Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango Delta
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge has reopened as the ultimate Okavango Delta water- & experience-focused safari lodge, unveiling a sleek new look after an almost total rebuild.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is one of Botswana’s original safari lodges, perched on a private island encircled by some of the deepest stretches of the Okavango Delta, one of the world's largest inland water systems and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The lodge is decorated to reflect an explorer’s base. Design highlights in the twelve spacious deluxe tented rooms include oversized beds with views of the delta, large outdoor decks with a vista, private plunge pools, luxurious bathrooms with large tubs, indoor & outdoor showers, a relaxation and reading nook, and walk-in wardrobes.
Fully rebuilt public areas include a stylish dining area with a pizza oven, a lounge area with an artisan-style bar, a library, a separate campfire area and the Fish Eagle Bar which is located directly on the water. Local artisans and materials were used throughout the renovations.
The lodge offers a variety of essentially water-focused safari activities including motorboat safaris, barge cruises, mekoro safaris (a local canoe), fishing, as well as walking safaris and the ultimate air safari experience by helicopter – a highlight of any guests’ stay!
There is an abundance of bird and aquatic wildlife around the lodge, complemented by larger mammals such as elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, as well as the ever elusive big cats that have made this island their home.
Belmond Khwai River Lodge, Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Belmond Khwai River Lodge is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding environment. All luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy. The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning. For your convenience, in-rooms safes are provided for the safekeeping of all cash, travel documents and other such articles.
Belmond Savute Elephant Camp, Chobe National Park
Situated on the Savute Channel, Belmond Savute Elephant Camp offers an oasis-type setting in complete luxury. The facilities include a heated swimming pool, built slightly into the riverbed; a boma or outdoor dining area; illuminated pathways; private outdoor leisure area; gift shop; library; environmental flora and fauna check lists; talks and lectures; and emergency medical evacuation service. Belmond Savute Elephant Camp offers a covered dining room and lounge area, fully stocked bar, campfire and seating area. Meals include early breakfast; brunch; light snacks, tea and coffee on morning activity; afternoon tea; drinks and snacks on afternoon activity; and dinner. The 12 twin-bedded luxury canvas tents, recently placed under thatch, are perfectly suited to the desert air and feature lavishly appointed en suite bathrooms and dressing areas. They also have private viewing decks and comfortable outdoor lounges overlooking the channel. The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as a private fully stocked mini-bar, in-room safe, and four-poster bed with mosquito netting, as well as air-conditioning.