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.
The original dwelling built on this site was Kensington House, first occupied by Foot Onslow, a Commissioner of Excise under William III.
Dating back to 1883, our Grade-II listed Victorian building, instantly recognisable for its striking Kensington-style red-and-white brick façade, is a true landmark, and we strive to protect and celebrate this precious history, from the original marble checkerboard floors, to the Victorian tiling, leaded windows and wooden panelling, allowing guests a rare glimpse into London’s history.
Led by General Manager Andrew Pike, with 21 years of service, The Milestone is a family of passionate people, with a warm, inclusive ethos that embraces every aspect of our guests’ experiences.
Discover our ‘Tiny Noticeable Touches’, from freshly-cut flowers, handmade luxury soaps and candlelit turndowns, to personalised gifts, and Bentley and Range Rover transfers.
We pride ourselves on our local relationships, and carefully design remarkable experiences for our guests. From behind the scenes tours of the Royal Albert Hall to private in-suite concerts by members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, every detail provides a deep connection with our location.
Our passion for fine wines and gourmet cuisine is the driving force behind everything we serve at The Milestone Hotel & Residences. Experience fine dining in Cheneston's restaurant with its rich mahogany furniture; quintessentially British Afternoon Tea in the Park Lounge; or a light menu in our unique split-level Stables Bar. And, inspired by the fact that our front door is virtually within Champagne cork-popping range of Kensington Gardens, enjoy our famous 'picnic in the park'...