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.
"Seven private Georgian Grade II listed townhouses, originally constructed in 1806, form what is now the beautiful Montague on the Gardens hotel. I have had the honour of being part of this incredible journey since 2002, when I took up the position of General Manager.
I have the privilege of working closely with a wonderful group of true hospitality professionals and it is their passion that makes The Montague such a special place. For the past 15 years, The Montague has featured consistently in the top 10 traveller-rated hotels on TripAdvisor in London. This extraordinary achievement has made me very proud of our team, especially as we are the only 4-star property in London to have achieved this.
Our central location is unbeatable; on one side we have the vibrant West End, on another we are minutes’ walk from London’s main transport hubs, and can easily access London’s iconic Oxford and Bond Street. The hotel is also a stone’s throw away from the world-famous British Museum and the literary scene in leafy Bloomsbury.
I am also very passionate about sustainability with the proud introduction of our beehives in 2018, which our guests can learn about during their stay. We also sustain a living wall and frequently use ingredients grown in our thriving herb garden.
I really do hope that you enjoy your visit to The Montague where, I can assure you, you will arrive as guests and leave as friends."
- Dirk Crokaert, General Manager