The northern fringes of the Okavango

From $650 per person

Offering the following

Family Units
Swimming Pool
Game Drives
Night Drives


Dry Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

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.

Mapula Gallery

Wildlife Activities

Your days are spent traversing the area on game drives

Game Drives

Experience the nocturnal movements of predators

Night Drives

safari with a motorboat through seasonal channels


drift gently through seasonal channels in a dug-out canoe


Whats Included

Whats Not Included

Children Policy

Children of 6 years and older are accepted

Private Vehicle: must be booked for children aged 12 and under

The Camp

Camp Overview

Situated on the banks of a peaceful lagoon this tented camp embraces the vision of The Khwai Private Wildlife Reserve, a footprint sensitive and community based joint venture partnership. The Khwai village (and its residents) is administered by this trust.

Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the Khwai and Sable Alley rivers, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this is an enviable location. From the swimming pool, lounge, outdoor seating areas and all the guest’s tents there are uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and the large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink – an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand. When you are ready to explore further afield, Sable Alley’s expert guides are on hand to interpret the sights, smells, and sounds of the bush.

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.

Pricing 2020



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Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will always endeavour to provide you with prices under these rates if possible.

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