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Xugana Island Lodge

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East Anglia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few days here at the end of January, just before their annual closure. It was ridiculously wet, but that didn't really matter for us. We were in the Okavango for the birds and mid-summer is still the best time for that. We were the only people staying at the lodge, so had the undivided attention of the...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us spent 2 nights at this island lodge and were awed by the hospitality and the surroundings. All of the safaris have to be conducted by boat, as guess what, it is on an island in the Okavanga Delta. This delta is unique in the world as it is inland and never reaches an ocean or sea. Our...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Winediner923 Thank you for the wonderful review from your recent stay at Xugana Island Lodge. The island is a true gem, hidden in the delta. A treat being able to enjoy both water and land activities at this camp. Thank you for highlighting members of staff during your stay. I will be sure to share the wonderful feedback with...

Reviewed 28 March 2017

A very rainy season saw the delta very full and as a result few big animals close by. However the team at Xugana gave us a magic water safari.The accommodation is extremely comfortable and a very well run lodge with great staff.

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gillian C Thank you for taking the time to write a review from your recent stay at Xugana Island Lodge. The Delta has been extremely blessed with all the rainfall this year allowing for new and continued life. Our rainfalls are never guaranteed so when it rains it pours as the saying goes. Thank you for staying with us...

Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the Okavango experience you dream about. Starting with the flight into Delta ,and great boat trip to the lodge, frequent boat trips on the Delta and guided walks in the islands, we could not have enjoyed it more. Julia, T.H., Phat, and the rest of staff makes you feel at home. Cuisine is outstanding, quality that surpassed our...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jnopol Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. It is always such a pleasure to read such great reviews especially when our staff members are highlights. I will be sure to share this with our team, and thank you again for staying with us. Kind regards The Desert and...

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We loved this camp it was small and very personal and the views from the boat trips were something to behold! I just remember thinking everytime we drove out into this piece of paradise I wanted to stand up in the boat and yell it was that spectacular!

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandi D Thank you for taking the time to leave a review from your visit to Xugana Island Lodge. It is a little hidden treasure in the middle of the delta. I am pleased to read that you got to enjoy and embrace this natural beauty. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards The Desert and...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We choose this lodge as it offered something different than the standard driving safari, in that, your safari is done by boat and walking. The view of the delta via boat is stunning and fun. The walking safaris are great. We did not expect to see much due to it being the rainy season with high water and grass but...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CDNTRAVELLERS2 Thank you for staying with us at Xugana Island Lodge. I am pleased to read that you had such a wonderful time with us and as you have mentioned with high grass and water levels you were still able to see great sightings. Thanks you for sharing your experience with us all. Kind regards The Desert and Delta...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is the experience you dream about. From the flight in to the boat trips on the Delta and guided walks in the islands, we could not have enjoyed it more. The service is beyond friendly - it is family. Every single member of the staff makes you feel at home. Being out on the water is amazing seeing all...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Scott H Thank you so much for the wonderful review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. Such lovely and kind words about our staff and camp. I will be sure to share with the team. I am pleased to read you had such a great time and excellent game/wildlife experiences. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Having got off the plane at Xugana Airstrip we had to wait for one of the guides as he was at the opposite end of the strip on a tractor keeping the elephants off the runway…. it’s not Heathrow! Situated in a private concession in the Okavango Delta and only accessible by water, Xugana Island Lodge consists of 8 reed...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 13 December 2016

From a Dreamliner to an Avro and finally a tiny aircraft all within a span of 24 hours. Landing in the middle of no where and then taking a 10-15 minute ride in a boat, led us to the Camp: to an affectionate welcome. The first evening we took the silent mokoro ride with Mr. Robert and were able to...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ananjan66 What a great experience you had with us at Xugana Island Lodge. So many great sightings and memories made from your time with us. Thank you for sharing your stay and I will be sure to pass onto all in camp to read. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris Kind regards The Team

United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A 10 minute Boat cruise from the Airstrip on the Okavango waters, you suddenly met with smiling faces and the friendly staff waving and dancing with cold welcome drinks and towels. All i can say about Xugana is WOW! the Deck has views all around of the Delta. You are surrounded by the Papyrus and reeds. All you can do...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear UMANGGOSSAIN Thank you for writing a review for each of the camps you have visited with Desert and Delta Safaris. I am pleased to read that you had a wonderful time with us. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Team

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Xugana Island Lodge, situated on the shaded fringe of the island, accommodates just 16 guests in reed and thatch lagoon-facing en-suite chalets with private viewing decks. Xugana Island has one of the most spectacular views of the Okavango Delta as its location on the edge of the Xugana Lagoon adds value to this setting. Accommodation at Xugana Island Lodge is on a fully inclusive basis. All meals, beverages and guided activities are included in the cost of your stay. Experience the heart of the Okavango Delta on guided boat, mokoro and walking activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Xugana Island Lodge

Address: Xugana Lagoon, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: €1,037 - €1,598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Xugana Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Xugana Island Hotel Okavango Delta
Xugana Island Lodge Botswana/Okavango Delta
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“Rooms all have water views”
GillianC435, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms had spectacular views”
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“All the rooms are good!”
scotthL3817EV, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Have a private dinner out on the delta”
UMANGGOSSAIN, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have great views over the Delta”
LexyLynnYork, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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