Eagle Island Camp: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||12|
Main description of Eagle Island Camp
Eagle Island Camp: Facilities
|Room facilities||Air Conditioning, Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Mini Bar, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Complementary Wi-Fi, Hair Dryer, Verandah|
|Available services||Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Viewing, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, High Tea, Mokoro, Safaris, Game Walks, Cultural Tours, Helicopter Rides|
Room types at Eagle Island Camp
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge 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. 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, over-sized fluffy bathrobes, big soft bath sheets, cosy slippers and luxurious bathroom toiletries.
All luxury rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering magnificent 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, just the stars in the heaven above. The room interiors are luxuriously appointed with comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed with mosquito netting, as well as discreet air conditioning. 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
Activities at Eagle Island Camp
Many people come to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge purely to experience its huge variety of birds. The 400 land and aquatic species drawn to the watery Okavango Delta make for unrivalled bird viewing.
Here you experience the remoteness of the Okavango Delta and get a bird's eye view of the inaccessible lakes and islands.
Your pilot’s voice is coming through on the headset. “Look to the right where a herd of buffalos is crossing the river. We’re going down for a close-up view.” Next, you’re soaring up again. “We’re heading to a higher altitude. See the formation of the channels and the way in which the water and land mass has evolved over centuries.”
Helicopter flights over Botswana are one of life’s big adventures. Hunting has rarely been done from above and therefore animals are unperturbed by aircraft. Surprisingly, you may hover just a few feet over great herds of zebra as they continue to graze, completely unconcerned.
Even more exciting, you may be able to touch down on an island far away from human habitation and stand in a spot that has not been touched by the modern world. A speed boat may appear bearing coffee or a celebratory glass of sparkling wine: sip at leisure as you gaze on lush, riverine scenery—one of the world’s last great wildernesses.
(Additional rates apply)
Mokoro Canoe Safari
This traditional dugout canoe takes you gliding over shallow, clear waters past brilliant water lilies and papyrus grasses to areas inaccessible by boat.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is positioned close to Xaxaba village. On request you may visit the village and you may be invited into a private home to experience aspects of their way of life. This is no tourist attraction, but a community of people who have adapted ancient traditions to modern times.
On a walking safari through the Delta you are totally enveloped in nature. You spot amazing things close-up: an insect, animal tracks, big game droppings, swarming termite mounds. These small, unexpected aspects of life often make the biggest impression. If a game drive is like reading a book: a walking safari is like actually becoming a character in that book.