The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is scheduled to open the completely refurbished Xigera Lodge in June, its first safari property in Botswana.
Xigera, located on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, comprises 12 fully air-conditioned suites. The focus at Xigera will be on the quality of the service, with 105 staffers attending 24 guests. Facilities include a library, where visiting specialists will give talks and screen wildlife documentaries, a dining room, an interactive kitchen, a bar and wine cellar and a traditional boma for storytelling and stargazing. Wellness areas include a gym, swimming pool and spa.
Travelers will be able to enjoy game drives as well as exploration of the delta by motorboat and traditional mokoro (canoes commonly used in the region). Private walking safaris, photographic safaris and workshops, private yoga sessions, helicopter excursions and bush lunch or picnics will also be available.
Red Carnation is a family-owned hospitality group that currently owns a trio of properties in South Africa.