Eagle Island Camp

Eagle Island Camp


Far away from the rest of the world but only twenty minutes by air from Maun, deep in the Okavango Delta, lies the Orient Express camp Eagle Island. Snuggling beneath the soaring palm trees on Xaxaba Island, the thatched-roof luxury chalets are comfortably shady.


The camp sports a magnificent vista across the peaceful lagoon, which is fed from the quiet waters of the Delta. The 15 tents on elevated wooden platforms blend beautifully into the green surroundings and provide a perfect backdrop from read more » which to enjoy the breathtaking views and mysterious sounds of the Okavango Delta.


When the plains are flooded, you can enjoy the sensational spectacle of a magnificent sunset behind the lagoon, all in the comfort of your private terrace. Or settle down at the Fish Eagle Bar on Eagle Island and marvel at the setting sun in the company of the other guests and a cocktail mixed to perfection.


After dinner, drop into the cosy seats arranged around the crackling campfire. Those interested in an adventurous dining experience will be interested to learn that the Eagle Island Camp offers dinner in the middle of the jungle. No need to worry, you are not on the menu. The Dinner Tour in the Wilderness is accompanied by experienced personnel.


Because of the extreme daytime temperatures, a wilderness day starts early with breakfast at 6am. It is simply wonderful to enjoy the sounds of the bush while waking up over your morning coffee or tea. A light brunch is served around 11am and, later on, around 4pm, afternoon tea with a selection of delicacies. At 8pm, it is time for dinner.


A fascinating island – nature putting on an extraordinary show for you! Add luxuriously comfortable accommodation and you sum up the basic essence of the Eagle Island Camp. Simply uniquely beautiful!


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The Eagle Island Camp offers luxury tents sporting a breathtaking view. The units are set high above the ground on wooden platforms. Typical African thatched roofs offer traditional protection from the read more » blazing sun. The spacious terraces boast comfortable easy chairs and hammocks.


What could be more beautiful? From here, you can observe the local wildlife strolling by or dine with your loved one in absolute privacy. The tent’s interiors are amazingly luxurious, especially considering the remote location of the Okavango Delta.


The comfortable en-suite has a shower and toilet and double washbasins, an individual hot water system, electric heater, both 110 and 240-volt power outlets for electric razors and such and a hair dryer.


Even though we consider the drinking water at the camp perfectly safe, bottled water and water coolers in the rooms and in the bar area form part of the facilities. The camp also offers charging facilities for your video camera batteries as well as countless other practical amenities.


The rooms are equipped with a well-stocked mini bar, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, heating, a safe and an enormous, comfortable four-poster-bed draped in a mosquito net. Batteries power the lighting in the evenings and reception personnel is available 24 hours.


You can choose to dine on your private terrace in the evenings or in the bar or dining area beneath the sparkling firmament. Eagle Island Camp and Xaxaba Island offer an unspoilt natural paradise with innumerable waterways and sweeping wetlands as well as palm-covered islands. In short, an ecosystem that is home to countless rare animals and apart from that is quite simply stunning.


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You arrive at the Eagle Island Camp on a light airplane, landing at the camp’s private strip. A 4x4 picks guests up and shuttles them to the Eagle Island Camp. The camp on Xaxaba is set at a most idyllic read more » location at the heart of the Okavango Delta, in the Moremi Game Reserve.


Situated in the middle of one of the largest desert regions on the planet, the reserve features a unique ecosystem, which is larger than Belgium. It is the largest inland river delta in the world. The visitors enter a charmed land rich with exotic flair - a nature paradise that will be the backdrop for all activities in the next days.


Breathe the pure air and indulge in the luxuries of the comfortable Eagle Island Camp, take a refreshing swim in the pool, dine in the exclusive Fish Eagle Bar or undertake an adventurous tour in the jungle.


Different times of the year offer a different kind of holiday in the Okavango Delta. November to April is the rainy season, which normally sees at least one heavy shower a day. Therefore, the drier months from April to October are recommended as the best travel time. For the highest water levels in the Delta, Intosol recommends you visit in July.


The best wildlife experiences can be enjoyed around August and September. Naturally, the camp’s range of activities depends on the season. For example, Mokoro safaris are only available when the floodwaters are at their highest.


Mokoros are wooden dugout canoes - and to travel in one is to glide almost silently through the Delta, an inspiring experience. A completely different way to experience this part of Africa is to join a guided bush walk.


It goes without saying that the classic all terrain vehicle safaris are also being offered. Of course, there is always some time to kick back on the veranda and watching the world go by. Experience an African dream at the Eagle Island Camp on Xaxaba in Botswana!


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