Xigera Safari Lodge is situated in the western Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana's Okavango Delta. This pristine wetland paradise is home to a great variety of wildlife including leopard and lion; elephant, buffalo and hippo; and giraffe, lechwe, reedbuck and sitatunga. Open floodplains studded with Ilala palms surround the densely wooded island that houses Xigera Safari Lodge. Impressive jackalberry, mangosteen and leadwood trees form an ancient canopy under which the lodge is nestled. All 12 suites have been carefully sited so as to give endless views out over the floodplains and the chance to watch passing wildlife.
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Number of Rooms: 12
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.
The Xigera Family Suite consists of two complete full bedrooms each with their own full bathroom, dressing area and outdoor shower and all the offerings found in a normal suite, joined by an interleading lounge area that opens up onto a deck with an outdoor gazebo.
While the emphasis at Xigera is on water activities, game drives are offered year-round. No night drives due to Moremi Game Reserve National Park regulations. Day game drives in open 4x4 vehicles (four vehicles will be 4-seaters and two vehicles will be 6-seaters). Private activities on offer (subject to vehicle availability and need to be booked and paid for). During colder or wetter weather, hot water bottles, blankets and lined ponchos are provided.
Scenic helicopter flights (at additional cost)
Breakfast, lunch, or an intimate picnic in the bush
Private yoga sessions
In 2-seater glass bottom mekoro and 6-seater motorboats, 2 of which have a glass-bottom and 2 have a super structure with roof seating available (seasonal water levels permitting)
Explorations by traditional mokoro boat with a glass-bottom and motorboats with an elevated deck for wildlife spotting
Walking safaris with expert guides (outside of Moremi Game Reserve). Photographic safaris also available
Seasonal catch-and-release fishing (outside of Moremi Game Reserve)
At Xigera’s epicentrer lies The Boma, where our Executive Chef serves exquisite culinary feasts each evening. This dining room opens onto an extensive deck area that winds its way over to an open bush-style fire pit, perfectly suited for evening of storytelling and stargazing.
An authentic and irresistible aspect of African bush culture, you will enjoy delicious curries and nourishing dishes cooked in time-honored tradition, alongside salads and flavorful vegetarian and vegan options. Our menus blend exquisite food, full of fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor, with adventurous local dishes, while our chefs work with the finest in locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
This is truly food for the soul - nourishing, exciting and energizing, with time and flexibility to reconnect with nature and the provenance of each dish. Dining at Xigera takes an "anything, any time" philosophy, fully catering to individual needs within an exceptionally spectacular setting.
An award-winning wine list offers a superb variety of fine wines, including the spectacular Bouchard Finlayson selection, the jewel in the cellar’s crown.
We also invite you to experience breakfast, lunch, or an intimate picnic in the bush… A truly unforgettable moment to dine in the wilderness as dawn breaks or the sun sets over the sprawling plains.
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Nearby airports: Maun, Botswana
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Nearby airports: Xinguara, Brazil