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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.
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Maun Airport105 km
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We stayed at the xugana island lodge for 3 nights. Confortable , not luxurious. The staff incredible nice they will go the extra mile for you , they will do whatever is needed in order to give their guest the best vacation.
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Response from Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Dear viiviannebh Thank you for the very kind review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. The staff in all our lodges are what make a stay with us so memorable. I will be sure to share this review with them. We do hop you will return again for a visit. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Family
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This is very special place. The surroundings are beautiful and the staff work very hard to make it perfect for you which it is. The lodge is very clean and the food is excellent especially afternoon tea. The knowledge of the staff and guides is impressive. We did not want
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Response from Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Excursion68665 Thank you for staying with us at Xugana Island Lodge. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us. The lodge is a hidden gem in the heart of the delta however our staff are our treasures, they ensure that all our guests feel right at home and have everything they need. I will be sure to share this with the team and thank you again for your kind words. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Family
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Xugana Island Lodge is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the Okavango Delta. What makes this property standout is its location in such a pristine and quiet area of the Delta. To access the camp, you arrive at the airstrip and then are taken to the camp by boat,
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Response from AndrewF4126, Marketing Executive at Xugana Island Lodge
Responded 06 Feb 2019
Dear Tom M, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. As your heading says, we are very blessed to be located on arguably the most spectacular lagoon in the Okavango Delta. This permanent, deep water lagoon, means our guests experience the true essence of the Okavango Delta no matter what time of year they visit us. The experience of a mokoro safari brings every guest closer to the wonders of this wetland and the walking safaris are one of the best ways to appreciate and understand the complexity of life in the delta. The area surrounding the lodge is a beautiful mixture of islands, channel systems, lagoons and mainland - resulting in varied species of inhabitants that affords our guests the opportunity to experience unique sightings, like you did. Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review, and of course, for visiting our little slice of paradise. We are sure we will be welcoming you back soon. All the best from the entire Desert & Delta Safaris family
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Absolutely our favorite safari lodge of all time, true flavor of remoteness and disconnection from the mothership. Our modest room had lovely view of the Delta with a Thick-billed weaver building a nest just outside our chalet. Lastly is an extraordinary guide and tracker and
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Response from Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Dear couchm Thank you for taking the time to write a review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. I am pleased you enjoyed the entertainment in camp and felt right at home. It is always a pleasure to read such wonderful reviews from our guests and how they have made life long memories in camp with us. I will be sure to share the lovely words with the staff in camp, and we do hope you will return again one day. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Family
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When you fly to Xugana Lodge you will be met and taken by boat to the Lodge, which is situated on an island in the Okavango Delta. This proved to be one of the most relaxing places we stayed in Southern Africa with our room/chalet looking out over the water. There are a range of
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Response from Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge
Responded 21 Nov 2018
Dear ChrisA3274 Thank you for your excellent review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge, you have managed to summarize the true essence of the safari experience with us. I am glad you enjoyed this little gem and got to relax and take it all in. Please do come and stay with us again. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Team
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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 per night (pppns)- however Desert and Delta have phenomenal package rates, so depending on what else you plan on doing you can consider $920 pppns to be the most you will pay. You may also want to look at Camp Okavango, it’s located right next door and in the same portfolio – this echo friendly lodge has just been refurbished and looks amazing! Either of the two would be a great pick. If you go with Xugana, I would most definitely combine your stay at a water-activity-lodge with a land-activity lodge in the same portfolio. A land activity lodge offers Land Rover or Land Cruiser game drives. At Xugana they don’t have vehicles and offer only water based activities combined with walking. So you can mekoro, motorboat and walk on one of the nearby islands – I highly recommend all of these activities. Xugana combines very nicely with Savute Safari Lodge as well as any of their lodges in the Moremi or even Leroo La Tau, which also offers a cultural aspect if you are interested in adding some culture to your game viewing experience - all of these lodges offer land based activities (or a combination of land and water). I really can’t say enough good things about the Desert and Delta experience. Their staff are amazing, the guiding is exceptional and the game viewing locations offer you as the traveler the option of doing a circuit within Botswana at a very reasonable price over peak season. I am not sure where you live but I recommend using a safari specialist independent agent in your home country. The most important factor is that the agent is independent and an Africa specialist. That way, you get the best price (same or less than booking “direct). Also, you have someone looking out for your interests. Your name sounds Nordic so perhaps you live in Norway or Sweden? The owner of my company has a good friend with a safari agency in Stockholm you could use. Let me know! A safari specialist agent will advise you about various options for price savings and if you are working with a reputable agent, it shouldn’t cost you more than rack (internet) rate but you have the added benefit of having someone vet on your behalf to ensure you get the best experience possible. I hope this information helps, Marguerite Smit - safari consultant at Travel Beyond.
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"Room three is well situated"
"Room N°2 is very nice with great view. Thanks to all staff who are so kind."
"We stayed in Room 1 closest to the lodge. No noise except the birds and the Hippo under our room one night :-)"
"all the cabins are fine"
"All rooms are great, but as you are out at sunset, the best rooms are 1, 2 where you get to see the sunrise"
US$1 110 - US$1 110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango Delta
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