In today’s climate, the most discerning luxury travellers are seeking privacy. Leading Botswana Safari specialist, Desert & Delta Safaris are delighted to announce their brand-new for 2022 exclusive-hire experience, providing guests with the sole use of the Xugana Island Lodge in the spectacular Okavango Delta. A secluded sanctuary the Xugana Island Lodge accommodates up to 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 private lodge. 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.
A PRIVATE, SAFE AND COVID-FREE ALL-INCLUSIVE 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. The exclusive use enables families and friends to reconnect with each other and all needs are catered for with expertly prepared menus and exciting daily experiences are 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, walking safaris and mokoro boating. The opportunities to encounter the incredible wildlife 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.
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’s staff are also tested before guests’ arrival and reside on the property throughout your stay. 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.
Three nights at Xugana Island Lodge on an all-inclusive basis starts from US$31,458.00, including charter flights to and from the island from nearby Maun Airport. Discounts are available for children, allowing in 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’s dedicated staff have been heaped with praise, as their outstanding service has ensured that every guest is comfortable in their covid-free bubble.
ABOUT DESERT & DELTA SAFARIS
One of the original safari operators in Botswana, founded in 1982, Desert & Delta Safaris eight camps are set in prime locations in northern Botswana’s famous game reserves and national parks with one just across the Chobe River in Namibia’s Eastern Caprivi Strip. Together these luxurious lodges offer an outstandingly diverse safari experience whilst providing the personalised service and attention to detail for which Desert & Delta Safaris is known. Guests are immersed in a safari experience which develops an understanding of the animals, people and geography of this magnificent country.
At the heart of the company is developing the human potential of tourism in Botswana. Desert & Delta Safaris’ CARES philosophy is the foundation on which Desert & Delta Safaris is built, highlighting their core values in developing human potential and building a sustainable tourism model. They employ approximately 320 staff members within the eight safari lodges and all the guides are recruited from nearby villages. The company places a strong focus on training through a highly successful skills development programme as well as focusing on healthcare, environmental responsibility and equality.