Mapula Lodge

Mapula Lodge

Nine chalets
Traveller's rating
Excellent (94%) From 19 reviews
Best for 12+
All year

Mapula Lodge occupies a stunning position in a game-rich, private concession, or reserve, within the northern Okavango Delta. Set on a large tree island at the edge of seasonal floodplains, it overlooks a permanent lagoon complete with resident hippos and varied birdlife. Following a change of ownership in 2018, the main area of the lodge has undergone some significant changes, with plans to rebuild the chalets in 2020.

Our view of Mapula Lodge

Having loved Mapula in the past, we were very disappointed to see their standards slip, but under new owners we have high hopes of a vast improvement. We have already witnessed some promising changes in March 2019, and we understand that plans to rebuild in 2020 may even come with a name change to Jack’s Island Lodge. For now, don’t expect five-star luxury, though for travellers seeking a good-value Botswana safari in an area of plentiful game area, Mapula will make a good choice.

Rooms at Mapula Lodge

Thatched chalet

Mapula Lodge: Traveller ratings

Excellent(94%) From 19 travellers

Latest reviews of trips including Mapula Lodge

Magnificent Mapula
1-Jun to 28-Jun 19
Excellent Excellent
Absolutely fantastic! Staff were incredible
2-May to 10-May 19
Excellent Excellent
Mapula Lodge review
1-Nov to 20-Nov 11
Good Good
a good informal lodge in a traditional style
3-Oct to 20-Oct 11
Good Good
Mapula Lodge review
12-Jul to 24-Jul 11
Good Good
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