Xugana Island Lodge Receives Soft Refurbishment - Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Island Lodge Receives Soft Refurbishment

With its prime location in the heart of the Okavango Delta overlooking the permanent deep water Xugana Lagoon, Xugana Island Lodge is the ideal property for travelers seeking an authentic and traditional Okavango Delta experience. Due to its position on a private concession within the Okavango Delta, Xugana Island Lodge offers a year-round water experience focusing on a combination of activities from mokoro rides and boat safaris to guided walks on the surrounding islands.

Xugana Island Lodge Lounge and Dining Interior

The new dining and lounge interior at Xugana Island Lodge

Recent visitors to Xugana Island Lodge had this to say of their time at the traditional, disconnected and remote lodge.

“Four of us – two couples – spent three days/nights here at the end of May. It was rustic in terms of accommodation but in all honesty, that added to the charm and feeling of getting away from it all. The staff are fantastic – our guide and tracker (Allen and Promise) were fun, informative, professional and friendly – can’t speak highly enough. The safaris – mainly by boat (although we did use mokoros and walking) – along the ‘Hippo Highways’ were fantastic – stopping every time the eagle eyed hosts spotted something of interest or we had a question.”

Xugana Island Lodge boat arrival

Arriving by boat to Xugana Island Lodge

During the annual camp closure earlier this year, Xugana Island Lodge’s main lounge and dining area received a soft refurbishment and minor structural changes. The changes made has brought more light into the lodge while also taking better advantage of the beautiful views from the deck toward the Xugana Lagoon. The serving area and curio shop have both been moved to create a larger, open plan space for the dining tables and comfortable sofas. This has created more space for guests to relax between activities as well as an indoor dining option should the weather permit.

Xugana Island Lodge indoor dining in the Okavango Delta

The new indoor dining setup at Xugana Island Lodge after the refurbishment

Xugana Island Lodge outdoor dining in the Okavango Delta

Outdoor dining under the tree canopy with the lodge in the background

Lounge interior at Xugana Island Lodge

The comfortable lounge looking out toward the deck and Xugana Lagoon

Read more about Xugana Island Lodge and the authentic Okavango Delta experiences on offer by visiting the lodges page on our website. Xugana Island Lodge is the ideal inclusion in any Botswana safari and we recommend a minimum stay of two nights to experience the very best of the world renowned Okavango Delta.


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Established in 1982, Desert & Delta Safaris’ portfolio brings together some of Botswana’s most historic and iconic lodges: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe Savanna Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi, Camp Xakanaxa, Camp Okavango, Xugana Island Lodge and Leroo La Tau.

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