Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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We met " Two" our boatman. People have wonderful names here - " Knowledge" - The tourist information office. "Progress" - the delightful reservations trainee at Vic Falls Rest Camp.
"Parks" our Moremi tour guide & " Space" - the security night watchman at Audi Camp. :)
The Delta is a wonder & a haven for all sorts of hidden treasures. We ...
... the rare Sitatunga antelope and water loving birds like Herons, Egrets and a few raptors. What was evident again from the drier landscape, was the huge areas of devastated tree stumps. Elephants had been here! The cats were somewhere else - we did hear the distant mating roars but so far no sightings at Khwai or en route to Xakanaxa.
On arrival at the campsite - and boy, did the name 'Kak' apply in this ...
... of elephant dung, all of which we dodge as we decelerate in the landing roll. I taxi to the end, pull off the runway to wait until Reg lands, but I pull off too far and my right wheel sinks in the sand. I'm stuck...what a moron! Our ranger/guide drives over and tells us to park on the opposite end of the runway where there are tie-downs, but is kind enough to help push my plane out to harder ground. With the planes all put ...
... been about a 5 km walk. They were extremely appreciative and so we all joined in singing their "Beautiful Africa" song. We all laughed together and it made such an awesome ending to our delta adventure. We arrived back at Delta Rain camp site in the early afternoon and spent the afternoon doing a major wash of the putridly dirty delta clothes and then a very relaxing time at the camp ...
... br> As the water flows through these myriad waterways, much of it, almost 95%, either evaporates or gets swallowed by the Kalahari sands. Only 2 to 3 percent of the water reaches the delta’s southern fringes. Being located in an extremely arid desert region, it attracts great concentrations of animals and birds, making it a complex (and unique) ecosystem as well as Botswana's premier tourist attraction.
But the size and scope of the ...