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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills
  • Heli and Horseback Safaris

    Heli and Horseback Safaris

    Combining an aerial safari by private helicopter with a horse-ride through one of the world’s last true remaining wildernesses, the excursion offers a new way to explore the UNESCO world heritage site and its magnificent inhabitants.
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Africa’s ultimate water-focused safari has recently reopened with a new look and feel, allowing guests to discover a unique and dramatic ecosystem in total luxury.

Nestled in Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest inland water systems, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge reopens following a ten-month closure and almost total rebuild.

The changes add innovation and originality to the Okavango experience. Fresh new tented guest accommodation, dining areas and lounges reflect the region’s natural beauty and the adventures of early explorers.

Accommodation

Each of the lodge’s spacious Deluxe Tented Rooms boasts its own plunge pool. A private deck provides the perfect space to soak up the scenery.

Flooded with daylight, the interior décor is elegant and light. The centerpiece of every tented room is an oversized bed with views of the delta. The uniquely designed, handmade copper-finish headboards reference Botswana’s mining tradition.

In-room amenities include a deep day bed, large desk, fully-stocked mini bar and discreet air conditioning. An en-suite bathroom features a walled outdoor shower with a window looking onto the delta, a large indoor bathtub and walk-in wardrobe.

Lodge Facilities

  • Al fresco dining overlooking the lagoon
  • Bar and lounge area featuring uninterrupted views of the delta
  • Fire pit under the stars
  • Private rim-flow plunge pool in each tented room
  • Air conditioning
  • Same day laundry service
  • The romantic Fish Eagle Bar, perfect for views of the African sunset
  • Curio shop with safari wear, local art and crafts
  • Small reference library
  • 24 hour emergency facilities and communications
  • Private airstrip and helipad
 

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BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND LODGE  - RATES 2019

  1-3 Nights 1-3 Nights 1-3 Nights 4-6 Nights 4-6 Nights 4-6 Nights 7+ Nights 7+ Nights 7+ Nights
  Low Season Shoulder
Season
High Season Low Season Shoulder
Season
High Season Low Season Shoulder
Season
High Season
Luxury Twin on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request
Twin Single Supp N/A on Request on Request N/A on Request on Request N/A on Request on Request
3rd Person on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request
Guide on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request
Private Vehicle on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request on Request

 

 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR GREEN SEASON
2019:
  • 15 November - 23 December 2019
  • $360 per person sharing per night  
  • No single supplement
  • 3rd Person in a triple room - 50% of the per person sharing rate
  • Child rate - same as per person sharing rate

2020:
  • 01 January - 31 March 2020
  • $395 per person sharing per night
  • No single supplement
  • 3rd Person in a triple room - 50% of the per person sharing rate
  • Child rate - same as per person sharing rate 
**Special Intercamp flight rates available on request**

Offer Conditions:

  •  Valid for new bookings only from 9 September 2019
  •  Valid for FIT bookings of 4 rooms or less
  •  Valid for travel from 15 Nov - 31 March 2020 (excl. 23 Dec - 01 Jan)
  •  Not combineable with any special offers
  •  MUST be packaged with flights or other properties and stand alone rates cannot be disclosed
  •  No single supplement
  •  Children 6-12 years at above 'per person sharing rate'
Please do let us know soonest whether you would like to accept the offer of this tactical promotion so we can load it on your profile to make it accessible to book?

We look forward to working with you and your teams towards a highly successful 2019!

Currently the Delta water levels are still very low and we hope that more water will arrive soon. But there is a plus side for our visitors, in that there are excellent game-viewing opportunities at the water sources that are located near to our lodges.

SEVEN-NIGHT OR TEN-NIGHT SPECIAL OFFER 2019 :

7 nights
at $5,340 per person

10 nights at $7,680 per person

If travelling during  15 Nov-25 Dec 2019, the following rates apply:

7 nights at $3,955 per person
10 nights at $5,615 per person

Includes:
  •  Four or six nights safari at any combination of our lodges, fully inclusive of meals, local beverages and safari activities
  •  Light aircraft flights from/to Maun and between the lodges, departure taxes and national park fees in Botswana
  •  Three or four nights at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, breakfast included, guaranteed complimentary upgrade to Junior Suite and VIP status
  •  VAT and taxes included

SPECIAL OFFER FOR GREEN SEASON
2019:
  • 15 November - 23 December 2019
  • $360 per person sharing per night  
  • No single supplement
  • 3rd Person in a triple room - 50% of the per person sharing rate
  • Child rate - same as per person sharing rate

2020:
  • 01 January - 31 March 2020
  • $395 per person sharing per night
  • No single supplement
  • 3rd Person in a triple room - 50% of the per person sharing rate
  • Child rate - same as per person sharing rate 
**Special Intercamp flight rates available on request**

Offer Conditions:

  •  Valid for new bookings only from 9 September 2019
  •  Valid for FIT bookings of 4 rooms or less
  •  Valid for travel from 15 Nov - 31 March 2020 (excl. 23 Dec - 01 Jan)
  •  Not combineable with any special offers
  •  MUST be packaged with flights or other properties and stand alone rates cannot be disclosed
  •  No single supplement
  •  Children 6-12 years at above 'per person sharing rate'
Please do let us know soonest whether you would like to accept the offer of this tactical promotion so we can load it on your profile to make it accessible to book?

