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A water paradise on a private island concession within the Okavango, Xugana Island Lodge offers a unique Delta experience in a magnificent setting.

Nestled within a canopy of riverine trees, the natural structure blends unobtrusively into the surrounds. 8 raised reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets enjoy a traditional colonial-style décor. Chalets are attractive and comfortable and extend out to shaded decks and stunning vistas. Unpretentious central areas provide lovely spaces to relax, whilst appreciating the setting. Enjoy delicious meals in the open air, on wide decks. As the sun goes down over the waters, sip fine wines around a blazing fire. Game experiences include professionally guided mokoro and motorized boat excursions, as well as guided walks.


Raised reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets



Open Season

Open 10 Feb – 01 Jan

Safari Experience

Guests can either explore the delta by motorboat, mokoro, or take leisurely walks on surrounding islands in the concession.

This provides the opportunity to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari.

Birdwatching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tigerfish is offered.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.

Exploring the Delta by motorboat or canoe (mokoro), combined with walking on the surrounding islands in the concession, gives guests the chance to experience a classic Okavango Delta safari.

Added Extras

Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which is in the middle of the Kalahari desert.

The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola yet never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari where its great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands.