Botswana’s newest and most glamorous lodge, Xigera Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Okavango Delta and is a member of the acclaimed Red Carnation Hotel group – one of just 20 properties from around the world.
Pronounced ‘kee-jera’ the lodge is named after one of its local inhabitants – the Pied Kingfisher. Situated on an island within the renowned Moremi Game Reserve, this exclusive lodge has just 12 beautifully designed suites that overlook pristine floodplains that attract a myriad of wildlife.
With inspiration coming from its incredible surroundings, Xigera Safari Lodge’s design is dedicated to celebrating Africa’s art, design and creativity. The lodge’s opulent interiors express a deep connection to the natural landscape, and the meticulously crafted décor pays homage to the human heritage of the region.
Not only is the property lavish in its style and design, but at the heart of its creation are the latest conservation and sustainability techniques. It is powered almost entirely on solar energy and has eliminated all single-use plastics.
No two suites are the same at this ultra-glamorous lodge, with each suite unique in design, décor and name (each named after a different native plant). The suites are surrounded by the African wilderness and spread out across two islands, ensuring a truly intimate experience. Grand in their size and design (each suite is 184-square metres in size), Xigera Safari Lodge offers some of the largest living spaces in the Okavango. The rooms boast spacious lounges, a dressing room and ensuite bathrooms that feature both indoor and outdoor showers along with a free-standing bath looking out onto natural bush. There are also indoor and outdoor dining spaces within suites that can accommodate up to four guests – perfect for families or groups travelling together. Guests can also enjoy spa and beauty treatments within the privacy of their own suite.
An exclusive Family Suite blends shared spaces for spending time together with quiet spots to relax in privacy and peace. The suite has two spacious bedrooms – each with their own ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower – a superb lounge area and an expansive deck. Children aged 12 and over are welcomed at Xigera Safari Lodge and the lodge has curated a child-friendly program with customised age-appropriate activities.