(pronounced Keejera) is a luxury tented camp in the Moremi
Game Reserve and is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
Xigera has something for everyone in an area where there are no other Moremi
camps. Permanent water all year round allows one to enjoy an unparalleled
variety of activities including foot safaris, mokoro trips, game drives and
powerboat outings in total privacy. Enjoy a true Delta experience while you sit
back in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and silently glide through the wonders of the
tranquil Okavango waterways observed by a myriad Delta creatures. Watch the
sunset and the birds gliding home to roost from a motorboat on the Xigera
Lagoon. Observe the wildlife and unique Delta scenery from the comfort of a Land
Rover or, for the adventurous, track animals on foot. Or simply take in the
beautiful sunrise from your comfortable bed while sipping your morning tea or
Nestled in a magnificent riverine forest, Xigera consists of luxuriously
furnished tented rooms with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower. Each room
is raised off the ground on a wooden deck offering a superb view of the seasonal
floodplain and waterhole. Meals and evening drinks are enjoyed under the thatch
of the raised lounge, pub and dining area overlooking a permanently flowing
channel. A traditional African boma offers alternative dining under the African
stars. Wooden walkways winding through the forest connect the rooms to the main
living area. For those hot days there is a small plunge pool in which to cool
A feature unique to Xigera is the wooden footbridge connecting Xigera Island to
the island next to it. Guests are often treated to close-up views of lion,
hyaena or leopard padding across the bridge as they move between islands. The
camp "newspaper" (a sand pit built into the bridge to capture paw prints) is
"read" each morning and provides information on unseen nightly visitors to camp.
A paradise for avid birdwatchers, Xigera is home to the Pel's Fishing Owl,
African Skimmer, Slaty Egret, Wattled Crane, Lesser Jacana and a host of eagles,
vultures, raptors and kingfishers. It also boasts the highest density of the
rare and elusive sitatunga antelope found anywhere in the Okavango Delta. When
water levels permit, game drives are an attraction. During drier years, drives
are available throughout the year, but if there has been a very high flood,
drives take place only from late September to April.
Access to Xigera is by light aircraft only.