XUGANA ISLAND LODGE
Situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Xugana Island Lodge is a luxury safari lodge, nestled under a canopy of wild ebony and garcina trees facing onto the tranquil blue waters of Xugana Lagoon.
The Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa's largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola and never reaches the sea - instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari. Here the great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands.
It is in the heart of this inland delta that one will find the remote Xugana Island Lodge on the edge of the beautiful Xugana Lagoon, assuring a year-round water wilderness experience to our visitors. Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. The views from the front of the lodge or one of the lodge's eight elevated rooms allow for the immediate realization that one has arrived in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The exploration of this part of the Okavango Delta is as exclusive as the base from which one departs to do so, Xugana Island Lodge. Here, guests can experience the sunset across the Xugana Lagoon, as viewed from the front of the lodge or from a boat adrift the lagoon will leave memories which will be etched in your mind forever.
An open boma and al fresco dining area overlooks the Xugana Lagoon expanse of pristine water that makes up the permanent Delta. The lounge, bar and dining areas are set back under the Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open sided thatched structures. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the center of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
Xugana Island Lodge accommodates just 16 guests in large raised reed and thatch lagoon facing chalets, with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island.
Activities at Xugana Island Lodge consists of exploring the Okavango Delta by motorboat or mokoro (dug-out canoe), combined with walking on surrounding islands in the concession. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity.
Your stay at Xugana Island Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, all local brand drinks, scheduled safari activities and laundry service. Due to the remote location of Xugana, no children under 12 years are accepted. No children under the age of 16 are allowed to take part in walking or mokoro activities.