Xigera Camp Highlights
• Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest with permanent water all year round
• Offers a unique tropical and jungle feel
• Enjoy a true Delta experience while from a mokoro
• This true wetland paradise is a delight for birdwatchers and lovers of tranquil beauty
• Xigera boasts the highest density of the rare and elusive sitatunga antelope found anywhere in the Okavango Delta
Xigera Camp Description
Pronounced Keejera, Xigera Camp lies on Paradise Island, which is just that – paradise. Surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation in a remote part of the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Ten raised luxury tents all have en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower, mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities and fans. Each tent has large sliding doors and fantastic views over the floodplains.
Elevated walkways connect the tents to the main areas. The dining room and bar are under thatch overlooking the river in front of the camp. There is a plunge pool, fire deck and a star deck for guests to enjoy to surrounds from. A traditional boma is used for outdoors dining when the weather is clear.
Xigera Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The wooden foot bridge, which connects the island to the next, is often used by Lion and Leopard to move between islands. Many a guest has enjoyed Lion viewing from the dining room.
Xigera 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. Xigera has excellent birding. Pel’s Fishing Owl, Wattled Crane, African Skimmers, Slaty Egret, Rufousbellied Heron, Swamp Boubou and a host of eagles, vultures and raptors will keep the bird-lover fully occupied. The rare Sitatunga antelope are at their highest density in the Okavango in the Xigera area. Stalking Sitatunga silently by mokoro is an experience never to be forgotten.
Enjoy a true Delta experience in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and silently glide through the wonders of the tranquil Okavango waterways observed by a myriad Delta 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. Or simply take in the beautiful sunrise from your comfortable bed while sipping your morning tea or coffee. There are no night drives in this area.
Guides can take guests out fishing on a catch and release basis, or on a nature walk around the island.