navigate guests through a variety of tranquil waterways while they explore the Okavango by canoe (mokoro) and motorboat. Guided nature walks on the various islands allow for the opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the camp (seasonal).
Guided Nature Walks
Go for a hike through the natural scenery and view the local wildlife from a whole new angle. Your guides are important for safety and protection.
Mokoro (Canoe) Safari
Take a trip through the Delta with an experienced poler to guide you through the waterways and give you a glimpse of life in some of the most remote and untouched places in the Olavango. See the local wildlife from the quiet and serenity of your Mokoro.
Motorised Boating Trip
Speed through the Delta and see the animals up close!
Fish for Tiger Fish and Bream (seasonal)
Situated on the remote and enchanting Xugana Lagoon, the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. Located on a private concession, Xugana Island Lodge takes full advantage of this magnificent site.

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.

Accommodation Option Green Season (Dec - Mar) Shoulder Season (Apr - Jun & Nov) Peak Season (Jul - Oct) Surcharge *
Luxurious Thatch Chalet 560 USD 705 USD 1010 USD 276 USD

* Surcharge is applicable once per booking to:

  1. All bookings during the Peak Season
  2. Any one booking comprising more than 2 singles during the Green or Shoulder Season
  Rates Include:
  • Accommodation, scheduled activities and laundry service
  • All meals, refreshments, local spirits and wines
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • National park fees and all government levies and taxes
Child Policy
Age Rate
6 - 11 years 50% adult rate
12 – 15 years 75% adult rate
16+ years 100% adult rate

Families with children six years to 11 years must book private activities at an additional rate, subject to availability. At camps where Mokoro and walking activities are offered, we reserve the right to amend or limit such activities at the discretion of the Camp Management and guides.

No childcare/baby-sitters are available at this property. Children must be under the care of their parents at all times. Children under the age of 16 years to share with a parent at all times. If one double (parent and child) and one single (second parent) is booked, the peak season single supplement will apply for the single room in peak season only. Children under 6 cannot be accommodated at this property. All services for family safaris are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Electricity & Water
Xugana Island Lodge operates on AC220V generator power which is available during the day and evening. Guest accommodation is equipped with a 220 volt AC plug which is suitable for hairdryers and the recharging of camera and video batteries. The generator is switched off at night and inverted 12 volt DC lighting provides room and bathroom illumination overnight.
Drinks Policy

All local branded drinks are included in the nightly rate
Laundry Policy
Laundry is done on a daily basis and inclusive in the nightly rate
Extras Payment
Curios and tips/gratuities can be billed to the room number and settled on check out. Payment can be made by cash (ZAR, US$, British Sterling, Euro and Pula) or the following credit cards: Visa or MasterCard
Tipping at own discretion. Our suggested guideline is US$ 5.00 per person per day for General Camp Staff which goes into a central tipping box and US$ 10.00 per person per day to the Guide.

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