2 Nts Okavango Explorer (Self-drive) – Mopiri Lodge

2 Nts Okavango Explorer (Self-drive) – Mopiri Lodge

per person

Experience Botswana – Beyond Wildlife

Why we love it: Great Value for Money, Secluded island, Incredible birdlife and water experience
Optional Extras: Tshodilo Hills Day Trip
Best Combined With: 2 Night Big Game Safari (Standard) – Sango Safari Camp (Self-Drive)
2 Night Desert Explorer (Standard) – Meno A Kwena – Self Drive


Seasons Date Price (pp sharing) Single supplement
High Season Jul – Oct  24 USD 1,244.00 USD 372.00
Shoulder Season Apr – Jun & Nov 24 USD 876.00 USD 264.00
Green Season Jan – Mar & Dec 24 USD 668.00 USD  200.00
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

Includes: meals, activities, local drinks & laundry
Excludes: premium drinks & return transfers
Activities: mokoro trips (seasonal), boating (seasonal), bush and bird walks and fishing (seasonal)
Note: This is a self-drive package excluding car hire (available on request). Please see directions and estimated driving times under additional information.

Mopiri Camp is situated in the Okavango Panhandle, approximately 290 km from Maun and 118 km from Shakawe. Ten spacious en-suite tents are set on the banks of the Weboro Lagoon offering panoramic views. Long winding boardwalks connect the main area and the tents. The tents are light and airy and have separate bathrooms with large rain showers, twin basins and a toilet. The bathrooms are adjoined to the rooms by a short corridor making the most of the view over the lagoon.

The main area has a large dining room, with a separate lounge area. The deck and swimming pool overlooks the lagoon with hidden seating areas and a fire pit. The boma is where traditional evenings are held and guests can enjoy the sounds of the Mopiri choir and taste local cuisine. Meals are served in a variety of al fresco locations around the islands and camp. Sundowners and private dinners can be enjoyed aboard the double storey barge under the African night sky.

Activities on offer include short mokoro trips, short bush walks on islands close by, fishing trips and bird walks by the Wild Bird Trust. Longer activities include day boat trips with a bush walk and mokoro trip or overnight trips to the private fly camp, incorporating all the activities mentioned above. The camp offers secure parking in Etsha 6 for self-drivers. Depending on the season guests will then be transferred by road or boat to Mopiri Camp. Alternatively, for an additional cost, guests can fly in by helicopter.

Virtual Itinerary



  • Destination
  • Included
    2 Nts Okavango Explorer (Self-drive) – Mopiri Lodge
    Local drinks
  • Not Included
    3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour
    Return Flights
    Accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
    Boat Cruise
    Park fees
    Return Transfer
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    2 Waters pp
    Lunch Pack
    Curio purchases
    Hotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    Departure Taxes
    Traditional snack and drink
    Entry Fees
    Scheduled Group Tour
    Personal Guide
Self Drive Directions To Mopiri
Please refer to the additional tab for detailed self drive directions
Self Drive Direction From Mopiri Lodge
Please refer to the additional tab for detailed self drive directions


Before the Okavango River fans out into its familiar delta shape, its waters are channelled between parallel fault lines, this channel is commonly known as the Pan Handle, as the Delta takes on the appearance of a giant frying pan in the heart of the Kalahari. Permanent deep water has encouraged the growth of villages along the river on the western side, these communities are mainly fishermen and cattle farmers, offering a true glimpse of village life rarely seen by visitors to Botswana who normally frequent the wildlife areas only. The Panhandle contains huge areas of unspoiled wetlands and a number of well-established lodges on the western side, offer you the chance to experience exquisite birdlife, a huge population of hippos and some of the largest crocodiles in Africa. In general wildlife is less abundant so the focus is on water based activities - motorboating and fishing. The best time for fishing is September/October and the renowned Barbel Run’s, it’s a fascinating phenomenon where both serious fisherman and beginners, can try their luck at landing the legendary Tiger Fish. It is also possible to travel by road or boat to the eastern side where community based mokoro excursions are offered. The Pan Handle is in close proximity to the ‘must see’ world heritage site of Tsodilo Hills, the spiritual home of the San and Bantu people. Tsodilo features many well preserved specimens of 'rock art' and there is a small museum where it is possible to hire a local guide for a personal tour of this historical area.


Value For Money


Mopiri Lodge Camp Overview Mopiri Lodge Website
Area  Community / Okavango Pan Handle
Accommodation 7  Rooms / 3 Family
Age Restrictions All ages, activities limited for young children
Self-Drive Access Yes
Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi Charging available in rooms, limited Wi-Fi in main areas
Pool Yes
Laundry Service Available Complimentary
Mosquito Nets Yes
Air-Cons or Fans Fans
Activities Boating, Mokoro, Fishing is seasonal, March – Dec: Tsodilo Hills & cultural Village tours
Water Levels in General All Year: June-September High, October- May Low, always dependent on annual flood & local rains


Directions - Maun International Airport [MUB] to Mopiri Distance: 284.28km | Travel Time: 3:25 hours| GPS co-ordinates for Mopiri: S 19° 04' 50.102" E 22° 18' 24.569"
  • Head southwest on Mathiba I St toward Mophane St (4.0 km)
  • Turn right onto Tsheke Tsheko Rd/Tsheko Tsheko Rd/A3Continue to follow A3 (95.6 km)
  • Turn right onto A35 (178 km)
  • Turn right (2.9 km)
  • Turn left (3.7 km)
  • Turn right (0.2 km)
Turn leftDestination will be on the left (0.1 km)