Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
$ 600 (Pps)
- Water activities throughout the year in the permanent Okavango Delta
- Luxurious air-conditioned tents on raised wooden decks
- Excellent game and bird-watching
- Ideally combined with a land-based camp (Khwai River Lodge or Savute Elephant Camp)
Eagle Island Lodge at Xaxaba is in the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta. The word Xaxaba means 'island of tall trees', aptly naming this luxury tented camp under the shaded canopy of indigenous trees. Eagle Island overlooks a surrounding lagoon which is fed by the waterways of the Okavango Delta. The island and its surrounds offer exceptionally good game-viewing, home to elephant, red lechwe, buffalo, giraffe, shy Sitatunga and the rare Pel's fishing owl. Game viewing is by mokoro and boat (water levels permitting), as well as walking trails on the islands to track the wildlife on foot. This is a fine birding area, one of the Delta's most pristine, given its myriad waterways, palm-treed islands and vast flood plains which is heaven for fish eagles, herons, egrets and kingfishers. During the summer months of November to March, the lower water levels make it possible to drive open 4x4 vehicles off the island.
Accommodation is in 12 air-conditioned luxury tents, all en suite with private raised viewing decks. The tents are luxuriously appointed with fully stocked minibar, four poster bed mosquito netting, and air conditioning, all under a canopy of thatch. Magnificent sunsets can be enjoyed from the Fish Eagle bar, which was voted one of the most romantic bars in the world by the New York Times, or from the raised deck overlooking the lagoon. The public areas offer a cool refuge from the African sun as does the swimming pool
Milandi JoubertAfrica Travel Specialist
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Deluxe Tented Room (s)
Each of the lodge's 12 new rooms are 82 square meters in size and boasts its own plunge pool and outdoor deck. Offering contemporary luxury, every detail has been carefully thought-out.
The centerpiece is an over-sized bed with views onto the Delta. Each room features a luxurious bathroom with a large bathtub, double vanity unit and a walk-in wardrobe, as well as a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the Delta.
Facilities include: Private outdoor rim flow plunge pool and viewing deck; Air conditioning; Mini-bar; In-room safe; Hair dryer; 10v/220v plugs for electric razors; Indoor and outdoor shower; Dressing gowns and slippers; Hairdryer; Tea and coffee making facilities; Reading/relaxation nook