Overview of Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Enjoy a unique Okavango Delta safari at Belmond Eagle Island Camp, an exclusive water-based camp situated on the island of Xaxaba, where illala palms line the lagoon and winding delta waterways. The camp provides a tranquil and romantic setting, making it the ideal honeymoon getaway.

Belmond Eagle Island Camp hosts a diverse wildlife population, and is home to almost 400 different bird species. Experience these excellent game-viewing opportunities on guided bush walks, traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) safaris, boat safaris when water levels allow and even spectacular helicopter safaris over the Delta’s winding waterways.

The 12 deluxe tented rooms have over-sized beds with views of the wetlands, private plunge pools, reading nooks, and both indoor and outdoor showers. The communal areas include the romantic Fish Eagle Bar, another ‘artisan-style’ bar and a traditional pizza oven that delivers up arguably the best pizzas in the Delta.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Unique island location in the Okavango Delta
  • Voted one of the most romantic bars worldwide
  • Romantic off-site bush dining venue
  • Over 400 species of bird in the area
  • Indulgent spa treatments in the wilderness
  • Pizza oven, private plunge pools & walk-in closets
Bird watching

Bird watching

Fishing

Fishing

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Helicopter flights

Helicopter flights

Local village visits

Local village visits

Mokoro trails

Mokoro trails

Specialist guides

Specialist guides

General Facilities

Belmond Eagle Island Camp offers world-class luxury and 5-star facilities to ensure your Okavango Delta getaway is an exceptional experience. Between your daily safari activities, relax in the large swimming pool or browse the boutique for local art and craft souvenirs to take home.

Page through the interesting reference books in the library and in the evenings make use of the telescope for exceptional star-gazing beneath the African night sky.

A highlight of this camp is its Fish Eagle Bar. Voted by The New York Times as one of the most romantic bars in the world, the bar is located on its own private island away from the main camp. The communal areas also contain a fire pit, an ‘artisan-style bar’ and a pizza oven that is linked to the stylish dining room.

Bar

Bar

Computer facilities

Computer facilities

Curio shop

Curio shop

Heli-pad

Heli-pad

Laundry service

Laundry service

Library

Library

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Wi-Fi available

Wi-Fi available

Dining

Belmond Eagle Island Camp offers a variety of unique dining options to choose from. Enjoy relaxed dining – including piping hot pizzas – under the African skies in the open-air bar and lounge areas.

There are also ambient covered dining areas available. The off-site bush dining venue offers a romantic and secluded location amongst the African wilderness for a memorable evening.

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Traveller Reviews

  • HW

    We were extremely lucky at Khwai River Lodge to see two leopards that had been chased up a tree by a pack of wild dogs. After about 20 minutes, they came back down and passed about 1 metre from my side of the open-sided safari vehicle. Was amazing.

    Heather Willis
  • DR

    Eagle Island – managers of this camp deserve a special mention – they run this camp like clockwork. Everything was so slick and professional , but very friendly and personal. Attention to detail and pleasing their guests was obviously a number one priority. Every time we came back from an outing we were met by 1 or 2 staff with cold flannels and a huge welcome home. The food here was fantastic. A fabulous camp.

    Debby Redman
  • CT

    The best parts of our trip was Eagle Island Camp, everything about it.

    Corrine Tashnek
  • TM

    It was interesting to see the Okavanga Delta. The delta was flooded which made for a real interesting habitat. However, there were few animals, and the safari routines were not that interesting. The camp was very comfortable, with good food, and a great bar for sundowners (written up by the New York Times as one of the top ten most romantic bars!). While we were there, an elephant got into the camp which made it interesting to move between our tent and the lodge – we enjoyed that.

    Terry McPhail
  • JS

    A truly magical place – we had tent 12 which is the furthest from the main camp and were able to relax in the hammock on the deck watching the fish eagles come and go from their nests on the island opposite us. The tents, food, drink and main lodge were all excellent.

    Jeff Stanford
  • JS

    A truly magical place – we had tent 12 which is the furthest from the main camp and were able to relax in the hammock on the deck watching the fish eagles come and go from their nests on the island opposite us. The tents, food, drink and main lodge were all excellent.

    Jeff Stanford
  • KA

    We wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was perfect. Very friendly staff with accomodations being nearly unbelievable! The individual suites blended in so perfectly with their surroundings but also had great air conditioning, making the experience the best of all worlds.

    Kelly Anderson
  • KA

    We wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was perfect. Very friendly staff with accomodations being nearly unbelievable! The individual suites blended in so perfectly with their surroundings but also had great air conditioning, making the experience the best of all worlds.

    Kelly Anderson
  • KT

    It was good. A great place to end. They don’t keep you as busy as Mala Mala and it would NOT be a good place to start off but fine place to end. It is luxurious for sure.

    Kimberly Taylor
  • KT

    It was good. A great place to end. They don’t keep you as busy as Mala Mala and it would NOT be a good place to start off but fine place to end. It is luxurious for sure.

    Kimberly Taylor

Traveller Reviews

  • HW

    We were extremely lucky at Khwai River Lodge to see two leopards that had been chased up a tree by a pack of wild dogs. After about 20 minutes, they came back down and passed about 1 metre from my side of the open-sided safari vehicle. Was amazing.

    Heather Willis
  • DR

    Eagle Island – managers of this camp deserve a special mention – they run this camp like clockwork. Everything was so slick and professional , but very friendly and personal. Attention to detail and pleasing their guests was obviously a number one priority. Every time we came back from an outing we were met by 1 or 2 staff with cold flannels and a huge welcome home. The food here was fantastic. A fabulous camp.

    Debby Redman
  • CT

    The best parts of our trip was Eagle Island Camp, everything about it.

    Corrine Tashnek
  • TM

    It was interesting to see the Okavanga Delta. The delta was flooded which made for a real interesting habitat. However, there were few animals, and the safari routines were not that interesting. The camp was very comfortable, with good food, and a great bar for sundowners (written up by the New York Times as one of the top ten most romantic bars!). While we were there, an elephant got into the camp which made it interesting to move between our tent and the lodge – we enjoyed that.

    Terry McPhail
  • JS

    A truly magical place – we had tent 12 which is the furthest from the main camp and were able to relax in the hammock on the deck watching the fish eagles come and go from their nests on the island opposite us. The tents, food, drink and main lodge were all excellent.

    Jeff Stanford
  • JS

    A truly magical place – we had tent 12 which is the furthest from the main camp and were able to relax in the hammock on the deck watching the fish eagles come and go from their nests on the island opposite us. The tents, food, drink and main lodge were all excellent.

    Jeff Stanford
  • KA

    We wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was perfect. Very friendly staff with accomodations being nearly unbelievable! The individual suites blended in so perfectly with their surroundings but also had great air conditioning, making the experience the best of all worlds.

    Kelly Anderson
  • KA

    We wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was perfect. Very friendly staff with accomodations being nearly unbelievable! The individual suites blended in so perfectly with their surroundings but also had great air conditioning, making the experience the best of all worlds.

    Kelly Anderson
  • KT

    It was good. A great place to end. They don’t keep you as busy as Mala Mala and it would NOT be a good place to start off but fine place to end. It is luxurious for sure.

    Kimberly Taylor
  • KT

    It was good. A great place to end. They don’t keep you as busy as Mala Mala and it would NOT be a good place to start off but fine place to end. It is luxurious for sure.

    Kimberly Taylor