One of only a tiny handful of camps in the remote northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, Mapula Lodge offers exclusivity and exhilarating gameviewing opportunities. The remote concession covers 220,000 acres of iconic Okavango Delta landscape marked by floodplains, woodlands and a myriad of channels.
The lodge is situated in the middle of an island surrounded by seasonal floodplains offering sensational views. Mapula was designed by the creators of legendary Jack’s Camp in the Kalahari, and is filled with quirky trinkets and campaign furniture. The lodge boasts 9 tented rooms replete with four-poster beds and plump feather pillows. Each tent also has an ensuite bathroom – with both indoor and outdoor showers – and outdoor decks.
The lodge has a large central communal area which includes an inviting lounge area, filled with quirky furniture such as elephant-shaped lamps and a drinks cabinet that contains some alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There is also an indoor dining area and a large outdoor deck overlooking the lagoon. The deck boasts a comfortable and spacious sunken lounge, ample seating space and a welcoming firepit for after dinner drinks. There is also a swimming pool ideal for cooling off during hot, sunny afternoons.
The lodge offers an array of exciting activities centring around morning and afternoon game drives through the pristine wilderness. Guests can also enjoy exploring the magical waterways by both boat and traditional mokoro (subject to water levels). For the ultimate delta experience, both helicopter and hot air ballooning excursions are available at an additional cost.