Sunken Lily Lounge at Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana Adriaan LouwSet the sceneAn off-grid camp, run like a smart hotel by travel stalwarts the Tollman family, Xigera represents the sharp edge of transformative, sustainable travel in one of Botswana’s prime private concessions. AdvertisementThe backstoryThe original Xigera, a modest camp built from reed and thatch, was the very first property opened by Wilderness Safaris in Botswana in the mid-1980s. Up until recently, the Tollmans owned a sizable share in Wilderness Safaris – a fraction of their global travel empire, but significant because of their commitment to Africa. Salad dish at Xigera Safari Lodge, Botswana Adriaan LouwAdvertisementFood and drinkIngenuity and variety spring from the kitchen – it feels as if you’re eating in a different restaurant every time, served in unique, last-minute surprise locations. Hotel address: Xigera Safari Lodge, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, BotswanaWebsite: xigera.comPrice: from about £1,900 per personLike this?