Mapula Lodge is in the heart of the Okavango Delta and is an ideal location for game viewing and birding. Set on the edge of seasonal floodplains, and overlooking a permanent lagoon complete with resident hippos, wildlife here is plentiful with kudu, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, jackal, buffalo, elephant and even lion. The staff are employed from local villages and the camp managers are from Botswana. Mapula Lodge has a nice family-feel to it and combined with the staff's welcome and enthusiasm, you'll quickly feel at home here.
The central area of Mapula Lodge is a lovely traditional thatched bungalow, with a comfortable lounge and dining area, small library, curio shop and large deck where you can sit in the shade of an ancient African ebony. On a lower deck there is a small pool with sun-loungers and shady spots. Nearby, the bush bar is a gathering point for pre-dinner drinks and recounting the day's safari tales.
Mapula Lodge's nine roomy stone and thatch chalets are well-spaced and very private. They are positioned on raised platforms and constructed from old wooden beams complete with private viewing decks. The beds have box-shaped mosquito nets along with bedside cabinets and reading lights. Fans are available in your chalet for limited hours based on the lodge’s generator schedule. The rooms have very large meshed windows, which allow for great views over the surrounding landscapes.