Xigera Safari Lodge

This is the story of an ancient place; of rebirth, of family legacy, and of a lodge that is so pioneering, so authentic, that it reinvents the very idea of what it means to experience the African bush.

This is Xigera (“Kee-jera”), a bold new statement in Botswana’s most unspoilt wilderness, opening in June 2020 on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Xigera is a labour of love, a miraculous and enchanting transformation that will create experiences that are, quite simply, extraordinary.

Using a light footprint, there will be just 12 suites, each an exquisite reimagining of the safari experience, showcasing the finest Southern African artisans and creating a design that is utterly in tune with its surroundings. Quietly surprising touches are everywhere, from the lily-inspired spa to the chance of a life-changing sleep-out beneath the velvet night sky.

But it is the people that will define Xigera, as you'd expect from a Red Carnation creation, with 105 exceptional staff looking after 24 guests, allowing an experience of exclusive flexibility. Just the unique chance of exploring the bush the way you want to, defined by the Red Carnation art of hospitality.

This is the story of Xigera. Opening June 2020…

  • Situated in the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta of Botswana
  • An interactive kitchen and dining room
  • A traditional boma for storytelling and stargazing
  • Bar and wine cellar
  • Wellness areas with gym and swimming pool
  • Spa with two treatment rooms and a steam experience
  • Open to children over 12
  • 12 air-conditioned suites suspended above the forest floor
  • An incredible collection of furniture and sculptures by African artists showcased throughout the Lodge
  • Game drives, exploration by traditional mokoro and motor boat 
  • Private walking safaris
  • In-season catch-and-release fishing
  • Photographic safaris and workshops
  • Private yoga sessions
  • Helicopter excursions to explore the Okavango Delta
  • Breakfast, lunch or a beautifully presented picnic in the bush
  • Air-conditioned library, complete with wildlife documentaries and informative talks by visiting specialist

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