Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Okavango Delta, Botswana

At a Glance

  • One of Botswana's most stylish and luxurious camps

  • One of the best located camps for water-based safari in Africa

  • Each tented suite enjoys a cooling rim-flow plunge pool

  • Air-conditioning to keep you cool during the hotter months

  • Sundowners at the Fish Eagle bar are a must

  • Scenic helicopter flights are an unforgettable experience

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Insider's View

There's a helicopter based at the lodge full-time - go out on a scenic flight to enjoy the Delta from a totally different perspective - we highly recommend it!

The guides at Belmond Eagle Island camp are superb-experienced, with 14 years on average under their belt, so you're in the best hands to see as much wildlife as possible on your safari!

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offers the ultimate luxury on safari in the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta.

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. The design takes in the shapes and textures of the Delta, with a color palette reflecting the color of a wet elephant, copper features to reflect Botswana's mining heritage and stylish woven furnishings reflecting the nests of weaver birds.

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 maximize 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.

Other features of the lodge are internet access in the main lounge area, a same-day laundry service, curio shop and a small reference library. The lodge also enjoys a private, easy-access airstrip and helipad.

Enjoy game viewing through the ecosystem, the water based safaris by aluminium boat and mokoro are a real highlight of this area. Experiencing a scenic flight by helicopter is a must do experience and take the opportunity to head out on foot with your guide on a walking safari.

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Accommodation

There are just twelve en-suite luxury tented rooms at Eagle Island Lodge. Each has been designed with light and elegant interiors, at the center 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.

Childcare

Children over the age of six are welcome at Belmond's Eagle Island Lodge, but must be accompanied by an adult (over the age of 16) at all times. Children, considered between 6 and 12 will be required to sleep in the parents' room, in the accompaniment of at least 1 adult (over the age of 16). No children under six are permitted to stay at the lodge due to safety reasons.

Activities

Two game viewing activities a day are included at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge. The real highlight of the area are the water-based experiences: mokoro trips, aluminium boat safaris and sundowner cruises. Take the opportunity to head out on foot with your guide and if possible enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta, an incredible experience.

Experiences

  • Boat safari in the Okavango Delta

    Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.

  • Fishing in the Okavango

    Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.

  • Game Drives in Botswana

    Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

  • Game drives in the Okavango

    One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximize your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.

  • Helicopter ride over the Delta

    The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!

  • Meet the Elephants in the Delta

    Spend a wonderful and rewarding morning with three semi-habituated African elephants and their "matriarch", Doug Groves, as part of your safari experience at Baines' or Stanley's Camp.

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

Location & directions

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is set on a private island within Botswana's Okavango Delta. The exact location features part of the Moremi Game Reserve, off the southern edge of Chief's Island, location of some of the best bird and wildlife in Southern Africa.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

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