Xigera Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Xigera Camp

Nestled in riverine forest on the aptly-named Paradise Island, Xigera has ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms, a clever mix of wood and canvas, each with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower.

UNLEASH IT: AT THIS CAMP SITUATED DEEP WITHIN THE DELTA SURROUNDED BY WATER AND LUSH VEGETATION.

 

We Love
  • If you are lucky, you might be treated to close-up views of lion or leopard
  • Xigera Camp has Okavango-born tribesmen as guides and know every turn and tree in the wetland
  • Xigera Camp donates a portion of each bed-night charge to the Motswe Wa Tsholofelo Orphan Day-care centre in Maun
  • Xigera Camp also donates the time of certain camp staff and money to the Maun Council Centre which is an AIDS counselling centre.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for boating activities is 6 years, while mekoro has a minimum age of 13 years.
  • Whilst the emphasis at Xigera is on water activities, game drives are offered all year round.
  • During drier years, drives take place only from late September to April.
  • The Camp is 100% solar powered. A 220v generator is used for emergencies.

The Review

Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This part of the Moremi Game Reserve is a true wetland paradise, with Xigera Camp surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation.

Guests are sometimes treated to close-up views of lion or leopard using the footbridge connecting Xigera Camp's island to the next! The camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge to capture paw prints) is "read" each morning and provides information on unseen nightly visitors to camp.

Wildlife
Located at the very centre of the Okavango Delta alluvial fan, Xigera is a water-based camp offering guests an opportunity to experience its vast network of waterways. In the peak months, guests are able to boat through over 60 kilometres of floodplain and channels to reach the islands where there are regular sightings of Buffalo, Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe, Lechwe and Sitatunga as well as numerous other Delta species. Lion and leopard can also be seen crossing the deep channels as they move between islands. Hippo can be seen from mokoro and there is an abundance of birds, a special being Pel’s Fishing Owl.

Why Stay
Nestled in riverine forest on the aptly-named Paradise Island, Xigera Camp consists of ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms - each with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Raised on wooden platforms and walkways, each tent offers superb views of the seasonal Okavango Delta floodplains and the lagoon. The feeling of living in the midst of a riverine forest is one of the features of Xigera Camp.

Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed in the lounge and dining area overlooking the permanently flowing channel or under the stars in a traditional African boma. The camp is finished off with a plunge pool and curio shop.

Experience
The concession’s year-round water allows for the Delta’s most sublime experiences – poling on a mokoro and motorboat outings. This is complemented by game drives in the area depending on flood levels.

Getting There

The Xigera Camp is located in a private Xigera concession in the central western part of the Okavango Delta and within the Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 30 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes one hour and 25 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but allow additional time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

 
Xigera Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana