96 Hours: Botswana, Africa

Eagle Island Camp situated on the remote Xaxaba island amidst a net of waterways and lush vegetation in Botswana’s Okavango Delta [Seven Natural Wonders of Africa]; is the ultimate luxury safari destination which enables breathtaking views of a variety of big game and exotic birds from the water.

Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff at the entrance with a traditional melody and from that point, the crew was very attentive. Our guide [Onx] was very knowledgeable and explained the wildlife; extensively teaching us about elephants, hippos, crocs, baboons, giraffes, and lots of birds.

Troy Alexander Project was a guest and offers our opinion; it felt like a truly awe-inspiring experience, one of my favorites.  We went on water excursions, ventured out in a replica of a wooden canoe, propelled by our guide with a pole. Then took a helicopter ride giving me an immense perspective of Botswana seeing elephants and giraffes at 100 feet was absolutely an unbelievable observation. The menu on day one consisted of chicken liver as an appetizer, hake with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes; desert, an amazing chocolate tart and endless drinks. I found it hard to imagine the logistics that are involved in stocking such a remote place.

Eagle Island Camp is not fenced so an escort is necessary after dark. As we were walking back to our tents, a gigantic hippo darted past us, incredible, yet scary at the same time. Welcome to the “bush” as the natives call it. Stay tuned for more…

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Thank you
Twitter and Instagram: @alexxtroy
Photos Courtesy: Troy Alexander Heyward
Photos Shot with: Hasselblad Lunar

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