Mapula Lodge is set in a magical location in the far north of the Okavango Delta making Mapula one of the most remote camps in Botswana.
Mapula is best known for its African wild dog pack that can provide some exciting sightings but they are ranging far and wide these days. Lions are commonly seen, featuring three big males and they often hunt buffalo, while hippos and elephants frequent the lagoon in front of camp. Smaller cats, serval and caracal are much rarer sightings but seem to be spotted with a fair frequency at Mapula. The area is well known for the elegant sable antelope that is rarely seen in other areas and as the area contains the only permanent water for many kilometers it draws many elephants into the area. Birdlife at Mapula is tremendous with great diversity.
You can do a variety of activities at Mapula including game drives, night drives, walks, and explore the Delta in the traditional mode of transportation – the mokoro, a dugout canoe that is poled along by a local guide. Mapula also has a motor boat to explore the deeper channels and provide a full Okavango experience. Putting your feet on the ground on a walking safari at Mapula Lodge delivers a new unfiltered experience.
The chalets at Mapula Lodge are unique – combining the feel of a chalet structure with a tent as the entire back of the chalet is screened mesh letting in the wild sounds and allowing private views out to the lagoon at Mapula and the hippos, elephants, fish eagles and multitude of other species that are commonly seen.