This was the second leg in our safari having stayed at Savute. This is a good lodge and the staff and the food were excellent. The rooms were good if you like to be in touch with nature. They have no windows only mozzie nets and blinds. This was fine but in July it was kind of cold! The staff were very good however and provided us with hot water bottles. It was our honeymoon so the staff layed on a private dinner for us. This was incredible as was on a floating platform and we had our own waitress and Fred the Hippo was also circling in the water at times close by. The activities were good, and included a kayak cruise, a visit to the hippo pool as well as a safari walk. It was gentle paced so not as hectic as the agenda at the other camp (we were fine with a morning by the pool rather than another safari walk - the staff were fine with this). Our guide was friendly and nice and knew his stuff. I probably wouldnt go back only because I think once you have experienced the area it's not somewhere like the game safari's where wildlife is as prominent. Having said that however we saw hippos, elephants, a crocodile and many birds including an eagle and an owl!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Xugana Island Hotel Okavango Delta
- Xugana Island Lodge Botswana/Okavango Delta