A quiet seaside retreat
Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari.
This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.
Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters.
But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
Extensive cellar of wines selected by our award-winning sommelier
Three AA Rosette fine dining restaurant & Whisky Bar
Luxurious spa with an indulging treatment menu & indoor swimming pool
Exclusive-use wedding venue
Quintessential English country house set in four acres of beautifully tended gardens
In the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Dorset
On the doorstep of the Melbury Estate, with miles of scenic countryside to explore
Sister property The Acorn, a 16th-century coaching inn, just across the village, with real ales & a skittle alley
Exceptional dining experiences, overnight escapes and thoughtful surprises... Our vouchers create the perfect gift, from spa journeys and floral workshops to the ultimate bespoke wine tasting experience with our expert sommelier and cellar master Eric Zwiebel.
Inspired by an abundance of superb local ingredients, including Dorset Vinny Blue Cheese and Dorset Beef, and ingredients grown in the hotel gardens and polytunnels, Executive Chef Steven Titman has created a timeless menu which combines both innovative cuisine and classic signature dishes.
We are proud to grow many of our own vegetables, fruits and herbs in our kitchen gardens and polytunnels, while our hotel bees create delicious honey for our guests.
All of our guest rooms and suites are different, each with a warm and inviting country house style of its own. Expect rich fabrics and elegant furnishings, crisp Belgian linens warmed with hot water bottles, soft and enveloping bathrobes, luxury amenities, fresh fruit and homemade shortbread. There are also enchanting private cottages for extra privacy, some with their own hot tub.
We are always delighted to discover our guests' photos and we love to share those stories and connect in a meaningful way. Nothing makes us happier than when our guests become part of our world...