A stunning retreat in Botswana’s world-famous Moremi Game Reserve reinvents the safari lodge.

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Wellness

  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • Free Healthy Breakfast

    Free Healthy Breakfast

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Organic Herb Garden on Property

    Organic Herb Garden on Property

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options

Green

  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • Natural Roaming Species

  • Recycle Program

  • Garden Lounge

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Composting

  • Renewable Energy

  • Water Bottle Program

  • Animal Sanctuary

Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

  • Local Artisan Products

  • Local Farmers Program

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • Hires Locally

  • Pays Fair Wages




Certifications

  • Conde Nast Award


ABOUT

The Setting

The dawn of the Kind safari is upon us, that charge being led by the Xigera Safari Lodge in northwestern Botswana. Set beneath a canopy of ancient trees, Xigera Safari Lodge effortlessly rests within a remote area of the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, an area set aside to protect UNESCO World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta’s most important wetland and island habitats. Meaning, at this all-inclusive luxury escape, you can experience the magical gifts provided by the African wilderness on both land and water.

Expect incredible wildlife sightings from the moment you fly into camp, with beautiful leopards and lions a regular sight in and around the lodge. Set out by 4x4 through verdant terrain teeming with wild game, or cruise peaceful wetlands in a dugout canoe, then relax under a billion shining stars in pollution-free skies on the lodge’s lookout deck. These bucket-list experiences are why conservation and sustainability are taken so seriously at Xigera Safari Lodge. Caring for the environment with their “11 Steps to Sustainability” and empowering the local community is a priority in every aspect of lodge operations. Thanks to these efforts, future generations will come to know Kind safari as the norm. 

Sleep and Sanctuary 

The perfect nest to hang your hat (or pith helmet) at the end of a long day on safari awaits you at the lodge. Each of Xigera’s twelve spectacular guest suites take full advantage of their remarkable location, cocooned by the boughs of indigenous forests and gazing out over seasonal floodplains filled with wildlife. Spread across two islands to retain the aura of wilderness, and ensure privacy and peacefulness for guests, each suite sits on raised stilts, allowing both wildlife and the life-giving waters of the Okavango to pass beneath.

Individually, each suite is remarkable and individually decorated. As a whole, Xigera is a living gallery of African art and design, an entirely unique celebration of the continent’s creativity, honoring indigenous traditions while seeking out bold new interpretations. All suites feature spacious bathrooms offering both indoor and outdoor showers, with freestanding baths overlooking the Okavango wilderness. Also, enjoy secluded private outdoor decks featuring peaceful gazebos and king-size daybeds for quiet moments and quality family time in nature. You won’t be too isolated from the outside world; enjoy free in room Wi-Fi and flat screen televisions (although we bet you’ll hardly feel the urge to use them). 

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Whether at the lodge overlooking the vast Okavango Delta, alfresco under the stars, or seated next to your 4x4 on the plains, Xigera lets you create and curate your own dining experience. Their talented chefs, led by Executive Chef Ziyaad Brown, have an ‘anything, any time’ approach –  think what, when and where. You will indulge in a unique culinary safari, seamlessly blending fresh local ingredients and African inspiration with the tradition of refined cuisine that has long been a hallmark of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

Nourish your body and soul with an ever-changing menu where there is equal focus on health-focused plates, including flavor-packed vegetarian and vegan dishes. You can expect to see such delicacies as tomato risotto or quinoa salad with roasted butternut & beetroot, feta cheese, whole seeds, citrus vinaigrette. Pair it with an impressive collection of handcrafted wines and special vintages from their sister-vineyard, Bouchard Finlayson, in South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley for a truly memorable African feast. 

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Amenities

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Air Conditioning

  • Lakefront

  • Bath Robes

  • Concierge

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Pool


OPTIONAL EXTRAS + FEES

Check-in: 2 PM | Check-out: 12 PM

 


IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Kind Eats and Drinks

The nearest restaurants outside of the lodge are 120 km away in Maun. If dining there between flights we recommend Tandurei Indian RestaurantMarc’s Eatery and the Motsana Centre & The Arts Café

Mindful Adventures
  • Take some time to understand more about the Okavango Delta and why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site before your visit
  • Walking safaris, led by Xigera’s expert guides, are an opportunity to get your feet into the soil and truly connect with the African wilderness 
Do Good for the Day
  • Always make sure your travel matters by taking the TreadRight pledge, Xigera is a Tread Right partner. The TreadRight Wild Entrust Africa project involves a partnership between Xigera Safari Lodge, close to the Habu village, and Wild Entrust’s Community Coexistence Program that focuses on conservation and management of wildlife and wildlife habitats through applied science, education and sustainable development
  • Make a charitable donation to the Wilderness Foundation and help them achieve their aim to sustain wildlife and wilderness through integrated conservation and education programmes 
Be Kind to Yourself
  • You’ll find the art and design of Xigera Safari Lodge embracing a deep connection to its natural surroundings offering many ideal spaces for quiet meditation and reflection or a rejuvenating morning yoga session on the spa deck
  • An experience unique to the Okavango Delta is a morning spent peacefully gliding along flooded channels by mokoro, the dugout canoe used by generations for transport in a region where there are many more rivers than roads. Though traditionally carved from a single tree trunk, at Xigera Safari Lodge their innovative glass-bottomed mokoro – constructed from sturdy fiberglass – allow for incredible views of the Delta both above and below

 

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HOW TO GET THERE

By Plane

The nearest major international airport is Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) in South Africa. From Johannesburg, direct scheduled services (1 hour, 30 minutes flying time) serve Botswana’s Maun International Airport (MUB) approximately 120 km from the lodge. From Maun, a scenic 25-minute flight by light aircraft will deliver you to the Xigera airstrip, a 10-minute drive from the lodge.

There are also direct scheduled flights from Cape Town International (CPT) to Maun, and charter services from Kasane Airport (BBK)(for the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls) to Maun