Book a Private Island safari in the Okavango Delta

In today’s climate, the most discerning luxury travellers are seeking privacy in their African safaris. That is why we have created a brand-new exclusive-use experience in the spectacular Okavango Delta with our intimate Xugana Island Lodge. A secluded sanctuary, Xugana Island Lodge accommodates only 16 people in eight well-appointed rooms and is perfect for multi-generational families, families and groups of friends at an incredibly affordable price. This offers guests the fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and magic of Botswana from their very own lodge on a private concession. The Xugana Island Lodge’s luxurious accommodation pays homage to its impressive surroundings, in the remote and wild Okavango Delta and does not come with a substantial price usually associated with hiring a luxury lodge in its entirety. With raised reed and thatch lagoon chalets that feature large viewing decks, Xugana Island Lodge is optimally placed to take in the beautiful views and spectacular wildlife that inhabits the magnificent Okavango Delta.

The beautiful Xugana Island Lodge in heart of the Okavango Delta

The main area and deck at Xugana Island Lodge


Xugana Lagoon is widely recognised as the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. The endless expanse of wide-open plains, coupled with unforgettable safari experiences allows guests to reconnect with nature in a safe and secure environment. Booking exclusive use of the lodge enables families and friends to reconnect with each other with all needs catered for from expertly prepared menus and exciting daily experiences – all included in the exceptionally affordable price. A dedicated, experienced guide will take guests on a guided nature walk, exploring surrounding islands in the concession, providing the opportunity to experience the wild and diverse natural environment. Day and night game drives are included as well as private safari experiences including walking safaris and mokoro excursions. The opportunities to encounter the incredible wildlife that inhabits the Okavango Delta are endless. Guests can also hire the on-site helicopter for scenic flights with the doors removed for a thrilling adventure to untouched parts of the Okavango. With over 60% of the Okavango Delta uninhabited, there are plenty of places to touchdown on your very own sandbar in this pristine ecosystem.

Guided mokoro safari with Xugana Island Lodge

Taking in the Okavango Delta on a mokoro safari

Guided bush walk in the Okavango Delta

Enjoying a guided bush walk on an island in the Okavango Delta

Each guest must provide a negative PCR test before entering Botswana and take a rapid antigen test upon arrival at their first lodge. Desert & Delta Safaris staff are also tested before guests’ arrival and reside on the property throughout their work period. This means that guests are not only in a bubble with themselves within Xugana Island Lodge but also with the staff in residence, to ensure a Covid-19 free environment and total peace of mind.

A three night package at Xugana Island Lodge on an all-inclusive basis starts from US$31,458.00 (three night stay), including charter flights to and from the island from the nearby Maun Airport. Discounts are available for children, allowing an extraordinary, covid-free environment.

During the pandemic, guests travelling to Desert & Delta’s beautiful lodges have felt safe and secure, giving fantastic feedback on their unique experiences. Desert & Delta Safaris dedicated staff have been heaped with praise, as their outstanding service has ensured that every guest is comfortable in their covid-free bubble.

Guest rooms at Xugana Island Lodge

Inside one of the eight guest chalets at Xugana Island Lodge

Private Island stay at Xugana Island Lodge

Your private island safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta