Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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... and are set up on stilts and connected to the other buildings by a raised boardwalk.
We had lunch, got settled into our tents and then went out to check out this new landscape. This area is quite the combination of open grasslands, wooded areas and water. As we went out on game drives we had to cross these rickety wooden bridges that really didn't seem all that stable to get from the island to the mainland. Tonight, ...
... hole. From
there, we could sit behind the fence (which I wasn’t confident would keep
anything out if it wanted to have a human for dinner) and watch all the
wildlife come from miles around to drink. It was an incredible experience as we
were about 20 metres from the action. However, despite sleeping in my sleeping
bag on one of the benches to try and spot one during the night, there was no
sign of any lions. The next day was a very early ...
A few days ago, our boss/lodge owner Jan offered us a trip to the Okavango Delta in the neighbouring country of Botswana. He was going there for a two night business trip and there was space in the plane – should we be interested. Paul and I were very interested in going to the Delta, especially as he was only going to have us the airport taxes. This was going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity, although I was a bit sceptical of flying in such a small plane! I had seen his plane ...
... weeks. And of course we had something in common. One girl was a Physio at the Alfred and had just finished volunteering as a paeds and neuro physio in Tanzania and Kenya and had also climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. Whilst another guy was about to volunteer as a builder at School for Life in Uganda, the school commenced by Katrina and Scotty's friend and that we will be visiting in the coming weeks. All too ironic not to meet up and discuss ...
... are completely vulnerable. The tall golden grasses are shoulder height so I was thankful to get out of there without seeing a camouflaged lion. For those who say that between me and Dave, I'd be the one who wouldn't try anything, well it's me who doesn't miss the opportunity to try everything. Even a branch pulled off a tree and used as a tooth brush!After a quick pack down of the tent we took the 1.5 hour trip back to civilisation on the mokoros. We can clear a ...