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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We ended out trip to Botswana with two night here. I think we did it in the perfect order as we had spent 6 night previous at Victoria falls, Chobe and Savuti which were all amazing. The delta was a quite slower paced end to...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was heaven for me as I am an avid bird watcher. I lost count of the number of different birds we saw, both from the water, and on walking safaris. Our guide, Chilli B, was amazing - so knowledgable, and his powers of observation...More

Thank ettabedford
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Xugana Lodge is another member of the Desert and Delta chain of lodges and like the others is a first class experience! The staff create a warm family atmosphere and sit with the guests at dinner so cultural exchange can happen. The Lodge is at...More

Thank Familytravelmaven
Response from Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Familytravelmaven Thank you for the fantastic review from your recent stay at Xugana Island Lodge. The camp is a hidden gem in the delta and the great expanse of water surrounding the camp adds to its magic. I will be sure to share the...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A superb lodge to visit especially if you are a bird lover. I was almost converted when the Swiss couple we shared the safaris with were very much into birds. Congratulations to our guide Chillie B for being up to the mark to identify the...More

Thank Alastair T
Response from Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Alastair T Thank you for the second review on one of the camps you stayed at. Such lovely feedback you have shared here. A rare sight indeed the Pels Fishing Owl, very lucky. I will be sure to let Chilli B know that you...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very nice place, small and intimate by the water. True relaxation - we did the boat drives, the mokoro (dug out boat) and the walking safari and enjoyed them all. As part of the welcoming, the guides explain a bit about the country, the Okavango...More

Thank AfricaAddict1
Response from Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island LodgeResponded 9 August 2017

Dear AfricaAddict1 Thank you for your lovely review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. Perhaps the special owl you are referring to is the Pels Fishing Owl. Pel's as it is commonly known is very elusive, hiding during the day in thick foliage and...More

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Dear Olaf Xugana is one of my personal favorite water-activity-only lodges in Botswana. It is such a special location! You will be traveling during peak season, so regular/nominal rack rates are US$920 per person sharing... More
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"We stayed in Room 1 closest to the lodge. No noise except the birds and the Hippo under our room one night :-)"
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"all the cabins are fine"
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"All rooms are great, but as you are out at sunset, the best rooms are 1, 2 where you get to see the sunrise"
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"Personally, I would ask for one with a river view."
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