XIGERA SAFARI LODGE IS OPEN
Xigera is Red Carnation Hotels’ love letter to the magic of the African bush. Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters.
Transformed by Africa's life-enhancing beauty, it is a story of remarkable 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. The culmination of a lifelong dream of the Tollman family, drawing on six decades of devotion to unparalleled luxury in service.
Save 40% on a 3 night stay at either Old Drift Lodge or The Elephant Camp
Enjoy scheduled complimentary return transfers between Victoria Falls International Airport and Old Drift Lodge or The Elephant Camp and 3 nights at Old Drift Lodge or The Elephant Camp (Luxury Tent Suite) on a fully inclusive basis including activities mentioned under inclusions.
Below GBP and Euro rates are an estimate only and for indicative purposes.
Valid for new bookings travelling in the period 20 November 2020 to 31 March 2021.
Please refer (Rate code RTAC) when making a reservation.
There is no single supplement on the rate.
No other Wild Horizons special offers can be combined with this rate.
Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometers from the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Old Drift Lodge is nestled within a wild paradise frequented by elephant, buffalo, herds of sable, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala.
The main lodge area has 360 degree views, North facing onto the Zambezi & South facing onto a water hole. A 7 kilometre stretch of river flows between the camp and the town of Victoria Falls, making Old Drift Lodge the closest lodge within the National Park to Victoria Falls.
The spacious canvas en-suite rooms exhibit an air of elegance that blends seamlessly with the natural environment. The suites are resplendent with stylish furnishings and fittings, accentuated by an indoor and outdoor shower, private plunge pool and bath with a view.
Activities at Old Drift Lodge
Old Drift Lodge is ideally situated within the National Park and offers guests all-inclusive insight into an exquisite natural world.
The activities (at not extra charge to guests) offered emphasize the rich natural environment, focusing on the abundance of wildlife that roam through the Park and swim beneath the surface of the Zambezi.
The Zambezi National park can be explored on a 4 x 4 game drive, river safari and walking safari, satisfying guests needs to experience every aspect this natural utopia.
Set within the Victoria Falls National Park, The Elephant Camp overlooks the Zambezi Gorges with a magnificent view of the Victoria Falls spray. The Elephant Camp has been rated one of the best tented lodges in Zimbabwe, and is within close proximity to the Victoria Falls and the bustling tourist town.
The main area boasts a beautiful sunken fire pit and swimming pool while the suites are equipped with a private viewing deck, plunge pool and outdoor shower. The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, promises an intimate safari experience within the wilderness.
The luxury suites each boast a private plunge pool and viewing deck, ensuring that wherever guests may be, the exquisite scenery is just a glance away.
Activities at The Elephant Camp
Situated twenty minutes out of town, The Elephant Camp gives guests the opportunity to explore Victoria Falls on their own terms. However, there are a variety of exciting activities that unfold within the boundaries of the untamed African bush for guests to explore at no additional cost. Activities include a visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, an elephant conservation experience, cocktails & canapés at the Batoka Gorge, game drives and birding and nature walks on the concession, nature walks on the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, lunch at the Lookout Cafe, a village tour, a guided tour of the Falls, a Victoria Falls canopy tour and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi Royal.
Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage
The focus at The Elephant Camp is to protect both orphaned elephants and those in the wild.
The Wild Horizons Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage has been a safe haven to a mirage of orphaned and injured elephants since its inception. With a strong belief that ultimately the best environment for all elephant is in the wild, they strive to ensure that as many animals as possible return to a wild environment. Rescue – rehabilitate – release.
Wild Horizons work to preserve and protect elephant in the wild through collaboration with the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust is based adjacent to The Elephant Camp and a visit to the trust is part of the guest experience.
Read more about Jock, Jack, Jumbo and Miz Ellie - resident elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary.
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