Mapula Lodge is situated on a private concession of 12 000 hectares in the northwest seasonal floodplains of the Okavango Delta - the concession borders with the world famous Moremi National Park.
Getting to Mapula Lodge Mapula Lodge is a 45 minute, breathtakingly beautiful, scenic flight from Maun International Airport. One of the air charter companies that we use to do this flight is our sister company, Major Blue Air.
Passengers are advised that:
• Only 10kg of luggage, in a soft bag, is permitted per guest.
• Any passenger that weighs over 100kg needs to notify us / their agent when booking.
• Weight balance of the aircraft is at the pilot’s discretion – if it is safer excess baggage will be kept in secure storage.
Mapula Lodge has its own airstrip, called Xarakai (pronounced Kari-ki), with the coordinates of 1852 south, 22423 east. A member of the lodge staff will collect you from here with cold drinks and a warm smile!
Soon to be a world heritage site, the pristine wilds of the Okavango Delta reaches across more than 16 000 square kilometres - it is the largest inland river delta and is roughly the size of Uruguay, Syria or Senegal!
A permanent life giving swamp, the Okavango Delta rises in the Angolan Highlands, and enters Botswana below Namibia’s Caprivi Strip region. It was once a part of Lake Makgadikgadi, but is now home to over 200 000 large mammals, many of which migrate during the summer rains and return during the cooler and dryer winter months.
The Okavango Delta is home to mammals such as: lions, cheetahs, leopards, wild dog, elephants, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, kudu, impala and many more! This aquatic region is also home to various bird, insect, fish and plant species - making it a safari paradise.
The Okavango Delta is situated in the North West region of Botswana. A true African success story, Botswana is a peaceful country with a strong economy, which is largely based on diamonds and tourism. The people of Botswana are happy and friendly and eager to share their country with you. For a little more information about this wonderful place please click here.