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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

  • Large lodge in the Okavango Delta
  • 12 luxury tents and 1 guest suite
  • Motorboat and mokoro trips, birdwatching, fishing
  • Situated on the remote Xaxaba Island
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"Located in the heart of the Delta’s waterways, Eagle Island lodge is a luxury picturesque property but one that suffers due to the low concentration of game in the area. Its argument is the fact it offers a quintessential water experience, but we look for more in the lodges we use."


Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is larger and more imposing than many other camps and lodges in the Delta. In some ways it is more like a hotel than a lodge, with extra touches like a mini bar, an internal phone system and air conditioning. While this may appeal to some people, it is definitely not a place for anyone looking for an authentic safari in a camp that blends in with the landscape.


It is situated on the remote Xaxaba Island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta. It, along with its sister lodges, Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge.


The lodge sits in the shade of tall trees and overlooks a lagoon. Accommodation is in luxurious tents raised on wooden decks and with thatched roofs. They all have four-poster beds and en suite bathrooms, as well as a private deck outside where guests can enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding lagoon and waterways. The private suite also has a plunge pool, an outdoor shower and a bath. There is a swimming pool in the main area, and an observation deck.


  • There is very little dry land near the lodge, so all activities tend to be water-based and concentrate on enjoying the beautiful scenery, bird-watching and fishing.
  • Outings are made on motorboats and mokoros (dug-out canoes), and guests can explore other islands on foot with an armed guide.
  • Game drives are possible when the water levels are low enough.

*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.

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