Mapazi Bush Camp
Mapazi Bush Camp is a relatively new bush camp located in the Northern region of South Luangwa. The camp is a “walking only” safari camp, though a vehicle is available to transfer guests to new areas of walking each day. All of the activities at Mapazi are privately guided by Deb Tittle. Deb has more than 20 years guiding experience in the Luangwa Valley making a walk with her a highly memorable experience.
The camp itself is small, very remote and focuses on the walking experience of the area rather than on providing luxurious wilderness accommodation.
Three safari tents with adjoining bathrooms are set in amongst the Sausage trees’ shade and the camp hosts just 4 guests at any one time. If the camp is booked for exclusive use then more guests can join in. The camp is quite simple and rustic but all the creature comforts are available. Tents can be made with double or twin beds and the bathroom has a bucket shower, basin and toilet.
There is a bar and lounge in the main guest area along with the communal dining room table and there is never a dull moment in the camp itself. Bird life is prolific and it’s common to have various antelope wander through the camp.
While the location of the camp overlooking a river is an attraction it is the guiding that makes Mapazi so popular. Deb Tittle is fast becoming a legend in the Valley for her guiding skills and she is very experienced at interpreting the bush, spoor and signs left by the resident wildlife. Her knowledge is combined with a friendly smile, an excellent sense of humor and she is a really wonderful person to spend time with.
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Need other choices for a walking camp? Explore Nkonzi Bush Camp or Lion Camp. Luwi Bush Camp has walking and river bed sleep outs!
If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.