Okavango Delta Paradise – Xugana Island Lodge – Receives Soft Update
With is prime location in the heart of the Okavango Delta overlooking the permanent deep water Xugana Lagoon, Xugana Island Lodge is the ideal property for travelers seeking an authentic and traditional Okavango Delta experience. Due to its position on a private concession within the Okavango Delta, Xugana Island Lodge offers a year round water experience focusing on a combination of activities from mokoro rides and boat safaris to guided walks on the surrounding islands.
Recent visitors to Xugana Island Lodge had this to say of their time at the traditional, disconnected and remote lodge.
“Four of us – two couples – spent three days/nights here at the end of May. It was rustic in terms of accommodation but in all honesty, that added to the charm and feeling of getting away from it all. The staff are fantastic – our guide and tracker (Allen and Promise) were fun, informative, professional and friendly – can’t speak highly enough. The safaris – mainly by boat (although we did use mokoros and walking) – along the ‘Hippo Highways’ were fantastic – stopping every time the eagle eyed hosts spotted something of interest or we had a question.”
During the annual camp closure earlier this year, Xugana Island Lodge’s main lounge and dining area received a soft refurbishment and minor structural changes. The changes made have brought more light into the lodge while also taking better advantage of the beautiful views over the deck toward the Xugana Lagoon. The serving area and curio shop have both been moved to create a larger, open plan space for the dining tables and comfortable sofas. This has created more space for guests to relax between activities as well as a better indoor dining option. The refurbishment of this part of the lodge has been a big improvement to the lodge’s interior while still maintaining its rustic charm.