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.
RCH IDEA was created to work in tandem with our parent company’s diversity initiative, TTC (The Travel Corporation) IDEA. IDEA is far more than just a buzzword, it is an ongoing project led by our Co-Chairs: Scott Clinton, David Gordon and Trevor Baker-O’Haire. Our eight existing identity circles – including Women, Pride, Culture, Age, and Neurodiverse – meet monthly, both separately and together, to discuss challenges in the workplace and bring forward actionable change.
Our first IDEA Festival took place between 20th - 24th September 2021. The IDEA Festival week acted as a celebration of diversity, including panel discussions, guest speakers and inspirational talks hosted by members of the IDEA committee. This week aimed to grow the IDEA identity circles and get more employees involved in this initiative, in turn providing more support and improved networking opportunities for members of diverse groups, and a greater overall understanding of the challenges faced by diverse employees in addition to the barriers that they have already overcome.
In celebration of International Women's Day, we spoke to the women of Xigera Safari Lodge about their passions, purposes, and what brings them happiness.
For International Women's Day, we also spoke to Victoria Tollman our Executive Vice President on the inspirational women in her life and what inspires her every day.