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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge


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. This lodge is nestled in Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems. Situated on remote Xaxaba Island among a web of waterways and lush vegetation, it overlooks a lagoon that attracts a breathtaking variety of big game and exotic birds. Explore the region by local canoe, set out on a game drive or roam on foot.  There is an abundance of bird and aquatic wildlife around the lodge, complemented by larger mammals such as elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, as well as the ever elusive big cats that have made this island their home.



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Room Information

Each of the lodge's 12 new rooms are 82 square meters in size and boasts its own plunge pool and outdoor deck. Offering contemporary luxury, every detail has been carefully thought-out. The centerpiece is an over-sized bed with views onto the Delta. Each room features a luxurious bathroom with a large bathtub, double vanity unit and a walk-in wardrobe, as well as a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the Delta. 

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Things To Do

Dining
Enjoy sumptuous cuisine under cover or in the open air surrounded by nature and wildlife.   The lodge 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 (additional rates apply).

Horseback/Helicopter Safari
Combining an aerial safari by private helicopter with a horse-ride through one of the world’s last true remaining wildernesses, this excursion offers a new way to explore the UNESCO world heritage site and its magnificent inhabitants. (Additional rates apply).

Helicopter Safaris
Here you experience the remoteness of the Okavango Delta and get a bird's eye view of the inaccessible lakes and islands.  Your pilot’s voice is coming through on the headset. Get a close-up view with herds of buffalo as they graze along the river. Next, you’re soaring up again over the formation of the channels and marvel at the way in which the water and land mass has evolved over centuries.

Helicopter flights over Botswana are one of life’s big adventures. Hunting has rarely been done from above and therefore animals are unperturbed by aircraft. Surprisingly, you may hover just a few feet over great herds of zebra as they continue to graze, completely unconcerned.  Even more exciting, you may be able to touch down on an island far away from human habitation and stand in a spot that has not been touched by the modern world. A speed boat may appear bearing coffee or a celebratory glass of sparkling wine: sip at leisure as you gaze on lush scenery—one of the world’s last great wildernesses. (Additional rates apply).

Walking Safari
On a walking safari through the Delta you are totally enveloped in nature. You spot amazing things close-up: an insect, animal tracks, big game droppings, swarming termite mounds. These small, unexpected aspects of life often make the biggest impression. 

Mokoro Canoe Safari
This traditional dugout canoe takes you gliding over shallow, clear waters past brilliant water lilies and papyrus grasses to areas inaccessible by boat.

Motorboat Safari
Motorboat safaris up the Delta take you closer to nature and far-off areas not acceptable by foot or vehicle.

Bird Watching
Many people come to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge purely to experience its huge variety of birds. The 400 land and aquatic species drawn to the watery Okavango Delta make for unrivaled bird viewing.

Village Life
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is positioned close to Xaxaba village. On request you may visit the village and you may be invited into a private home to experience aspects of their way of life. This is no tourist attraction, but a community of people who have adapted ancient traditions to modern times.

Barge Cruise
Take a slow, gentle cruise down the Delta for sundowners, you might just see a Fish Eagle taking flight or pods of hippos in the distance through an African sunset.

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.