Eagle Island Camp | Okavango Delta Botswana
A Belmond Property
Eagle Island Camp is an interesting place to visit. The game viewing is limited to boats, either a mokoro, speed boat or sundowner cruiser. A helicopter is based at the camp that will take you game viewing over the Delta and fly low at about tree line height. This is a wonderful experience. This was our helicopter - note the elephant in the background.
Camp Location and Game Viewing
The camp is located in the Central Delta. The camp is shaded by a canopy of indigenous trees and the area is known as Xaxaba (island of tall trees). A mokoro ride is pictured above as you glide slowly through the reeds in front of the camp.
Bird life in this region is prolific and it is a bird watchers paradise. This is not the traditional safari camp as all the activities are centered around the water. It makes a nice addition to a itinerary for something slightly different. Particularly if you like helicopter rides this is a flight you will always remember. They take the doors off the side of the helicopter so you can take photographs, it is wonderful to see the area at this height by helicopter.
The tents feel more like a standard permanent structure, with nicely polished wood floors and a large outdoor deck. Particularly since they also feature air conditioning. The rooms are a nice size and have a nice bathroom, double sinks, large shower only, no bathtub. The tents are all raised above the ground and you walk on the ground between the tents. There is a large swimming pool on the grounds.
There is internet access.
Dining and wines
A covered dining room offers excellent cuisine. You can also dine outside close to the pool. A starter, choice of meat or vegetarian dish, dessert and cheeses is offered each evening. Of course a fully stocked bar in a covered area is offered for pre-and post dinner drinks. After dinner sitting around the fireplace is the traditional activity.
The Fish Eagle Bar has been named as one of the most beautiful bars in the world by the New York Times. They feature special cocktails at sunset. It is spectacular as you look over the water to the sun setting with a myriad of colors. Pictures below.
All type of spa treatments are available.
This is a very luxurious air conditioned option with a different atmosphere with all the activities featured around the water. The helicopter ride being the highlight of a visit.
Website: Eagle Island Camp