We look forward to working with you and your teams towards a highly successful 2019!

Currently the Delta water levels are still very low and we hope that more water will arrive soon. But there is a plus side for our visitors, in that there are excellent game-viewing opportunities at the water sources that are located near to our lodges.

SEVEN-NIGHT OR TEN-NIGHT SPECIAL OFFER

Valid for travel from 03 January - 25 December 2019

7 nights
at $5,340 per person

10 nights at $7,680 per person

If travelling during  15 Nov-25 Dec 2019, the following rates apply:

7 nights at $3,955 per person
10 nights at $5,615 per person

Includes:
  •  Four or six nights safari at any combination of our lodges, fully inclusive of meals, local beverages and safari activities
  •  Light aircraft flights from/to Maun and between the lodges, departure taxes and national park fees in Botswana
  •  Three or four nights at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, breakfast included, guaranteed complimentary upgrade to Junior Suite and VIP status
  •  VAT and taxes included

Valid for travel from 03 January - 25 December 2019
Stays between the hotel and lodges can be non-consecutive, but must form part of the same itinerary
 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Shoulder Season
01/04/2019 - 30/06/2019
and
 01/10/2019 - 14/11/2019
and
24/12/2019 – 31/12/2019
High Season
01/07/2019 - 30/09/2019
Low Season
01/01/2019 - 31/03/2019
 and
15/11/2019 – 23/12/2019
Maun Airport to Belmond Lodge and visa versa
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 250.00 USD 275.00 USD 235.00
Belmond Lodge to Belmond Lodge
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 250.00 USD 275.00 USD 235.00
Kasane to Belmond Lodge and visa versa  
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 475.00 USD 480.00 USD 430.00
Kasane to Livingstone Airport and visa versa
Rate is charged on a per person basis and excludes departure taxes*
USD 420.00 USD 420.00 USD 455.00
Kasane to Victoria Falls Airport and visa versa*
Rate is charged on a per person basis and excludes departure taxes
USD 470.00 USD 470.00 USD 420.00
Domestic Departure Tax
Payable for every arrival either from Maun or Kasane
into the first camp and payable in advance
USD 15.00 USD 15.00 USD 15.00
International Departure Tax
Payable for every flight departure from Kasane Airport,
Livingstone Airport or Victoria Falls Airport and payable
in advance on Kasane to Livingston or Victoria Falls routings
USD 25.00 USD 25.00 USD 25.00

* Minimum of 2 people required on each flight
The maximum luggage taken on board per passenger is 20 kg in soft bags, including hand luggage.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS VALID 01.01.2019– 31.12.2019
ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO
RATES
A. Transfers to other camps on request
B. Private charter rates on request
C. Prices are USD  and inclusive of Botswana VAT. 
D. Prices are subject to major fuel or government tax increase
E. Bookings to be made a minimum of 72 hours prior to travel
All rates above exclude departure taxes payable in cash on departing Livingstone and Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport. For all flights a minimum of 2 passengers per flight transfer is required. Should a client arrive at an airport with excess luggage without prior arrangements we reserve the right to charge the client to transport the excess luggage. 

PASSENGER LIMITATIONS ON INTER-CAMP FLIGHTS
All inter-camp flights provided by the preferred 3rd party charter company, whom are subcontracted by Gametrackers PTY (LTD), trading as Belmond Safaris, are governed by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), standards. The contracted Operator is strongly recommended to advise Gametrackers PTY (LTD) in writing should any of the following limitation be exceeded so the necessary arrangements can be made in advance of travel.
• The average male passenger weight is 98 kg per person
1. The average female passenger weight is 80 kg per person
a. Children (aged 8 to 111 years) are 35 kg per person

It is the responsibility if the Operator to ensure that its clients are fully aware of the luggage allowance of 20kgs (soft bag) per person including hand luggage, should they be utilising the service inter-camp flights. The maximum luggage taken on board per passenger is 20 kg, including hand luggage
a. The luggage comprises of soft type bags, each with a maximum dimension of 35 cm by 70 cm in order to fit into the pod door.
Please note no hard frames or wheels.
It is the responsibility of the Operator to ensure that its clients are fully aware of the luggage allowance of 20kgs (soft bag) per person including hand luggage, should they be utilising the service inter-camp flights. The Lodge Company cannot be held responsible for any extra costs incurred as a result of the above conditions not being adhered to.

