A story of remarkable renewal
Xigera is our love letter to the magic of the African bush.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari.
This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.
Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters.
But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
Lovers of art and history are spoilt for choice. Apsley House, the magnificent home of the Duke of Wellington, is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel, while the Royal Academy and the world renowned galleries along Cork Street and Albemarle Street are not much further. Keep going and you’ll soon be in Trafalgar Square, opposite the National Gallery.
Turn south from Trafalgar Square and enter Whitehall - you’ll pass the Royal Banqueting Hall, The Cenotaph war memorial and Downing Street before arriving at Big Ben, the London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Turn right and you’ll be heading back to the hotel via the Cabinet War Rooms, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and the Queen's Gallery. About the same distance to the west you’ll find the world renowned Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.
The glittering shops on Bond Street, Regent Street, South Moulton Street, Piccadilly, Savile Row and the Burlington Arcade are just a few minutes away. World famous stores include Hamleys, Liberty’s and Fortnum & Mason, to name but a few. A little further the other way is Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the glittering boutiques of Knightsbridge, Sloane Square and the King’s Road.