Kigelia Adventure Lodge

The Story

Kigelia Adventure Lodge is a piece of paradise south of Shakawe at the so-called “Panhandle” of the Okavango Delta. Jochen from Windhoek and Albert Michau from Maun were looking for a special place for a lodge close to the water with a bit more luxury, such as electricity and Wi-Fi, for a relaxing holiday. They found it right in the Okavango River where the river is wide and fringed with reeds. The wooden deck of the main public area has stunning views onto the water and a series of Papyrus islands and is shaded by a huge Sausage Tree - Kigelia Africana - which is why they named the lodge Kigelia.

The Facts
  • 15 spacious en-suite tents
  • Max. guests: 30
  • Electricity
  • Air conditioner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Boats on site
  • Self-catering (meals are prepared by the guide)
The Environment

Grey water is gathered, filtered and returned back to nature.

Swimming Pool

A small swimming pool provides a splash of coolness on the hot days under the African sun.

Activities & Experiences offered by Southern Cross Adventure Lodge

Boat Cruises

There is always something special about being located alongside a river or lake. You could stare onto the water the whole day, but that is not all you can do here! Equipped with own boats you will venture out and explore the islands of the northern delta where you can see the nesting sites of birds such as the carmine bee-eater. The boat tour consists of a 1-2 hour walk on the island and a yummy picnic.


Tsodilo Hills

Tsodilo Hills, with hundreds of San bushmen paintings, makes a beautiful and interesting day trip. A 3-4 hour walk will bring the San history closer to you.


Camping Experience

If you want it really wild Kigelia is also the perfect base for a one- or two-day camping trip into the Delta. You are transferred by boat to a remote island where you sleep in tents and spend the day walking, island hopping and looking for birds, crocodiles and other animals.

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“Great spot to be. Loved the lake, the sunrises and the nice and comfortable camp. Great and friendly team, lovely nights at the fire glowing with a lot of atmosphere.”

“Beautifully situated, with aircon in the tent! Awesome tour into the Delta!”