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