Stay at the Eagle Island Lodge
Life at Eagle Island Lodge is dominated by the ebb and flow of the Okavango. Watch elephants splash through the shallows as you enjoy your breakfast. Soak up the chatter of birds and roar of big cats after an a la carte lunch, and the rhythm of hand carved paddle blades hitting the delta’s surface waters during a dip in the outdoor pool. Then enjoy the sunset explode over Chief’s Island from the open-fronted bar with a nightcap in hand before retiring to a tented oasis complete with the comforts of a city center hotel.
Only accessible by air, the lodge is roughly 20 minutes from Maun and 90 minutes from Kasane by light aircraft. The lodge can also be reached by helicopter for those looking to make their arrival extra special.
The 11 luxurious tents have a modern décor of grey and black with copper highlights. They are positioned on raised wooden platforms and sit beneath local thatch so they and the hotel’s shared spaces meld into the surrounding landscapes. They contain a king-size bed as standard. Two of the tents can have the addition of an extra single bed suitable for a child.
Who is it for
There’s a clear emphasis towards adult safari goers. Children above six years of age are welcome, although only those 12 and over can participate in walking and mokoro canoe safaris. Families must book a private vehicle.
Amenities & Activities
From April to September much of the attention is based on the water, with mokoro trips, motorboat safaris and fishing available. Game drives by both day and night dominate proceedings at other times of year, although animal spotting can be limited.