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.
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.