Xugana Island Lodge

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana


Nestled on a picturesque wooded island that gracefully embraces the awe-inspiring Xugana Lagoon, Xugana Island Lodge stands as a testament to the unparalleled beauty of the Okavango Delta. Celebrated as the most breathtaking permanent water site in the entire region, Xugana Lagoon captivates with its serene waters and abundant wildlife. At Xugana Island Lodge, this extraordinary setting is embraced and enhanced, offering an exclusive and immersive experience for guests.

The thatched common area, a charming blend of rustic elegance, houses a cocktail bar, inviting lounge, and curated curio shop. What makes this gathering space even more special is its rich history, as it stands as the original building erected in 1974, when Xugana became only the second tourist lodge ever built in the Okavango Delta. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of Xugana Island Lodge, where timeless tranquility and natural wonders intertwine, providing an unforgettable journey into the heart of this pristine wilderness.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Fan
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Laundry Service

What to Expect

Xugana Island Lodge is a true gem, perfectly positioned on its own private concession, allowing it to fully embrace and showcase the magnificence of its surroundings. This remarkable site offers an expansive deck that provides an unparalleled view of the vast and pristine body of water that forms the permanent Okavango Delta. As you step onto the deck, you will be captivated by the unspoiled beauty that stretches out before you, inviting you to immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance.

Enjoy al fresco dining in the open-air, as you savor delectable meals while taking in the breathtaking scenery. The lodge’s lounge, bar, and dining areas are thoughtfully designed beneath the protective canopy of ebony and African mangosteen trees. These inviting thatched structures blend seamlessly with the natural environment, providing a harmonious space where you can relax and connect with the wilderness. For moments of rejuvenation, venture into the heart of the island’s mature gardens, where a refreshing swimming pool awaits. Here, surrounded by the beauty of nature, you can find serenity and respite from your adventures. At Xugana Island Lodge, every detail is carefully curated to ensure a truly immersive and unforgettable experience in the heart of the Okavango Delta.



Embrace the exclusivity and tranquility of Xugana Island Lodge, where personalized attention and utmost comfort await. Designed to offer an intimate experience, the lodge welcomes a select number of sixteen guests. Each guest is treated to spacious and elevated lagoon-facing chalets, carefully constructed with reed and thatch materials that seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings.

Step inside your private sanctuary, where en-suite facilities provide modern comforts, ensuring a truly indulgent stay. As you step onto your private viewing deck, you will be captivated by the idyllic setting, positioned on the shaded fringe of the island. From this vantage point, immerse yourself in the breathtaking views that stretch out before you, overlooking the serene lagoon. Enjoy moments of peace and serenity as you witness the vibrant ecosystem that unfolds just beyond your chalet. Xugana Island Lodge ensures that every guest experiences the perfect balance of seclusion and connection with nature, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Activities and Wildlife Sightings

Xugana Island Lodge is in a private concession offering a range of activities giving you the chance to experience a true Okavango Delta safari. All activities are conducted by experienced professional guides. Explore the crystal-clear waterways by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorboat for the chance to enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.

Mokoro Trips

Mokoro trips in eco-friendly dugout canoes built to the traditional design, boat safaris to lagoons and islands and wilderness walks give guests the chance to see the Delta denizens such as sitatunga and lechwe antelope, crocodile and hippo, as well as the other big game that frequents the islands and riverine fringes. Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and the bream and tiger fishing can be excellent at certain times of the year. The peaceful boat ride back across Xugana Lagoon during the spectacular African sunset provides a lifelong memory.


  • Internet Access
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry Service
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Customer Testimonials

  • Jennth Norz
    San Francisco

    My trip to Botswana was absolutely amazing! The wildlife was stunning, and the landscapes were breathtaking. The accommodations were also fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a Botswana getaway to anyone looking for an unforgettable African adventure.

  • Rory Gibson

    I recently went on a Botswana safari, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife, and we saw everything from elephants to lions to hippos. The lodges were also very comfortable and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for an adventure in Africa.

  • Jessica Cosby
    New York City

    Botswana is a beautiful country with so much to see and do. I went on a mokoro (dugout canoe) safari in the Okavango Delta, and it was a peaceful and unique way to experience the wildlife and scenery. The lodges we stayed at were also top-notch and had everything we needed. I would highly recommend Botswana as a destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

  • Brittany Webster

    My Botswana getaway was everything I had hoped for and more. The wildlife was incredible, and I felt like I was in a nature documentary the whole time. The lodges we stayed at were also very comfortable and had great amenities, like swimming pools and spa services. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for a luxury African safari experience.