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.
Please be advised that Ashford Castle is for hotel residents only. As we are a fully operational hotel we do not offer tours of the castle.
Please note that access to the gardens is currently for residents only, we cannot provide tickets during this time.
Chauffeured car journeys are available to all major Irish airports. The prices below are based on a maximum of two passengers.
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We are happy to arrange private chauffeur tours at a price of €60 per hour for up to two people in a car and €70 per hour in our Mercedes V Class, which accommodates between three to six people. Please note that private chauffeur tours must be booked for a minimum of four hours. For larger party requests, please contact the hotel for further details.
Ashford Castle's own Fáilte Ireland National tour guide is delighted to offer our guests chauffeur-driven tours in luxury SUV vehicles.
Tailor-made tours are available for both full and half-day excursions. Visit Connemara National Park, featuring 2,957 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands, and forests, or Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, one of Ireland’s best-loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920.
The lunar landscape of the Burren and breath-taking heights of the Cliffs of Moher will leave you in no doubt as to the dramatic splendour of the West Coast of Ireland and The Wild Atlantic Way.