Mapula Lodge is nestled within the heart of a vast, 220 000-acre concession of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of only a handful of camps offering unhindered access to this incredible part of the African landscape. This offbeat lodge is in a prime destination, remote and tucked away on its own island of trees in the heart of the iconic Delta landscape.
Comprised of nine canvas / thatched luxury tents, the lodge accommodations boast a lightly eccentric, yet welcoming feel, decorated with a mixture of curious touches and traditional safari elements. Sleep deeply in the comfort of your king-size, four poster bed with views overlooking the snaking waterways and woodlands of the Delta. Guests can also enjoy unspoiled views – marred only by a lagoon full of hippos, from the ocean blue swimming pool or the sunken lounge area, decorated with slouchy armchairs and sofas.
Each tented room offers full en-suite bathroom facilities, including both an indoor or outdoor shower to soak up the surrounding serenity of the region. Kick back and enjoy a refined morning coffee from your very own lounge area, or make your way to the communal lounge and watch the resident wildlife pass by.
A new and thrilling activity on offer at Mapula (besides mokoro rides and game drives) is Hot Air Ballooning!
This little slice of paradise is situated along the upper reaches of the Selinda Spillway, one of the most world-renowned waterways connecting the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti. Due to its prime positioning, guests have access to a matrix of floodplains, woodlands, snaking waterways and lagoons, which are home to some of Africa’s most beloved species.
This region of the Okavango Delta is a utopia for some of Africa’s most popular and lesser-known, yet equally beautiful wildlife. From the comfort of Mapula Lodge you will be able to spot wallowing hippo, grazing elephant and basking crocodile.
Take a guided safari tour led by expert rangers, and chances are high you will spot lion, cheetah and wild dog, as well as more elusive species such as caracal, serval and mongoose. Zebra, giraffe and antelope are a common sight at nearly every turn, while birdlife in the region is truly spectacular – expect to see endangered species such as wattled crane, carmine bee-eaters and more.
Luxuriate in an exclusive, truly African bush experience at Mapula Lodge, far away from civilisation in an untouched environment which is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
- Game Viewing
- Hot-air Ballooning