Belmond Eagle Island Camp Highlights
• Eagle Island Camp, Xaxaba, is one of the Delta’s most pristine natural locations
• Built to blend into its environment with a peaceful setting
• Magnificent sunsets can be enjoyed from the camp’s romantic Fish Eagle Bar
• One of the world’s premier bird-watching locations
• Scenic Helicopter flights over the Okavango Delta
Belmond Eagle Island Camp Description
The camp offers a cool retreat from the African sun and is shaded by a canopy of indigenous trees. 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. Belmond Eagle Island camp has 11 luxury rooms, set on raised platforms overlooking the Delta. Each room has a private viewing deck with easy chairs and a hammock to watch the ever changing vista. The rooms are luxurious with a four poster bed with mosquito netting, an en-suite bathroom and a mini bar.
The Fish Eagle Bar has stunning views over the lagoon and is an ideal venue to watch the sun set over the Delta. The open-air covered dining, bar and lounge areas surround the camp fire and seating area. There is also a large swimming pool perfect for cooling down on a hot summers afternoon or getting a few laps in before lunch!
Belmond Eagle Island Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
Even though the Okavango Delta is technically known as a swamp, the water is remarkably clear, and free of impurities. It is also heavily populated with fish. So it will come as no surprise that this area boasts one of the highest concentrations of magnificent Fish Eagles on earth. A variety of birds, including herons, cormorants, pelicans, darters and storks.
Belmond Eagle Island Camp offers excellent game viewing. Buffalo herds in this region are very large with as many as 500 – 700 being seen at a time and Elephants are always around. Marvel at the prolific birdlife and visit Chief’s Island in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which teems with Zebra, Lion, Leopard and various antelope, Wildebeest and the ever-present Hippopotamus and Crocodile.
Activities are dependent on the water levels. Activities throughout the year would typically include mekoro rides (dugout canoes), unless there is no water, and game walks. When water levels are too low for water activities, game viewing is conducted by vehicle or on foot. Between June and September when the water is high, guests can also take motorboat rides, and in the drier season, game drives.
Game activities include guided game and bird walks, trips through waterways by motorised boats (water levels permitting) or in dugout canoes (mokoro). Sundowner cruises are also available. Sok up the stars on clear nights with a guide to stargazing mythology.