Xigera Safari Lodge is located in the Moremi Game Reserve with private access to a private 4,500-hectare wetland paradise in the heart of the 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. This concession lies in an International Birding Area (IBA) with many ‘Okavango specials’ being present.
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. All suites have: Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Safe, Sala, Shower, Tea / Coffee
The main lodge offers: Bar, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available and Spa
Xigera is a water- and land-based lodge offering guests the opportunity to experience both aspects of the Okavango Delta. During the annual flood, guests can boat across floodplains and along channels to reach islands where there are regular sightings of buffalo, elephants, zebras, giraffes, lechwe and sitatunga as well as numerous other Delta species. Hippos can be spotted on mekoro and boating excursions, along with an abundance of birds.
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 • Water-based activities; - 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)
Experiences include: Breakfast, lunch or an intimate picnic in the bush • Explorations by traditional mokoro boat with a glass-bottom and motorboats with an elevated deck for wildlife spotting • ‘Feet-in-the-water’ sundowners cocktails • Morning and afternoon game drives • Walking safaris with expert guides (outside of Moremi Game Reserve) • Seasonal catch-and-release fishing (outside of Moremi Game Reserve) • Photographic safaris • Private yoga sessions; Spa treatments; a 1-night Baobab Treehouse Sleepout for 2 adult guests at a surcharge, subject to availability and weather permitting and scenic helicopter flights (at additional cost)