Mopiri is in the north-west of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, on the west side of the Weboro Lagoon in NG7, and with easy access to NG24 concessions, nestled between palm trees and under large shady figs, Mopiri’s 10 luxury rooms all have panoramic views of the Okavango Delta.
Mopiri is surrounded by crystal clear Delta water on all sides; depending when you stay, you may be able to see hippopotamus, elephants and Sitatunga in their natural habitat.
By Air: The airstrip is 5 minutes from Mopiri. Flights from Maun take 35 minutes and from Kasane 1 hour 25 minutes. From the airstrip we transfer guests by boat to Mopiri. We will gladly book the internal flights for guests.
By Road: It is an easy 290 km drive from Maun to Estha 6, a village where we offer secure vehicle parking. Detailed directions are available. We transfer guests from here to Mopiri, part by game viewing vehicle and part by boat (ca. 45 minutes).
Luxury Family Room – 3 Rooms
The luxury family rooms are light and airy and have two three quarter beds (convert to king) in the main bedroom. Off to the side is the adjoining second bedroom with two single beds, which can also be made up as a triple. The room has one bathroom with large rain showers and twin sinks, which is adjoined to the rooms by a short corridor making the most of the lagoon views.
Luxury Room – 7 Rooms
The tents are light and airy and have 2x three quarter beds (convert to king on request) and bathrooms with large rain showers, twin sinks and WC. The bathrooms are adjoined to the rooms by a short corridor making the most of the view over the lagoon.
Long winding boardwalks connect the seven luxury rooms and three family suites with the main area; the pool and the jetty give you an opportunity to explore the surroundings from an elevated position.
At Mopiri you set your own pace. You may choose to spend your days exploring the Okavango Delta on one of the many activities available, or simply kicking back and enjoying the tranquil surroundings of island life.
Mopiri is surrounded by permanent water and large lagoons. Water activities run all year round. Included in the rate: boat cruises, fishing*, mokoro trips, bush walks, a full day trip incorporating numerous activities, private overnight fly-camping**,
a visit to the Wild Bird Trust research centre**.
* Basic angling equipment is available at Mopiri. Fishing from Mar-Dec only.
** These activities need to be arranged prior to arrival/on confirmation of the booking.
Wellness treatments can be organized at an additional charge. Treatments are done in-room. Helicopter flights can be arranged from Mopiri. Scenic flights over the Delta can be combined with a visit to Tsodilo Hills, local communities and/or Life
with Elephants Experience.
Enjoy a sundowner or a spot of fishing aboard our double storey barge “Osprey”. This is the perfect way to start or end your stay, or simply to relax on the idyllic water and really take in your stunning surroundings.
Full Day Trip
Spend the day exploring the surrounding areas accompanied by our knowledgeable guides. At Mopiri you can explore the cool papyrus channels by boat, heading into the depths of the Okavango Delta.
Mopiri is a prime destination for lure fishing. Tigerfish are indigenous to the area and as one of the world’s most dramatic freshwater game fish this is a uniquely thrilling angling opportunity for both experienced and novice fishermen. Up to eight other species can also be caught on line, creating some great fishermen’s tales to tell back home! (Please note that fishing is prohibited in January and February throughout Botswana when fish are breeding).
Mopiri has been used as the launch site for numerous “National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project” Delta wetland bird surveys, as well as being used to host 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).
The bush holds many secrets if you know how and where to look! Your guide will point out tracks and signs of animals, insects, birds, trees and many other fascinating aspects of this unique environment. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with African nature.
Spend the night camping out under the stars on a secluded island, accompanied by an expert team from Mopiri who will set up the camp from scratch. Your trusty barman will ensure that your sundowner is on hand and a full three-course meal will be prepared over the coals. This magical experience gives you a wonderful opportunity to see wildlife close-up and to experience all the activities on offer. Your room will be ready and waiting for you on your return to Mopiri the next day. (Please note that this activity must be booked in advance as fly camps are set up prior to your arrival.)
Head out on a boat into the unknown of the Okavango Delta and you’ll enjoy the thrill of exploring a genuine wilderness. Explore hidden channels, find the best fishing spots and view hippos and even crocodiles from the water. Our knowledgeable guide will also tell you all about the incredible ecosystem that is so important to us at Roots & Journeys.
Tsodilo Hills Excursion Helicopter Excursion
Four rocky hills, including Botswana’s highest point, jut strikingly out of the surrounding Kalahari Desert plains to form Tsodilo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the remote northwest of the country; a definite a ‘must see’ for those seeking more than wildlife from their time in Botswana.
The hills are one of the most historically significant rock sites in the world, with over 500 paintings, and some believed to be over 20,000 years old. This gives guests the opportunity to visit 2 UNESCO world heritage sites in a day. We have use of a helicopter that is based very close to Mopiri. Guests can be picked up by heli, enjoy a 30 minute scenic flight to the hills, spend time exploring the site, enjoy a lunch, and then fly back to the lodge.
Scenic Helicopter Flight
After exploring the lagoon and channels from Mopiri by boat, being able to see the landscape from the air offers an incredible alternative perspective. The scenic helicopter flight offers the chance to see the meandering channels and waterways, the expansive flood plains and even a chance to spot many animal species from the air. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that must not be missed. The doors are removed from the helicopter on scenic flights for unrestricted views which offers great photographic opportunities.