Eagle Island, Botswana
Resort / Botswana / HBA London / Completed in 2016
The Gallery HBA redesigned Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana, re-affirming its reputation as one of the country's leading luxury safari lodges and the ultimate Okavango Delta water-based safari. More than ever before, the lodge is a place of discovery and wonder, delightfully and uniquely capturing the spirt of the delta to become a place where guests can explore even as they relax and unwind after a day's safari. Perched on a private island surrounded by some of the deepest stretches of the delta, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge encompasses 12 luxury tented guestrooms, each with a large terrace and plunge pool; a dining pavilion; a lounge pavilion across two levels; an arrivals boma; a retail area; the Fish Eagle Bar; a library and internet lounge; and a camp fire area. All the structures are new, their form inspired by the astonishing and massive ant nests which rise from the local landscape, as well as the gentle motion of the nearby water channels.