Mapazi Camp – currently closed

Mapazi Camp is a remote and highly exclusive walking camp located on the banks of the Luangwa River in the north eastern area of South Luangwa National Park. sadly mapazi camp is currently closed and we are not aware of imminent plans for it to re-open.

Mapazi is a very niche but superb safari product. When a camp is relatively basic and the only activity on offer is walking, it really all comes down to two elements – the camp location and most importantly, your guide. Deb Tittle has been guiding in South Luangwa for over 20 years and has a passion for exploring on foot. Her style is not to simply meander gently and discuss the plants and spoor that you come across (though such a leisurely and informative walk is always available), but rather to pro-actively head out into the bush to explore – to listen, to track and where safe, to approach big game. Deb is an extremely good guide and her enthusiasm is infectious. The camp location is also excellent, being located in an area of the park that is rarely touched by any other visitors due to a complete lack of access roads. Lots of game around, but totally exclusive! Despite exuding a high degree of bush quality, the camp is quite adventurous. However, guests are well looked after with simple but good quality food, cold drinks, hot showers and warm personal hosting. Mapazi will only suit more adventurous travellers, but for anyone experienced on safari who loves walking, great guiding and a very exclusive bush adventure, Mapazi has to be high on your list!


The camp can accommodate up to six guests in three Meru style safari tents, each set on the ground and simply furnished with beds and a bedside table. Each tent has an airy feel with large mosquito gauze windows, solar powered…


The Luangwa Valley forms the southern end of the Great Rift Valley and the floor is about 1,000ft lower than the surrounding plateau. Through the centre flows the Luangwa River which is fed by dozens of sand rivers during the rainy season…


Whilst Mapazi makes for a very exclusive and adventurous family safari, please note that children under 12 years old are not permitted and those between the ages of 12 and 15 years can only be accommodated on an exclusive use basis.

Conservation & community

2019 is Mapazi’s first year of operations. Deb and Jane are working to establish a community project for those that are both connected to the camp and that live in the areas closest to it. They are also keen to establish Mapazi as a…

Location South Luangwa National Park
Access Scheduled or Charter flight into Mfuwe (3.5 hour drive from camp)
Open June to October
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Walking / Birding / Wilderness / Big game
Children 8 years +
Activities Walking
Vehicles Open (for back up and transfers)
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Number of Rooms 3 tents
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Outdoor / Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging Solar (charging facilities available)
Lighting Chitenje lights and lanterns
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Yes
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards No