Lodge - Location
The 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.
Island Lodge - Facilities
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 and 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 center of the island, is a
perfect place to relax.
Island Lodge -Accommodation
is a rustic lodge which accommodates 16 guests in large raised
reed and thatch chalets situated on a shaded fringe island, each with a
lagoon view through the lagoon-side vegetation. The tastefully decorated
“Mesasas” have twin or double beds, en-suite facilities, walk-in
showers, ceiling fan and a private deck, ideal for bird watching.
Island Lodge - Activities
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.
opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is
also offered as an activity at the lodge.