Okavango Delta, Botswana
Xigera (pronounced Kee-jera) is a luxury tented camp in the Moremi Game Reserve, secluded in one of the most beautiful corners of the Okavango Delta. Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera features 10 finely furnished tented rooms with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Each room is raised off the ground on a wooden deck, offering a superb view of the seasonal floodplain and waterhole. Guests enjoy meals and evening drinks under thatch in the raised lounge, pub and dining area, which overlook a permanently flowing channel. A traditional boma, or outdoor dining area, offers a special experience of fine cuisine and conversation under the African stars. Wooden walkways wind through the forest, connecting guestrooms to the main living area.
Xigera offers nature encounters for all tastes and interests. Permanent water year-round allows guests to enjoy an unparalleled variety of activities including foot safaris, mokoro (dugout canoe) trips, powerboat outings, and game drives (when water levels permit). A feature unique to Xigera is the wooden footbridge connecting Xigera Island to a neighboring island. Guests are often treated to close-up views of lion, hyena or leopard padding beneath the bridge as they travel between the islands. The camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge) is "read" each morning and provides information on unseen nightly visitors to camp.