Zambia sets the scene for guests to find their sense of place in some of the most untouched regions on Earth – a place to reconnect with oneself, and with nature.

Renowned for its warm and friendly culture that is characterised by hospitality, inclusiveness, and a strong sense of community Zambia makes for the perfect place to welcome guests. Whether it be multi-generational families, couples or solo travellers alike.

We invite our guests to awaken their senses in the most beautifully wild yet gentle destinations, and remember that the little things are the greatest luxury.

On Safari with Time + Tide in Zambia
Zambia sets the scene for guests to find their sense of place in some of the most untouched regions on Earth – a place to reconnect with oneself, and with nature.

Our camps in Zambia, placed throughout the South Luangwa and along the mighty Zambezi, all have their own characteristics, allowing for unique experiences at each. Seasonality, as well as personal preference, will determine which camps are chosen by guests and their dream safari itinerary.

South Luangwa

Known as the ‘home of the walking safari’, where Norman Carr himself trail blazed and pioneered conservation-based tourism in Africa. South Luangwa allows for guests to experience a raw, authentic safari. One of the most best ways to experience this is by embarking on a walking safari lead by our expert guides. 

Immersive Wildlife Encounters at Chinzombo

Find the epitome of wild luxury at Time + Tide Chinzombo, Zambia’s premier safari camp.
Named after a nearby tree, the award-winning design blends modern style with traditional bush camp elements, featuring canvas, timber, and reed accents. Relax on the shaded verandah or indulge in an in-room spa treatment. The main lodge offers a riverfront sun deck, open-air library, and dinner under the stars.

South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi Safaris with Time + Tide

Wilderness Escape at Time + Tide Luwi

Experience the tranquility of Time + Tide Luwi, a remote bush camp situated on the ephemeral Luwi River. This camp offers a sense of seclusion with no other camps nearby. Four safari tents, tucked under ancient mahogany trees overlooking a floodplain frequented by hippos and elephants, immerse guests in the bush experience. Enjoy mornings around the campfire and evenings listening to the sounds of the Luangwa River. Nearby, a wildlife hide offers excellent photography opportunities overlooking a bustling oxbow lagoon. Safari walks and day and night game drives allow guests to explore the diverse bush landscapes.

Intimate Safari Experience at Time + Tide Kakuli

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Luangwa River from the elevated perch of Time + Tide Kakuli Camp, meaning Buffalo, the nickname fondly given to Norman Carr. The camp’s rooms are designed to maximise the panoramic setting. The elevated main lounge offers stunning views of the river and a permanent lagoon. After admiring the vista with a refreshing drink, guests can savour traditional Zambian dishes for dinner. During the lush ‘green season,’ guests can also enjoy wildlife and landscape photography opportunities by boat, vehicle and on foot.

On safari with Time + Tide in Zambia

Mchenja’s Riverside Wonderland

Mchenja, named after the local Ebony tree, is nestled in a shady grove beside the Luangwa. The camp features five safari rooms, including a family option, boasting natural elegance with grass walls, soft cushions, and airy curtains. Guests can enjoy breakfast accompanied by birdsong and hippos’ laughter, followed by relaxation by the refreshing pool overlooking the river. The guided safari activities around camp offer opportunities to track big cats and enjoy rewarding night drives, while carmine bee-eaters are a highlight during the right season.

A Birder’s Paradise at Time + Tide Nsolo

Time + Tide Nsolo, a historic safari camp in Zambia, named after the honeyguide bird, offers a unique birdwatching experience in South Luangwa National Park. Its five charming safari rooms on raised wooden platforms along the Luwi River feature feather-top beds, open-air en-suite bathrooms, and private decks overlooking the river lagoon. Positioned along an elephant path, guests can enjoy wildlife sightings while relaxing in the main lounge or indulging in afternoon tea and cake. Guided safaris around the camp provide unparalleled big game viewing opportunities, with frequent visits from wild dog packs and lion prides.

Our seasonal camps also serve a fantastic base to experience a unique Sleepout experience.

Lower Zambezi

Experience the serene beauty of the Lower Zambezi Valley, nestled between imposing mountains and the mighty Zambezi River.

Exploring Zambia on safari with Time + Tide

Guests often describe it as their “happy place” for its calming scenery, peaceful woodlands, and abundant wildlife. Glide past wading elephants in a canoe or reel in a tiger fish, releasing it back into the water. Fall asleep to the sounds of hippos and hyenas, waking to birdsong as the sun rises. The magic of the Lower Zambezi is best enjoyed from April to November, perfect for boating safaris and sightings of wild dogs, lions, leopards, and other predators.

