Xigera
Safari
Lodge

Situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Okavango Delta

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.

Xigera’s Baobab Treehouse Experience

Rising above a stand of indigenous Croton trees, this remarkable structure is built in the shape of a baobab tree and ascends nearly 10-metres above the floodplain. Inside the “trunk” of the three-storey treehouse is a winding staircase that leads to the spacious 2nd floor bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The space has canvas walls that can be zipped or un-zipped opening up to the floodplain below. At the top of the tree, guests will find an expansive deck with an open-air king-size bed for sleeping under the stars. The “Baobab Treehouse Experience” is available for sundowners and a picnic-style dinner on the deck or an exclusive overnight stay under the magical night sky.

Xigera Baobab Tree House
Xigera Lodge dining area

Dining

Dining at Xigera is a journey for the senses with dishes prepared by talented chefs and inspired by the flavours of Africa. The elegant al fresco dining area is at the heart of the lodge’s culinary experience but guests can also enjoy private dining at any time, as well as bush breakfasts and picnics in the wild. For after dinner drinks and sharing stories from the day’s adventures, there is no better place than the open-air bush-style fire pit, connected to the lodge by a raised walkway.

UNESCO World Heritage Listed

Making the most of its awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Listed surroundings, the lodge offers a wealth of extraordinary guided experiences including 4WD game drives, mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions, motorboat safaris, sunrise yoga overlooking the floodplains and of course magical evening sundowners. Private game-drives and thrilling helicopter safaris can also be arranged (extra cost).

Lions climbing on a tree in Bostwana
  • Situated in the heart of Botswana’s magical Okavango Delta
  • One of Africa’s most exclusive and up-market lodges
  • Just 12 beautifully designed, private suites
  • Myriad of birdlife amid the crystal-clear waterways and lagoons
  • A wealth of exciting activities including game drives and motorboat safaris
  • Private dining experiences either in-suite or out in the wilderness
  • Sleep under the stars in the remarkable “Baobab Treehouse”
  • Game drives morning and evening
  • Boat or mokoro excursions (water level dependent)
  • Bird-watching
  • Bush breakfasts and picnics
  • Private game drives
  • Helicopter safaris
  • Baobab Treehouse Experience

* Some activities are available at extra cost.

Light aircraft transfers to Xigera Safari Lodge can be arranged from Maun, Kasane or selected camps in the Okavango Delta.

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Xigera Safari Lodge FAQ

The ultra-luxurious Xigera Safari Lodge is located in Botswana’s incredible Okavango Delta, in the western reaches of the renowned Moremi Game Reserve. It has private access to over 11,000 acres of pristine wetland in the heart of the Delta.

Aside from being one of the most extravagant lodges in Africa, Xigera is also located in one the most pristine areas of Botswana. The lodge offers a wealth of exciting excursions from game drives and motorboat excurisons to private bush breakfasts in the middle of the wilderness.

Canoe or mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) safaris, are one of Botswana’s specialties. Travelling down the waterways and lagoons of the Okavango Delta is a highlight for many visitors, giving guests a unique way of photographing wildlife and birdlife.

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