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Xu­gana Is­land Lodge, Xu­gana Is­land, Oka­vango Delta, Botswana; www.de­sert­delta.co.za.

Varies ac­cord­ing to sea­son, from $439 a per­son a night twin share. All meals, drinks and ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded.

Char­ter planes fly from Kasane and Maun daily. Fly­ing time from Kasane is 80 min­utes; www.de­sert­delta.co.za.

Any­one look­ing for a unique Oka­vango Delta ex­pe­ri­ence.

Tar­iff:

Get­ting there:

Check­ing in:

Bed­time read­ing:

New­man’sBird­sofSouth­ernAfrica by Ken­neth New­man (Macmil­lan).

Cruise the wa­ter­ways of the delta, take a walk­ing sa­fari on a nearby is­land or get up close and per­sonal with fam­i­lies of hip­pos wal­low­ing in a nearby la­goon.

No chance to sleep in: break­fast is served

Step­ping out:

Brick­bats:

at 6am.

Bou­quets:

La­goon views from your private deck, sun­downer drinks on the wa­ter and won­der­ful, friendly staff.

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