Mapula Lodge

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Mapula Lodge - safari to the Okavango Delta

Stay at Mapula Lodge, a real Garden of Eden where hippos and birds confer all day and night, the unforgettable setting for a magical Okavango Delta luxury holiday in Botswana on your safari in 2024. Take in the sights, smells and sounds of nature from your private deck at Mapula Lodge, featuring panoramic views over the Okavango Delta. Find it tucked within a large island of trees, on the banks of a seasonal floodplain, boasting incredible sightings of big cats and large herbivores. Sit on the wide shady deck and enjoy high tea before your evening game drive or mokoro trip begins.

The pristine 12 000-ha Mapula Reserve shares borders with Vumbura and Duba Plains concessions, and Moremi Game Reserve. Your selected lodge peeps out from a large island shaded with ancient swamp trees in the midst of the seasonal floodplains. It’s the sister camp to Jack’s Camp in the Kalahari, a place renowned for its hotshot game viewing in a remote, uncrowded region. 

Same here, Mapula Lodge is remote and offers spectacular game viewing and a setting to enthral and relax. Recently renovated, this inspiring Okavango Delta camp promises nine tented suites with thatched roofs, furnished with luxury king-size beds, down bedding, indoor and outdoor showers, Kelims on the floors, African chairs to chill on and brass lanterns for soft evening light.

Wander down to the main guest areas between water and land game viewing activities to chill at the swimming pool, drink tea in the lounge or sip a drink in the sunken lounge sofas overlooking the lagoon.

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For that ideal Botswana Safari, travel to Mapula Lodge in the famous Okavango Delta where a resident herd of hippos wallow in Hippo Lagoon in the game-rich Mapula Reserve within the northern Okavango Delta region. Ideally perched on a large island of trees, on the banks of a seasonal floodplain, Mapula Lodge boasts incredible sightings of big cats and large herbivores: think lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and buffalo. The 12 000 hectare Mapula Reserve borders Vumbura and Duba Plains concessions on one side and Moremi Game Reserve on the other.

Accommodation in seven twin rooms, one double room and one family unit peep over the bush on wooden stilts, sheltered by low-hanging trees. Each stone and thatch suite boasts en-suite, open-air showers and traditional zinc bathtubs plus luxurious double or twin beds, lounges and private decks. Wooden floors, large mesh windows and sandy pathways ensure rustic, comfy accommodation for all.

Mapula Lodge has panoramic views over the Okavango Delta so sit on the shady deck and enjoy high tea or sundowners before a game drive or mokoro trip into the delta. Relax in the comfortable lounge and dining room or head to the swimming pool for a swim or nap on a sun lounger. The bush bar is the ideal meeting place for pre-dinner drinks and the sunken lounge sofas are just that spot for the end of the day tranquillity. 

See diverse wildlife sightings on astounding birding safaris, walking trails with guides and day and night drives. Your Botswana safari includes game drives operated on both sides of a buffalo fence where you get to see red lechwe, impala, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, steenbok, waterbuck, reedbuck, porcupine, hyena, jackal, genet, caracal and lion!

Enjoy close-up sightings from a mokoro canoe of Sitagunga – a day’s excursion including walks could find crocodiles, elephants, waterbuck, pythons and monitor lizards – delicious, packed lunches ensure no one goes hungry! Photographic, fishing and birding safaris are extra pluses at Mapula Lodge – an Okavango Delta fantasy! Make sure you choose one of our selected Botswana package tours to Mapula and other similar camps in the Okavango Delta so see as much wildlife as you can!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Mapula Lodge

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Activities

  • Glide quietly in a mokoro (dugout canoe) and observe the eclectic birds that habit this watery terrain
  • See the diverse wildlife on guided game drives and night drives with spotlights reveal some fascinating nocturnal animals
  • Join guided bush walks for a more personal experience with nature and see the shy Pel’s Fishing Owl
  • Exquisite camp facilities include ensuite tented chalets with showers, large beds and feather bedding.

Included

  • Luxury tented accommodation
  • All meals
  • All beverages
  • Laundry
  • Daily activities, expert guiding
  • Park entry fees & VAT.

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Facilities

  • 9 beautiful chalets on raised platforms: 7 twin rooms, 1 double room, and 1 family unit
  • Chalet features: lounge area, private deck, and en-suite bathroom with a traditional zinc bathtub & open air shower
  • Open-plan dining area
  • Lounge
  • Bush bar

Highlights

  • Mapula Lodge offers flexibility that only an owner-operated lodge can do, an authentic safari experience 
  • A dazzling swimming pool overlooks a lagoon with wallowing resident hippos where your mokoro rides go to find birds and wildlife
  • Prime game viewing area with incredible sightings of lion, buffalo, cheetah, leopard and other species, from a vehicle, a mokoro or on foot.
  • Explore one of Africa’s richest wildlife locations with top-class guides and service.


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