Mapula Lodge is situated on a private concession of 12 000 hectares in the northwest seasonal floodplains of the Okavango Delta, the concession borders with the world famous Moremi National Park. Mapula Lodge has become synonymous with providing a true wilderness offering. The lodge is able to offer a full spectrum of activities, all with a guide and tracker. Mapula lodge is a land camp and water camp with day and night drives (guide and tracker) , bush walks, boating and mokoro excursions. The guest area, with its sweeping decks, overlooks the permanent lagoon where a resident pod of hippopotamus resides. Here you will find the comfortable lounge, dining area and a bar with one of the best views in the Okavango Delta. In addition, there is also a small library and swimming pool.
Each of the 8 luxury chalets has a traditional design and the use of wood provide unique detail. The attention to detail and use of local craftsmanship in the construction of the chalets is particularly impressive and attractive.The units all boast a small lounge and a large bathroom with bathtub, twin sinks an outside shower and large outside veranda offering fantastic views over the lagoon.
Each room is up on stilts, reaching above the bush scrub, and has an en-suite bathroom complete with open air shower and deep, more traditional style, zinc bath tub. The rooms either have large double beds or two spacious single beds, a small lounge area and a private veranda.
The dining area is located in the guest area where all meals are served.
The lounge and bar are located in the guest area overlooking the property and wildlife.
There is an outdoor swimming pool located on the property in the guest common area.
Being in a private area enables them to operate off road at night in conjunction with their daytime drives, giving you the chance to see some of the lesser observed nocturnal wildlife including Serval, African Wildcat, Honey Badger , Porcupine and a host of other interesting nocturnal mammals and birds. Having a tracker enables you to get a glimpse into the ancient art of tracking and increases your chance of encountering the preadtors
Exploring the Okavango on foot gives you a chance to encounter smaller species that you would sometimes miss from the vehicle. As well as a possible encounter with large animals such as elephant and buffalo. It also offers you the chance to learn more about the traditional uses of the various plant and tree species.
Again a completely different way of exploring the vast eco-sysyem of the Okavango cruising through the deep water channels and lagoons in search of the elusive sititunga and numerous water birds.
Slightly gliding through the shallow water flood plains of the Okavango passing glades of waterlily and the associated wildlife of the floodplains.