A quiet seaside retreat
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.
There is a wealth of opportunities within a 20-mile radius of The Laggan. Take a trip to the top of the Cairngorm Mountain on the funicular railway and dine at the highest restaurant in the UK, taking in the dramatic views of the surrounding areas, or experience one of the many distilleries on the whisky trails.
For the more energetic, enjoy the mountain bike trails and on many local estates, try organised clay shooting, quad bikes, fishing, walking or cycling. Sailing and windsurfing are also available on some lochs. In the winter months visitors can capture the beauty of the mountains blanketed in glittering frost and snow, and try skiing or snowboarding.