Irish country-house charm
Within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, overlooking magical Lough Corrib.
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 in Botswana, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
Warm textures and rich hues, handpicked furniture and objets d’art characterise the Clock Library, featuring a fascinating collection of antique clocks bought on auction or during the Tollman family’s travels to exotic places. The only room in the hotel for the private use of resident guests, it is accessed with a key card and is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink in a leather armchair with lighthouse views or to page through one of the many books that form part of a library of family heirlooms collected over many years.
Whether it’s for sundowners or a sushi platter, pre-dinner drinks or a quiet nightcap, you’ll find a bar at The Oyster Box that’s perfect for you. Choose between the seaside chic of The Oyster Bar, cosy charm in the Chukka Bar, or the vibrant décor and panoramic sea views at the rooftop Lighthouse Bar.