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Botswana Xugana Island

Safari on Xugana Island, Okavango Delta’s most spectacular permanent water site to see wildlife. Xugana Lagoon is a water-based lodge in Okavango Delta. The lodge is a large, raised, reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets with private viewing decks. Xugana, pronounced "koo-ga-nah", is located on a private concession in the north side of the Okavango Delta. Xugana Lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta.
 
As one of the most developed and progressive countries in Africa, Botswana has much to offer travellers. The Okavango Delta is a labyrinth of islands, flood plains, and waterways best explored by dugout canoe. It teems with wildlife like hippos, elephants, crocodiles, zebras, and giraffes. 
 
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7-DAY BOTSWANA SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS...
And enjoy a luxurious one-week tour in Botswana’s most interesting safari destinations.
 
What We Love
  • Explore Okavango Delta, one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa
  • Stay in a private game reserve that offers the best big game viewing in Botswana
  • Designed with the best luxury resorts and services available
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
  • This safari is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience
Need to Know
  • This trip may require walking and 4x4 drive on rough surfaces.
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice.
  • We can arrange private air charters to lodges throughout Africa. 


 

 
Botswana Xugana Island Botswana
Botswana Xugana Island
Johannesburg, Okavango, Xugana Island, Chobe National Park, Vic Falls
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)
 
 
Day 01 – Arrive
Johannesburg Maun, Botswanaa
Arrive in Johannesburg, where you will be met and assisted to the flight to Maun. Here, you are met by lodge guides and transferred to your camp for check-in.
 
Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta is a maze of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over 16,000 square km in the wet season and shrinking to less than 9,000 square km in the dry season. Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands the fresh water oasis attracts wildlife that depends on the permanent waters of this unique wilderness.

Camp Okavango is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assuring a year-round water wilderness experience. This afternoon, enjoy game viewing activities with naturalist guide. 
Overnight Camp Okavango (D)
 
Day 02 – Safari
Okavango Delta Guided nature walks on the various islands of the Delta allow for opportunity to track some of the larger species that inhabit this water wilderness or explore the Okavango by mokoro (canoe) or powerboat Bird-watching opportunities are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity at the camp. This afternoon, enjoy game viewing activities with your lodge guide. 
Overnight Camp Okavango (B, L, D)
 
Day 03 – Transfer & Safari
Xugana Island Private transfer to Camp Okavango airstrip for flight to Xugana and land transfer to the lodge. The lodge accommodates only sixteen guests in large, raised, reed and thatch lagoon-facing chalets, with en-suite facilities and private viewing decks optimally placed on the shaded fringe of the island.
 
Xugana Lagoon is the permanent Delta, a world of crystal clear waterways winding through vast reed and papyrus beds, opening unexpectedly onto tranquil lagoons. It's home to bream, catfish and fighting tiger-fish and fringed by secret wooded islands, haven for the magnificent bird and wildlife that inhabit the Delta.

he lagoon is widely accepted as being the most spectacular permanent water site in the Okavango Delta. This afternoon, enjoy game viewing activities with your lodge guide.
Overnight Xugana Island Lodge (B, L, D)
 
Day 04 – Safari
Xugana Island Enjoy a full day of guided activities with your lodge guide. Wilderness walks give you the chance to see the Delta denizens such as the Sitatunga and Red Lechwe antelope, crocodile and hippo. Cool off in the unique swimming pool that allows guests to swim in the clear fresh water of the lagoon protected by a heavy metal cage, designed to deter “Fat Albert”, the long-time resident crocodile from joining in. Relax on a peaceful boat ride back across the lagoon at sunset for a lifelong memory of the African sunset.
Overnight Xugana Island Lodge (B, L, D)
 
Day 05 – Transfer & Safari
Chobe National Park After breakfast, boat transfer to Xugana airstrip for flight to Kasane where you are met by a representative for land transfer to Chobe Game Lodge.
 
Chobe Game Lodge, the only permanent game lodge situated within the Chobe National Park, is Botswana's premier venue to explore the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Chobe's wildlife roams in abundance and diversity. It is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa and during the dry season these herds, as well as large herds of buffalo, congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River. Magnificent sightings of lion, wild dog, puku, red lechwe, sable, giraffe and roan antelope are also frequent in the area.
 
Game drives are conducted in open sided 4x4 vehicles ensuring maximum visibility. Game viewing on the Chobe River is conducted by small, shallow draft and highly manoeuvrable boats piloted by expert boatmen. Resident professional guides offer slide shows, star gazing presentations, garden and river walks and walking safaris in the nearby Kasane forests. This afternoon, enjoy game viewing activities with your lodge guide.
Overnight Chobe Game Lodge (B, L, D)
 
Day 06 – Safari
Chobe National Park Enjoy a full day of guided activities with your lodge guide.
Words cannot capture the smell of elephants in thick Acacia, the sound of buffalo herds on open green plains, the atmosphere of golden red sunsets accompanied by the cry of the Chobe Game Lodge Fish Eagle, nor the excitement of a close encounter with a Lion pride. 
Overnight Chobe Game Lodge (B, L, D)
 
Day 07 – Depart
Zimbabwe After breakfast, transfer to Kasane airstrip for your road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport to make your onward connection. (B)
 
 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go Botswana’s winter is during our British summer, and the weather is hot during the day, but it isn't a stifling heat, and cold at night.

The summer months (British winter) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

Visa All visitors to Botswana need a valid passport for at least six months, but no visas are required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries, EU countries, USA and other selected countries. A valid return ticket is required. On arrival you’ll get a 30-day entrance stamp.