Mapula Lodge Highlights
• Situated in the north eastern section of the beautiful Okavango Delta
• Mapula offers luxurious safari accommodation
• A year round water camp
• Located in a remote area, hence offers guests a personal safari experience
• Elephants are abundant in the area as well as buffalo and general game
• Prolific birdlife
Mapula Lodge Camp Description
Mapula Lodge has the perfect blend of rustic Africa and safari Chic. The lodge consists of nine chalets offering luxury accommodation built on raised decks to maximise viewing across the Delta. Each unit has a private viewing deck to watch the ever changing scenes unfold on the waterways. The chalets are spacious and all units boast a small lounge as well as full bathroom facilities with a bathtub and outside shower.
The main area is nestled beneath large fig trees and the extensive decks overlook the permanent lagoon. The comfortable lounge, dining and bar area have views that stretch over the Delta and the swimming pool is perfect to cool off in.
Mapula Lodge Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
Mapula has a diverse range of safari activities on offer, appealing to all guest interests. A year-round water camp, the mokoro safaris are well enjoyed, while the private location of the camp offers walking safaris and night drives too.
The north eastern region of the Okavango Delta is remote and private and supports a huge variety of animal, plant and bird life. Elephants are abundant in the area as well as buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, jackal and a variety of antelope, including red lechwe. The birdlife is prolific and varied, ranging from water birds to shy forest dwellers. Mapula has permanent water all year round, hence offers a water wilderness experience.
Game viewing is very good in this area and the trees around the Lodge are home to a huge variety of birds. Being in a permanent water area, Mapula Lodge can offer year round water activities, especially important during January – May when water levels in the Okavango can become too low in most area’s to allow the use of the traditional mokoro. Guided walking safaris with experienced guides and tracker are available as well as night drives in search of nocturnal animals. In the early morning and late afternoons game drives are conducted in comfortable safari vehicles accompanied by expert guides.