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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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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.
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Xaxaba Island Botswana
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Maun Airport39 mi
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Beautiful, luxurious lodge with all amenities. Professional staff, very helpful. Calm, peaceful surrounds. Herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra roam close to the lodge. Great guides, knowledgeable, obliging. Excellent bird and animal viewing. Idyllic!
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
SumayyahE2, Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us and we are delighted that you had such wonderful sightings too! Warm regards Louise
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We just got back from our family(kids age 9-16) safari trip and Eagle Island was unbelievably great. When you first sit down in the reception area you have to think to yourself “wow”!! There is an elephant right over there. You can see animals from your bed and your dinner
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear EdwardfromNToronto, Thank you so much for your review of our family's recent safari with us. We are delighted that you were so well taken care of, and that your children enjoyed it too! We can learn so much from nature, and hope you have lasting family memories from this exciting holiday. Warm regards Louise Pheiffer
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Really-really warm welcome, unforgettably staying! Special thanks and great gratitude for our ranger Ot: he made our staying truly unforgettable. All these animals: hipos and picnic in front of the lake full of them, it was really amazing) Highly reccomended!❤️❤️❤️
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear mariabelenikina, Thank you for your review of your incredible stay with us, and we are delighted that OT made your stay even more unforgettable! Warm regards Louise
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We had such a wonderful experience at Eagle Island we returned with 2 other couples hoping they would love it as much as we do. And they did. The lodge staff are friendly and so helpful. The accommodations are just as luxurious as I remembered. Lovely deck overlooking the river
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Patty6-13, Thank you for choosing to share your spectacular safari experience with your friends and for returning to our lodges in Botswana. We are so happy that you made more lasting memories and we hope that your friends had an unforgettable stay with us as well. Bashin will be delighted with your feedback, and you had such fabulous wildlife sightings, seeing the wild dogs and lion tracks are special around the lodge! We do hope to welcome you back again possibly in the future, and 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 regards Louise
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Our room was amazing! Extra king size bed, indoor and separate outdoor shower, our own personal infinity pool on our deck. Wonderful service, and fantastic people. Our guided safaris were amazing with an incredibly knowledgeable and personable guide GOMES, he set us up for the
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Responded Feb 27, 2019
Dear HoniBluesky, Thank you for your review and sharing your fond memories of your recent safari with us, and we are delighted that Gomes managed to find a leopard for you during your time at the lodge, they are rarely seen in the area, so this is so special! We are looking forward to welcome you back to the Okavango Delta soon, and 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 regards, Louise
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Dear Patty, Thank you for your inquiry. The guides do rotate between the lodges, and currently Tsile is at Belmond Khwai River Lodge at the moment, but we do have brilliant guides at the the lodge, ask for Kenny if you enjoyed Tsile, think you will enjoy his guiding style. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Botswana for your second visit! Warm regards Louise
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Dear Daisylu, Thank you for your inquiry. The flood waters start to reach our lodge in April/May from Angola, we are usually able to launch all our water activities by May, and you should be able to go on a Mokoro Safari by April. Our guides and polars are experts at their work, and they know the waters and the mokoros really well (many of them have grown up using a Mokoro as a means of transport from their villages to the city). There is an element of danger when doing the mokoro activity, but it's not dangerous. Before departing, the guides know where the hippos are, and we avoid confronting them. We take the mokoros out nearby the lodge, and down the delta venturing not too far from the lodge at a slow pace, and the bigger hippo pods are not nearby the lodge. Guests that have experience the mokoro excursions have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it's very quiet and peaceful, and let us worry about the hippos, you will be perfectly safe with us. At any point you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, let the guide know, and he will take you back the lodge. Warm regards, Louise
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Dear Lollipoplondon, Yes, the mokoros will still go out, even if the water levels are low, might just be nearby the lodge though, not out on the delta. October you should still have enough water, we had good rain this year. If the village is not accessible by boat, we can reach it by vehicle. Best regards Louise
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We were not interested in game viewing but only Birding I dont know about fishing
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what kind of bugs bothered you on the mokoro ride?
Dear Christine K, It all depends on the time of year you are planning to visit us - but it's all part of being out in the wilderness. Personally I haven't had anything bug me during dinner, and on the mokoros, sometimes a few dragonflies and small flying insects. We offer bug spray in all our rooms, public areas and vehicles for your convenience to use. Best regards Louise
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"Every room is uniquely positioned to ensure privacy and an all encompassing intimate experience with the bush."
"WiFi is not dependable and when present, too weak. Just plan on shutting down and enjoying!"
"All the rooms are the same. We were lucky to be in room no 1, which is furthest away on the east side from the lodge main buildings."
"All the rooms are suites and very similar"
"All have the very best of the best. Own splash pool, and a room and bathroom beyond...youll love it."
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BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango Delta
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