Project Description

XUGANA ISLAND LODGE

Okavango Delta | Botswana

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HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT WE LOVE

Passing a balmy evening having dinner on the floating deck

Trying our luck at catching (and releasing!) a tiger fish

Ticking off as many of the 450 bird species as possible

WHEN TO VISIT

Dry Season:  July to October

Green Season:  November to April

Shoulder Season:  April to May

CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY

Rhino Relocation and Reintroduction program
Aiming to re-establish these endangered gentle giants in Botswana

Peter Smith University of Botswana herbarium
Preserving rare, unique and endemic plants

Highest EcoTourism rating from the Botswana Tourism Office
Greywater treatment plant, sustainable building materials and waste management

OVERVIEW

As you fly into Xugana’s private concession and land at its private airstrip, you’ll immediately notice that this is one of the most beautiful lagoons in all of the Okavango. As a permanent water camp, it looks over the delta from its decks and rooms, giving you an immediate sense of calm. Overhead, the old ebony and mangosteen trees provide not only shade but also roosting places for African fish eagles, kingfishers and Pel’s fishing owl.

One of the highlights is a motorboat trip to the Gadikwe Heronry, a year-round birders’ delight of not only herons but many types of storks, too. There are plentiful hippos, crocodiles, sitatunga, lechwe and elephants – and that’s before you head out on a game drive or nature walk!

FACILITIES

  • Swimming pool

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Dining area

  • Boma

  • Outdoor fireplace

  • Floating deck

  • Pilot / guide tent
  • Private vehicle
  • Laundry service

SAFARI CABIN FEATURES

  • Deck

  • Fan
  • Electrical charging points
  • Beverage station
  • Safe

ACTIVITIES

  • Off-road game drives

  • Night drives
  • Nature walks
  • Motorboating
  • Mokoro rides
  • Birding
  • Catch-and-release fishing

GALLERY

WHY BOOK WITH BIGGESTLEAF TRAVEL

  • We are passionate about what we sell

  • The most competitive and flexible rates

  • We offer personalised and customised experiences

  • Our consultants specialise in different tour-types

  • We have 10 years experience in the travel industry

  • Our quick response and turnaround times