Botswana Hotels

Advertisement

Xigera Camp

At a Glance

    Pros

  • lovely setting
  • camp bridge often has lions crossing, which some may view as a con
  • very good food
  • indoor and outdoor showers

    Cons

  • less intimate than some smaller camps

Xigera Camp Review

The cry of the fish eagle permeates this exceptionally lovely camp (pronounced kee-jer-ah), which is set on the aptly named Paradise Island amid thickets of old trees in one of the most beautiful parts of the reserve. Spacious rooms of timber and canvas are built on a high wooden platform overlooking a floodplain. Reed walls separate the sleeping area from the spacious dressing room, which in turn leads into a reed-floored shower and separate toilet; you can also shower under the stars. Raised wooden walkways connect rooms to the main lodge, which sprawls beside a lagoon where a small wooden bridge joins the island to the mainland. At night this bridge becomes a thoroughfare for lions and hyenas, and it's not uncommon to see one of these nocturnal visitors walk by as you sip your postprandial drink by the blazing fire. The food is varied and excellent, and the staff is ultrafriendly and attentive.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-11-2012

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

Travel Deals in Botswana

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories