Reviews of Xigera Safari Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
35 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Xigera Safari Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
super guide in Lesh" See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana
So whilst this review, and those below it, have some great observations on the environment, wildlife and even the experience in this very lovely area of the Okavango, the physical camp, and doubtless the food and service, will have changed immensely since the new lodge opened under its new owners in 2020.
"Xigera was our favourite camp"
The camp is very comfortable and the food superb. The staff were great fun and our guide NP was superb with an incredible knowledge. We saw a different leopard every day! and the birds were fantastic.
The highlight was the wild dogs and following them for 1 1/2 hours on a high speed hunt through the bush. Amazingly exciting I have waited 35 years to see this again.
The enviroment was pristine and very quiet, the reason we choose Botswana." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
The location and staff are fantastic (special shout out to Onks) and considering where they are, the food and service is also very good.
On our first drive we saw two teenage lions attempt to catch an impala and on the evening drive we saw the whole pride catch and eat an impala. An experience we will never forget.
Top that off with the access to the river, both mokoro and speedboat it really was the highlight of the trip." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana
The rooms, common areas and food were good and in line with expectations for accommodation at this price point. The outlook and privacy of our rooms were both wonderful. Perhaps the common areas could have been enlivened with a bit more art work and/or local craft pieces. The pool deck area was quite small for the number of guests and while we would have welcomed and enjoyed the opportunity to sit out there in the afternoon, all seats and loungers were invariably fully occupied.
The activities provided were great and the standard of guiding excellent." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Actually enjoyed the Boma - really enjoyable without being kitsch!
(Found the singing from staff as we arrived rather embarrassing.)" See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
Our guide Dips was unfailingly patient and accommodating of our (extremely amateurish) attempts to photograph at least some of the prolific birdlife we encountered, and thanks to him we were also lucky enough to see a sitatunga during one of our excursions.
The setting and decor of the camp was lovely and the whole operation very polished; one occasionally had the sense of being completely surrounded by staff eager to help and make one feel welcome, but on the whole this wasn't necessarily a very bad thing!" See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
"Great place for a wet safari"
Food was plentiful, lovely and in a very scenic restaurant overlooking the small channel. Three course evening meals including local specialities such as Kudu as well as brunches and high tea. Boat trips and Makoros are what it's all about - enjoyed the Okavango and its scenery, it's tiny frogs and wonderful birdlife. With guides Des and Keem we were able to find Pel's Fishjng Owl and they both knew the wildlife and the history of the data very well." See all these reviews: 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
The staff were very nice, and guides were excellent.
The outdoor Boma dinner our last night was fabulous. Singing and dancing were marvelous." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana
"Mokoro rides at Xigera"
Must be an excellent location when the waters are high, the wildlife was excellent and we saw the elusive Pell’s fishing owl. I would consider returning to see the lodge in it’s watery version." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana
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