Wilderness Safaris’ Xigera to Undergo Major Rebuild

Wilderness Safaris have announced a major rebuild and reinvention of one of their original Okavango Delta camps – Xigera. A brand new Xigera Safari Lodge will reopen in 2019 at its prime location in Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

The slightly enlarged Xigera Safari Lodge will be upgraded to a Wilderness Safaris Premier Camp, and built, operated and managed by the luxury boutique hotel group, Red Carnation Hotels. It will continue to be marketed and sold as part of the Wilderness Safaris portfolio.

Having recently revamped and reopened the iconic Mombo Camp, Wilderness has decided that the time is now ideal to see Xigera given a new lease on life.  The design development and planning permissions have already commenced with the relevant environmental departments and authorities in Botswana and have advanced to the point where – in order to open on time in 2019 – Xigera will now close for decommissioning and reconstruction from 31 August 2018. It is anticipated that building of the camp will start in September 2018, subject to all necessary conditions being met, including Competition Authority approval.

Xigera has advised that as far as is possible, all guests inconvenienced by the upgrades will be accommodated elsewhere in Wilderness Safaris Classic Camps in the Okavango Delta such as Jacana, Seba or Little Vumbura, offering similar experiences. In other cases Premier or Adventures camps will be substituted. All additional costs of accommodation and/or transfers will be borne by Wilderness Safaris.

Please contact your designated Travel Specialist for further enquiries.