A story of remarkable renewal
Xigera is our love letter to the magic of the African bush.
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.
I have been General Manager at The Egerton House Hotel since March 2012 having joined Red Carnation Hotels in 2005. With my team, I enjoy taking a personal care of our guests from the first introduction to every stage of your guest experience, through reservations, a warm welcome on arrival, looking after you while you are at your “new home away from home” and saying goodbye to our new found friends. I do hope that I will have the pleasure of personally welcoming you to The Egerton House Hotel.
In my role as the Concierge Manager of the award-winning Egerton House Hotel, my responsibility is to ensure that each of our guests' needs and requirements are met and exceeded. I take great pride and pleasure in finding the most suitable choices of restaurants or bars; recommending the hottest new shows, museum exhibitions or day-trips; planning personalised tours; or helping to solve health or travel issues. If I can help with anything before your stay, please do contact me directly.
My entry into the hospitality industry was as a country house butler in the county of Worcestershire. I began working at Red Carnation Hotels in 2007, and in nearly fourteen years, I have done four very different roles. In my current role as a Personal Assistant to Michelle, I work very closely with her on our global sustainability initiatives and the day-to-day running of the hotel. What I love most is having a multi-faceted role within a passionate team who I regard as friends.
I am delighted to lead a wonderful team in the UK, taking care of our guests' reservations. Let us know whether you will be celebrating your honeymoon, birthday, or wedding. It would be our pleasure to oversee your bedroom allocation and put in a special request prior to your arrival. We can also organise any additional extras you may like such as chocolates, champagne and strawberries, which would be waiting for you upon arrival. We will ensure that your stay will be one you fondly remember.
My hospitality journey began in 2017 when I started at The Egerton House Hotel as a Management Programme participant in food and beverage. I enjoyed my job immensely, but what I loved most was meeting new people and creating the memorable experiences that the Egerton House is known for. In my current role as Duty Manager, I am very much involved in the smooth running of the hotel’s facilities from a front office and food and beverage aspect, but that sentiment of creating those memorable experiences remains at the heart of what I do. Every guest is welcomed warmly and fast becomes a member of the Egerton family.
I grew up in Spain and moved to London in 2017 when I entered the hospitality industry as a chef at a restaurant in Covent Garden. For the last two years, I have been employed at The Egerton House Hotel, which allows me to exercise my passion for baking and thinking up new concepts for afternoon tea. What I love most about The Egerton House is the team I work with and the family-like atmosphere we create for the guests who come to stay with us.
I have worked in very varied roles and industries – from teaching literature to legal work, to car mechanics – but my passion is people. I take enormous pride in my role as Head Housekeeper at The Egerton House Hotel, where I have been employed for nearly four years. I am most at home working alongside people I admire and meeting the many guests we have the pleasure of welcoming to the hotel. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon.