Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a private island at the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Nestled in Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge reopens following a ten-month closure and almost total rebuild. The only inland delta of its kind, it is an oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert.

The changes add innovation and originality to the Okavango experience. Fresh new tented guest accommodation, dining areas and lounges reflect the region’s natural beauty and the adventures of early explorers.

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Overview and Accommodation

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta

Africa’s ultimate water-focused safari has recently reopened with a new look and feel, allowing guests to discover a unique and dramatic ecosystem in total luxury.

Nestled in Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge reopens following a ten-month closure and almost total rebuild.

The changes add innovation and originality to the Okavango experience. Fresh new tented guest accommodation, dining areas and lounges reflect the region’s natural beauty and the adventures of early explorers.

Accommodation

Each of the lodge’s spacious Deluxe Tented Rooms boasts its own plunge pool. A private deck provides the perfect space to soak up the scenery.

Flooded with daylight, the interior décor is elegant and light. The centrepiece of every tented room is an oversized bed with views of the delta. The uniquely designed, handmade copper-finish headboards reference Botswana’s mining tradition.

In-room amenities include a deep day bed, large desk, fully-stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning. An en-suite bathroom features a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the delta, a large indoor bathtub and walk-in wardrobe.

Highlights

  • Okavango Delta.
  • 12 luxury tented rooms.
  • Romantic Fish-Eagle Bar.
  • Private rim-flow plunge pool in each tented room.
  • Exclusive helicopter and mokoro safaris.
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Facilities

  • Al fresco dining overlooking the lagoon.
  • Bar and lounge area featuring uninterrupted views of the delta.
  • Fire pit under the stars.
  • Private rim-flow plunge pool in each tented room.
  • Wireless internet.
  • Same day laundry service.
  • The romantic Fish Eagle Bar, perfect for views of the African sunset.
  • Curio shop with safari wear, local art and crafts.
  • Small reference library.
  • 24 hour emergency facilities and communications.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Private airstrip and helipad.
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Activities

There are endless things to do in Botswana. Tourist attractions include fishing, stargazing and encounters with local villages, while big game viewings and moonlight safaris create memories that will last a lifetime.

Game Drives

Early morning game drives take you out into a wild landscape. Expect to see a huge range of creatures, from big cats to rhino, antelope, and buffalo. Equally atmospheric and exciting are evening drives. Animals and birds emerge from their siesta, and suddenly the bush is alive with sights and sounds. Game viewing vehicles seat up to 6 guests.

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Helicopter Safaris

Available at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, helicopter flights over Botswana are one of life’s big adventures. Undisturbed by aircraft, view animals freely in their natural habitat. Touch down at a secluded spot and arrange in advance for a speedboat to meet you, bringing coffee or celebratory sparkling wine.

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Walking Safaris

On a walking safari you are totally enveloped by nature. Set out from camp early in the morning, and as you become attuned to your surroundings you will pick up the sounds and smells of animals nearby. Groups are limited to six persons and are accompanied by a guide with a two-way radio.

Birding

Our lodges provide the perfect stage from which to witness Botswana’s thriving avian life. Across our three sites you may encounter eagles, fishing owls, carmine bee-eaters and the endangered wattled crane. If you are a keen bird watcher, please contact us in advance. We can advise you on the perfect time to visit and witness the species that interest you the most.

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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta Reviews

“The resort is located on a little private Island in the heart of the Okawango Delta . Very nicely appointed tents – ours had a little plunge pool and great wildlife viewing . One evening while we had dinner a Leopard camd to drink from the little fountain in the center of the lodge . Priceless” – Flyingplumber

“We went to Eagle Island as a family of four for 2 wonderful nights. The attention to detail throughout the newly rebuild lodge was spectacular. Our days were spent driving through beautiful flood plains (we were there when the delta is dried up), having amazing animal sightings, and enjoying incredible views.” – Carolyn S

“This lodge is stunning. Stop you in your tracks, stunning. Brand new, incredible design – look for this one in Architectural Digest. Beautiful settings for relaxing and reading and drinks. Gorgeous cocktail table books are available to peruse while taking in the view of the Delta. ” – mstr0ng

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