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Belmond Safaris in Africa

Explore the stunning beauty of Botswana's magnificent landscape on a Belmond safari adventure. From the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta, enjoy unique accommodations and game drives, as well as bush walks and village walks. Witness some of Africa's most incredible wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and more. Experience luxury in the heart of nature on your Belmond Botswana Safari.

Explore the stunning beauty of Botswana's magnificent landscape on a Belmond safari adventure. From the Kalahari Desert to the Okavango Delta, enjoy unique accommodations and game drives, as well as bush walks and village walks. Witness some of Africa's most incredible wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and more. Experience luxury in the heart of nature on your Belmond Botswana Safari.


Get ready for the ultimate safari experience with Belmond's African lodges! From cozy, tranquil accommodations to thrilling outdoor adventures, each lodge offers something special. Make the most of your adventure and choose from one of three luxurious options. 


Eagle Island Lodge



Overview 


Escape to the wilderness of Botswana and discover something wonderful. At Eagle Island Lodge, you are welcomed into a modern, sophisticated sanctuary on a private island in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Relax in high-ceilinged tented rooms with beautiful light flooding in - each room comes with its own plunge pool and an oversized bed that overlooks breathtaking views of the Delta. Step closer to local wildlife as you silently glide downriver in traditional canoes and watch fish eagles soar above. Experience the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site at Eagle Island Lodge.


History 


Steeped in Botswana's remarkable heritage, Eagle Island Lodge was founded by brave explorers and croc hunters who first ventured to the delta in the early 20th century. Through our commitment to safari living, we've honed our art to provide an unparalleled experience. We're also one of the country's most eco-friendly lodges, and our private drives are one of the best ways to explore the beauty of Botswana.


Accommodations



Spend days awash in bright sunlight, and nights enjoying the sumptuous comfort of our safari-style lodgings. Sink into the elegant grey decor, punctuated by golden accents. Or recline on a luxurious bed with its stunning copper headboard. Plus, each tented room is complete with a plunge pool and deck—perfect for admiring your breathtaking surroundings.


other amenities include: 


  • in-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub

  • Walled outdoor shower

  • Air conditioning

  • Full board

  • Stocked minibar

  • Bathrobes and slippers

  • Same day laundry service

  • 24-hour emergency facilities and communications


Experiences


Take a unique journey through the Okavango Delta, soaring through the sky on an open-door helicopter ride. Marvel at the stunning landscape and wildlife roaming beneath you for a thrilling adventure that you'll never forget.


Embark on a thrilling water safari and explore the beauty of the delta! Climb aboard an iconic mokoroe canoe and soak in the waterside views before enjoying a picturesque picnic. Drift through wetlands at sunset and experience an unforgettable barge cruise, or seek out adventure with an adrenaline-inducing speed boat safari.


Join an in-house chef on a foraging excursion for wild sage, and use it to craft delicious infused cocktails! Learn about the importance of food provenance, how it supports local farmers, and the role it plays in creating sustainable cuisine.


Savute Elephant Lodge



Overview 


Nestled among the wilds of the awe-inspiring Chobe National Park, Savute Elephant Lodge is an oasis like no other. This magnificent tented oasis offers a warm and serene welcome, perfect for exploring the mysteries offered by the nearby Savute Channel. Step foot in this corner of Botswana and you will find yourself following in the footsteps of some of history's greatest adventurers, including none other than David Livingstone himself! At Savute Elephant Lodge, visitors can take advantage of a unique viewing hide at dawn and dusk to watch elephants, hyenas, and cheetahs peacefully roam their habitat. The lodge features contemporary interiors that capture the earthy tones found in nature and uses eco-friendly design features to keep visitors in harmony with this stunning landscape. Now open for exploration, start your journey through these majestic lands today!


History 


David Livingstone first discovered the marshy Savute area in 1851, and since then its water levels have dramatically changed over time. For many years, human access was prohibited to this part of the National Park - except for the area around our lodge. Visitors are able to witness the incredible natural drama unfold in front of them on their very own stage, providing an unparalleled experience.


