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Xigera Safari Lodge

Xigera Safari Lodge is located in the Moremi Game Reserve with private access to a 4,500-hectare (11 120-acre) wetland paradise in the heart of the Delta. Situated on one of the Okavango’s key waterways, Xigera Safari Lodge is surrounded by picturesque papyrus swamps and wooded islands and is renowned for its very high density of sitatunga antelope.

Xigera Safari Lodge

Watch a breathtaking sunset whilst sipping a sundowner and listen to the call of the wild. After a delicious dinner, sit around the campfire reliving your day, listening out for the call of the wild or marvelling at the splendour of the night sky!

Property Facilities

Suite
Xigera Safari Lodge can accommodate up to 24 guests plus 4 guides/pilots/tour leaders (subject to concession numbers and/or availability). The 11 standard suites include a separate lounge, bedroom, dressing area, full bathroom and outdoor shower and feature, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, as well as a private deck with a gazebo offering uninterrupted floodplain views. 11 standard…
The Xigera Family Suite
Xigera Safari Lodge can accommodate up to 24 guests plus 4 guides/pilots/tour leaders (subject to concession numbers and/or availability). The Xigera Family Suite consists of two complete full bedrooms each with their own full bathroom, dressing area and outdoor shower and all the offerings found in a normal suite, joined by an interleading lounge area…
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Room Facilities

Game Drives
Daily land excursions allow guests to immerse themselves in the wonders of the Okavango Delta, a region as famous for its tawny grasslands and verdant riverine forests as the flood plains that fill with crystal clear waters each year. Xigera Safari Lodge offers guests the freedom to create their own Okavango Delta adventure, which is…
Guided Walking Safaris
In the company of expert guides, see the puff of dust rising from your boot, lit by the morning sunrise. Feel its warmth on your cheeks, and the rustle of turpentine grass as you walk by. Hear the alarm call of a sitatunga at close range, and lift your gaze to admire the African Fish…
Mokoro Excursions
Water is life at Xigera. As the floodwaters ebb and flow, they provide unforgettable opportunities to discover the wilderness from an entirely new perspective. An experience unique to the Delta is a morning spent gliding along flooded channels by mokoro, the dugout canoe used by generations for transport in a region where there are many…
Boating Excursions
Motorboat excursions allow for exploration of the deeper rivers and lagoons that are home to crocodile and large pods of hippo. Our Double-Decker boats allow for fantastic wildlife viewing from the water. Please note that boating is seasonal water levels permitting.
Birding
From the coppery-tailed coucal to the western-banded snake eagle, wattled crane to lesser jacana, walking safaris are an ideal opportunity for enthusiastic bird-watchers to admire the 500 species recorded in the Okavango Delta. Xigera’s exceptional location on the fringes of the Moremi Game Reserve delivers some of the best birding Botswana has to offer.
Catch and Release Fishing
In Season, head out with our expert guides for fishing excursions on the water. Available from March to November.
Spa & Wellness
The healing power of nature is ephemeral, yet undeniable. From the simple serenity of escaping into this untamed wilderness, to the deeply humbling nature of immersing yourself in a vast and ancient landscape, your hours at Xigera will leave you feeling revived, refreshed and rejuvenated. Hand-in-hand with the simple restorative powers of being at one…
The Baobab Treehouse (Surcharge)
Xigera Safari Lodge has reimagined the magic of an African safari, and that innovation continues far beyond the lodge. For a truly immersive discovery of the Okavango Delta, discover our remarkable Baobab Treehouse, situated one kilometre away from the lodge, with a guide stationed close by. Here, amid the seclusion of this sculptural tree house…
Bush Dining
At the heart of Xigera lies The Boma, Blacksmith Conrad Hicks' totemic sculpture Structure of Self. This is our centrepiece of al fresco dining where you can savour the vibrant flavours of Africa while soaking up unforgettable Okavango views from the terrace. From bush breakfasts and wild picnics to ‘feet in the water’ sundowners, memorable…
Art & Design
A living art gallery…Join one of our managers or guides on an insightful and informative journey around the Lodge, taking in the key pieces that are showcased in our beautiful public spaces, from the Bar to the Boma, and from the Library to the Dining Room. Our team will share the background and stories behind…
Helicopter Safari (Surcharge)
Take to the skies to view Xigera from an aerial perspective – the only way to get a true sense of space and place. A helicopter game flight will take off right from the lodge. Guests are each given a headset to connect directly with the pilot, giving a unique opportunity to ask questions as…
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