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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This small lodge in the Delta was our second stop as part of 3 lodges organised through Desert and Delta in Botswana. The room was nice with a lovely incoming breeze and a deck overlooking the lagoon. We stayed in a room nearest the restaurant on the side with only 2 rooms. The staff were extremely friendly, food lovely and...

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

Dear Kerryn P Thank you for taking the time to write another review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. I am pleased to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the remoteness of the Lodge. I hope that we will be welcoming you back in the near future again. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Team

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience a water based safari this is for you, the location is in the middle of the Okavango Delta and this resort is first class, the only down side is there no wifi - so you are Isolated with the exception of the camps phone. Chilli B and Robert were exceptional guides

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

Dear Fay H Thank you for your recent review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. I will be sure to share the feedback regarding your guides Chilli B and Robert. Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris Kind regards The Team

Nottingham
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We arrived at this beautiful island by boat and were met by the wonderful staff as if we were old friends returning for another visit. Our guide was Chillie B and what a guide he turned out to be. He was funny but informative and clearly loves his job and is a thoroughly nice person. We were the only two...

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Dear LittledogNottingham Thank you for the great review from your recent stay at Xugana Island Lodge. It is truly a wonderful sighting to see so many wild dog whilst out on safari. I can just imagine the excitement with the guides. I will be sure to share the feedback with the team and thank you for choosing to stay with...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Xugana was the first stop on our honeymoon. It was the perfect introduction to Africa. Given its remote location, it forced us to shut down and rejuvenate. The boat rides in the delta has this tranquility and peacefulness about it. It was one of the best parts to the day! The staff at Xugana are so attentive and personable. They...

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Dear Omega A Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for choosing to honeymoon with us at Xugana Island Lodge. I am pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time with us. dinner under the stars on the floating deck is a very romantic experience. I will be sure to share the feedback with the team. Kind regards The...

Juba, South Sudan
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Everything was fantastic especially the staff. We have been travelling with a friend through Botswana for two weeks and this Lodge was for us one of the best once. The hospitality was outstanding, all the staff were properly taking care of us and having a lot of fun at the same time. You could really see they are enjoying their...

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

Dear carolinevanroessel Thank you for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris and for sharing your stay with us. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at Xugana Island Lodge. The Team will be happy to read about your stay and your excellent feedback. Kind regards The Desert and Delta Safaris Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

A truly wonderful experience organised and managed by very nice people. Lovely waterside accommodation end memorable sightings (helped by brilliant guides) of beautifil animals, Quite expensive but worth every penny

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

Dear wrighteous2015 Thank you for your review from your stay at Xugana Island Lodge. I will be sure to share the feedback with our team and guides. Thank you for choosing Desert and Delta Safaris. Kind regards The Team

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Uniformed but friendly and flexible staff. High quality rooms and food, nice pool, luxurious. Drought meant water levels in the delta a metre lower than usual and this restricted activity options. But the game walks on Palm island exceeded our ecxpectations and we really enjoyed those. River trips interesting and we saw and learned a lot but less interesting after...

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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We've stayed at many different lodgings around the world but have never experienced a place like Xugana Lodge. Boating through the Delta on route to the lodge was exciting as we really didn't fully know what to expect. When the narrow channel opened up to reveal the lodge with it's lovely decks, we knew we were in for a unique...

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Dear TravellingNewbe A third review, wow thank you for taking extra time to write about your visits to each of our lodges. Xugana Island Lodge is a hidden, magical piece of paradise. You have described the lodge well. It is pure discovery as you enter the lagoon from the narrow channels, which creates excitement for things to come upon your...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We spent 3 nights at the Xugana Island lodge after a a fairly intense 2 weeks of road safari across Namibia. The location, lodges and the facilities were great. The staff were extremely friendly and the service was exemplary. Everything was looked after and we did not need to do anything. It was extremely relaxing. All the staff and the...

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Dear acal34 Thank you for your review of Xugana Island Lodge. We are pleased that you were able to take some time out and relax after being on the road. It also sounds as though you managed to do a lot in camp at the same time. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and I will be sure...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We spent three magical days here. A secluded gem, accessible only by boat. Wonderful water based and walking activities. All Of the staff were very friendly. Our guide, GB, was fantastic, knowledgeable and worked very hard to ensure that every member of the family was engaged and being catered for. We loved every minute.

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Dear Felicity R Many thanks for choosing to stay with Desert and Delta Safaris. Xugana is definitely a special little piece of paradise and glad you and your family got to enjoy this. I will be sure to share the feedback with GB. Many thanks for taking the time to share your stay with us. 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 

Additional Information about Xugana Island Lodge

Address: Xugana Lagoon, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $2,390 - $2,390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Xugana Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Xugana Island Hotel Okavango Delta
Xugana Island Lodge Botswana/Okavango Delta
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“Rooms all have water views”
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“All the rooms are good!”
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