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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences available across the TTC family of brands.

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Xigera Art Tour

Discover the stories behind the artwork within Xigera and learn more about the 80 remarkable artists commissioned to create pieces for the Lodge. You'll also learn more about our passion for sustainability, where a number of pieces were created with a sustainability focus; these include Adam Birch's work (crafted from wood from fallen trees around Xigera), and the Further In & Further Out piece (made entirely from beer bottle caps).

Itinerary

  • A 30-minute tour of the artwork featured within Xigera
  • Opportunity to purchase some of our art pieces, or the Xigera Design Safari book, which provides an insight into artists and organisations featured in the Lodge

This is a complimentary experience for our guests and is available to book via our hotel reception team. 

United Nations Global Goal 1:

No poverty

We are proud that this experience has been selected as a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Chosen for the positive impact they have on the traveller and communities we explore, this experience directly advances the United Nations Global Goal 1 'No poverty'.

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Habu Village Excursion

Itinerary

Explore Habu village, situated 70km from Xigera, and learn more about how we are making a difference locally.

Itinerary

  • A brief tour of our compost machine and how we process food waste to create compost for Habu Village
  • A 30-minute scenic helicopter flight to Habu village
  • A tour of the local school and an explanation of our solar lights and book club projects
  • A tour through the village as well as the gardens
  • Helicopter flight back to Xigera
Habu village education

Terms & Conditions

  • This half-day excursion can be undertaken either in the morning or afternoon
  • We require a minimum of 72-hours notice to book this experience
  • A Xigera guide will accompany guests free of charge

Price

  • $495 per person based on a minimum of 2 people sharing in a R44 (Robbie) Helicopter
  • $825 per person based on a minimum of 2 people sharing in a Bell Range 407/505 Helicopter

Our Local Community

Born from our partnership with TTC and Wild Entrust, we are proud to be working with our local community in Habu Village. 

United Nations Global Goal 4:

Quality education

We are proud that this experience has been selected as a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Chosen for the positive impact they have on the traveller and communities we explore, this experience directly advances the United Nations Global Goal 4 'Quality education' and Goal 15 'Life on land'.

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Elephant Havens Experience

Itinerary

A visit to Elephant Havens with Helicopter Horizons includes return helicopter transfers, interaction with orphaned elephants, guided by informed and knowledgeable handlers, and a donation to the organisation. 

Elephant Havens is a non-profit organisation working in Botswana to protect and preserve the African elephant. This orphanage rescues and hand-rears orphaned and abandoned baby elephants, with the goal of eventually releasing them back into the wild alongside the other elephants. Helicopter Horizons' aim is to support Elephant Havens in a sustainable, non-evasive and ethical manner. Helping remote sanctuaries and animal rehabilitation centres, by using tourism as a platform to educate travellers on the importance of putting every animal's protection first. 

Terms & Conditions

This experience includes a 25 minute helicopter scenic flight each way over the Delta from Xigera to Elephants Haven and back.

Guests will spend 90 to 120 mins learning about the elephants, how they came to be in the orphanage, spending time with the guides that look after them and get an opportunity to feed the elephants.

Price: from $710 per person minimum of two people sharing, which includes the entry fee which goes towards the organisation.

United Nations Global Goal: 15

Life on Land

We are proud that this experience has been selected as a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Chosen for the positive impact they have on the traveller and communities we explore, this experience directly advances the United Nations Global Goal 15 'Life on land'.

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