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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta

In the UK, ‘Acacia Avenue’ may not have acacias. Eagle Island is different – there are eagles. As well as goliath herons, elephants, giraffe…

Standing on its own island, in the depths of the Okavango, Belmond Eagle Island Camp is true to its name. It teems with birdlife: from fish eagles to malachite kingfisher, from Pel’s fishing owl to rare wattled cranes – a conservative estimate puts over 400 land and aquatic species at Eagle Island Camp’s door.

As well as birds, you’re very likely to see big game such as browsing elephants and giraffe, from the comfort of your hammock. Your luxurious thatched tent stands on stilts at the edge of a lagoon - its raised veranda becoming an excellent platform from which to view game. In between incredible water safaris and drives, that is.

Belmond Eagle Island Camp, at a glance

  • Discreetly tucked away on remote Xaxaba Island
  • Surrounded by a web of waterways and dense vegetation
  • Choice of 12 spacious safari tents with viewing platforms overlooking a game-rich lagoon
  • All rooms have their own private plunge pools 
  • En suite bathrooms and netted four poster beds
  • Excellent open air or covered dining
  • Romantic bar on its own island surrounded by lily pads

For leisure and pleasure

  • Large swimming pool
  • Marvellous bird watching
  • Water-focused safari activities including motorboat safaris, barge cruises, mekoro safaris  and fishing
  • Walking safaris with expert trackers pointing out bush signs and fascinating ‘wildlife in miniature’
  • Relaxed fishing/wildlife trips with local fishermen
  • Helicopter safaris
  • Visits to nearby village
  • The service was first class, professional throughout. Well done and thank-you.

    JP, Sri Lanka