Xigera is a magical place. It is set in one of the most beautiful areas in the Okavango Delta and a true water camp. No wonder it is referred to as paradise. You feel as though you are lost in paradise from the moment you get in the boat to the camp.
Everything about this camp is truely great. The atmosphere, the staff, the food ,the accommodation, the water activities, absolutely everything.
Visiting in June was a dream come true, as we always wanted to be in the Delta when the inundation is at it's highest. We enjoyed the boating to Chief's Island with a picnic lunch, as well as the Mekoro trips through the channels. On one occasion we got to spend time on an island to watch 2 Pal's Fishing Owls. So humbling to see this rare bird. Birding here is good even though this is not the time when the migrant birds are here or the birds are nesting yet.
I have to mention the exceptional food, cleanliness of our tent and the friendliness of the staff as the highlights of our 3 night stay. Do not stay shorter, as there are too many things to do. Just relax in this little paradise, sit at the fire at dusk, or on your veranda with coffee in the morning, have a drink at the pool, or read a book in the library and watch the stars at the stardeck at night!
As a bonus the guests in tent 1, saw a leopard right in front of their tent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deep in the Delta, surrounded by crystal-clear channels of water and lush vegetation, Xigera Camp is the quintessential Okavango experience. This blue-green world is home to a number of water-loving Okavango 'specials' including spotted-necked otter, Pel's fishing-owl, wattled crane and the Delta's highest concentration of the elusive sitatunga antelope. Situated on the aptly-named Paradise Island, the almostyear-round water makes this the ideal camp for exploring by motor boat and mokoro (dugout canoe) - an idyllic connection to a bygone era that allows silent and tranquil progress across waterlily-dotted waters. •10 tents (1 family) • mokoro • motorboat • game drives (water dependent) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Xigera Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
- Wilderness Safaris Xigera Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta