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.
"Originally built in 1872, Hotel d’Angleterre has celebrated more than 150 years of Swiss hospitality. We’ve welcomed several presidents, ministers, ambassadors and pop stars but, most importantly, guests who hope to enjoy beautiful moments by the shores of Lake Geneva.
The hotel joined Red Carnation in 2001, enriching the collection with a Swiss destination. I feel so proud to have several team members who have been with us for more than 20 years. Standing at reception, I sometimes hear guests and employees talking to each other, respectfully using first names - just like you would in a family.
Windows restaurant has brought some British flair to the hotel, becoming famous for its Afternoon Tea as well as delicious signature dishes created with locally sourced ingredients.
One of my favourite moments is when I take a guest onto the rooftop at sunset and show them what Geneva has to offer before spending time in the Leopard Lounge; this is the real ‘place to be’ in Geneva.
Our prime location, in front of the famous Jet d’Eau, is just a boat ride away from the centre. Here, you can discover the flower clock, the old city, and the Patek Philippe Museum. We are proud of our signature experiences such as a watchmaking lesson to create your own timekeeper, or a day trip to beautiful Yvoire, Gruyère, or Lausanne.
We cannot wait for you to join us for a memorable stay in Geneva."
- Jean-Vital Domézon, General Manager