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.
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.
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- Laundry Service
- Room Service
- Cultural Tours
All luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof.
The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy.
The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning.
In-room safes are provided for the safekeeping of all cash, travel documents and other valuables
‘His and hers’ vanity unit
Private viewing deck
Outside lounge, with hammock and ceiling fan
Electric overhead fan (24 hour use)
110v/220v plugs for electric razors
Facilities for charging video batteries
24 hour DC battery lighting in guest rooms
Intercom system to reception
Eagle Island Camp has an exclusive private suite, perfect for a more intimate safari experience. The naturally stunning private suite with a spacious secluded deck area is set away from the other tents in the camp.
The extended viewing deck has two relaxing sun loungers, perfect for basking in the warm African sun. To the side, a generous heated splash pool which is set amongst the trees for shade and privacy, yet with full views of the Delta allows one to wallow in communion with the hippos whilst spotting elephant and crocodiles on the island banks.
The open air double showers and beautiful deep copper-framed Victorian bath, with only the tree canopy as a roof, offers further opportunities to commune with nature.
Choose an elegant candle-lit dinner on the private outdoor deck (additional rates apply). Among the many other suite indulgences available in the suite include temperature controlled rooms, a well-stocked mini bar, oversized fluffy bathrobes, big soft bath sheets, cosy slippers and luxurious bathroom toiletries.