 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Belmond Khwai River Lodge
Shoulder Season
01/04/2019 - 30/06/2019
and
 01/10/2019 - 14/11/2019
and
24/12/2019 – 31/12/2019
High Season
01/07/2019 - 30/09/2019
Low Season
01/01/2019 - 31/03/2019
 and
15/11/2019 – 23/12/2019
Maun Airport to Belmond Lodge and visa versa
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 250.00 USD 275.00 USD 235.00
Belmond Lodge to Belmond Lodge
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 250.00 USD 275.00 USD 235.00
Kasane to Belmond Lodge and visa versa  
Rate is charged on a per person basis
USD 475.00 USD 480.00 USD 430.00
Kasane to Livingstone Airport and visa versa
Rate is charged on a per person basis and excludes departure taxes*
USD 420.00 USD 420.00 USD 455.00
Kasane to Victoria Falls Airport and visa versa*
Rate is charged on a per person basis and excludes departure taxes
USD 470.00 USD 470.00 USD 420.00
Domestic Departure Tax
Payable for every arrival either from Maun or Kasane
into the first camp and payable in advance
USD 15.00 USD 15.00 USD 15.00
International Departure Tax
Payable for every flight departure from Kasane Airport,
Livingstone Airport or Victoria Falls Airport and payable
in advance on Kasane to Livingston or Victoria Falls routings
USD 25.00 USD 25.00 USD 25.00

* Minimum of 2 people required on each flight
The maximum luggage taken on board per passenger is 20 kg in soft bags, including hand luggage.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS VALID 01.01.2019– 31.12.2019
ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO
RATES
A. Transfers to other camps on request
B. Private charter rates on request
C. Prices are USD  and inclusive of Botswana VAT. 
D. Prices are subject to major fuel or government tax increase
E. Bookings to be made a minimum of 72 hours prior to travel
All rates above exclude departure taxes payable in cash on departing Livingstone and Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport. For all flights a minimum of 2 passengers per flight transfer is required. Should a client arrive at an airport with excess luggage without prior arrangements we reserve the right to charge the client to transport the excess luggage. 

PASSENGER LIMITATIONS ON INTER-CAMP FLIGHTS
All inter-camp flights provided by the preferred 3rd party charter company, whom are subcontracted by Gametrackers PTY (LTD), trading as Belmond Safaris, are governed by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), standards. The contracted Operator is strongly recommended to advise Gametrackers PTY (LTD) in writing should any of the following limitation be exceeded so the necessary arrangements can be made in advance of travel.
• The average male passenger weight is 98 kg per person
1. The average female passenger weight is 80 kg per person
a. Children (aged 8 to 111 years) are 35 kg per person

It is the responsibility if the Operator to ensure that its clients are fully aware of the luggage allowance of 20kgs (soft bag) per person including hand luggage, should they be utilising the service inter-camp flights. The maximum luggage taken on board per passenger is 20 kg, including hand luggage
a. The luggage comprises of soft type bags, each with a maximum dimension of 35 cm by 70 cm in order to fit into the pod door.
Please note no hard frames or wheels.
It is the responsibility of the Operator to ensure that its clients are fully aware of the luggage allowance of 20kgs (soft bag) per person including hand luggage, should they be utilising the service inter-camp flights. The Lodge Company cannot be held responsible for any extra costs incurred as a result of the above conditions not being adhered to.

Notes:
All accommodation rates are based on per person sharing per night and inclusive of:

  • Accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner), all drinks including a select list of branded spirits and wines but excluding VSOP spirits, reserve wines & imported champagne, daily laundry services.
  • At least 2 game viewing activities daily, 
  • emergency medical evacuation insurance and national park fees, 
  • VAT in Botswana. 

And exclusive of:

  • Inter-lodge flights, gratuities, items of a personal nature, travel insurance, costs of obtaining visas, satellite phone charges.

Special notes: Extra bed/triple room usage for 12 years and older will be charged the 3rd person rate subject to availability at time of booking.

Children: Minimum age for children 6 years and older.

  • Children 6 – 11 years pay 50% of the adult per person sharing rate for low and shoulder seasons.
  • Children 6 – 11 years pay 75% of the adult per person sharing rate for high season.

Suitesthe suites at Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Eagle Island Lodge include an outdoor bathroom, private plunge pool.

Special notes: Extra bed/triple room usage will be charged on a per person sharing basis in a triple room. 1 night stays on special request only.
 
