Hidden from the world, deep within Botswana's Okavango Delta, is the paradise of Belmond Eagle Island Lodge. Situated on the island of Xaxaba and surrounded by illala palms, the camp overlooks a lagoon fed by the tranquil waterways of the Delta.
The area offers exceptionally high quality wildlife viewing with prolific birdlife and mammal sightings.
Eagle Island's serene watery base 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.
Built to blend into its environment, the camps afford guests with a peaceful setting perfect for enjoying the sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta.
The 12 luxury tented rooms 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, 4 poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as air- conditioning.
For all guests, there is a large swimming pool for relaxing around in between safari activities, and the magnificent sunsets can be enjoyed during times of high flood from the camp's most romantic Fish Eagle Bar at Eagle Island or from the raised deck overlooking the lagoon.