Accommodations



Guests of the tented accommodation at this gorgeous wildlife resort are in for a treat. Raised on platforms, each room offers stunning views of the ever-changing natural landscape. After a thrilling safari adventure, visitors can relax in an outdoor lounge while the sounds of giant bullfrogs fill the air. Alternatively, guests can lay back on a sun deck and watch wild animals come for a drink at the nearby waterhole. Inside, guests will find nothing but luxury — from comfy four-poster beds to lavish bathrooms complete with stocked minibars and discreet air conditioning — perfect for reviving after a long day!


other amenities include:


  • Large private deck

  • Nightly turndown

  • Full board

  • Bathrobes and slippers

  • Same-day laundry service

  • 24-hour emergency facilities and communication


Experiences


A game drive through Chobe National Park offers a unique thrill. Listen for the powerful roar of the lions, and keep an eye out for leopards and cheetahs darting across the Savute Channel. If you're lucky, you'll catch sight of the rock-climbing klipspringers, or witness one of Africa's greatest spectacles--the second-largest zebra migration in Africa.


As the sun sets over the Savute, you can join around the campfire for a traditional Boma ritual. Feel the ambiance of the flickering flames, as a choir serenades with traditional songs and chefs serve African delicacies. Immerse yourself in centuries-old rhythms and be part of this unique communal experience.


Come explore this enchanting cluster of trees and learn from knowledgeable guides. Surrounded by Bushmen paintings, the grove is a sight to behold! Treat yourself to one of the delicious smoothies or cocktails made from the tree's powdery extract and take advantage of its powerful health benefits.



Khwai River Lodge



Overview 


Khwai River Lodge is a luxury-tented safari camp located in the Khwai Private Reserve in northern Botswana. The lodge offers an unparalleled African safari experience for its guests - with luxurious accommodation, an abundance of nature's wildlife, activities and adventures, and a unique atmosphere to top off the perfect experience. With its proximity to Chobe National Park, Khwai River Lodge makes an excellent choice for those seeking to explore the wonders of southern Africa.


History 


Dating back to its origin in 1971, Khwai River Lodge has been a part of Botswana's rich history. Harry Selby was its founder and he aspired to promote safaris with a conservation-focused mindset. He also built the 'bridge over the river Khwai', which now serves as North Gate entrance into the Reserve.


Accommodations



Experience the African wilderness in a way that is truly special with this safari accommodation. Lodges are situated amongst landscapes teeming with wildlife, including elephants and slaty egrets. When you stay at one of these lodges, you can witness the peaceful herding of the elephants while admiring the beautiful sunset from your own private elevated deck. After a day exploring the sights and sounds of nature, relax and revive yourself with a private plunge pool - just be sure to listen for the wonderful call of the slaty egret bidding goodnight.


other amenities include: 


  • Oversized bed

  • Spacious in-suite bathroom

  • Air conditioning

  • Stocked minibar

  • Bathrobes and slippers

  • Full board

  • Hair dryer

  • Same day laundry service

  • 24-hour emergency facilities and communications


Experiences



As the sun dips below the horizon, fill your glass with a refreshing Okavango Gin cocktail and take in the stunning sight of hippos blissfully playing in their pool. The sky is painted in warm oranges, pinks and yellows as you soak up this breathtaking moment.


Take a journey through nature with a Khwai River walk. Get an intimate look at the stunning landscape and its inhabitants. With a bush concierge to guide you, learn to identify different animal tracks and observe the most beautiful of insects in all their color.


As the night sky begins to glisten with stars, why not take an evening game drive by the river? Enjoy a unique viewing experience as you use a telescope to get a closer look at constellations like the Southern Cross. Afterward, keep your eyes peeled and observe nocturnal animals and wildlife as the temperatures cool off for the night.



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