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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Xaxaba Island, Botswana
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you've been to the Okavango Delta and only experienced game drives on open Landrovers, then you're missing half the picture. Skimming over the delta in little aliboats, you're unlikely to see many predators. This is the playground of hippos, elephants, lechwe, fisheagles and kingfishers. The camp itself is less close to nature than the others we visited with Wi-fi,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We thought we would try Eagle Island camp on our family safari because we loved the water based activities. We had an incredible 3 days! The "tents" were luxurious, the food delicious but what really made it a warm place was the incredible management, staff and guides. We got to see hippos, Zebra, elephants and more by foot and by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

An absolutely extraordinarily personalised experience that achieved the perfect balance between companionship, knowledge & friendship, without blurring any boundaries. Food superb, water-based game viewing, spectacular helicopter game viewing. Elephants within the camp were unforgettable -a must have for all future visits.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This was our first ever safari camp experience and we thoroughly enjoyed the "game drives" done by boat. Although most safaris were by water we also went on a walking safari with our very well informed guide, Jacob. This was a totally new experience and whilst the thought may have been scary, we felt safe at all times. We saw... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Flew from the Savuti camp to Eagle Island camp to spend a few days there as well. The difference between this camp and Savuti is that this camp is on the Delta so you game spot off boats, and not game spotting vehicles. Again, like before at Savuti camp, we were met by all the staff from the Management down... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Two or three days at Eagle Island is a MUST in your Botswana safari experience. Managers Chantelle, Jacques and IT ( the king of paradise) make you feel like they are welcoming you in their home. The entire staff is friendly and nice, the accomodation are great and the Delta wildlife is amazing. A very different experience from land based... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our second trip to Botswana, as much as for the people as the fauna. This was the first of the 3 Orient Express camps we stayed at. The Delta is a fantasic place to visit and this lodge was very upmarket and beautifully located. Very caring staff, excellent facilities and delicious food. It is expensive and we would be right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was part of a trip which included the three Orient Express lodges in the order of Khwai River Lodge, Eagle Island Lodge and then Savute Elephant Lodge, staying three nights in each. This water based lodge was great - and so again was our guide John. The rooms were slightly older here and did not have the fixed wooden... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The outings were in boats, not vehicles, and so the wildlife sightings were different. More hippos, elephants, lots of birds. The 35 minute helicopter ride that is included gives a good overview of the area, with lots of game-spotting. And don't miss the Eagle Island Bar, reported to be one of the "10 most romantic bars in the world." Well,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

A short stay at Eagle Camp exposed up to close up encounters with elephants, hippos and birdlife - a very different experience to other land based game reserves in Africa. Very knowledgeable guides with great hospitality and food - the breakfast tray with fresh coffee and warms muffins was a treat at such an early hour and the escorted trips... More 

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Address: Xaxaba Island, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belmond Eagle Island Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Eagle Island Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Okavango Delta
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge Botswana/Okavango Delta

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