Xigera Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) lies on the aptly named Paradise Island, surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation within a remote area of the productive Moremi Game Reserve. For much of the year this magnificent area epitomises the permanently flooded section of the Okavango Delta, with palm-filled islands, riverine forests, a multitude of clear water channels and expansive floodplains.

There are ten raised luxury tents with en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower – and superb views of the classic Okavango Delta floodplains that surround the camp. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed in the lounge, bar and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing channel or under the stars in a traditional African boma. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool in which to cool off.

Highlights
  • This true wetland paradise is a delight for birdwatchers and lovers of tranquil beauty
  • The best place in the Delta to see the elusive sitatunga antelope
  • Learn about the fascinating formation of the incredible Okavango Delta

Some things to do at Xigera Camp

  • First time to Africa

    • Spend a morning on a mokoro floating on crystal-clear waters, on the lookout for the life of the Delta, large and small.
    • Jump into our boat and search for the water-based wildlife further afield.
    • Get lucky and spot lion or leopard using the footbridge that connects Xigera to the next island.
  • Travelled to Africa

    • During the dry season, go on a game drive and catch sight of elephant or lion wading between islands.
    • Spend time with your knowledgeable guide, learning about the ways of life in the area.
    • Help the staff read the morning “newspaper” – a sandpit built into the bridge to capture paw-prints left at night.
  • Seasoned Traveller

    • Mokoro or boat to see water-loving red lechwe, spotted-necked otter, elephant and tsessebe and maybe even a Pel’s fishing-owl.
    • Boat ride to the lagoon and spend the afternoon swimming amongst the waterlilies while sipping on a gin and tonic.
    • Watch colourful kingfishers and other waterbirds dive the waters in search of food.

Location

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