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.
Visit the Meller family farm, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Fauxquets Valley, and discover how the island became home to the award-winning Rocquette cider.
The guided 90-minute tour will begin with a stroll through the estate, with a brief stop to feed the rainbow trout in the lake, and an explanation of how the cider is made. You’ll then enjoy a cider and fruit liqueur tasting in the picturesque tasting room, accompanied by delicious Guernsey cheese and biscuits, and homemade apple chutney.
Price: £20 per adult (16-17 year olds are £15 and children under 15 are free)
Take a thrilling ride along Guernsey’s southeast coastline with our partners at Island Rib Voyages, and discover the island’s secrets from the sea.
While overlooked by the dramatic cliff scenery, you’ll hear all about pirates and smugglers, see the island’s smallest fort, where Victor Hugo walked and swam, and both Napoleonic and German fortifications.
There’s also the chance of spotting dolphins, puffins and seals, all with the wind in your hair, and the sun on your face.
Price: From £29.50 per adult
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A 50-minute boat ride from Guernsey, Sark is the crown jewel of the Channel Islands, with a population of around 500 people. Cars are prohibited so a horse-drawn carriage is the best way to see all this beautiful spot has to offer. Accompanied by Philip Perrée, one of Sark’s best known characters and most knowledgeable tour guides, your experience is yours for the making.
Marvel at the island’s unspoilt landscape and charming unpaved roads, explore the island museum, and cross over the famous La Coupee to Little Sark, where you might stop for some lunch or afternoon tea.
Price: £180 per five-seater carriage for a full day tour