Unique. Authentic. Pioneering.
A bold reinvention of the African safari experience.
This is Xigera Safari Lodge.
Xigera Safari Lodge is deeply rooted in the Okavango Delta, a breathtaking landscape of seasonal floodplains and riverine forests, tawny grasslands and verdant papyrus wetlands. Drawing inspiration from its ancient setting, Xigera rests effortlessly within the wilderness of this World Heritage Site.
All but hidden amid a canopy of magnificent indigenous trees, Xigera Safari Lodge offers 12 spacious suites; each individually designed to offer a unique experience of the Okavango. For multi-generational safari travellers, there is the impressive two-bedroom Family Suite, located on two islands and bridged together with an extraordinary bronze lily centrepiece, the emblem of Xigera.
Built with sustainability in mind – Xigera is 95% solar-powered – the lodge is equally a unique celebration of African art, culture and creativity: a living gallery of African talent.
Xigera showcases an extraordinary collection of pan-African art and design, created by a roster of 76 of Africa’s most globally acclaimed designers. It is a collection that is bold in vision and groundbreaking in its scope, the first of its kind on the continent.
The extraordinary characters of the Castle passionately care about each and every guest, while our spectacular surroundings, exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine and unique local partnerships bring this corner of Ireland to life in the most beautiful way. We were so proud to be voted “Best Of The Best” by Virtuoso and to be recognised with countless other awards that pay testament to our remarkable team and their tireless efforts to create unforgettable experiences.
A 800-year old castle in beautiful County Galway
Unique & special experiences & activities on the estate
Set on a 350-acre estate with landscaped gardens, ancient woodland & an emerald lake
83 traditional & elegant rooms & suites
6 restaurants & 3 bars with a team of world-renowned chefs & sommeliers
Award-winning Spa with 10m pool, 5 treatment rooms, sauna and steam room
From exceptional Estate experiences to the finest Ashford Castle linens and our bespoke Single Malt whiskey, our collection of gifts is a true reflection of the grandeur and heritage of the Castle.
We believe deeply that our legacy is as important as the joyful experiences we offer to guests. We are proud of our many initiatives that care for our local community and our spectacular surroundings.
We pour our creativity into every exquisite room.
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...