Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana
Nestled within the captivating Moremi Game Reserve, Xigera Safari Lodge offers an extraordinary safari experience with private access to a sprawling 4,500-hectare (11,120-acre) wetland paradise in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Surrounded by breathtaking papyrus swamps and verdant wooded islands, this remarkable lodge is renowned for its exceptional population of sitatunga antelope, creating a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
As you explore the pristine landscapes, be prepared for remarkable mammal sightings, ranging from graceful red lechwe and elusive spotted-necked otters to magnificent elephants, imposing buffalo herds, agile reedbucks, and elegant tsessebe antelopes. Keep a keen eye out for predators that roam this territory, including majestic lions, crafty spotted hyenas, and elusive leopards, who occasionally offer guests the rare privilege of witnessing their presence from the footbridge connecting Xigera to the neighboring island.
Beyond its incredible mammalian inhabitants, Xigera Safari Lodge is situated in an International Birding Area (IBA), inviting bird enthusiasts to marvel at the diverse avian species that call this region home. Discover the enchanting presence of Pel’s Fishing-Owl, graceful African Skimmers, vibrant Brown Firefinches, melodious Greater Swamp Warblers, majestic Wattled Cranes, delightful African Pygmy Geese, and charming Lesser Jacanas. The air comes alive with their calls, creating a symphony of natural melodies that add to the allure of this unique wilderness.
Embrace the allure of Xigera Safari Lodge, where the untouched beauty of the Okavango Delta converges with unrivaled wildlife encounters. With its privileged location and abundance of natural wonders, this sanctuary offers a gateway to explore the Delta’s intricate waterways, immerse yourself in the vibrant ecosystem, and create lifelong memories of extraordinary safari adventures. Experience the magic of Xigera Safari Lodge, where every moment is a testament to the extraordinary wonders of nature.
Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of sustainability, African art, culture, and creativity at Xigera Safari Lodge. This exceptional lodge, powered by solar energy, stands as a testament to responsible tourism and environmental stewardship, ensuring a minimal ecological footprint while providing an unforgettable experience.
As you step into the lodge, be prepared to be captivated by an extraordinary collection of pan-African art and design that graces its interiors. Showcasing the works of 80 of Africa’s most globally acclaimed designers, Xigera Safari Lodge takes you on a visual journey that transcends boundaries and celebrates the diverse artistic expressions of the continent. From bold sculptures and intricate tapestries to contemporary installations and mesmerizing paintings, each piece tells a story, inviting you to appreciate the richness and vibrancy of African creativity.
Beyond its architectural marvels and artistic treasures, Xigera Safari Lodge serves as a platform for cultural exchange and immersion. Engage with local communities and discover the traditions, customs, and vibrant heritage of the region. Delve into the rhythmic beats of traditional music, witness captivating dance performances, and savor the flavors of authentic African cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Every encounter at Xigera Safari Lodge offers an opportunity to forge connections, broaden perspectives, and foster a deeper appreciation for the richness of African culture.
Indulge in the ultimate fusion of art, sustainability, and cultural immersion at Xigera Safari Lodge, where every detail has been carefully curated to create a truly transformative experience. Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring beauty of African artistry, embrace the harmony between nature and design, and let the spirit of Xigera ignite your passion for exploration, creativity, and responsible travel.
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.
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 why we offer a uniquely flexible approach to our daily safari game drives. While there is always the option of an early-morning drive – when the cooler temperatures offer ideal conditions for game-viewing – guests who prefer a slower start to the day, perhaps with a rejuvenating yoga session on the spa deck, may also choose to head out later in the morning.
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 Eagle soaring overhead.
Walking safaris – led by our expert guides – are an opportunity to get your feet into the soil of the African wilderness. To truly connect with nature, and feel your senses sharpen.
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 more rivers than roads. Though traditionally carved from a single tree trunk, at Xigera Safari Lodge our innovative glass-bottomed mokoro – constructed from sturdy fibre-glass – allow for incredible views of the Delta both above and below.