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.
Hatch Hall was constructed by the Order of the Society of Jesus, more commonly known as the Jesuits, in 1913 to accommodate students of University College Dublin, and was once home to the famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Described as the last Gothic Revival public building to be erected in Dublin, it has a beautiful former chapel that stretches across two stories and is close to St Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square and many of the city’s cultural institutions.