Mabuya Camp is Lilongwe’s premier backpackers lodge and campsite. Having been in existence for nearly a decade, this campsite and backpackers’ haven used to be owned by Kiboko safaris. It’s now run by an English couple called Tom and Janey who, after travelling the continent for over a decade and visiting more than twenty-five African countries, decided to settle here in the “Warm Heart of Africa”.

The campsite is the perfect place to unwind after that long bus journey from Lusaka, or for picking up that safari tour around Malawi or to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. We have hot showers, cold beer, yummy food and a gorgeous swimming pool, what more do you need? Well, how about an internet cafe with wireless internet, home-made smoothies, a fantastic book exchange, and of course, all the maps, guidebooks and advice you need to plan your ownard journey – whether you need to know about cocktails in cape town or camping in congo, we can help!


We offer a wide variety of accommodation to suit your budget. We offer A-frames and Chalets for $30 a night for two people and ensuites $45. If you prefer communal living, there are always the dorms at $12 a night. Alternatively we can provide space for you to pitch your tent at $7 a night. Long term and group rates available.

Booking and How to Find Us

We accept bookings over the phone, by email or carrier pigeon. To find us take a look at our fantastic map…



A wide variety of services are available at Mabuya Camp; Enjoy a meal in our restaurant, a drink in our bar or swap a book in our extensive book exchange. You can book tours in or around Malawi with us, we’re happy to help. Alternatively our fast Wi-Fi means you can surf the web by our Swimming Pool. You can also get those dirty clothes cleaned by one of our lovely ladies.

Malawi Information

Check out this part of our site for some background information on Malawi and Lilongwe.