Disconnect to reconnect

As we enter the season of celebration, join us in savouring the essence of togetherness by igniting your senses, wherever you are in the world. We invite you to immerse yourself in these festive delights as you take time to slow down with your loved ones, crafting and creating to infuse the season with shared joy and connection.

From the Time + Tide family to you and yours, may this wonderful time of year be filled with restoration, relaxation and unforgettable memories.

See

Adorn your laptop or desktop with a new wallpaper inspired by our destinations. Simply click here and download the images from the golden hues of safari, to plethoras of palms and the surprise of firey African sunsets.

Golden moments

Crimson canvases

Nature’s enchantment

Taste

Embrace the spirit of the holidays with this tangy yet sweet delight. Easy to make and bursting with flavour, this Lemon Sponge cake is the perfect addition to your festive gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large unwaxed lemons, zested, plus 4-4 ½ tbsp juice
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 400g icing sugar
  • lemon zest or candied peel, to serve (optional)

For the candied peel:

  • 2 large lemons
  • 200g granulated sugar

Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Butter a deep, loose-bottomed, 18cm cake tin and line the base with baking parchment.
  • Beat the butter and caster sugar together with an electric whisk until fluffy and pale in colour. Crack the eggs in one at a time, beating well after each addition, then stir in the lemon zest. Fold in the flour, baking powder and ½ tsp salt, then fold in the yoghurt.
  • Spoon the mixture into the lined tin, smoothing the top with a spatula. Bake in the centre of the oven for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown on top and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. Keep in an airtight container for up to four days, or in the freezer for up to a month.
  • When you’re ready to decorate, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and beat in enough of the lemon juice to create a thick icing. Set the cake on a serving plate or cake stand, then spoon over the icing, allowing it to drip down the sides a little. Top with the lemon zest or candied peel, if using (see below), and cut into generous wedges to serve.
  • To make candied lemon peel, peel large, wide strips from the lemons using a vegetable peeler. Remove any pith with a knife, then julienne the peel into thin matchsticks. Tip the granulated sugar into a saucepan with 200ml water and set over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the lemon peel and simmer gently for 15 minutes, then scoop the peel out using a slotted spoon and set on a piece of kitchen paper to cool. Use it to decorate the top of your cake.

Hear

Ever wondered what accompanies the breathtaking views from our helicopter rides? Step into the world above with the same mesmerising playlist our pilot has curated for our guests during their visit to Miavana.

Smell

Embark on an olfactory adventure inspired by the scent of Madagascar. This homemade recipe blends the vibrant zest of oranges with the delicate scent of vanilla, heightened by the warmth of peppercorns and cloves—a fragrant symphony to transport you to distant landscapes of Madagascar while in the comfort of your own home.

What you need

  • A medium-sized pot
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 2 sliced oranges
  • Cloves
  • Peppercorns

What to do:

  • Add all ingredients to the pot
  • Fill the pot with water
  • Place the pot on the stove and let it simmer
  • After a few minutes, your home will be filled with the scent of Madagascar


The Joy of Giving Back

Every stay with Time + Tide, whether in Zambia or Madagascar, is not just a chance to reconnect with nature; it’s an opportunity to touch the lives of others by making a meaningful difference. Through your visit, you effortlessly become a part of the Time + Tide Foundation‘s inspiring initiatives, empowering local communities and conserving precious wildlife and ecosystems. Your contribution is an invaluable gift that extends far beyond your stay, leaving a lasting impact on the places and people in the communities surrounding our properties. Should you wish to experience the joy of giving back this season, click here.

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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.

Destinations

Madagascar

Fringed by white sand beaches and colourful coral reefs, Miavana is a haven of luxury at the ends of the Earth. Raw and refined, this private island sanctuary brings together world-class luxury in a world of rare wildlife and extraordinary landscapes. Madagascar is like nowhere else on the planet. A land of lemurs and chameleons, turtles and terns, where unknown species are still being discovered to this day. Miavana is the ultimate destination for modern-day explorers, an adventure playground offering an unrivalled range of activities that span the horizons of land, sea and air, celebrating the very best of this remarkable region.

Zambia

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. 

Zambia

Liuwa Plain

Liuwa Plain’s vast savannah is one of the oldest conservation areas in Africa, yet it’s one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. With its golden grasslands and shimmering lagoons, Liuwa Plain transforms with the arrival of the rains from a vast grass plains to a watery wonderland.

Zambia

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.

"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