Mapula

The northern fringes of the Okavango

Okavango Delta
2018
$485 - $877

 

Okavango Deta - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$485 - $877

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Our Highlights

  • North Okavango Delta location
  • Overlooking a floodplain
  • Swimmimg Pool
  • Day and night drives
  • Seasonal mokoro excursions

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Now under new management and part of a group of well priced lodges, Mapula offers a great lodge in an underutilized area of the northern part of the Okavango Delta, in a very large concession.

 

This area has seen a strong increase in wildlife sightings as the waters of the Delta have increased their flow in recent years.

 

Its quite an understated camp with simple elegance brought to you by the team who own Jack's Camp and San Camp in the Makgadikgadi, adding this lovely lodge in the Delta to their portfolio.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Mixed Camp with Game Drives and  Water Activities, depending on water levels

Location

North Western Okavango Delta

How do I get there

Light aircraft transfer to the airstrip then private transfer to camp.

Lodge Type

Delta Bush Camp with 9  canvas and thatch chalets

Whats Included

 

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included

 

  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

 

Children of 6 and over accepted with conditions

 

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Wildlife

Land activities

Water activities

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Spa pampering

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Activities

DAY DRIVES

NIGHT DRIVES

MOKOROS

BOATING

WALKING

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Mapula is situated in a massive concession of over 220,000 acres within the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta that is rich with wildlife. The lodge occupies an enviable position on a large, treed island at the edge of seasonal floodplains along the upper reaches of the famous Selinda Spillway, the river that connects the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti.

 

The camp overlooks a permanent lagoon complete with its own resident pod of hippos. Uncharted Africa will bring all the styles and standards they are famous for to Mapula Lodge.

Lodge Layout

 

Improved in 2018, The lodge itself is wrapped around the trunks of African hardwoods, with the roots and branches featuring throughout the camp.

 

The main area is construction in the traditional safari style of wood, gumpole and thatch. Inside there is a lounge and dining area. Its quite a simple affair but pleasing nonetheless and conveys a good feeling in that its quite rustic and feels right for the area.

 

Outside onto the viewing deck is a small plunge pool.

Room Description

 

The panoramic view from each room engulfs you in the wonders of your surroundings, while the private verandas, shaded under the canopy of the delta trees, provide you with an ideal spot for high tea or sundowners.

 

Each Chalet is quite open and built on raised old wood decking and houses a large and comfortable bed covered in mosquito netting for the evenings. To the front the room has a large open windowed area to accent the view.

 

Bathrooms are en-suite, with flushing loos and indoor and outdoor showers.

Camp Environment

 

The reserve in which Mapula is situated lies immediately to the north of the renowned Vumbura and Duba Plains concessions on the northern side and within Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta. The environment has a wonderful mix of dry savannah country, seasonal floodplains and permanent waterways. The rich variety of habitats ensures that there is a great variety of wildlife – everything from sitatunga antelope to sable and large herds of buffalo along with excellent sightings of big cats such as leopard, cheetah and lion and a healthy wild dog population.

 

The concession includes a variety of channels, islands and wetlands which offer a variety of activities, landscapes and habitats. The birdlife is exceptional and is the place to spot the endangered wattled cranes and slaty egrets as well as, at times, the elusive Pel’s fishing owl.

 

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