Xugana Island Lodge

shgThe Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta, which in the midst of the Kalahari sands, is Africa’s largest and most awe-inspiring oasis. The Okavango River rises in the highlands of Angola and never reaches the sea; instead its immense waters empty over the sands of the Kalahari. Here, the great desert thirst is quenched in a wilderness of fresh water lagoons, channels and islands.



Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. An open boma and al fresco dining area overlooks the expanse of pristine water that makes up the permanent Delta.
The Lounge, Bar & Dining Areas are set back under the Ebony and African Mangosteen tree canopy in open-sided thatched structures. The swimming pool, located within the mature gardens in the centre of the island, is a perfect place to relax.
The Lodge Accommodates just 16 guests in large raised reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets, with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks situated on the shaded fringe of the island.
Exploring The Delta by motorboat or canoe (mokoro), combined with walking on surrounding islands in the concession, gives guests the chance to experience a classic Delta safari.
Bird-Watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the lodge.

Xugana Island Lodge forms part of the Desert & Delta Safaris’ portfolio of lodges, which include Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe Savanna Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Okavango and Camp Moremi. Desert & Delta Safaris believes in sustainable, environmentally and socially conscious tourism and offers unique wildlife, nature and cultural experiences.

What is included

Your stay at Xugana Island Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, all local brand drinks, scheduled safari activities and laundry services.

What is not included

Gratuities, curios and all items of a personal nature. Premium brand drinks.


No children under 12 years are accepted. No children under the age of 16 are allowed on walking safaris. No childcare / babysitters are provided for at any of our properties. Children must be under the care of their parents at all times. Children ages 16 yrs (inclusive) and younger to share with a parent at all times.

How to get there

Access is by charter aircraft from Kasane (served by daily road transfers from Victoria Falls and Livingstone) and Maun to Xugana airstrip. Xugana Island Lodge may also be reached by unique boat transfer from Camp Moremi or Camp Okavango.

Airstrip Co-Ordinates

Xugana airstrip (private registered): 19.04S 23.04E. The airstrip is 900 metres long with a grass surface. It is suitable for single-engined aircraft with a maximum all-up weight of 2 300kg. Twin-engined aircraft are not allowed to land at Xugana without permission from the DCA.


Generator power (AC 220V) is available during the day and evening. 12-volt DC lighting is supplied for nighttime use, after the generator has been switched off. Video batteries can be recharged – AC 220 volts.

Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club credit cards are accepted, but not American Express.