Perched on a private island surrounded by some of the deepest stretches of the delta, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge encompasses 12 luxury tented guest rooms, each with a large terrace and plunge pool.
The property also has a dining pavilion, a lounge pavilion across two levels, an arrivals boma, a retail area, a library and internet lounge, a campfire area, and the Fish Eagle Bar. All the structures are new, inspired by the astonishing ant nests that rise from the local landscape and the gentle motion of the nearby water channels.
The redesigned Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is a retreat for the discerning adventurer, channelling the unspoiled Okavango Delta and the subtle, shifting colours of nature. Each area within the camp is a space to explore, with natural elements infused into materials and patinas, enriching the guest experience with new memories to take home.
Just like the numerous water channels that weave their way through the grasslands, the design scheme flows through the camp. The greens, soft yellows and grey tones of the surrounding grasslands inspired the colour palette. These colours form the backdrop for pops of vibrant colour, inspired by the vivid mustard hue of the indigenous eagle’s face as well as the brilliant reds and blues of other local birds.
The property aims to convey a sense of sophistication, though the furniture and fittings represent the rugged elegance of the surrounding landscape and many pieces are artisanal, specially commissioned and hand-made in Africa.
Awards include the International Property Awards and Condé Nast Traveller’s The Hot List.