Day 5 - 6
Scheduled road transfer to Kasane Airport. Meet your pilot and transfer by seat-in charter light aircraft to the Xaxaba airstrip for Eagle Island Camp. This flight takes approximately 80 minutes.
Africa’s ultimate water-focused safari is nestled in Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a private island at the heart of the Okavango Delta. The only inland delta of its kind, it is an oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert. The Okavango Delta stretches over 16,000km2 and supports a staggering variety of animal, plant, fish and birdlife. The area consists of endlessly changing channels, tributaries and lagoons as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas. Eagle Island Camp at Xaxaba, meaning “Island of Tall Trees” is a beautiful and unspoilt refuge. Situated on the banks of the Boro channel and Xaxaba lagoon, this is truly one of the Delta’s most pristine locations. Each of the lodge’s spacious Deluxe Tented Rooms boasts its own plunge pool. A private deck provides the perfect space to soak up the scenery. Flooded with daylight, the interior décor is elegant and light. The centrepiece of every tented room is an oversized bed with views of the delta. The uniquely designed, handmade copper-finish headboards reference Botswana’s mining tradition in-room amenities include a deep day bed, large desk, fully-stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning. An en-suite bathroom features a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the delta, a large indoor bathtub and walk-in wardrobe. The Fish Eagle bar is the perfect place to relax with a sundowner – sunsets are quite magnificent especially during the times of high flood. 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 travellers to Africa. During the months of November through March, when lower water levels make it possible to drive open 4x4 vehicles off the island, guests can also enjoy the combined excitement of a game drive with water activity.
Accommodation: Belmond Eagle Island Lodge