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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the experience you dream about. From the flight in to the boat trips on the Delta and guided walks in the islands, we could not have enjoyed it more. The service is beyond friendly - it is family. Every single member of the staff makes you feel at home. Being out on the water is amazing seeing all...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having got off the plane at Xugana Airstrip we had to wait for one of the guides as he was at the opposite end of the strip on a tractor keeping the elephants off the runway…. it’s not Heathrow! Situated in a private concession in the Okavango Delta and only accessible by water, Xugana Island Lodge consists of 8 reed...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 13 December 2016

From a Dreamliner to an Avro and finally a tiny aircraft all within a span of 24 hours. Landing in the middle of no where and then taking a 10-15 minute ride in a boat, led us to the Camp: to an affectionate welcome. The first evening we took the silent mokoro ride with Mr. Robert and were able to...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A 10 minute Boat cruise from the Airstrip on the Okavango waters, you suddenly met with smiling faces and the friendly staff waving and dancing with cold welcome drinks and towels. All i can say about Xugana is WOW! the Deck has views all around of the Delta. You are surrounded by the Papyrus and reeds. All you can do...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

In Botswana, we stayed at 3 safari Lodges – Savute, Xakanaxa and Xugana – owned by Desert & Delta (who have 8 lodges and are part of a larger Botswanan company Chobe Holdings – who also own Safari Air amongst other things). Booking three lodges with Desert & Delta made transit between the camps very straight forward and enable us...

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York
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited this camp during August as part of our honeymoon, and having travelled to a few camps in Africa previously, were a little disappointed with the enthusiasm of the staff. They were friendly and helpful, but didn't really go above and beyond, which is something we have always treasured about our trips to Africa. The food was pretty poor,...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We travelled as a group organized by (Capricorn - Maun, and Wilderness Travels - USA). We had a wonderful experience. Our guides Chili B and T. H. were excellent and Julia and her team did a fantastic job and made us feel at home. Beautiful property, fabulous rooms and excellent service. I had taken photographs of the staff. I want...

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dayton, ohio
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Excellent but not as fun as Moremi. Weak and seemingly disinterested managers reduced the fun factor. Activities seemed more of a "requirement" than a fun time. Everything seemed so regimented and made the day almost exhausting. For example, when we arrived we were told the next day's activity would be a walking tour to view game and whatever. The requirement...

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Cornwall, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We loved our experience here. Our guide Ken took good care of us on both our boating safaris and our bush walk. We felt like kids at every new sight and sound. From a pool full of Hippos with their heads popping up from the water to the mischievous baboons - the reason the doors need pad locks. We were...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GeoCanuck Thank you for such a great review, your time at Xugana Island lodge truly does sound magical and that it should be. The staff, the location and the experiences are just magical, as you have highlighted so well. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a BEAUTIFUL setting on water, accessible only by boat, and was a great start to our safari adventure. The villas are wonderfully decorated, all with views of water. This is a small, cozy place, where the staff and guides cannot do enough for you, and are so gracious. We loved our guide, Chille B. who made sure we...

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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Xugana Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Love_to_Travel59 Thank you for the wonderful review from your recent stay at Xugana Island Lodge. I will be sure to pass the excellent feedback to all the staff on the ground. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Xugana Lagoon, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $2,356 - $2,396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Xugana Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Xugana Island Hotel Okavango Delta
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“All the rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles scotthL3817EV, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Have a private dinner out on the delta”
 of 5 bubbles UMANGGOSSAIN, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have great views over the Delta”
 of 5 bubbles LexyLynnYork, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles bjkr747, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have a view of the water”
 of 5 bubbles , 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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