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Eagle Island Camp

No trip to Botswana would be complete without a trip to the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest inland water systems, which stretches 16,000 miles in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. It’s like being in a David Attenborough programme as you soar above rivers, lagoons and floodplains before eventually touching down on the miniscule airfield at Eagle Island Camp, 20 minutes from Khwai. As you’d expect, being in the middle of a delta, it’s all about water-based activities here. Cruise down waterways in a motorised boat for drinks at sunset, marvelling at the lilies, hippos and seemingly endless sky. Or, if you want something more adventurous, have a go in a mokoro (dug-out canoe), which is available to guests from April to October. Eagle Island Camp also offers guests one of Botswana’s most exciting adventures: a helicopter safari. Whizzing along rivers, hovering above herds of elephants and swooping in to take a close look at some giraffes, all while strapped in to a doorless chopper, is absolutely fantastic and not to be missed. As well as the beautiful four-poster beds and scenic swimming pool to lounge around, the other allure here is the Fish Eagle Bar, voted one of the most romantic bars in the world by the New York Times, thanks to its vista overlooking tranquil waterways. It’s a choice spot for a sundowner cocktail and to toast the end of your amazing safari