Belmond Eagle Island

premier Camp | Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge lies in the heart of the Okavango Delta on a secluded island surrounded by waterways. The guest experience is built around traditional mokoro, or dugout canoe, excursions in the shallow delta waters plus the complementary perspective of an optional helicopter flight over the mosaic of green and tan grassy islands. Recently redesigned and redecorated, Eagle Island offers the epitome of luxury while still embracing an intimacy with the surrounding environment and ever-present wildlife.

Photo of Kelly Knowles

Our Expert Says

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge reopened after a near-complete rebuild in 2015 with a distinct upgrade in luxury. Thoughtful styling with an openness to the natural surroundings is the order of the day here. The tented suites and public areas boast gorgeous details and are in harmony with the surrounding environment, combining attention to comfort with a love for nature.

– Kelly Knowles

Photo: The Lodge

The Lodge

Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Number of Rooms: 12

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, recently renovated in rich detail, features 12 deluxe tented rooms, each with air conditioning and luxurious en suite bathroom with double vanities, an egg-shaped bathtub, a walled outdoor shower overlooking the delta, and a walk-in wardrobe. An oversized four-poster bed has a winning view of the dominant focal point, the savanna beyond a wall of sliding glass doors. A deep daybed and writing desk overlook the landscape beyond your private deck, where a personal infinity-flow plunge pool invites refreshment. The idyllic Fish Eagle Bar is a great spot to socialize and drink in the natural beauty. The open-air lounge and dining areas survey the bush beneath a pitched thatch roof. A fire pit sits beneath the stars, an ideal location for an after-dinner digestif while sharing safari stories. Internet access in the main lounge, room-to-room telephones and same-day laundry service attest to the high level of service at Eagle Island. The camp also has a curio shop with clothing and local arts and crafts for sale, as well as a small reference library.

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Facilities & Amenities

  • En suite bathroom with tub and outdoor shower
  • Family accommodation: 2 triple rooms (extra bed added for a child)
  • Shampoo, soap and lotion
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Room fan
  • Mini bar
  • 220v charging outlets in room
  • In-room safe
  • Private plunge pool
  • Wi-Fi in main area
  • Laundry included
  • Local drinks included (house alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa and MasterCard)
  • No direct-dial telephone or cellular coverage

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Wildlife Viewing & Activities

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offers a water-focused safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Activities center around mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions in shallow waters with a guide standing in the back pushing the canoe with a long pole. Guests also enjoy motorboat safaris in deeper and broader waterways where you might spot hippo pods coming up for air or crocodiles sunbathing on islands. Guided walking safaris offer a chance to search for and identify evidence of resident wildlife. Other activities include bush picnics, sundowner cocktails and stargazing. Fishing trips and scenic helicopter flights can also be arranged at an additional cost. Elephant, hippo, numerous birds, reptiles and other elusive mammals abound in this massive oasis in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. A helicopter based at the lodge offers a 35-minute scenic flight over the winding waterways dotted with grass islands, a unique experience offering a different perspective and incredible photography opportunities.

The Okavango Delta is a year-round wildlife viewing destination, with the peak mammal viewing in the dry winter between June and October and fantastic birding all year. The below chart shows major wildlife sightings. Other typical sightings may include small mammals, such as jackals, foxes, caracal and serval, and a wide variety of birds and reptiles. Exact sightings will depend on weather and wildlife movements and can vary from camp to camp, since many camps are located on islands.

Country Park/Reserve
Greater Kudu
Sable Antelope
Wild Dog
Botswana Okavango Delta

Usually viewed
Frequently viewed
Occasionally viewed
Sporadically viewed
Rarely to never viewed

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Month Max Min Rainfall
January 90° F 64° F 4.21 in
32° C 17° C 107 mm
February 88° F 63° F 3.11 in
31° C 17° C 79 mm
March 86° F 61° F 2.8 in
30° C 16° C 71 mm
April 84° F 54° F 0.71 in
28° C 12° C 18 mm
May 79° F 45° F 0.2 in
26° C 7° C 5 mm
June 73° F 43° F 0.12 in
22° C 6° C 3 mm
July 75° F 46° F 0.0 in
23° C 7° C 0 mm
August 81° F 48° F 0.0 in
27° C 8° C 0 mm
September 91° F 57° F 0.0 in
32° C 13° C 0 mm
October 95° F 59° F 0.91 in
35° C 15° C 23 mm
November 91° F 66° F 2.2 in
32° C 18° C 56 mm
December 91° F 66° F 3.39 in
32° C 18° C 86 mm

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