Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari. This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters. But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris in Botswana, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
We choose to partner with the finest local purveyors and where possible, our cuisine uses produce grown in our own kitchen gardens and polytunnels. Our most treasured partnerships include Aubrey Allen, Royal Warrant holder to Her Majesty The Queen; Lanson, purveyor of some of the world’s finest Champagne; and H Forman & Son, London’s famous salmon smokery.
Our long-standing local relationships and network of expert insiders create purposeful connections and unique experiences for our guests, as well as grant exclusive access to the finest museums and institutions.
Enjoy an Afternoon Tea inspired by Hardys Original Sweetshop in London, embark on a private, chauffeur-driven shopping tour in Palm Beach, learn how to create delicious Irish soda bread on a traditional farm close to Ashford Castle, enjoy a private in-suite performance from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra or listen to intimate talks by the expert curators of The British Museum and the V&A Museum.
We are honoured that our hotels have been carefully selected to host MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences. Chosen for the positive impact they have on the traveller and communities we explore, these are selected with great care using a proprietary assessment tool. They are endorsed by industry experts and exclusive to Red Carnation Hotels and our sister brands, which ensures that MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences directly advance the United Nations Global Goals, based on a set of rigorous criteria.
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We believe in a holistic approach to wellness through rest, nourishment and genuine connections with both the people and the place. Our spas offer restorative journeys and modern therapies to heal, restore and calm...
Take a journey of self restoration at each of our hotels, from The Spa at Ashford Castle overlooking the tranquil waters of Lough Corrib to Xigera Safari Lodge, where the spa is meticulously designed to frame the breathtaking floodplains and riverine forests.
Our collection of private sanctuaries are the ultimate destination for a secluded retreat, creating a tranquil haven to heal and revive, from a cottage secreted amongst Dorset’s rolling hills with an enchanting lantern-lit garden and open-air hot tub, to Cederberg House at Bushmans Kloof, tucked into the landscape.
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