Not all safari experiences are created equal

If you are looking for an expertly guided walking safari; an absorbing mix of tracking, stalking & observing Africa’s wildlife on foot – this is for you. Deb Tittle, one of Luangwa’s most experienced guides, invites you to explore the bush with her from Mapazi Camp in a remote and undisturbed corner of South Luangwa National Park – one of the most iconic wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

"Our days spent at Mapazi were some of the best days we had ever spent in the bush in Zambia”
- Sarah Kingdom
“A few days spent in the bush with Deb Tittle was like turning the clock back on Zambian safaris, properly authentic experiences with exceptional guiding making Surefoot Safaris the most exciting arrival on the Zambian tourism scene for many years” - Nick Aslin
"Deb's unique experience as a pioneer in the field should be highlighted as well. Her commitment to the animals, the park, the people, and the industry is inspiring." - Mike & Elizabeth Chen

Walk the Luangwa game trails far from the beaten track

Surefoot Safaris operate exclusively from their tented bush camp, “Mapazi”. Nestled under mature trees on the banks of the Luangwa River, Mapazi provides an authentic camping experience with a few essential comforts. Walking with Deb you will explore Luangwa’s unspoilt wilderness; tracking big game, watching magical birdlife and uncovering some of natures’ best kept secrets.

Why choose to walk with us?

Exploring the bush on foot promises a unique blend of excitement and serenity. You are intimately involved in the interpretation of signs and sounds; slowly developing your own tracking skills and an appreciation of how to best negotiate a path through Africa’s iconic big game.

It’s fun, absorbing and relaxing ……..

"Having been on various safaris over the years, I can honestly say that Deb takes walking safaris to a different level. I wasn’t expecting us to stalk a sleeping hyena and to get within a few meters of him - to see the shock on his face when he realised we were there was amazing. And we have many happy memories of cold G&Ts by the river at sunset!" - Will Whitford

The Walking Safari Experience

Deb has a uniquely flexible approach to the nature of a safari walk; following each day’s action as it unfolds, she builds the experience around the abilities and interests of her guests.

Morning walks will kick off early to maximise the cooler temperatures when wildlife is most active – a tactical tea stop en route allows for rest and a good chat.

Afternoon walks will cover less ground enjoying the beautiful light before sunset.

"Great to see Deb fulfilling her dream of owning her own camp and Mapazi is everything I’d expected it to be – intimate and personal with a brilliant bush vibe, good food and cold beers, plenty of fun and of course, exceptional guiding and walking safaris. Deb and Jane, thanks for being such excellent hosts – we’ll be back!” - Sue Watt

Mapazi Camp is open from the June 28th to October 18th 2021.

Surefoot Safaris recommends that guests stay at Mapazi Camp for 3 or 4 nights to get the full walking safari experience with Deb.

To book your walking safari experience and request full calendar availability please contact us directly on res@surefootsafaris.comWe do currently have one or two spaces available on the following dates 

JULY:  20th – 22nd 

AUGUST: 9th – 12th:  |  28th – 31st 

OCTOBER: 6 – 9th  | 10 – 13th  | 14 – 18th

*If these dates do not suit your client’s need –please contact us for alternate space

2021 Rates: USD 675 per person per night

Includes: Accommodation, all meals and drinks, expertly guided walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park, laundry and local road transfers.
Excludes: Park fees (USD 120), Luangwa Wildlife Conservation & Community Funds, external transfers and flights

Maximum Number of guests per group is 4 (Up to 6 for a known family or friends group booking)

Guest Feedback

"The absolute highlight of the adventure was our group sleeping in tents on the edge of the river with wild animals all around us and then walking, watching and learning how to track and observe game on foot with Deb. It was instructive and exhilarating in equal measure, with huge adrenaline rushes every day." - Toby & Suzanne
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0027 72 298 0777

About Deb Tittle