If “to visit the world’s most romantic bar” is on your to-do list, Eagle Island Camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta is where you should go. But although the Fish Eagle Bar of the luxury lodge at Eagle Island Camp is situated on its own secluded island in the Okavango Delta, it is not the only romantic spot you’ll find during your stay here. The entire establishment exudes an atmosphere of romantic Africa, last seen in the movie “Out of Africa”.
Eagle Island Camp is situated on the secluded Xaxaba Island in the Okavango Delta. Think waterways and lush vegetation with an abundance of wildlife and bird species. Add luxurious accommodation in safari tents, staff catering to your every whim and fancy, and you’ve got Eagle Island Camp! Definitely one of Botswana’s jewels.
Guests at Eagle Island Camp are accommodated in luxury safari tents, pitched on raised viewing decks and shaded under traditional African thatch. Each viewing deck has two easy chairs and a hammock, so you can view the surrounding Okavango Delta or read more about Botswana’s wildlife. The tents are equipped with everything you can think of: en suite bathroom with his and hers vanities, stocked mini-bar, airconditioning and a four-poster bed with mosquito nets to add to the romantic atmosphere. Other facilities include hair dryer, safe, overhead fan, intercom system, plugs for electric shavers and charge points for video batteries.
For those seeking even more privacy, Eagle Island Camp in the Okavango Delta also offers a private suite with a spacious deck, situated well removed from the other tents. Here you can relax on two deck loungers or enjoy a splash in the heated pool set among the trees. The open-air bathroom, complete with double shower and extra-deep Victorian bath is an experience you will not likely come across again in Botswana. Indulge in other luxuries such as huge bathrobes, giant bath sheets, slippers and the ultimate in luxury toiletries. Suite guests have their own game-viewing vehicle with guide, to explore the surrounding Okavango Delta when they wish. And why not have a candle-lit dinner on your own viewing deck?
Speaking of dinner, mealtimes at the luxurious Eagle Island Camp in Botswana are memorable. Served in the open air or in an covered area overlooking the Okavango Delta, the delicious fare is only matched by the breathtaking sunsets. After dinner, enjoy the campfire or gaze at the African stars through the high-powered telescope. Although Eagle Island has full internet access, satellite TV, satellite phone and VHS radio communications, this is very unobtrusive.
Of all the activities offered at Eagle Island Camp in Botswana (including mokoro safaris, guided walks, early morning and evening game drives, fishing, birdwatching and visits to the Xaxaba village), the helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta is surely the highlight. Because hunting from aircraft has been very limited, the animals are oblivious to the helicopter, so you can really view them in their natural state. The helicopter trip across the Okavango Delta also includes touch-down in a remote, secluded area. Experience silence and peace unheard of in the modern world.