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dayton, ohio
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Excellent but not as fun as Moremi. Weak and seemingly disinterested managers reduced the fun factor. Activities seemed more of a "requirement" than a fun time. Everything seemed so regimented and made the day almost exhausting. For example, when we arrived we were told the next day's activity would be a walking tour to view game and whatever. The requirement...

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Cornwall, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We loved our experience here. Our guide Ken took good care of us on both our boating safaris and our bush walk. We felt like kids at every new sight and sound. From a pool full of Hippos with their heads popping up from the water to the mischievous baboons - the reason the doors need pad locks. We were...

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

Dear GeoCanuck Thank you for such a great review, your time at Xugana Island lodge truly does sound magical and that it should be. The staff, the location and the experiences are just magical, as you have highlighted so well. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a BEAUTIFUL setting on water, accessible only by boat, and was a great start to our safari adventure. The villas are wonderfully decorated, all with views of water. This is a small, cozy place, where the staff and guides cannot do enough for you, and are so gracious. We loved our guide, Chille B. who made sure we...

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

Dear Love_to_Travel59 Thank you for the wonderful review from your recent stay at Xugana Island Lodge. I will be sure to pass the excellent feedback to all the staff on the ground. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

When we arrived on the motor boat Ken our guide said"welcome to Paradise" and he was completely accurate. The place was beautiful the food lovely and plentiful. The staff were so wonderful and enthusiastic about their jobs. The Okavango Delta is outstandingly beautiful we saw so much including lions whilst on a bush walk. So many wow moments I don't...

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

Dear Sarah631 Thank you for the recent review from your trip to Xugana Island Lodge. A paradise indeed, the lodge is situated in such a lovely and tranquil area of the delta, surrounded by large areas of water. I am pleased to hear that all aspects of your stay were wonderful. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kind...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We arrived at Xugana Island Lodge and met with staff and food, straight into a canoe ride with Ken. Into our boat ride to Xugana Lodge I cannot even explain how amazing this place is! The scenery can only be described as Magical you boat thru canals and then come into a large lake area whoa I loved seeing this...

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

Dear Sandi D Thank you for sharing your experience at Xugana Island Lodge with us. Getting up close and personal with the wildlife is definitely what memories of the delta are made of. I will be sure to share your feedback with Ken and the team. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Okavango Delta is absolutely spectacular. I never thought that we would be lucky enough to go there, but we did and I am so pleased that we did. We expected this to be the quiet part of our trip, but instead we were confronted with elephants and their calves crossing the waterway in front of us, wild dogs, multiple...

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

Dear Karen C Thank you for such a heart warming review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. What a wonderful way to experience the delta, with such great game viewing and sightings. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and I will be sure to share with the team too. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My family of 4 adults (2 girls 21 and 24) had 2 rooms in this nirvana. The absolute highlight were the staff. They were the most genuine helpful and thoughtful we have ever experienced. Julia runs the show in an understated graceful way and is obviously a great influence. The singing and dancing before dinner on our 1st night they...

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

Dear Rachel0007_12 Many thanks for sharing your memorable experiences with us. It truly sounds like you had a wonderful time with us. Julia is our lady in charge and definitely gets the team going. I will be sure to share this feedback with all of the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards The...

Hitchin
Reviewed 12 June 2016

From the moment we arrived at the (ViP) lounge at the airplane landing strip we were made to feel welcome. This place truly feels like everyone is a family. The food was excellent (I'm sure I put off weight in the 3 nights we were there) we had all the basics we could need in our room which was always...

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Dear HopefulHitchin Thank you for such a fantastic review from your recent trip to Xugana Island Lodge. I will be sure to share the great feedback with the team. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our services and amenities to be great. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert...

Lakeport
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Xugana Lodge was a great place to explore and appreciate the Delta. The lodge itself was low-key but lovely and quiet, truly a relaxing place. Desert and Delta Safaris does an outstanding job with their facilities and staff development. We stayed in two of their properties this trip and we're delighted with both. We explored by boat (only four guests...

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

Dear TimeoutLakeport Thank you for such an extensive and great review from your recent trip to Xugana Island Lodge. I am pleased to hear the staff were accommodating with your dietary requests. The floating deck for dinner is always a wonderful treat and great way to sit and enjoy the silence and beauty of the lagoon. Thank you for choosing...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This small lodge in the Delta was our second stop as part of 3 lodges organised through Desert and Delta in Botswana. The room was nice with a lovely incoming breeze and a deck overlooking the lagoon. We stayed in a room nearest the restaurant on the side with only 2 rooms. The staff were extremely friendly, food lovely and...

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

Dear Kerryn P Thank you for taking the time to write another review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. I am pleased to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the remoteness of the Lodge. I hope that we will be welcoming you back in the near future again. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Team

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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
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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