Eagle Island Camp
Hidden from the
world, deep within Botswana's Okavango Delta, is the safari paradise of Eagle
Island Camp by Orient-Express. Situated on the island of Xaxaba and surrounded
by Illala Palms, the camp overlooks a lagoon fed by the tranquil waterways of
The area offers exceptionally high quality wildlife viewing with prolific birdlife and mammal sightings.
Built to blend into its environment, the camps offer guests a peaceful setting perfect for enjoying the sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta. 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.
at Eagle Island Camp is everything you would expect of a luxury safari
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, 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, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning.
For your convenience, in-room safes are provided for the safekeeping of all cash, travel documents and other such articles.
Dining at Eagle Island Camp
With incredible views cross the Okavango Delta and delicious food to match, the dining experience at Eagle Island Camp is one to remember.
Dine in the open-air or under camp's covered area and watch the Botswana sun set across the waterlilly filled waters.
After dinner enjoy the bar and lounge areas. Seated around camp fire you can share stories of the days experiences with other guests or simply curl up and relax while the wildlife in the Delta does the same.
Be it in the open-air or within camp's covered dining area, Eagle Island Camp offers a dining experience to remember. In the heart of the safari experience, surrounded by wildlife, enjoy delicious cuisine created by camp's skilled chefs.
The restaurant offers something for everyone all day and will also be glad to 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. On your return the restaurant will be open for a light brunch to satisfy you until the next adventure begins...
The Fish Eagle Bar
There is no better place to experience the sunset over the Okavango Delta than from the Fish-Eagle Bar.
Open-air and covered bar and lounge areas with a dedicated viewing deck provide the best of both worlds - a complete view of the Delta coupled with the cool relaxation of this safari hideaway.
The camp fire provides the perfect place to settle after a day full of adventure. Share your experiences over the camp fire or curl up and relax with a loved one, just the two of you and the wildlife.
Eagle Island Camp’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.
During the months of November through March, when lower water levels make it possible to drive an open 4x4 vehicles off the island, guests can also enjoy the combined excitement of a game drive with water activity.
The camp offers game viewing activities in the morning and late afternoons. Bird and game viewing is done either from motorised boats or mokoro (traditional dugout canoes), which are poled along effortlessly and quietly through the clear waters of the Okavango.
Getting to the Camp
Khwai River Lodge has its own private licensed airstrip, co-ordinates 19 32 43.83 S – 23 02 55.58 E. The best way to Eagle Island Camp is via Maun which is accessible by scheduled, daily flights from Johannesburg.
Eagle Island Camp is also accessible from Livingstone, Zambia and Kasane, Northern Botswana. Access from Maun, Livingstone and Kasane is all by shared charter aircraft operated by camp's air partner, Mack Air.
All aircraft used by Mack Air are single-engine. Private charters are available on request.
From Maun: 20 mins
From Kasane: 1 hour 40 mins
From Livingstone: 2 hours
Rates per person per night, full board: on request
No children under 8 years old
Eagle Island Camp is closed annually from 03 January till 31 March. Long stay: 4 nights and longer: rates on request.
RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
Accommodation, scheduled activities & laundry services.
All meals, refreshments, local spirits & wines (premium brands excluded).
Emergency medical evacuation insurance.
National park fees and all government levies & taxes.
Cost of inter camp scheduled flights from Maun, Kasane or any other Orient-Express camp.
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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