We deeply regret to advise that Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge was completely destroyed by fire on 18 May 2019. A bushfire that we had been fighting for days on one of our Okavango Delta concessions sadly got out of control due to high winds on the afternoon of 17 May 2019. Despite the valiant efforts of all those involved, the guest areas, all of the guest suites and the managers’ houses at Xudum were destroyed in the blaze.
Thanks to the quick action taken by the lodge management team, all guests were safely evacuated to Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp and Maun, leaving the lodge team to continue fighting the fire through the night and the following day, before it was finally brought under control.
Despite this huge loss, other Botswana lodges in the portfolio continue to offer you extraordinary experiences of this remarkable destination.