Mapula Lodge

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.

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 boats 9 tented rooms replete with four-poster beds, and plump feather pillows. There is also a central swimming pool plus inviting communal indoor and outdoor lounge areas and a “chill pit” where guests can relax and spy on wildlife visiting the adjacent lagoon.

How to get to Mapula Lodge

Charter flights are available to Mapula from Kasane, Maun or select camps in the delta.

Activities at Mapula Lodge

  • Game drives
  • Nature walks (seasonal)
  • Mokoro or boat excursions (dependent on water levels)
  • Birdwatching
  • Hot air ballooning and helicopter flights (additional cost)

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Mapula Lodge Highlights

  • A beautifully secluded tented camp in largely remoote wilderness
  • Surrounded by some of Botswana’s finest gameviewing areas
  • Comfortable tented accommodation
  • Overlooking a lovely lagoon perfect for sundowners

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Jao Camp

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Botswana Overview

Why Botswana: Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Oasis of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro Trips.

Game Viewing: Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but reasonable game viewing at other times.

Climate: During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

Combine With: Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

Getting There: The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

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