Located in a 22,000 acre concession on the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta sits Mapula Lodge. With stylish interiors, stunning views across a lagoon and a stunning diversity in wildlife, Mapula Lodge offers an unforgettable stay.
Located on a 22,000 acre concession in on the northern fringes of the Okavango Delta to offer brilliant game viewing and fewer vehicles.
When water levels are high enough, head out on mokoro or by boat to explore the myriad of waterways.
Spend a hot afternoon in the swimming pool and keep an eye out for hippos and game in the lagoon in front of the lodge.
Surrounded by seasonal floodplains and a matrix of waterways and woodlands, Mapula Lodge is ideally located for anyone after an iconic Delta landscape and overall magical wildlife experience. With only a handful of camps located on the 22,000 acre concession, you can enjoy uncrowded game viewing in a stunning area of the Okavango Delta.
Sitting in front of a hippo-filled lagoon, Mapula Lodge is brimming with character and quirky touches making it a perfect Delta safari spot for anyone wanting a lodge with some personality and style. The large lounge in the main area affords a wonderful spot to relax in during an afternoon, with the sparkling swimming pool offering a place to stay cool on hot Delta afternoons where you can enjoy views over the lagoon.
The main reason to stay in this incredible part of the world is for the wildlife, and Mapula offers plenty of opportunities to head out to explore the concession and all it has to offer. Morning and afternoon game drives are the perfect way to explore large areas to try and find as much game as possible, from elephants and buffalo to big cats, wild dogs and some incredible birdlife. Water levels in the Delta are highest from April to October, making this the best time to explore the numerous waterways by boat or mokoro where you will likely see small reed frogs, dragonflies and birds. For a birds-eye view of the Delta get up early to take a hot air balloon flight over the waterways and do some game viewing from above (this activity comes at an extra cost).
When to visit
Mapula Lodge is located in a 22,000 acre concession in the north of the Okavango Delta.
Boat safari in the Okavango Delta
Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.
Fishing in the Okavango
Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.
Game Drives in Botswana
Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.
Game drives in the Okavango
One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximise your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.
Helicopter ride over the Delta
The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!