Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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... for wildlife and the swampy areas attract a huge variety of bird life, especially in September when migrants arrive to breed in the Delta - twitchers take note! It is estimated that 11 billion cubic meters of water is brought down the Okavango River every year and of this only about 3% reaches Maun.
Only animals that were visible to us land lubbers with 4x4's, were Elephants and Giraffe and some Red ...
... along with a long poll (a bit like punting, with a much thinner boat). We hired a team of mkoro pollers to take us and all our gear to the campsite. The head poller was Luke (who became Tom and my poller) and the rest of the team were Jerry, Shortie (he really was short), Neot and Timon. They made it look easy gliding along the water but when we all tried to poll a mkoro, it was much more difficult!
... the last day on the delta we pack up and head back this time down river. It is a lot sunnier today so we all cover up well to avoid the bright sun reflecting off the water, enjoying the warm, relaxing Mokoro trip back to the dock. Now on our way to Gweta, where we will be camping under the beautiful Baobab trees once again in a great little campsite.
Tomorrow we are heading back in to civilization, until then
... the summer rains, the river travels from the Angolan highlands, past the Namibian Caprivi strip and crosses into Botswana. The river pushes through from the north of the country and eventually encounters a landscape that is completely flat. With less than 2 meters variation in height, the water spreads like an open palm creating a stunning mosaic of channels, lagoons, ox-bow lakes, flooded grasslands and thousands of islands of a variety of shapes and ...
... the hippos, generally you are safe, the problems start once they go underwater and you know they could be coming for you. The other problem is that if they don’t know you’re there and surface only to find a canoe in their path they can panic and attack. As a rule the guides would bang their poles on the canoes repeatedly just to warn the hippos of our presence, although this did not placate me.
We finally beached on an island and set up ...