Situated on a tree-studded island on the uncrowded, northern fringes of the world-famous Okavango Delta, Mapula Lodge is a relaxed and stylish lodge.
Opening in April 2018, accommodations at the lodge will consist of nine canvas-and-thatch tents. There are six twins, two doubles, and one family tent to choose from. Each tent features a king-size metal four-posters bed complete with feather-filled pillows and cozy duvets. A mini-lounge area is furnished with Malawi chairs. The en suite bathrooms come with both an indoor and outdoor shower.
The camp is located on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of its location in the extreme north, the region encompasses a wide range of habitats that are home to nearly all the Okavango’s diverse wildlife species. The annually flooded grasslands surrounding the wooded island are locally referred to as ‘melapo’ and present good seasonal viewing of elephant, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, kudu, zebra, common waterbuck and reedbuck, tsessebe, wildebeest, red lechwe, and Cape buffalo. Hippo and crocodile are common in the waterways. Predators living in the Delta include the African wild dog, several resident prides of lion, as well as leopard, cheetah, and African wildcat.