Xigera Safari Lodge
Xigera Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
At a Glance
Located in the heart of the delta, Xigera Safari Lodge features 12 unique suites which blend seamlessly with the surroundings, clad in charred timber, brushed copper accents and hand carved wood. Each of the suites also boast a private deck from which to enjoy astonishing views over the floodplain.
Spend a night away from the lodge in the remote Baobab Treehouse structure where, devoid of electricity, you will be in the heart of the bush by candle light. The treehouse features a large master bedroom with the potential for 360 degree views, an open air deck as well as a large bathroom with a walk in shower.
Watch the sky change colour as it sets whilst supping on handcrafted cocktails by the equally spectacular floodplains.
Attend a hosted talk by a specialist in their extensive library to really learn about the wonderful area you are in.
While away the days in the inky black swimming pool, the large gym, incredibly luxurious spa or just hunker down in a “nest” created by a South African Artist to watch the wildlife wander by.
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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) 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.
Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Xigera Safari Lodge
Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest overlooking crystal clear waterways so characteristic of the Delta, Xigera Safari Lodge epitomises the region providing a tranquil Delta experience in a truly exceptional, luxurious lodge.
Xigera Safari Lodge is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This part of the Moremi Game Reserve is a true wetland paradise, with the lodge surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation. Permanent water year-round allows a variety of activities such as mokoro trips, game drives and motorboat outings. Xigera Safari Lodge is the only camp in the area - ensuring total privacy.
Comprising twelve stunning suites and plenty of communal space, the lodge is nestled under a canopy of ancient jackalberry, mangosteen and leadwood trees with each suite offering incredible views looking out onto the endless floodplain. The lodge features 11 standard suites, each of which features an ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower, dressing area and a private deck with a gazebo offering spectacular views across the floodplain. The Xigera Family Suite consists of two ensuite bedrooms, connected by an interleading lounge area that opens up onto a private deck.
Surrounded by water, Xigera Safari Lodge is like a secret labyrinth in the heart of the Okavango Delta. It is a paradise for bird watchers, with Pel's fishing owl, African skimmer, slaty egret, wattled crane, a host of raptors and other water birds and colourful kingfishers to be seen. Nature enthusiasts will also be rewarded as the wildlife is excellent and the scenery unrivalled. Game viewing can be particularly enjoyed at Xigera by glass bottomed mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or by boat, as well as in open 4x4 game vehicles within the Moremi Game Reserve.
Accommodation is in twelve luxuriously furnished tented suites, eleven standard and one Xigera Family Suite - each with en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower, air conditioning and eco-amenities. Raised on wooden platforms and walkways, each tent offers superb views of the seasonal Okavango Delta floodplains and the lagoon. The feeling of living in the midst of a riverine forest is one of the most distinguishable features of Xigera Safari Lodge.
The 11 standard suites feature a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower, separate lounge and dressing area, as well as Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. Each suite also boasts a private deck with a gazebo offering uninterrupted floodplain views.
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The Xigera Family Suite features two ensuite bedrooms each with their own dressing area and outdoor shower and all the offerings found in a normal suite, joined by an interleading lounge area that opens up onto a deck with a gazebo.
As the camp is not particularly suited to very young children there is a minimum age of 12 years with a full adult rate charged. Children aged between 12 and 16 must share a suite with one adult, with no children under the age of 13 permitted to go on walking safaris and mokoro activities.
Xigera boasts African-inspired cuisine, and evening drinks are enjoyed in the lounge and dining area complete with an open fireplace overlooking a permanently flowing channel, or under the stars on the star deck or even in the traditional African boma. For those hot days there is a swimming pool to offer the perfect way to cool off and feel refreshed. A bar and well-stocked wine cellar are ideal areas for socialising with other guests, while the air-conditioned library is the perfect hideaway to read a good book. For those seeking to keep fit whilst away, a well-equipped gym and wellness centre are available for use.
A mokoro ride is mandatory at Xigera Safari Lodge. On this traditional dug-out canoe, the only sounds are the rustling of the wind through the reeds, the lapping of the water against the boat, and the call of the African Fish-Eagle. The blue of the sky is mirrored in the water, broken only by large round water lily leaves and their stunning purple and white flowers.
While the emphasis at Xigera remains on water activities, game drives are also offered year-round in open 4x4 vehicles which come complete with bean bags to rest cameras on and hot water bottles and blankets for the cooler mornings.
Boat safari in the Okavango Delta
Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.
Fishing in the Okavango
Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.
Game Drives in Botswana
Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.
Game drives in the Okavango
One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximise your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.
Helicopter ride over the Delta
The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!
Mokoro trips in Botswana
Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels
Walking Safaris and Nature Walks
Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.
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inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Ultimate luxury private jet safari with VIP Meet and Greet on arrival in Botswana and private inter camp air transfers
- Perfect for large families or groups of friends to travel and stay together in privacy in the ultimate safari destination
- Uber luxurious safari camps, private swimming pools, first class dining throughout with fresh seasonal produce and attentive service
Location & directions
Xigera Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Xigera Safari Lodge is built in one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango Delta, situated on "Paradise Island" within the Moremi Game Reserve. Xigera is set in what is truly a wetland paradise, surrounded as it is by deep channels and lush riverine vegetation.
How to get there
Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which is a 2-hour flight from Johannesburg. From there you will need a short flight (20-minute) to get you to the Xigera airstrip and it is then a 10-minute drive to camp.
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