Xigera Camp

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Xigera Camp

Xigera Camp occupies a wonderfully secluded spot on a private island in Moremi Game Reserve, the heart of the Okavango Delta. It is one of best multi-activity camps in the Delta, offering year-round 4x4 and boat safaris.

Xigera (pronounced "Kee-jera") is a luxury tented safari camp located on its own private island in Moremi, the public reserve at the centre of the Okavango Delta. Moremi is the busiest area of the Okavango, both in terms of game and visitors, but Xigera has the advantage of a particularly exclusive location in an area of the reserve where there are no other camps.

The island on which Xigera resides is surrounded by a network of permanently flooded channels and lagoons, making Xigera one of the better camps in the Delta for motorboat and mokoro (canoe) safaris. There's no experience quite like lounging in a mokoro and gliding silently through the tranquil waterways of the Okavango, and few camps offer water safaris as good as those on offer at Xigera. Short nature treks, dedicated birding tours, and of course, traditional 4x4 safaris, are also offered at Xigera—in short, the full safari package!

It should be said that, while Xigera offers a very varied game-viewing experience in terms of the range of activities on offer, the sightings around the camp aren't on average as good as some of the other camps in Moremi, notably those in and around Chief's Island. You won't, for instance, see wild dog or rhino. We generally recommend Xigera to those wanting a more relaxed safari, as the rather sedate pace at Xigera and the emphasis on water activities is best suited to those looking for a bit of peace and quiet! Keen birders, too, will likely enjoy Xigera.


Tucked away in the forest on the edge of the waterways, Xigera consists of ten luxury tented chalets, raised from the ground on wooden platforms and connected to the open-air guest area at the centre of the camp by meandering walkways. All of the tents overlook the floodplain, while their raised position allows game to freely pass under them.

Xigera's tents are generously sized, and feature wooden decks at the front, and at the back open onto en-suite bathroom facilities with both indoor and outdoor showers. Inside, the rooms are furnished in a fairly simple style, with large double/twin beds draped with mosquito nets, writing desks, canvas chairs, and ample storage space. The rooms are fan-cooled.


Generous buffet meals are served in Xigera's thatched dining area, which overlooks a permanent waterway. During some nights meals are instead served in the boma under the stars.

There's a cosy lounge area with a well-stocked bar. Local drinks are included at Xigera Camp, but not premium brands.


- Dining room and bar
- Outdoor boma
- Gift shop
- Plunge pool


Xigera is a great multi-activity camp, offering year-round game drives and water activities. The emphasis tends to be on the latter, but guests have plenty of flexibility in deciding what they want to do.

Guided nature walks are available in the immediate vicinity of the camp (park regulations restrict extended walking safaris)

Child Policy

Xigera Camp accommodates children over the age of six only, and a private vehicle must be booked if travelling with children under the age of twelve. The mokoros will only take children over the age of twelve for safety reasons.