Little Island

Mopiri means ‘Little Island’ in the local Bayei language. The camp is surrounded by crystal clear Delta water on all sides.

Accommodation

Three spacious family units and seven luxury rooms set along the edge of the lagoon. All complete with king-size beds and large private decks.

Weboro Lagoon

Permanent lagoons close to Mopiri ensure that water activities are available all year round.

FLY OR DRIVE IN

The private Mopiri airstrip is only a five-minute boat ride from camp so you can travel from Maun to Mopiri in under an hour.

CHILDREN WELCOME

The three family units are positioned on an island close by and adjoined by a walkway, allowing Mopiri to take children of all ages.

Mopiri Camp — True water Experience

Mopiri camp has been designed to make the most of the panoramic views of Weboro Lagoon. Long wooden boardwalks winding through the palms adjoin the main areas and the rooms, and give guests the opportunity to explore the area around camp. The tents are light and airy and all have en-suite bathrooms with large rain showers.

At Mopiri you set the pace. Days can be spent exploring the Delta, or simply kicking back and enjoying the tranquil surroundings of island life.

Mopiri Camp — Activities


RESEARCH TALKS (THE WILD BIRD TRUST)

Mopiri camp has been used as the launch site for numerous “National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project” Delta wetland bird surveys, as well as being used to undertake education workshops with teachers from local schools in community outreach programmes. Researchers are available to give talks on their work and the Okavango Delta for those that are interested. (Please book in advance). Read More >

Rates

Standard
From
US$ 0

per person
per night sharing

Children
From
US$ 0

per child per night
in adjoining room

MOPIRI AT A GLANCE:
  • 3 Family Units
  • 7 Luxury Rooms
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Large main area
  • Rooms and main area adjoined by walkways
  • Permanent water all year round

Included:
Accommodation, activities, all meals, drinks, and transfers from the Mopiri airstrip or Etsha 6.









Where to Find Mopiri

The camp is situated on the north west of the Okavango Delta, approximately 290kms from Maun, and 100kms from Shakawe.

For detailed directions visit: FAQ >

Self-drive guests can drive to Etsha 6 where there will be secure parking available. From here guests will be met by their guide and transferred into camp.

Flight time from Maun to Mopiri is just under 40 minutes, with a 5-minute boat ride into camp.
Helicopter flights from Maun Airport and other destinations can be arranged on request.

The Appeals


Tranquility

Pole along secluded waterways in the heart of the Okavango Delta only accessible by mokoro (a traditional dug-out canoe).

Activities

There are no set itineraries at Mopiri. Managers and Guides will be there to plan your days according to what you feel like doing. 

Birdlife

Over 350 species to be found in the Delta, including regular sightings of Pel’s Fishing Owl, Slaty Egret and African Skimmer.

Mopiri Guides

Mopiri Guides grew up in the area and offer wonderful insights and first hand knowledge, enhancing your safari experience.

Meet the guides >

Research

Learn about the important research being carried out by The Wild Bird Trust, and the Into the Okavango Project.

Learn More >

A typical Day

Mopiri 1:
Day Trip

Early morning:         
Wake up at about 6am just as the sun is rising; a continental breakfast will be ready in the main dining area.

Boat Activity:            
Leave camp and boat through the papyrus channels, stopping along the way. The boat trip in the channels is about an hour and a half before it opens up offering large islands to explore.

Walk / Mokoro:       
When on the islands you now have the option of walking, a mokoro trip, or simply tucking into a well deserved brunch.

Early afternoon:      
After you have explored the islands on foot, jump back on the boat and try a spot of fishing at a number of different locations recommended by our knowledgeable guides.

Tea:                           
For those wanting a full day out then stop for a quick high tea on the way back to camp.

Drinks:                      
Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles will be served around the fire and in the bar area, around 7 / 7.30pm.

Dinner:                      
3 course meal (7.30 or 8pm).

Mopiri 2:
Short Activities / Relaxation Day

Breakfast:                 
After a more leisurely morning, enjoy a full English breakfast at around 8/9am.

Morning Activity:     
Head out for a short walk, a spot of fishing, or a relaxing boat cruise on “Osprey” the double storey barge.

Lunch:                        
Lunch can be served in a number of locations around the camp and surrounding areas.

Tea:                           
Around 3.30pm / 4pm.

Afternoon activity:  
Boat trip for fishing or birding or both, including sundowners.

Drinks:                      
Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles will be served around the fire and in the bar area, around 7 / 7.30pm.

Dinner:                      
3 course meal (7.30 or 8pm).

Guest Reviews

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