The luxurious 5-star Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is a secluded retreat on the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, on Xaxaba Island. It consists of well-appointed and designed tents overlooking a tranquil lagoon teeming with fish and extraordinary birdlife, offering unrivalled service and amenities, for the perfect safari escape. The lodge is a 20-minute drive from Maun airport, which can be reached by flight from Johannesburg.
Eagle Island Lodge’s 12 luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. Private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, while in-room amenities include an en-suite bathroom, four-poster bed with mosquito netting, fully-stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning. The private suite set away from the main tents offers a more intimate safari experience, and offers a secluded deck, a generous splash pool and an open-air bathroom.
Take an invigorating game drive to spot the Big Five and learn about the local area. Walking safaris, canoe trips, fishing, bird watching, local village tours and a helicopter safari can also be arranged. At the camp, take a dip in the lodge’s 20m outdoor pool or kick back on the main deck.
The lodge’s skilled chefs prepare delicious local and international cuisine throughout the day, from morning coffee and breakfast before your game drive to healthy lunches. Dinner is served on the outside deck, around a campfire or at your room, while the romantic Fish Eagle Bar makes the perfect spot for a sunset drink or a light snack.