Lion laying on the grass plains

Unforgettable wildlife encounters

From rare birds to the Lodge's beautiful resident leopard, discover the incredible animal life that make their home in the Okavango Delta.

Our Guides

With their years of experience our local safari guides are each experts in their field, and are passionate about sharing the wonders of the Okavango Delta with our guests.

Wild beauty

From Motlalepula, our beloved lodge leopard, to our lioness Sisilia and her four cubs, we are privileged that these animals - beautifully caught on camera by our wonderful team of guides - call the Delta their home...

As the elephants roam

Elephants are arguably the stars of the show. Northern Botswana is home to the world’s largest population of Loxodonta Africana, and at last count more than 130 000 wild elephant still roamed free here.

On mokoro and motorboat excursions look out for the area’s smaller inhabitants, like the tiny mottled frogs that cling to delicate papyrus reeds. Stealthy crocodiles and large pods of hippo shy away from attention in the deeper channels and lagoons.

Red Lechwe running through wetlands

Supporting the herds

The lush grasslands and verdant islands also support large herds of antelope, including kudu, wildebeest and the semi-aquatic red lechwe. On your safari excursions from Xigera, look forward to sightings of lions, cheetahs and leopards. Packs of endangered African wild dog are found here too, as are the ever-resourceful spotted hyena.

The Okavango Delta is nothing short of a wilderness wonderland, delivering both unforgettable landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters.

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