Xigera is currently undergoing a major rebuild and is scheduled to re-open as a premier camp in June 2020. We will update the below review as soon as we have received the new information.
Xigera: Our View
Xigera is a wonderful tented camp in a largely flooded area in the southwest corner of Moremi National Park at the heart of the Okavango.
The camp can only be reached by light aircraft, and if the winter water levels are high, a mokoro (dug-out canoe) and/or a boat is used to transfer guests from the airstrip to the camp.
The mokoro and boat safaris are amongst the best in the Delta, but they do not typically provide game good viewing. We therefore only tend to include a pure “wet” camp into safaris which include four or more lodge stops in the Okavango and Linyanti areas and then only for two nights.
The camp consists of ten spacious and luxurious tented rooms which are comfortably furnished and feature adjoining bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flush toilets, indoor and outdoor showers. Facilities at Xigera include a plunge pool overlooking the floodplain and nearby waterhole.
Xigera offers both water and land-based activities, although land-based activities may not be offered if water levels are too high. Guests travel in mokoros, which traverse the flood plains of the Okavango Delta under the guidance of experienced polers. Boat trips are also available. The land-based activities use open 4x4 Land Rovers, allowing guests to get close to the wildlife on the plains. Walking safaris are available and bird watching in the area is excellent. There is a good chance of sighting lion and leopard along with their plains game prey including the rare Sitatunga marsh antelope.
This camp is booked on an all inclusive basis with accommodation, meals and drinks (no premium brands), activities and laundry.