- Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is a luxury safari camp perched on a private island encircled by the deepest stretches of the Okavango Delta. It offers a wide range of water-based activities, and the opportunity to see wildlife from a different angle. Bold design also makes this one of the chicest addresses in the delta.
- The lodge’s 12 tented spacious suites feature a private deck with plunge pool, indoor & outdoor showers, sophisticated décor, huge bathrooms with marble bathtubs, copper taps, and walk-in wardrobes.
- Guest areas feature a restaurant that offers inside and outside dining, a bar and lounge area, and quaint library. At the heart of the restaurant is an open kitchen boasting a wood-burning pizza oven. A lodge fire area set on its own island is connected to the main lodge by a flowing walkway.
- Adventures on offer include game viewing by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe), excursions in small motorboats, barge cruises and thrilling helicopter flights.
- Sip on delicious sundowners at The Fish Eagle Bar located directly on the edge of the water channel.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Helicopter flights over Botswana are one of life’s big adventures. Experience the Okavango Delta as you have never seen it before. Spot remote, inaccessible lakes and islands as well as an abundance of wildlife from the sky.
A first in Northern Botswana, this exhilarating safari begins at first light with a 10-minute helicopter flight. Then saddle up for a guided horseback ride through the delta. Move quietly past wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and zebra in their natural habitat. Additional charges apply, and horse riding experience is essential.
Glide silently on a traditional dugout canoe, a mode of transport used by locals for centuries. Explore the shallow, clear waters, drifting past brilliant waterlilies and papyrus grasses, reaching areas inaccessible by boat. Witness brightly coloured frogs, kingfishers, dragonflies or elephants feasting on the reeds.
The chance to explore open waters is a unique feature of an Okavango Delta safari. Cover more ground and delve deeper into the landscape, with a chance to spot an even greater range of wildlife. Embark on a sunset barge cruise for hypnotic views as you sip a sundowner. Available during the wet season, usually May to October.
Visit neighbouring Nxhoga village for an authentic insight into the Motswana way of life. Learn about hut building, basket weaving and the fishing industry. Meet elders, chat with the children, and browse the small market, churches and bakery.
Let our experienced guides take you on a trek to experience the true spirit of Botswana. Spot amazing sights close-up, from dazzling insects and swarming termite mounts to animal tracks. These small, unexpected aspects of delta life often make the biggest impression.
People head to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge from all across the globe, purely to spot the region’s magnificent variety of birds. Over 400 species make for unrivalled viewing. Keep an eye out for the rare Pel’s fishing owl, endangered wattled crane and the majestic African fish eagle.
The delta’s channels are rich with tilapia, while spotted and silver catfish can be found in the many lazy pools. African pike, infamous fighters, are a favourite snare. If you have never fished before, the Okavango Delta is the ultimate place to start. Please note: catch and release fishing only.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offers the ultimate luxury on safari in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta and is Belmond’s flagship safari lodge. It offers a water-focused safari experience in the heart of Eagle Island in a big game location with 12 tented suites each with a plunge pool. Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is set on a private island at the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and home to a bewildering array of habitat and wildlife. The entire lodge was closed over the greater part of 2015 to enjoy a full rebuild, new guest tents and communal areas have been designed to soak in the natural light and enhance the views out over the delta scenery.
Each guest tent is spacious and light; guests have the luxury of a private plunge pool to cool off during the heat of the day. A clever and discreet air conditioning system quietly keeps you cool at night and each tent features a stocked mini bar, en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower and large indoor bath. The bar and sitting area are set to maximise the views over the watery wilderness and the legendary Fish Eagle bar is the perfect spot for sundowners. Meals tend to be taken al fresco, weather permitting, and the fire-pit is the communal focus before and after dinner, a great spot for star-gazing.
There are just twelve en-suite luxury tented rooms at Eagle Island Lodge. Each has been designed with light and elegant interiors, at the centre of each is an oversized bed. All tented suites feature a rim-flow plunge pool, outdoor shower and indoor bath. There’s a fully stocked mini bar in each room and each room has a room-to-room telephone for keeping in contact with your group or family.
Deluxe Tented Room
All 12 deluxe tents at Belmond Eagle Island Camp are constructed on raised wooden platforms, offering beautiful Delta views from the over-sized beds. The large deck is a great place to relax in an easy chair or hammock and take in the scenery from your private plunge pool or shower, or to enjoy a private dinner. Each of the air-conditioned tents is equipped to provide a luxurious retreat beneath traditional African thatch. From the large 4-poster beds draped in mosquito netting and private fully-stocked mini bars, to the en suite bathrooms – the focus is on comfort and luxury. In addition, all rooms have cosy reading nooks and walk-in closets.
For a truly luxurious and exclusive experience, Belmond Eagle Island Camp offers one Private Suite. The experience here is intimate and secluded – perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking romance. The spacious deck is equipped with 2 sun loungers as well as a heated splash pool hidden from view by the surrounding foliage while still offering views over the Delta. The bathroom offers a double open air shower and a deep Victorian-style bath open to the sky above for absolute romance.
Belmond Eagle Island Camp offers a variety of unique dining options to choose from. Enjoy relaxed dining – including piping hot pizzas – under the African skies in the open-air bar and lounge areas. There are also ambient covered dining areas available. The off-site bush dining venue offers a romantic and secluded location amongst the African wilderness for a memorable evening.The bar and sitting area are set to maximise the views over the watery wilderness and the legendary Fish Eagle bar is the perfect spot for sundowners. Meals tend to be taken al fresco, weather permitting, and the fire-pit is the communal focus before and after dinner, a great spot for star-gazing.
Dining at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Enjoy superbg cuisine under cover or in the open air surrounded by nature and wildlife. Our chefs will also happily prepare picnics for you to take on a game drive. Game drives often start early. You will be woken with a light breakfast to enjoy in your tent before setting off on your drive.
With incredible views cross the Okavango Delta and delicious food to match, the dining experience at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is one to remember. Choose an elegant candle-lit dinner on the private outdoor deck
Fish Eagle Bar
There is no better place to experience the sunset over the Okavango Delta than from the Fish-Eagle Bar. Open-air and covered bar and lounge areas with a dedicated viewing deck provide the best of both worlds – a complete view of the Delta coupled with the cool relaxation of this safari hideaway.
Belmond Eagle Island Camp offers world-class luxury and 5-star facilities to ensure your Okavango Delta getaway is an exceptional experience. Between your daily safari activities, relax in the large swimming pool or browse the boutique for local art and craft souvenirs to take home. Page through the interesting reference books in the library and in the evenings make use of the telescope for exceptional star-gazing beneath the African night sky.
The swimming pool offers a relaxing place for guests to enjoy during their stay.