Xigera (pronounced “Keejera”) is one of Okavango’s best kept secrets. It is situated in the Moremi Game Reserve and is in one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango Delta. Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera consists of eight luxuriously furnished tented rooms with ensuite facilities and an outdoor shower. Xigera is a waterland paradise and the rooms provide a superb view overlooking a floodplain and waterhole.
Each room at Xigera Camp is raised off the ground on a wooden deck and offer superb views of the seasonal floodplain and waterhole. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed under the thatch of the raised lounge, pub and dining area. A traditional African boma offers alternative dining under the African stars. Wooden walkways wind through the forest connecting the rooms to the main living area. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool to cool off in. A feature unique to Xigera Camp is the wooden footbridge connecting Xigera Island to a neighbouring island. Guests are often treated to close up views of lions, hyenas or leopard padding across the bridge as they move between islands.
Permanent water all year round allows one to enjoy an unparalleled variety of activities including foot safaris, mokoro trips, game drives and powerboat outings in total privacy. 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 from a motorboat on the Xigera Lagoon, observe the wildlife and unique delta scenery from the comfort of a LandRover or for the adventurous, track animals on foot.
Paradise for avid 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. There is also an abundance of good game including Red Letchwe, the elusive Sitatunga Antelope, Lion, Hyena, and Leopard. Guests can also sleep out on the island on the Xigera Mokoro Trail.
Access to Xigera is by light aircraft only.