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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent location to see the swamps from the comfort of your lounger or from a specially designed speed boat with a knowledgeable guide. Get up close to nature. Very good photo opportunities. The rooms are luxurious and well appointed. Great service and food.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Charl L, Thank you for your fabulous review, and we cannot agree with you more, it's such a great location to view the Okavango Delta and to get up close to nature. Thank you for your compliments on the rooms and also the wonderful service and food you received. You are welcome to keep up to date with the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This lodge was definitely a highlight of my trip to Botswana. Although there wasn't enough water to go on safari by boat, our guides, OT and "Muffin" made our visit very exciting and fun. We were in a jeep and the animals were not used to vehicles and at times would scatter on our approach. But we saw some incredible...

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I am in love with this lodge, Eagle Island Camp. It's the grownup sister to Belomd's Khwai River Lodge, but not the twin sister. Khaki was nice, too, very nice. This lodge is located further into the Okavango Delta and the climate, although only a mere thirty minute plane ride, is considerably hotter and there's less of a cross breeze....

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Felicia D, We cannot thank you enough for this wonderful review of your stay at our lodges. The lodge managers, Lin and Kevin has recently taken over the management of the lodge, and we all celebrated when we saw your review come in and we've shared it with all the staff at the lodges too. Reviews like yours fill...

New Providence, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a great time at Eagle Island Lodge. Onx and team were fantastic. Rooms could not have been nicer and the bar is by far the best in the world. Food was out of this world. The guides were very informative, Moses was the best and he was very funny as well.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tim E, Thank you for your fabulous review of our recent stay with us, we are delighted you were so well looked after by Onx, Moses and the rest of the team. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris, find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and search for @BelmondSafaris. Best...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Belmond have outdone themselves with this lodge. The rooms are incredibly luxurious. The menu extensive and fanastic food. A wine list of top South Africa wines to choose from. Incredible setting. Wonderful people. Unfofgettable !

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TinusMariaan, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are delighted that you had such an excellent experience. We will be sure to share your review with all the staff too. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris, find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and search for @BelmondSafaris. Warm...

Florida
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Our extended family of 9 (two children, two teens, four adults, one senior) spent 4 GLORIOUS nights at Eagle Island in 5 villas. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family, like a ROYAL family. The entire staff is kind and thoughtful - always sensitive to the needs of the kids and our matriarch. The villas are beautiful...

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear FloridaTraveler64, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your family's recent safari with us. We are delighted that we could make this special family vacation a memorable experience for you and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris, find us...

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had three rooms for my family of 5 and were all very pleased. We stayed at all three Belmond properties in Botswana and we all agreed that Eagle Island was the best. The pools are a great idea, we were disappointed that it was too cold for us to use.. The food was great - there is no way...

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jennifer s, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us. We hope you and your family left with lasting memories of the lodge and most importantly your safari vacation in Botswana. We will most certainly look at heating for the pools over the winter months, thank you for the suggestion. You are welcome to keep...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon, we could not have chosen a better place to stay, it is a magical lodge in the heart of the Okavango Delta. We were greeted by our lovely guide Bashin and arrived at the lodge in 2 mins from the air strip, welcomed by the staff singing. The room was like...

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Florence R, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us, and we are delighted that we were able to make lasting memories of your honeymoon in Botswana. When the Delta is in full flood it really does bring the area to life, a magical time in Botswana. We wish you an your husband a long...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

In the heart of the Okavango Delta lies the Eagle Island Lodge. This superb game lodge offers access to game and other wildlife viewing from water craft on the Delta. The accommodation is sublime, and takes you too an almost spa like feel, with a personal plunge pool, HVAC, and USB ports for charging modern devices. Really there was too...

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear drake123, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are really delighted that our honeymoon was so fabulous and that we made this even more memorable for you with the special touches we offer. We hope to see you again soon, perhaps for an upcoming wedding anniversary no doubt! You are welcome to keep up to date with...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We are giving this property 5 stars exclusively because of the game drives. We stayed at all 3 Belmond properties in Botswana and this one was by a mile the very best but only because of the game drives - not because of the lodge. First of all we had a private vehicle and a guide to ourselves without paying...

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jaiwana, Thank you for reviews of our three lodges, and we would like to extend our apologies for the disappointing experience you had. We are delighted that you enjoyed the game drives, and hope you managed to do some water activities too. With the flood waters coming down from Angola, the Delta is flooding and the area just comes...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Africa’s ultimate water-focused safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, is the ultimate luxury safari paradise. Nestled in Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems, the lodge overlooks a lagoon that attracts a breathtaking variety of big game and exotic birds. Explore the region by local canoe, roam on foot or take to the air in an exhilarating helicopter flight overlooking the magnificent Botswana landscape. A wonderful secluded retreat, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offers a safari vacation that brings together the excitement of discovery and an experience of the real Africa: this is the spirit of Belmond through and through. ... more   less 

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Address: | Xaxaba Island, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $1,214 - $1,574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belmond Eagle Island Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Eagle Island Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Okavango Delta
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Chalets 1 and 2 are furthest away from the main area and are therefore more secluded”
  • chalet no. 2 sleeping area
  • a nice touch
 of 5 bubbles travellerin2013, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are amazing!”
  • croc warming up - view from the jet boat
  • View from bar - the most beautiful sunsets!
 of 5 bubbles jenntabb, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Amazing lodge!”
 of 5 bubbles LianneI140, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms great. Quieter/more private to the left of the main entrance”
 of 5 bubbles CharlL98, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are equally as good.”
 of 5 bubbles 01serendipity55, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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