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
|Property facilities||Internet Access (Complimentary)|
|Room facilities||Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Mini Bar, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Complementary Wi-Fi, Hair Dryer, Verandah, Bath, Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi|
|Available services||Credit Card, Laundry Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Viewing, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, High Tea, Mokoro Excursion, Safaris, Game Walks, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Walks (Guided), Cultural Tours|
Room types at Eagle Island Camp
Deluxe Tented Room
Each of the lodge's new rooms are 82 square meters in size and boasts its own plunge pool and outdoor deck. Offering contemporary luxury, every detail has been carefully thought-out. The centerpiece is an over-sized bed with views onto the Delta. Each room features a luxurious bathroom with a large bathtub, double vanity unit and a walk-in wardrobe, as well as a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the Delta. Facilities include: Private outdoor plunge pool and viewing deck. Air conditioning Mini-bar In-room safe Hair dryer Electric overhead fan (24 hour use) 10v/220v plugs for electric razors 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.
Restaurants at Eagle Island Camp
Dining at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Enjoy superbg cuisine under cover or in the open air surrounded by nature and wildlife. Our chefs will also happily prepare picnics for you to take on a game drive. Game drives often start early. You will be woken with a light breakfast to enjoy in your tent before setting off on your drive. Restaurant times: Early breakfast (served around 6am) Light snacks, tea and coffee on morning activity Midday meal served between 10h30-13h30 Afternoon tea (served around 4pm) Drinks and snacks on afternoon activity Dinner (served around 8pm)