This is a water camp. The boat and mokoro rides are it's speciality. The birdlife is spectacular and the guides and mokoro polers are knowlegeable and sharpsighted. Mammals are less prevalent; elephant ploughing through the waters, very relaxed; hippos , up close,not always relaxed; reed buck, the elusive singata, lechwe and even a giraffe. Game drives are possible but seem bumpy after cruising the waters. Leopard tracks in camp and elephant and hippo often pass through. The elevated walkways are fun and keep the passing game at bay. Beautiful owl resident in camp.
The food was good, baking excellent, though a slight tendency to overcook chicken and duck, the main part of the meal was delicious, veg crisp and not overcooked and yummy deserts.
The rooms are spacious , the beds particularly comfortable, and the deck overlooks a plain inhabited by antelope and nightly others elephant, hippo.
I would recommend a three night stay here as a relaxing alternative to the more vigorous ,bouncing around associated with Ferrari safaris on land.
Staff are most pleasant and welcoming
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deep in the Delta, surrounded by crystal-clear channels of water and lush vegetation, Xigera Camp is the quintessential Okavango experience. This blue-green world is home to a number of water-loving Okavango 'specials' including spotted-necked otter, Pel's fishing-owl, wattled crane and the Delta's highest concentration of the elusive sitatunga antelope. Situated on the aptly-named Paradise Island, the almostyear-round water makes this the ideal camp for exploring by motor boat and mokoro (dugout canoe) - an idyllic connection to a bygone era that allows silent and tranquil progress across waterlily-dotted waters. •10 tents (1 family) • mokoro • motorboat • game drives (water dependent) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Xigera Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
- Wilderness Safaris Xigera Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta