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Zambia’s famous Luangwa River meanders widely through an ancient rift valley creating oxbow lagoons and a riverine belt rich in alluvial soils.Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Zambia’s famous Luangwa River meanders widely through an ancient rift valley creating oxbow lagoons and a riverine belt rich in alluvial soils. This river system supports an exceptionally high density of game and forms the ‘lifeline’ of the South Luangwa National Park. 

One of Africa’s top wildlife sanctuaries, South Luangwa has become a must-visit destination for discerning safari-goers and wildlife documentary filmmakers alike. The park’s diverse habitats host an impressive 110 species of mammal, 500 bird species and a myriad of other organisms drawn to the river. The northern sector of the park has long since been established as a haven for walking safaris. Dirt roads provide the only access and the adventurous spirit of safari still thrives. 

Tucked away in these remote northern reaches lies one of Zambia’s hidden gems: Mapazi Camp. Designed to work with the natural environment, this small tented camp nestles among shade trees on the banks of the Luangwa. Mapazi comprises just three walk-in tents and an open-sided bar/lounge area. The tents open at both ends to allow a through breeze during the day and their large gauze panels zip up at night to afford a safe, all-round view of moonlit wildlife and the sunrise. Each tent has its own uniquely designed bathroom only a few feet away. 

With a fully stocked bar, a varied menu and a dining table under the stars, camp life is comfortable and relaxed. A drink around the camp fire and a good night’s sleep is the best preparation for a day’s adventure on foot.

Deb Tittle, widely renowned as one of Africa’s leading walking safari guides, operates exclusively from Mapazi Camp. Restricting the number of guests in camp to four (or six if it’s one party) makes the walking experience more intimate and engaging. Deb tailors each walk to the abilities of her guests involving everyone in the process of tracking big game, interpreting the bush and watching Luangwa’s wildlife. Guest safety is paramount — all walks are accompanied by an armed escort. A Mapazi safari is an experience to remember forever.

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Your chance to enjoy a bespoke walking safari in South Luangwa National Park with expert guide, Deb Tittle

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KEY FACILITIES
• Six-bed camp
• Walk-in tents 
• Hot showers & flushing toilets

KEY ACTIVITIES
• Safari walks
• Tracking big game
• Bird watching

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