One of the most enviable Okavango Delta safari destinations is Belmond Eagle Island Lodge. Situated in one of the most sought after areas of the Delta, the Camp can be found on the remote and exclusive Xaxaba island which is surrounded by lush vegetation and a multitude of waterways. Renowned for its luxurious Safari experience coupled with excellent game viewing opportunities it is one of only a handful of air-conditioned Okavango camps.Read More
Situated on its own private island in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offers a unique, five star waterside safari experience to its guests. Thanks to its extraordinary position in the Delta, the lodge has the unique privilege of offering its guests once-in-a-lifetime bird and animal sightings each and every day of their stay. A recent 10-month refurbishment and revamp has resulted in new lodge surrounds that are as spectacular as the natural environs and reviews since reopening have heaped compliments on this luxury haven that is a marriage of textures and colours chosen to complement and reflect the surrounds.
Its clear that the recent redesign of the lodge is all about laidback luxury. There are just 12 Deluxe Tented Rooms at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, ensuring plenty of privacy and time to unwind in peace. Each of the rooms is a beautiful marriage of natural textures and modern comforts and central to each is a beautifully dressed bed with uninterrupted Delta views. Details like the outdoor shower and private rim flow pool outside on the deck ensure one feels indulged at every turn. Despite its impressive new look, the new design of the lodge treads lightly on the earth and thanks to a sensitive design code, it fits in effortlessly to the natural surrounds – an ancient sycamore tree incorporated into the design of the space further enhances the notion of working with rather than against the environment.
It’s clear that every single element of the experience at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is about unadulterated indulgence. From bucket list air safari helicopter flips offering an incredible perspective of the Delta’s waterways and inhabitants to magnificent magenta sunsets enjoyed at the Fish Eagle Bar and private dinners a deaux under the stars, each and every moment at this Okavango Delta island hideaway is guaranteed to be spectacular. It goes without saying that the animal sightings here are incredible too. Avid birdwatchers are bound to become blasé about spotting some of their favourites since the birdlife is so prolific while viewing elephant herds and many other wild animals from a Mokoro is an experience like no others. No other lodge in Africa offers as many water-focused activities including motorboat safaris, barge cruises and mokoro adventures.