Elevated on stilts above the waterways that are home to hippos, painted reed frogs and adorable spotted-necked otters, Xigera Camp is an idyllic 10-tent retreat in the Moremi Game Reserve built on Paradise Island in the midst of the lush Okavango Delta. Because it is surrounded by deep channels and dense riverine vegetation it is not home to much large game but instead is the playground of a thrilling collection of smaller mammals and bird species. Twitchers should keep their binoculars to hand to spot saddle-billed storks, goliath herons and pygmy kingfishers flying among the treetops to join slaty egrets, wattled cranes, Pel’s fishing owl and African skimpers.

Activities at Xigera (pronounced ‘Kee-jera’) are predominantly water-based: glide silently through the reeds on a mokoro (a dugout canoe) or nurse a sundowners on a motorboat cruise. If the water levels subside sufficiently during the dry season – generally from September to October – then 4x4 game drives in search of red lechwe, hippos and the elusive Delta-dwelling sitatunga antelope can be extremely rewarding.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Xigera Camp is the ‘morning newspaper’: because the only way onto Paradise Island for predators is via a manmade bridge, staff have constructed a sand pit at the end of the bridge that captures their spoor. In the mornings, join them as they ‘read’ who decided to visit camp overnight!


  • Set on remote Paradise Island
  • Explore via mekoro, motorboat & on foot
  • Sensational bird watching
  • Elevated tents with lagoon views
  • Unique ‘spoor recording’ system
  • Children's Bush Buddy programme

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Xigera Camp houses a comfortable lounge, well-stocked bar and an elegant dining area built under thatch and overlooking a permanently channel. The area lends itself to a number of safari activities that allow you to explore this part of the central iconic Okavango Delta. Explore the winding waterways on mekoro trips and enjoy the sunset on a motorboat cruise.

A unique feature at Xigera Camp is the footbridge at the front of the island that provides the only walkway for predators to cross from island to island. At the foot of the walkway is a sand pit and your guides will be able to identify the animals that pass through the camp at night by the footprints left in the sand. The fire pit under the twinkling stars near the walkway is a wonderful spot to savour a nightcap and speculate about the birds, bees and beasts you may encounter tomorrow.

Little guests will love the Bush Buddy programme, which will teach them interesting new skills like traditional basket weaving, night-time frogging and soccer or volleyball games against the staff!

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Children's Club


Meals at Xigera Camp are thoughtful and creative; think delicious brunch buffets, extravagant afternoon teas, wilderness picnics away from camp and tasty 3-course dinners. Enjoy your meal under thatch in the elegant main dining area or perhaps in the open-air boma around a mesmerising fire.

Room Description

Space, solitude and comfort sum up the experience of the contemporary tented suites at Xigera Camp. Cascading white mosquito nets hug the king-sized beds. The spacious en suite open-sided bathroom provides a loo with a view and an outdoor shower where you can wash away the day’s adventure under the stars.


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Mokoro trails

Traveller Reviews

  • Xigera Lodge had a beautiful setting and the waterways were relaxing. A few less animals on the rather parched land compared with Chobe but we really loved the lodge. The food was quite outstanding, ( they have 6 chefs!) the place very professionally run and our guide was outstanding. Goms our guide whilst pretty young had knowledge that was above average. We learnt so much! Very enjoyable.

    Leona Edwards, November 2013
  • Xigera Camp was a nice place to end the trip. It was more relaxing and the food and service was great.

    Daniel Wilson, October 2008
  • There were friendly people and we received good attention. No complaints at all.

    Santiago Arpon, October 2008

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"Nestled in the magnificent riverine forest, Xigera Camp - found on the aptly named "Paradise Island", is surrounded by year round water and lush vegetation. Xigera is surrounded by permanent waters dotted with palm-filled hardwood riverine forests, a multitude of clear water channels and expansive floodplains."

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There were friendly people and we received good attention. No complaints at all.

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