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Jewel of the Delta
We stayed at Eagle Island Lodge with our 3 children for 3 nights. Upon arrival, we were immediately blown away by the warm welcome from the staff and the unique modern twist on the lodge decor. The colours and patterns evoke all the animals and their habitats that you will experience on safari. The rooms are beyond luxurious, with a private plunge pool and oval bathtub in each room! The most amazing aspect, however, is the location of the lodge...right on the Okavango River. While game drives are an option, we chose instead to spend every day on the water, whether by motor boat, pontoon boat, mokoro (canoe) and loved every minute. The wildlife was plentiful and there were numerous opportunities for very close encounters thanks to our wonderful guide, Goms. This is definitely the jewels of the Delta and should not be left off of ANY itinerary!
5 star stay
Though Covid has greatly affected most tourists companies in Botswana, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge opened its doors for me and my partner basically meaning that we had the entire lodge to ourselves for 3 days. Straight from being picked up by Moses (our trusted guide) at the Airport we were welcomed with drinks and a light lunch for the journey ahead. On welcome to the lodge and for the duration of our stay, the staff were warm, highly attentive, informative, professional and bloody amazing. It takes a lot to keep staff motivated however, Belmond has been able to keep its staff happy and this is evident in their behavior. Food was amazing,generous and it always something new. They even organized a private3 course dinner in our tent one night. Moses was amazing and helped us spot two leopards in less than an hour during an evening drive(id never seen a leopard before in my life) and we also found a pride of 12 lions one morning. Tilly, Loedwyk(his new name is Uyapo) we’re attentive and never too far away , Rati and Madiga also took care of us and we enjoyed quite a number of laughs tigger. The Chef was highly accommodating and on two occasions made us chocolate cake and eggs Benedict even though they weren’t on the menu. Our Mekoro guide(Phillip) allowed me to take some of the most amazing photos. All I can say is, as a Motswana who got to experience a safari for the first time, I am really proud of this establishment and the standards it is maintaining in Botswana. Hopefully I can visit again when the floods return. Thank you.
A great stay
This was our 3rd Belmond camp in Botswana and whilst the hotel itself is stunning it still ran a second to the Savute Elephant Camp. Unfortunately during our stay there was a severe draught so the guides had to adapt, but they did this well, with some great drives. Again, like everywhere we saw in Botswana the landscape was stunning and we had some amazing sunsets. Our guide was good and persevered during drives and ultimately we were rewarded....it was a great way to end our holiday and I suspect we may return one day in the wet season.
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!
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