Follow the road less travelled

They say time and tide wait for no man and that the most beautiful things in life can pass us by if we’re not careful. Now and then, we need to reconnect with nature, with ourselves, and with one another to feel fully alive. That’s our definition of luxury, pure and simple. A safari with Time + Tide gives you the sense of space you need to live in the moment. We help you find your sense of place in some of the most untouched destinations on Earth.

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Time + Tide’s family-owned properties are pioneers in luxury safaris in Zambia and an exclusive island escape in Madagascar. We have a legacy of responsible tourism and offer modern-day explorers the luxury of space and the chance to feel truly alive.

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Commitment to service

From arranging your detailed travel plans to welcoming you to our beautiful destinations, personalised service at every level is our commitment to you.

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Expert travel advice

We have many years of experience in African travel and are specialists in the regions that we operate. You can expect travel advice of the highest calibre from our exceptional team.

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Environmentally responsible

Tread lightly, but with great impact. Your travel helps to conserve the world’s most beautiful places.

Destinations

Zambia

Zambia is Africa's best kept secret, with its vast landscapes, diverse wildlife and welcoming culture. Trace the steps of early conservationists while experiencing walking safaris in the South Luangwa. Come face to face with giants as you glide quietly in a canoe along the reeds in the Lower Zambezi. Feel the rumble of a distant thunderstorm on Liuwa Plain’s horizon as you marvel at the sight of gathering wildebeest amongst a flush of colourful wildflowers.

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South Luangwa

Just a one hour flight from Lusaka, the South Luangwa is known for its big cat sightings and often referred to as the Valley of the Leopard. It is in the South Luangwa that the legendary Norman Carr pioneered the walking safari and conservation-based tourism in Africa. Zambia's outstanding reputation of guiding is ever prevalent in our team with some of our guides having trained with Norman himself.  Our guides offer guests a raw, authentic safari experience and don't let the finer details in these vast spaces pass you by. 

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Liuwa Plain

Time + Tide is the only permanent lodge in the Liuwa Plain. Its vast wilderness of over 3600 km2 has been protected for over 100 years, yet it is one of Africa's best kept secrets. As the African rains arrive in the north, the plains turn to a watery wonderland bringing with it a movement of wildebeest as they journey south to calve near the lodge.  Liuwa Plain is known for its apex predators of lion prides and large hyena clans as well as endangered and rare bird species that thrive in this region. It is a land unchanged by time.

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Lower Zambezi

Nestled between the imposing mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south, the Lower Zambezi Valley has a variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. It has been described by guests as their "happy place" because of its beautiful scenery, peaceful riverside woodlands and abundant wildlife. The Lower Zambezi is just a short 30 minute flight from Lusaka and offers guests the thrill of tiger-fishing to peaceful wildlife sightings on the banks of the river while canoeing or boating. Our guides strive to make each guest feel like they are part of the landscape and not a mere spectator.

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Our regions

  • South Luangwa
  • Liuwa Plain
  • Lower Zambezi

Just a one hour flight from Lusaka, the South Luangwa is known for its big cat sightings and often referred to as the Valley of the Leopard. It is in the South Luangwa that the legendary Norman Carr pioneered the walking safari and conservation-based tourism in Africa. Zambia's outstanding reputation of guiding is ever prevalent in our team with some of our guides having trained with Norman himself.  Our guides offer guests a raw, authentic safari experience and don't let the finer details in these vast spaces pass you by. 

Camps

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Best time to go

All Year

Known for

Leopard

Time + Tide is the only permanent lodge in the Liuwa Plain. Its vast wilderness of over 3600 km2 has been protected for over 100 years, yet it is one of Africa's best kept secrets. As the African rains arrive in the north, the plains turn to a watery wonderland bringing with it a movement of wildebeest as they journey south to calve near the lodge.  Liuwa Plain is known for its apex predators of lion prides and large hyena clans as well as endangered and rare bird species that thrive in this region. It is a land unchanged by time.

Camps

1

Best time to go

Jan - July Oct - Dec

Known for

Wildebeest Cheetah

Nestled between the imposing mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south, the Lower Zambezi Valley has a variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. It has been described by guests as their "happy place" because of its beautiful scenery, peaceful riverside woodlands and abundant wildlife. The Lower Zambezi is just a short 30 minute flight from Lusaka and offers guests the thrill of tiger-fishing to peaceful wildlife sightings on the banks of the river while canoeing or boating. Our guides strive to make each guest feel like they are part of the landscape and not a mere spectator.

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3

Best time to go

Apr - Nov

Known for

Elephants

JOURNEYS

Stop. Listen.
Look closer.

Time + Tide has pioneered to make the most remote destinations accessible across Zambia and Madagascar. Our camps at Time + Tide Safaris are interconnected through the rivers, starting in South Luangwa’s tributaries and flowing into the Luangwa River as it bends and heads down to the Chongwe River to meet the same water that has arrived with the rains at Liuwa Plain. The journey continues as the rivers join the mighty Zambezi and plunge into the Indian Ocean, carrying our story across to the island of Miavana by Time + Tide, a raw, yet refined ultimate luxury playground. Come, let us show you…

Our natural
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Be part of our story and help us continue to preserve the wild places we treasure for generations to come.

At the core of Time + Tide are our values, focusing on four pillars – replenishing the wild, treading mindfully, supporting local communities and our Time + Tide Foundation. Our Foundation consists of a dedicated team that works tirelessly with local leaders to publicly promote health, advance female education, conserve wildlife, and support inclusive diverse education and women empowerment. With every year that passes, greater inroads are made to ensure that communities in Zambia and Madagascar benefit from Time + Tide’s presence.

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“We are in the happy business; delivering luxury experiences, adventures, hospitality and good times. A privilege really. We aim that our guests leave happy, knowing that they have made a positive difference and sized up their place in the world.

We stand for a long-term responsibility to do good and to conserve the world’s most beautiful places as these areas are for everyone and for no one; to conserve them is our duty as humankind.

Thank you for being generous with your time and for learning more about our properties across Zambia and Madagascar. Hopefully this is the beginning of a journey for you and us, together.”

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THIERRY DALAIS
FOUNDER + CHAIRMAN