PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Xigera Safari Lodge is an exclusive luxury camp located in the Moremi Game Reserve with private access to a 6 000 hectare wetland paradise in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Experience the wildlife and landscapes of one of the most incredible eco-systems in Africa.
  • A pristine lacework of islands, papyrus swamps and dense trees, it is easy to see why this corner of Botswana is known as Africa’s ‘last Eden’.
  • There are just 12 fully air-conditioned suites. Each one is an exquisite reimagining of the safari experience, showcasing the finest Southern African artisans and creating a design that is utterly in tune with its surroundings. Quietly surprising touches are everywhere, from the lily-inspired spa to the chance of a life-changing sleep-out beneath the velvet night sky.
  • The collection of extraordinary works of art and design, each one handmade and unique, is ground-breaking in its scope – created by a roster of Africa’s most globally recognised designers and the first of its kind on the continent for a design project of this scale.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Boat safari

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

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

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.



Walking Safaris

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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Xigera Safari Lodge

Xigera Safari Lodge is an exclusive luxury camp located in the Moremi Game Reserve with private access to a 6 000 hectare wetland paradise in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Xigera will feature 12 individually designed suites, including one two-bedroom family suite, situated on two islands, bridged together with an extraordinary bronze lily centrepiece. The whole lodge is surrounded by a canopy of magnificent trees and all structures are tucked into the bush. At Xigera, we have an innate, powerful connection with the earth, the bush, the rivers of the continent. Our lodge, which is 100% solar powered, is surrounded by palm-filled islands, breath-taking floodplains and riverine forests in the heart of the Okavango 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. The area is known for remarkable mammal sightings including red lechwe, spotted-necked otter, elephant, buffalo, reedbuck and tsessebe Predators include lion, spotted hyaena and leopard. Guests are sometimes treated to close-up views of lion or leopard using the footbridge connecting Xigera to the next island! This concession lies in an International Birding Area (IBA) with many ‘Okavango specials’ being present, including Pel’s Fishing-Owl, African Skimmer, Brown Firefinch, Greater Swamp Warbler, Wattled Crane, African Pygmy Goose and Lesser Jacana.

Enchantingly elegant, comfortable and intimate, with an aura of eclectic adventure, each suite subtly reflects the untamed environment outside, with a deck that extends to include an outdoor daybed with uninterrupted views over the floodplain. Our 12 guest suites have been carefully sited so as to maximise the protection given by these magnificent trees, while at the same time allowing endless views out over the floodplains and passing wildlife. They are 100% solar powered and fully air conditioned.

The suites are situated on two islands, bridged together with an extraordinary bronze lily centrepiece designed by Anton de Kock and created by Otto du Plessis. Each suite will float delicately above the water, allowing wildlife to pass uninterruptedly beneath, innovatively created without the use of any concrete. Inspired by a sighting on his first visit to the site, Architect Anton de Kock conceptualised each suite as a Pel’s Fishing Owl in flight – one of Africa’s most sought-after and elusive birds.

In each suite, design will exist cohesively in a jewel-like layering of materials and texture including timber, bronze and hand-carved wood. The bespoke assemblage of pieces is taking 18 months to produce with each item hand-made. Collectively, the artists will celebrate the role of craft, honouring the rich indigenous traditions of making by hand whilst seeking out bold new interpretations.

Hand-crafted bronze elements, local artwork and artisan furniture made with natural materials blend African authenticity and high design, creating a thoughtful space with a sense of place in the magical wilds of Botswana. Each custom piece gives a sense of discovery, inspired by the spectacular natural environment just beyond, where the tents nestle discretely among the Delta tree lines.

Xigera Safari Lodge Bedroom

Suites

  • 12 air-conditioned suites, including one family suite suitable for two couples sharing or a family
  • Each suite has 184 sqm (1,980 sft) of indoor and outdoor space including a separate lounge, bedroom and dressing room area, all with complete privacy
  • Spacious bathrooms with bidet, B|Africa amenities and an outdoor shower
  • All suites have a private wooden deck with king-size outdoor daybed with gazebo for daytime or night-time lounging
  • Individually hand-crafted from FSC-certified cedar, with a vaulted, tensile roof cover in soft, robust canvas
  • Full room service with butler store, fridge, kettle, plates, cutlery and glasses
  • Inside and outside dining space (for up to four guests)
  • Every amenity including TV, Wi-Fi and in-room safe
  • In-room spa and beauty treatments
Xigera Safari Lodge

Family Suite

Our twelfth suite, the Xigera Family Suite, consists of two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, dressing area and outdoor shower. These two rooms are joined by a shared lounge area that opens onto a deck and also extends out to a daybed for lazy, long, luxurious reading, relaxing and reflecting. Designed for family safaris, the spacious two-bedroom Xigera Family Suite is fully air conditioned and can accommodate up to four guests and is also a popular option for those travelling with friends. We can create a unique and flexible safari experience, welcoming children aged 12 and over.

Xigera is where family memories are made, with a host of activities and facilities to suit the entire family’s needs. Families can take full advantage of our child-friendly touches, thoughtful Turndown treats, children’s menus and tailormade excursions, all designed to ensure that our younger guests have a delightful stay.

  • Suitable for two couples sharing or a family
  • Spread across 273 sqm of indoor and outdoor space
  • Two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and dressing area, all with complete privacy
  • A spacious lounge area
  • Spacious bathrooms with bidet, B|Africa amenities and an outdoor shower
  • A private wooden deck with king-size outdoor daybed with gazebo for daytime or night-time lounging
  • Full room service with butler store, fridge, kettle, plates, cutlery and glasses
  • Inside and outside dining space (for up to four guests)
  • Every amenity including TV, Wi-Fi and in-room safe In-room spa and beauty treatments
  • Children aged 12 and over are welcome at Xigera Safari Lodge and the full adult rate is charged
  • Children aged between 12 and 16 years must share a suite with one adult
  • Children partaking in boating or mekoro excursions must wear life vests at all times
  • For safety reasons, children under 13 may not participate in walking or mekoro excursions

Dining facilities include:

  • An interactive kitchen and dining room, serving African-inspired cuisine and Mrs Tollman’s signature dishes
  • Bar and cellar with wines from the family’s award-winning boutique vineyard Bouchard Finlayson, and a world-class wine list
  • A boma with a difference, where storytelling and stargazing take place around a totemic firepit sculpture by artist-blacksmith Conrad Hicks

Dining

Boma

World Class safari lodge facilities include:

  • Two luxury spa rooms, offering a diverse range of wellness treatments and restorative healing
  • Extensive spa programme with guest practitioners focused on mindfulness, wellness and holistic healing, tapping into the natural powers of the bush
  • Wellness areas including a state-of-the-art gym and an inky-dark swimming pool gazing directly over the river
  • Air-conditioned library stocked with research material, wildlife documentaries and hosting informative talks by visiting specialists

Pool & Gym

Area & Location

Area, Country
Moremi, Botswana
Nearest Airport
Maun International Airport, Maun
Local Currency
Botswana Pula (BWP)
Time Change
GMT +2
Language
English
Best time to go
May to September

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