Mapula Lodge

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Mapula Lodge

Mapula Lodge is situated on a small tree island in Mapula concession, from where it overlooks a permanent lagoon and a seasonal floodplain of the Okavango.

The very remote, very intimate Mapula Lodge is situated in Mapula concession, a 12,000ha private reserve in the northwest of the Okavango Delta, close to Moremi Game Reserve. The lodge is a 45 minute flight from Maun and has its own airstrip located a short distance from the camp grounds.

Mapula Lodge is situated on a small tree island overlooking a permanent lagoon and seasonal floodplains. It’s a good spot for game viewing, attracting a diverse range of wildlife, alongside a resident pod of hippo. The elusive wilddog can also be seen in this region of the Okavango Delta.

The camp itself is comfortable and unpretentious. At its centre is a central hub area, with large lounge, dining area, and comfortable viewing decks overlooking the lagoon.


There are 9 rooms at Mapula—7 twins, 1 double, and 1 family—each built on stilts and with a private deck overlooking the lagoon.

Mapula's rooms are clean and comfortable, with attractive en-suite bathrooms complete with open-air shower and traditional zinc bath tub, and generous lounge areas.


Rustic, homely meals are served in the communal dining area, with freshly baked bread and local specialties.


Large central lounge and open balcony
Open-air bar
Curio shop
Swimming pool


Day and night game drives
Bush sundowners
Birding safaris
Guided walks
Mokoro trails (boat safari)
Hot-air balloon safari - at additional cost

Child Policy

Mapula Lodge accepts children over the age of eight (younger children on special request, and typically only during low season). There are restrictions on game activities for children; for safety reasons, those under the age of twelve cannot join mokoro safaris, and those under the age of sixteen cannot take part in walking safaris.

Mapula Lodge is not an obvious choice for families with young children, due to its remote location and quiet atmosphere.

Special Offer

Natural Selection are offering a special offer of "stay 6 nights, pay 5" on all of their Botswana camps. The offer is valid throughout 2021 and covers stays at any one or combination of the following camps in Botswana:

Mapula Lodge
Sable Alley
Camp Kalahari
Meno a Kwena
Jack's Camp
San Camp

To discuss an itinerary that takes advantage of this and other currently available special offers, please get in touch with our team!