Place: Xigera Camp lies deep within the Delta on the lush, aptly-named Paradise Island. The semi-permanent water allows for sublime mokoro and motorboat outings, and it is also a renowned birding area. Depending on water levels, daily game drives encounter lion and wild dog while the area is famous for having the highest density of the elusive sitatunga antelope in the Delta.
Accommodation: Set on wooden decks Xigera has nine beautifully-furnished tents (including a family unit) built in a clever mix of wood and canvas and with views of a seasonal floodplain and small lagoon. The lounge and dining area overlooks a permanently flowing channel. The camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge to capture paw prints) reveals the previous night’s unseen visitors.
Purpose: Xigera makes use of solar energy for its electricity requirements and is an example of how the company is committed to minimising its environmental impact and operating in the most sustainable manner possible.
Unique Selling Points
The best true Delta experience in a remote water wonderland
Classic Okavango diversity with specials: spotted-necked otter, Pel’s fishing-owl, wattled crane, sitatunga
Xigera Lagoon is where you can get your feet wet or enjoy a swim in the Delta
Activities & features:
Xigera Camp - Game Drives
Game drives explore further afield, where wildlife like lion, leopard and hyaena, buffalo and elephant can be seen. Our open Land Rovers each accommodate a maximum of seven guests allowing each guest a ‘window’ outside seat. Please note that there are no night drives at Xigera.
Xigera Camp - Mokoro Excursions
There is no better way of viewing game and capturing the essence of the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). The Okavango-born guide and poler will reveal the wiles and secrets of living in the Delta while you spot tiny frogs and colourful waterbirds.
Xigera Camp - Boating
Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of viewing water-based wildlife. Hippo and crocodile are often seen on these adventures, and sometimes even the elusive sitatunga.
Xigera Camp - Nature Walks
Short walks are possible around the islands whilst out in the boat or on mokoro excursions. This may be your chance to spot that Pel’s fishing-owl as well as other water-loving wildlife.
Xigera Camp - Fishing
Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. Please note that fishing takes place in waters outside of the Moremi since fishing is not allowed within the Game Reserve.
Xigera Camp - Birding
Xigera Camp is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Aside from the famous Pel’s fishing-owl, waterbirds large and small, colourful and secretive are seen here, such as African skimmer, slaty egret, wattled crane and much more.