Xigera Camp is a luxury tented camp in the Moremi Game Reserve and is situated in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Xigera Camp has something for everyone in an area where there are no other Moremi camps. 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.
At Xigera guests will enjoy a true Delta experience while sitting back in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and silently glide through the wonders of the tranquil Okavango Delta waterways observed by a myriad creatures. Watch the sunset and the birds gliding home to roost from a motorboat on the Xigera Lagoon. Observe the wildlife and unique Delta scenery from the comfort of a Land Rover or, for the adventurous, track animals on foot.
Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera Camp consists of luxuriously 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.
Meals and evening drinks at Xigera Camp are enjoyed under the thatch of the raised lounge, pub and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel. A traditional African boma offers alternative dining under the African stars. Wooden walkways winding through the forest connect the rooms to the main living area. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool in which to cool off.
A feature unique to Xigera Camp is the wooden footbridge connecting Xigera Island to the island next to it. Guests are often treated to close-up views of lion, hyaena or leopard padding across the bridge as they move between islands. Xigera Camp's '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.
A paradise for avid birdwatchers, Xigera Camp 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. Xigera also boasts the highest density of the rare and elusive sitatunga antelope found anywhere in the Okavango Delta.
When water levels permit, game drives are an attraction. During drier years, drives are available throughout the year, but if there has been a very high flood, drives take place only from late September to April.
Access to Xigera Camp is by light aircraft only.