Eagle Island Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta is situated on the remote Xaxaba island among a web of waterways and lush vegetation, overlooking a lagoon that attracts a breathtaking variety of big game and exotic birds. Experience these excellent game-viewing opportunities on guided bush walks, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) safaris, and even spectacular helicopter safaris over the Delta's winding waterways.
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. Between your daily safari activities, relax in the large swimming pool or browse through the curio shop for some local art and craft souvenirs to take back home. Page through the interesting reference books in the library and in the evenings make use of the telescope for some exceptional star-gazing beneath the African night sky. A highlight of this camp is its Fish Eagle Bar. Voted by The New York Times as one of the most romantic bars in the world, the bar is located on its own private island away from the main camp.
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. This is the Okavango Delta as you have never experienced it before: remote, inaccessible lakes and islands seen from the sky. On a walking safari through the delta you are totally enclosed 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. You can explore the delta by traditional dugout canoes (mokoro) gliding over shallow, clear waters to areas inaccessible by boat. Many people come to Eagle Island purely to experience its huge variety of birds. The 400 land and aquatic species drawn by the watery Okavango Delta make for unrivalled viewing.
From $1195 per person sharing