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Xigera, Okavango Delta

Xigera (pronounced Keejera) is a luxury tented camp in the Moremi Game Reserve and is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Wooden walkways wind through the forest connecting the rooms to the main living area. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool in which to cool off. A feature unique to Xigera is the wooden footbridge connecting Xigera Island to the next. Guests are often treated to close-up views of lion, hyena or leopard padding across the bridge as they move between islands. The camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge) is read each morning and provides information on unseen nightly visitors to camp.

Game Viewing
Permanent water all year round allows guests to enjoy an unparalleled variety of activities including foot safaris, mokoro trips, game drives and powerboat outings. Enjoy a true Delta experience while you sit back in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and silently glide through the wonders of the tranquil Okavango waterways observed by a myriad of delta creatures. Watch the sunset and the birds gliding home to roost from a motor boat on the Xigera Lagoon. Observe the wildlife and unique delta scenery from the comfort of a land rover or, for the adventurous, track animals on foot.

A paradise for birdwatchers, Xigera is home to the Pel's Fishing Owl, African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Lesser Jacana and a host of eagles, vultures, raptors and kingfishers.

Rooms
Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera consists of ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Each room is raised off the ground on a wooden deck offering a superb view of the seasonal flood plain and waterhole, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise from your bed whilst sipping your morning tea or coffee!

Dining
Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed under the thatch of the dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel. A traditional African boma offers alternative dining under the African stars. There is also a lounge and bar area. 

Your stay at Xigera is inclusive of accommodation, meals and most drinks included (except premium wines, liqueurs & champagne), scheduled game-viewing activities, and park entrance fees.

For more information about safari holidays in Botswana, or staying at Xigera Lodge contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 or +65 919 412 56 to speak to our Africa holidays team.

Amenities

  • Full board basis with drinks included
  • boma
  • en suite bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower
  • fan & mosquito net
  • fire pit
  • plunge swimming pool
  • private deck
  • safe

Getting there
Access into the Chitabe area is only by light aircraft, flights are from Maun, or by private charter from another Lodge.