The completely rebuilt Xigera (“kee-jera”) is a bold new safari lodge set in the heart of the Okavango Delta on the aptly named Paradise Island.
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.
Opening in June 2020, it is surrounded by deep channels and lush vegetation within a remote area of the productive Moremi Game Reserve. For much of the year this magnificent area epitomises the permanently flooded areas of the Okavango Delta, with palm-filled islands, riverine forests, interwoven channels and expansive floodplains.
With just 12 suites showcasing the finest southern African artisans, Xigera has been innovatively designed to protect its pristine environment; it is 100% solar powered, with a dedicated focus on sustainability and eliminating single use plastics. Every spacious suite will be fully air conditioned.
On The Deck is a proud supplier for this amazing project – we are keeping a close eye on how the build is going and a full project review will be released once Xigera Safari Lodge has reopened next year!
Below are some of the official drawings progress images of the new Xigera Safari Lodge taking shape.
Link to the latest update on the progress from the official Xigera Website Blog.
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