Xigera Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Xigera Camp is a Classic Camp

Things to do at Xigera Camp

Whilst the emphasis at Xigera is on water activities, making this the perfect ‘water camp,’ game drives are offered all year round.


Game Drives

Game drives explore further afield, where wildlife like lion, leopard and hyaena, buffalo and elephant can be seen. Our open Land Rovers each accommodate a maximum of seven guests allowing each guest a ‘window’ outside seat. Please note that there are no night drives at Xigera.


Mokoro Excursions

There is no better way of viewing game and capturing the essence of the Okavango than by traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). The Okavango-born guide and poler will reveal the wiles and secrets of living in the Delta while you spot tiny frogs and colourful waterbirds.


Boating

Water-level dependent, boating is another idyllic form of viewing water-based wildlife. Hippo and crocodile are often seen on these adventures, and sometimes even the elusive sitatunga.


Nature Walks

Short walks are possible around the islands whilst out in the boat or on mokoro excursions. This may be your chance to spot that Pel’s fishing-owl as well as other water-loving wildlife.


Fishing

Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer seasonally on a catch-and-release basis. Please note that fishing takes place in waters outside of the Moremi since fishing is not allowed within the Game Reserve.


Birding

Xigera Camp is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Aside from the famous Pel’s fishing-owl, waterbirds large and small, colourful and secretive are seen here, such as African skimmer, slaty egret, wattled crane and much more.

Latest News From Xigera Camp

  • Xigera Camp – February 2015
    Mar 16, 2015

    Low water levels at Xigera meant even more predator activity than usual, with two male lions competing for the attention of a female while amazing leopard sightings seemed to be the order of the day…

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  • Xigera Camp – January 2015
    Feb 25, 2015

    Summer birding is in full swing at Xigera with the beautiful woodland kingfishers still much in evidence this month…

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  • Xigera Camp – November 2014
    Dec 31, 2014

    The start of the rainy season transforms Xigera to a lush, green paradise while the wildlife takes full advantage of the abundance…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ From the deck of our tent, we had a view across permanent water to islands, which were the homes of red lechwe, elephants, slaty egrets, wattled cranes, and fish eagles. ”
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Reviewed by: Clarkcan, 2013.08.13