Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Experience one of the world’s last great wildernesses

Answer the call of the wild. Canoe the waters of the Okavango Delta, soar above the floodplains or rumble across the savannah.

Let Secrets VIP take you on an unforgettable safari with Belmond and enjoy the following in our preferred All Inclusive rates

*From 590 US$ per person sharing per night, including:

Luxury accommodation
Safari activities
All meals and select drinks
National park fees
Emergency insurance
Round-trip flight from Maun to the lodge

*Minimum 2 night stay

ACCOMMODATION

Just 12 large, light-flooded tented rooms make up the total accommodation of this intimate retreat. Each is carefully positioned to afford total privacy—and unspoiled Botswana vistas.

Shelter from the midday heat for a cool siesta, or soak in your private plunge pool. Take to the terrace for a front row seat and watch the theatre of the savannah unfold.

Spectacular sunsets are guaranteed at the Fish Eagle Bar. Keep an eye out for our ‘resident’ elephant, who loves the berries in the peripheral trees. After dinner, gather around the fire pit and share stories with the guides.

A stylish sanctuary in the heart of the delta.

Your luxury tented room is equipped with a daybed, desk, fully-stocked minibar and discreet air conditioning. An en-suite bathroom features a walled outdoor shower with a window overlooking the delta, a large indoor bathtub and walk-in wardrobe.

DINING 

Enjoy unique dining experiences created by our skilled chefs right in the heart of Botswana. Menus celebrate locally-sourced produce in dishes to tempt every appetite. Shelter in a cosy, covered spot or soak up sunshine in the open air: our lodge is designed so you can watch the wildlife while you dine. After dinner, gather around the fire pit and share stories with the guides.

* All Inclusive - All day Indulgence 

Stays are full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner plus drinks including alcohol, with some premium brands and imported champagnes at additional cost. Dining options range from light and healthy to indulgent, and special dietary requests can be catered for.

"There’s something very special about eating outdoors by an open fire, under the night sky"

Dine amid the glow of hanging lanterns and the crackle of the fire in this alfresco treat. Anticipate tender grilled meats hot off the barbecue, with all the trimmings and a refreshing chilled wine or beer.

From your morning coffee to sumptuous picnics and alfresco camp fire feasts, dining promises to be a safari highlight.

EXPERIENCES

Enjoy a front row seat for the drama of the Delta

First Light 

Discover the magic of a new day and explore the Okavango Delta as the animal and birdlife first wake up. Head out before dawn by mokoro, encountering swooping African fish eagles and basking crocodiles. Or take to the sky in a helicopter to spot elephants, buffalo and impalas moving across the plains.

Walking Safari 

Let our experienced guides take you on a trek to experience the true spirit of Botswana. Spot amazing sights close-up, from dazzling insects and swarming termite mounts to animal tracks. These small, unexpected aspects of delta life often make the biggest impression.

Bird Watching   

People head to Belmond Eagle Island Lodge from all across the globe, purely to spot the region’s magnificent variety of birds. Over 400 species make for unrivalled viewing. Keep an eye out for the rare Pel’s fishing owl, endangered wattled crane and the majestic African fish eagle.

Mokoro Canoe Safari 

Glide silently on a traditional dugout canoe, a mode of transport used by locals for centuries. Explore the shallow, clear waters, drifting past brilliant waterlilies and papyrus grasses, reaching areas inaccessible by boat. Witness brightly coloured frogs, kingfishers, dragonflies or elephants feasting on the reeds.

Motorised boating and Barge Cruises 

The chance to explore open waters is a unique feature of an Okavango Delta safari. Cover more ground and delve deeper into the landscape, with a chance to spot an even greater range of wildlife. Embark on a sunset barge cruise for hypnotic views as you sip a sundowner. Available during the wet season, usually May to October.

You will be equipped with Leica Trinovid 8x42 HD binoculars to see the wildlife with incredible clarity. 

Signature Helicopter Safaris 

Helicopter flights over Botswana are one of life’s big adventures. Experience the Okavango Delta as you have never seen it before. Spot remote, inaccessible lakes and islands as well as an abundance of wildlife from the sky. Additional charges apply.

Horseback and Helicopter Safari 

 A first in Northern Botswana, this exhilarating safari begins at first light with a 10-minute helicopter flight. Then saddle up for a guided horseback ride through the delta. Move quietly past wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and zebra in their natural habitat. Additional charges apply, and horse riding experience is essential.

Fishing 

The delta’s channels are rich with tilapia, while spotted and silver catfish can be found in the many lazy pools. African pike, infamous fighters, are a favourite snare. If you have never fished before, the Okavango Delta is the ultimate place to start. Please note: catch and release fishing only.

Village Life  

Visit neighbouring Nxhoga village for an authentic insight into the Botswana way of life. Learn about hut building, basket weaving and the fishing industry. Meet elders, chat with the children, and browse the small market, churches and bakery.