Eagle Island Lodge

An idyllic sunset at Eagle Island Lodge in the Okavango Delta.

Eagle Island is set amongst towering ilala palms in Botswana's spectacular Okavango Delta.

Price From:
POA
Type:
Lodge
Level:
Exclusive Top-End
Star Rating:
Five Star
Location:
Okavango Delta, Botswana
No of Units:
12

Eagle Island Lodge lies deep in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta. The camp is situated on Xakanaxa Island and looks out onto a lagoon surrounded by Ilala palms. The area is home to an abundance of bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's last true wilderness areas and offers some of the finest safari experiences on the continent.

Guests to Eagle Island are accommodated in twelve luxury tents with en suite facilities. The tents are raised on wooden platforms and are shaded by large thatched roofs. Each tent has a private wooden deck equipped with lazy chairs and a hammock - the ideal place to relax and unwind. The camp offers a large central dining and lounge area which is tastefully decorated to blend in with the natural surroundings.

The camp's large swimming pool is the perfect place to cool down on the warm summer days of your Botswana safari. A unique feature is the Fish Eagle Bar, located on its own private islet a short stroll from the camp. A late afternoon drink with the African dusk painting a vivid tapestry of colors in the sky is sure to count amongst your most treasured memories. Dinner may be enjoyed in front of a log fire or at the off-site bush dining area, equipped with a telescope for viewing the exceptional night skies of the delta.

African safari activities include walking safaris and exploring the myriad channels and islands from either a 'Mokoro' or a motorized boat. Fishing is also available at the lodge.

Following a flight from O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Maun, guests are chartered to the lustrous paradise of the Okavango Delta for their safari package in Botswana. From Eagle Island Lodge's seat on the sandy shores of Xaxaba, guests can vary their game viewing experience between the reedy waters of the lagoon, the comfy pew of an open 4x4 vehicle and the wispy hammock of their tent's deck. Whether via motorboat or mokoro, the glossy channels of the delta beg to be explored.

Tickle your palate with cocktails from the Fish Eagle Bar with its dramatic lagoon backdrop. Following a twilight turn in the pool (tempered to the conditions of the season), enjoy an exquisitely fixed meal under the enigmatic gaze of the African night sky. Guests who seek to further enhance their safari with the flavors of the wild can opt for an off-site bush dining experience.

Starting Date:
Any date specified by clients
Starting Point:
Johannesburg
Ending Point:
Johannesburg
Duration:
3 Days/2 Nights
(More nights can be added at an additional charge)
Flights:
  • Johannesburg to Maun round trip
  • Maun to Eagle Island round trip
Transfers:
  • None
Additional:
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Flights as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Two safari activities daily (Land- and water-based)
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
Excluded:
  • International airfare (to South Africa, and home)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Premier drinks not included at the lodge
  • Gratuities

Riaan's Review

Eagle Island Lodge is one of Botswana's finest safari lodges. The camp is small and intimate, the service and food are of a high standard and the location as wild and remote as can be wished for. The tents are air-conditioned - a rarity in the camps located in the Okavango Delta. It is a great choice for those who wish to experience a luxury safari in Botswana's most famous wilderness area. I would advise a minimum stay of three - ideally four - nights when visiting Eagle Island Lodge.

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