Xigera Safari Lodge Botswana
Xigera Safari Lodge
Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Red Carnation Hotels
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mike Myers – Mike was born in Africa, and that has been the greatest gift he could ever have received. From the youngest age he can remember being at peace in wild places. He has been a safari guide for the Tollman family for more than 20 years, and on their safaris together they often discussed the idea of building a beautiful lodge. This dream has became a reality. At last, his journey has come full circle: he is back in the Okavango, and looking forward to making your dream safari experience a reality.
Xigera is the culmination of a life-long dream of the Tollman family, drawing on six decades of devotion to unparalleled luxury in service. Xigera Safari Lodge is the fourth, and latest, African property to join The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, which in 2020 celebrated a century of hospitality. Protecting the land and its wildlife, while empowering and uplifting local communities, is a cornerstone of the philosophy underpinning this remarkable new safari lodge.
Xigera Safari Lodge
History & Story
Xigera Safari Lodge is the fourth, and latest, African property to join The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, which in 2020 celebrated a century of hospitality. It was nothing short of a dream come true for the Tollman family to become custodians of Xigera. Protecting the land and its wildlife, while empowering and uplifting local communities, is a cornerstone of the philosophy underpinning this remarkable new safari lodge.
Xigera Safari Lodge opened in 2020 as part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Conceptualised by Toni Tollman, Philip Fourie and Anton de Kock – in collaboration with award-winning South African gallery Southern Guild – the lodge shows a deep connection to the natural world beyond. Meticulously created and crafted, in every sense the décor pays homage to both the human and natural heritage of this remarkable corner of Africa.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
We are deeply committed to caring for our wildlife and local communities and strive to tread lightly wherever we go. In partnership with the Treadright Foundation, Xigera is fully solar-powered, single-use plastic-free and we encourage our guests to join us on our conservation journey to safeguard this precious landscape for generations to come.
Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta.
Key sites/activities in the area
Helicopter safari, bush dining, Baobab Treehouse, art and design tours, stargazing, private game drives, game drives, guided bush walks, mekoro, boating, photographic safaris.
Xigera is home to several resident leopards and lions, including lionesses Sisila and Alice, who have given birth to seven cubs between them since 2019. One of our resident leopards, Sophie, gave birth to two cubs in one of our suites during the building phase.
Children aged 12 and above.
• Number of suites: 12
The 11 standard suites include a separate lounge, bedroom, dressing area, full bathroom and outdoor shower and feature Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, as well as a private deck with a gazebo offering uninterrupted floodplain views. The Xigera Family Suite consists of two complete full bedrooms each with their own full bathroom, dressing area and outdoor shower and all the offerings found in a normal suite, joined by an interleading lounge area that opens up onto a deck with an outdoor gazebo.
Restaurants & Bars
• All inclusive – Chef Ziyaad Brown
As with so much of Xigera, we let you create and curate your own dining experience. Our talented chefs have an ‘anything, any time’ approach, allowing you to choose what you would like to eat, when you would like to enjoy it, and where you would prefer to dine. Whether it’s a bush breakfast or a picnic on your private deck, our chefs are always happy to oblige. They say the Swiss invented the clocks, but Africa owns the time. At Xigera, that time is yours to savour.
• Swimming pool
• Fitness centre
• Yoga classes (private or scheduled)
Corporate & Celebration Events
Extra Notable Features
• Boabab Treehouse for overnight sleepouts beneath the stars
• Yoga deck
• Tesla energy centre
• Art and design tours
• Glass-bottomed mokoro and double-decker boats
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Number of employees