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Xigera Camp

Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the central west area of the Okavango Delta deep within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Xigera concession.  It is a true wetland paradise nestled in a riverine forest on the aptly named ‘Paradise Island’ surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation.

Xigera Camp consists of ten luxuriously furnished tented rooms, each with en-suite facilities and an outdoor shower.  Raised on wooden platforms and walkways, each tent offers superb views of the seasonal Okavango Delta floodplains and the lagoon.

Due to Xigera being on a large island the entrance to camp is via a foot bridge over a river that flows permanently. The communal dining room, lounge and bar are under thatch with open sides; there is a campfire deck, boma for dining under the stars, plunge pool and curio shop all overlooking the constantly flowing channel.  The feeling of living in the midst of a riverine forest is one of the features of Xigera Camp.

A good option for a multi-activity camp, Xigera offers day game drives, water game viewing by mokoro, power boating (water level dependent), bird watching and short island walks (walking guide dependent).

Guests are sometimes treated to close-up views of lion or leopard using the footbridge connecting Xigera Camp’s island to the next!  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.

Xigera Camp is the only camp in the area – ensuring total privacy.

 

Style

Classic Camp

Rooms

10

Open Season

Open all year round

Safari Experience

Xigera Camp is positioned on the extreme western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve, placing it at the very centre of the Okavango Delta alluvial fan.

This magnificent area epitomises the permanently flooded section of the Okavango Delta: with palm-filled hardwood islands, hardwood riverine forests, a multitude of clear water channels and expansive flood plains.

Although Xigera Camp is considered to be a permanent water camp, one may be surprised by the presence of lion, leopard, hyaena and buffalo on the islands.

These animals will happily wade and swim between islands in search of food.

Wildlife & Birdlife

This is the land of the sitatunga antelope and Pel’s Fishing-Owl. Water birds are also seen in large numbers including Rufous-bellied Heron and the secretive White-backed Night-Heron.

Papyrus swamp specialists include Greater Swamp-Warbler, Coppery-tailed Coucal and Luapula Cisticola.

Birding around Xigera Camp and on other islands is also extremely productive for specials like Brown Firefinch, Swamp Boubou, Hartlaub’s Babbler and Western Banded Snake-Eagle. A displaying African Goshawk can often be seen in the morning.

One of the great secrets of the Xigera Camp is the presence of Okavango-born tribesmen as guides. Some of these men were born a stone’s throw from the present location of the camp and know every turn and tree in this magical wetland.

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