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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."

OVERVIEW:

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is larger and more imposing than many other lodges 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.

ACCESS & LOCATION:

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.

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND 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.

ACTIVITIES AT BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND LODGE:

  • 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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