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Eagle Island Camp

Eagle Island Camp 2017-05-14T07:26:48+00:00

Hidden from the world, deep within Botswana’s Okavango Delta, is the paradise called Eagle Island Camp. Situated on the island of Xaxaba and surrounded by Illala Palms, the camp overlooks a surrounding lagoon fed by the tranquil waterways of the Delta.

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The area offers exceptionally high quality wildlife viewing with prolific birdlife and mammal sightings. It is also the site of one of the most romantic bars in the world, the Fish Eagle Bar, as voted by the New York Times. The camp offers a cool retreat from the African sun and is shaded by a canopy of indigenous trees.

Eagle Island Camp at Xaxaba is one of the Delta’s most pristine natural locations, a region of myriad waterways, palm-treed islands and vast flood plains. During the months of April through October the camp offers a choice of game viewing by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorised boat sundowner cruises in the surrounding lagoons. When water levels are low (December through March), morning, afternoon and evening game drives are offered, offering guests the opportunity to further explore the surrounding islands. For the more intrepid, safari walks are offered all year around. Also offered at Eagle Island are spectacular gameviewing flights over Botswana by private helicopter, based at Eagle Island Camp. ‘Naturally Wild’ spa treatments are also available for indulgent treatments in the privacy of your own tent.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Eagle Island Camp is everything you would expect of a luxury safari experience.

All luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy.

The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning.

For your convenience, in-room safes are provided for the safekeeping of all cash, travel documents and other such articles.

The Tents

All the luxury tents Camp at Eagle Island Camp are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof.

The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy.

The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning.

In-room safes are provided for the safekeeping of all cash, travel documents and other valuables

Facilities include:

‘His and hers’ vanity unit Private viewing deck Outside lounge, with hammock and ceiling fan Air conditioning Mini-bar In-room safe Hair dryer Electric overhead fan (24 hour use) 110v/220v plugs for electric razors Facilities for charging video batteries 24 hour DC battery lighting in guest rooms Intercom system to reception

Private Suite

Eagle Island Camp has an exclusive private suite, perfect for a more intimate safari experience. The naturally stunning private suite with a spacious secluded deck area is set away from the other tents in the camp.

The extended viewing deck has two relaxing sun loungers, perfect for basking in the warm African sun. To the side, a generous heated splash pool which is set amongst the trees for shade and privacy, yet with full views of the Delta allows one to wallow in communion with the hippos whilst spotting elephant and crocodiles on the island banks.

The open air double showers and beautiful deep copper-framed Victorian bath, with only the tree canopy as a roof, offers further opportunities to commune with nature. Guests enjoying the luxurious new suite will have the opportunity to enjoy game-viewing on their own exclusive vehicle with their own personal guide, and they will be able to set out on a safari expedition as and when they wish.

Choose an elegant candle-lit dinner on the private outdoor deck (additional rates apply). Among the many other suite indulgences available in the suite include temperature controlled rooms, a well-stocked mini bar, oversized fluffy bathrobes, big soft bath sheets, cosy slippers and luxurious bathroom toiletries.

Eagle Island Camp Game Viewing

Eagle Island Camp has a serene watery base that lends itself to quiet relaxation, contemplation and reflection. If, however, you are looking for adventure and excitement then Eagle Island will not disappoint – from walking safaris on surrounding islands, where there is always the possibility of a close encounter, to mokoro and motor boat excursions around the myriad of waterways, the diversity and propensity of the wildlife will fascinate the most seasoned of travelers to Africa. During the months of November through March, when lower water levels make it possible to drive our open 4×4 vehicles off the island, guests can also enjoy the combined excitement of a game drive with water activity.

Bird Watching

This would be the highlight of any birders trip as this is truly a birders destination. Eagle Island boasts almost 400 bird species and has by far more specials than the other two camps put together.

As the name suggests this is a water camp and during times when the flood that fills the Okavango Delta is good then the camp is totally cut off from the mainland. The water birds here are out of this world; specials include regular sightings of the infamous Pel’s Fishing Owl, Black Coucal, Long Toed Plovers, Brown Fire Finches and a whole host of other specials. Wattled Cranes are also a big feature with flocks of up to 200 have been recorded.

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