The Rates are per person per night sharing with a single supplement applicable for single occupancy. Group bookings of ten or more Guests (5 or more rooms) will not be covered by this Contract, and needs to be requested separately for quoting purposes.

The Rates are inclusive of:

  • Accommodation in twin-bedded rooms with air conditioning
  • Botswana National park fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Government levied General Sales Tax (currently 12%; any increase shall be for the account of the Tour Operator pursuant to clause 2.4 of Schedule 4)
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • All drinks, teas, coffees, soft drinks, house wines, local beer and a select list of spirits
  • Daily laundry services
  • 2 game viewing activities per day

The rates are exclusive of:

  • Scheduled and / or private inter-lodge flight costs from Maun, other lodges, Kasane or Livingstone
  • Scheduled and / or private road transfers from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or boat / road transfers from Livingstone, Zambia
  • VSOP Spirits, South African Reserve Wines and important Champagne
  • Botswana departure tax where applicable
  • The helicopter flight safari activity at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge which can be pre-booked at an additional cost.

All Rates (including those that are attributed to the helicopter excursion at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge) are subject to any increase outside the Company’s control and or by the amount of any future increase in General Sales Tax, VAT and/or levy rates. Any such increase to take effect from the date upon which any such future increase is announced. The Company will give written notice to the Tour Operator of any future GST, VAT or levy changes, of the consequentially revised rate and of the date from which such revised rate is to take effect.

Additional Person / Children’s Policy

Children are considered those between the ages of 6 and 11 years old and the following conditions will apply: Children will be required to have an adult (over the age of 16) accompanying them at all times when in the lodge. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure this. Children will be required to sleep in the parents’ rooms and be accompanied in a room with at least 1 adult (over the age of 16).
Children under 6 years of age are not permitted to stay at our lodge, due to safety reasons. The inter-lodge flights are charged at the full price. Verification of the child's age is required prior to traveling by means of passport details.

6 to 11 years of age (Child)

ONE extra bed can be placed in a luxury room, upon availability a maximum of 2 triple luxury rooms per lodge per night at an additional cost per night. The accommodation will be based on a fully inclusive basis including 2 game viewing activities per day (although there may be restrictions on certain activities for children aged 6-11 years of age). Extra beds are subject to availability.    

12 years and over (Adult)

ONE extra bed can be placed in a luxury room, upon availability a maximum of 2 triple luxury rooms  per lodge per night at an additional cost per night. The accommodation will be based on a fully inclusive basis including 2 game viewing activities per day. Extra beds are subject to availability.

Kindly note that accommodation is limited to a maximum of three persons in a room. There are a limited number of extra beds. Private vehicle hire for families are subject to availability at the time of booking and/or check-in, are on a request basis, and will be charged at an additional rate.

Arrival & Departure Times

The general arrival time is from 14:00pm. A guaranteed check-in prior to 14:00pm can be arranged by pre-registering the room from the night before at an additional charge equal to one night’s accommodation. The general departure time is 11:00am.

Smoking Laws

Please be advised that due to stringent smoking laws, all public areas (with the exception of the outside areas) and all rooms have been declared non-smoking areas under the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, any person who fails to comply with this notice shall be prosecuted and may be liable to a fine.

Deposits

20% of the total invoiced amount. The balance of payment is due 45 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

1. Cancellation / reduction in numbers received between 90 and 46 days prior to arrival, 20% of the contracted rate will be charged
2. Cancellation / reduction in numbers received between 45 and 31 days prior to arrival, 50% of the contracted rate will be charged
3. Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to arrival then 100% of the contracted rate will be charged

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Activities

    Activities

    From heart pounding big game encounters to stargazing in a flawlessly clear sky, our luxury Botswana safaris create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Facilities

    Facilities

    Property Facilities
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Library
    • Internet Access (Complimentary)
    • TV Room
    • Battery Charging Facilities
    • Eco Friendly
    • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    Room Facilities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony / Deck
    • Dressing Gowns
    • En-Suite
    • Fan
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe
    • Shower
    • Tea / Coffee
    • Complementary Wi-Fi
    • Hair Dryer
    • Bath
    • Lounge Area
    • Mosquito Nets
    • Outside Shower
    • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
    • Electrical Outlets
    • Mini Bar (Complimentary)
    • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Location

    Location

    Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a private island at the heart of the Okavango Delta. The only inland delta of its kind, it is an oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert.
    The Okavango Delta stretches over 16,000km2 and supports a staggering variety of animal, plant, fish and birdlife.The area consists of endlessly changing channels, tributaries and lagoons as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas. Helicopter safaris provide a birds-eye view of this magnificent landscape.
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