Reasons to love Xigera Safari Lodge

Tollman family in Xigera

Our family

Nearly 70 years of passion, care and attention to detail have been dedicated to Xigera. This pioneering camp is the dream and vision of the Tollman family, the pinnacle of a life’s work creating extraordinary hospitality for both Xigera and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

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A unique location

Resting on the western edge of the Moremi Game Reserve, overlooking the verdant floodplains of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Xigera has the gift of offering remarkable experiences both on land and on the water.

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How we make guests feel

With exceptional staff members and just 24 guests, Xigera offers a truly personal, unique and memorable safari experience. Red Carnation is renowned for its thoughtful service and generous hospitality and the team led by Ben Seager, is empowered to ensure that all our guests feel special, cared for and welcome.

Our experts

Inspired by a deep love and understanding of the African bush, our Xigera guides bring a wealth of knowledge. Many of our guides have grown up in the local area and have a deep connection to the Delta, revealing a truly authentic safari experience. Guests will benefit from their experience, receiving an enriching and educational insight into this majestic corner of the Okavango.

At one with nature

Awake each morning to perfect views of the breathtaking floodplains, and listen as the bush comes to life. Birdsong and the rustle of passing wildlife – or even the distant roar of a lion – signals the start of each day’s new adventure, allowing guests to connect and be in harmony with nature.

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Unique design & curated art

Gently undulating architecture and scorched timber cladding blends seamlessly with the surroundings, while the meticulously designed interiors by Toni Tollman, in collaboration with the award-winning Southern Guild gallery, are a vibrant reflection of the landscape, featuring exceptional one-off works by Africa’s most globally recognised artists.

Cuisine with a sense of belonging

Guests can indulge in comforting signature dishes created by our founder, Beatrice Tollman, as well as African-inspired menus crafted by our talented chefs, with a focus on healthy, nutritious choices. The boma, circling a fire pit sculpture by Conrad Hicks, allows al fresco meals beneath a blanket of stars, while the world-class wine list showcases the family’s award-winning Bouchard Finlayson vineyard.

Extraordinary experiences

One-of-a-kind activities are carefully tailored to guests’ specific interests and timings, from exploring the bush on a thrilling photographic game drive, or on foot with our wonderful guides, to discovering the Okavango’s most remote waterways by boat, or drifting gently across serene lagoons in a mokoro, culminating in feet-in-the-water sundowners.

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The restorative power of the bush

Drawing on the deep connection between soul and nature, The Spa at Xigera offers a profoundly regenerative environment for guests to heal and let go. Using the natural healing ingredients of Tata Harper and B|Africa, our bespoke flora-inspired wellness line, guests can benefit from a truly restorative experience, where the inspiring wilderness provides both the setting and the therapy.

Solar panels on the Okavango Delta surrounded by bush and trees

We care

We are deeply committed to caring for our wildlife and local communities and strive to tread lightly wherever we go. In partnership with the Treadright Foundation, Xigera is fully solar-powered, single-use plastic-free and we encourage our guests to join us on our conservation journey to safeguard this precious landscape for generations to come.