Serenity at Time + Tide Chongwe

Sitting serenely along the Chongwe River, framed by majestic mountains is our exclusive use Time + Tide Chongwe House. This two-story, four-bedroom private house seamlessly blends into the natural landscape, adorned with river pebble accents and furniture crafted from local Winterthorn trees. Just a stones throw away, one can find Time + Tide Chongwe Camp and Chongwe Suites, both situated along the Zambezi River, offering an unparalleled wilderness experience. These camps provide exclusive retreats for guests seeking a time of solitude. Listen to the calls of fish eagles and watch elephants crossing the river as you dine on fine cuisine featuring local ingredients. Game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, boat cruises, and tiger fishing await, with a dedicated staff ensuring a memorable experience. Explore the abundance of wildlife, including lions, leopards, and wild dogs, along with 370 bird species. Nearby, a wildlife hide offers photography opportunities and glimpses of rare nocturnal creatures.

Time + Tide Safaris

Both destinations in Zambia – the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi offer a unique blend of adventure, tranquility, and cultural immersion. With Time + Tide’s exceptional camps providing the perfect base for exploring these captivating destination. Whether you’re seeking moving encounters with wildlife, serene immersive safaris, or cultural experiences, Zambia has something to offer every adventurer. Embark on a journey of a lifetime and discover the wonders with us is what the world often refers to as the last true wilderness.

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      Zambia is Africa's best kept secret, with its vast landscapes, thriving wildlife and welcoming culture. Trace the steps of early explorers while experiencing immersive safaris in the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi. Two of Zambia's most spectacular National Parks with diverse activities and renowned guiding with deep roots in early conservation for generations.



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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. 


      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.


      Nosy Komba

      Just off the northwest coast of Madagascar, a short boat ride from Nosy Be, Nosy Komba is an island celebrated for its lush volcanic landscapes and vibrant culture. Often referred to as the 'forest gem of the Indian Ocean', it provides a spectacular backdrop for Time + Tide Tsara Komba. The lodge blends luxury with nature, offering guests direct access to both the pristine forests and the azure waters of the surrounding archipelago. Known for sustainable luxury and immersive experiences, our guides are expertly trained to reveal the secrets of Nosy Komba’s rich biodiversity and local traditions. 

      "The uniqueness of being in a camp with only four safari tents is the ultimate feeling of luxury.  Luwi overlooks a wide open grassland that on my first morning we watched a high speed chase - a pack of Wilddogs on a hunt.  It was exhilarating to watch and sent our heart rates through the sky adding a lot of chatter and laughter once the pack had passed by."
      Jessica, Guest Time + Tide Luwi
      "The authenticity and remoteness of the seasonal camps will be a special experience that I will long to return to.  There really is no place on earth that you can really escape like you can at the seasonal camps.  Falling asleep at Kakuli to the distant lion roars and waking to the call of the fish eagle - really what a magical walking safari!"
      Lara, Guest Time + Tide Kakuli
      This is the most magical place you're ever likely to experience. Nestled under a grove of imposing Albida trees, it is clearly favoured by the many elephant who graze on the Albida pods. Their presence adds an incredibly special energy to the camp. 
      Charles, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe Camp
      The lodge is stunning and all the staff are utterly wonderful. The views from the lodge are outstanding, lovely Liuwa wilderness. My bedroom was incredibly comfortable, very stylish, hitting a difficult combination of minimalist yet luxury. Incredibly comfortable bed and many relaxing areas to rest. 
      Mandy, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
      Our family had the most joyful time at Chongwe, really everything was perfect and every detail taken care of. The team ensured we had the best time at every activity (even tiger fishing!). We felt privileged to spend a few days here and look forward to returning.
      Richard, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe
      "Thank you for embracing the unique culture of Barotseland through storytelling, song, dance, drums and the marimba - this is a jewel in the necklace of the African Parks managed conservation areas we are visiting across Africa - much appreciated."
      Kingsley Holgate, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
      Chinzombo is a stunning lodge in a beautiful location of the South Luangwa. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with a deck and plunge pool overlooking the Luangwa River. There is always an abundance of wildlife around the rooms, we had a banded mongoose, bushbuck, elephants and hippo's - just to name a few.
      Michael, Guest at Time + Tide Chinzombo