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Last 5 reviews
Wonderful welcome; fabulous accommodation; lovely food and lovely people. The guide was amazing and we saw the 'big Five' but the fish eagles and the hippos were the real stars! We overlooked the river but the landscape in the wet season would be totally different. Must go again.
Amazing Experience & Wonderful Staff
We spent 3nights at the Eagle Island Lodge and it was perfect! The staff make you feel like you are part of the family and our Game Driver, Goms, was phenomenal. The accommodation was luxurious with a handmade touch, the food was delicious and the game viewing was spectacular. We would highly recommend the Eagle Island Lodge!
Simply The Best
Our third Belmond Lodge. The best until last . Accommodation , Food and the Jeep for Safari all better than the previous two lodges . Unfortunately due to low water levels impossible to do tour by canoe or boat however this did not matter at all as once again our guide was excellent . Rhino , Hippopotamus , Crocodile , Mongoose and Wild Dogs in abundance
Place looks abandoned--the turkey vulture of the camps we visited
Not sure what is going on at Eagle Island but man was it in disrepair, or a state of apathy, when we were there in December. While I get the vibe that maybe you leave nature to do its thing, it still would be nice if it didn't look like a tsunami had come through the place. Branches, debris, animal dung everywhere. Since there's been a drought the whole place looks dry and unkempt. Go ahead and just clear out a little of the sticks and yard trash to make the place look a little more cared for. The Fish Bar was a complete wreck. Broken glass, cigarette butts, beer cans, baboon poop on the ledges, furniture overturned. Looks like no one had been out there in ages. Management, when asked, said guests had eaten out there the night before and left their stuff. No way. There was no sign of life, no sign of a bar being open, no sign that anyone had been around in a while. To cut back on plastic there is a large plastic water bottle from which you fill the supplied canteens. Never had water it in. Instead the staff poured small plastic water bottles into said canteen. Pointless really. Food took 45 minutes and there was no one eating but us. No water around the camp to view the wildlife--not the camp;sfault but a point to note that in December you aren't getting the Okavango experience. Lastly tents are too close to one another and have not been designed for privacy. While you're in your plunge pool your guest can see you. While you're in your bed you can just look into your neighbor's tent. My minibar still had a half-drunk bottle of someone's wine. Nothing was replenished so there wasn't much to drink out of the bar. All in all it was a very strange experience and one I will never repeat. Great game drive though.
I’ve been on several safaris, and this lodge has by far the most luxurious and elegant rooms I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous decor, in the public areas as well. The food is so-so. The staff is friendly, but not as attentive as at the other Belmond Safari camps. And for the amount of money one pays, I wish one had more flexibility with the rides. Instead, one is only given 2 options: the 6:30 game drive and the 4pm drive. Both way too early. And it’s the wrong season so they shouldn’t advertise experiences they can’t deliver, like the water activities. Still, a stunning place, the nicest of the Belmond properties.
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