Explore new horizons

Entering a new year is like turning the page of a well-worn travel journal, eager to fill its pages with stories of discovery and enchanting escapades. As we step into the months ahead, the prospect of planning adventures to unexplored destinations beckons with promise.

Amidst the destinations that the world offers, Time + Tide stands as a beacon for modern-day explorers, unveiling unparalleled experiences across the untamed landscapes of Zambia and the idyllic shores of Madagascar.  

From the mesmerising allure of the bush to the rhythmic dance of waves along pristine beaches, our portfolio of properties promises more than just a sojourn—we offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences that linger in the heart and soul. As we delve into the crux of bucket-list-worthy experiences curated by Time + Tide, be prepared to be transported to the extraordinary.

Safaris in Zambia

Walking Safari: An adventure that goes beyond a game viewer, allowing you to discover the unspoiled wilderness South Luangwa — home of the walking safari — with choices of walking guided from camp to camp. With a professional safari guide accompanying you every step of the way, the walking safari is tailor-made to your preferences, ensuring a truly immersive experience.

Sleepout under the stars: A night under the African sky and drifting off to the sounds of Zambia has to be the ultimate to reconnect with nature. 

World-renowned tiger fishing: The Lower Zambezi is a sanctuary for world-class tiger fishing with a commitment to catch and release. Whether you’re a novice, eager to try your hand at fishing, or an experienced angler seeking a new challenge, we invite you to join us in ticking this thrilling experience off your list.

Canoeing: If you’re looking to experience tranquillity like never before, a canoe safari is a must. A serene adventure along the tributaries of the Lower Zambezi where you come face to face with majestic elephant herds and wildlife at the water’s edge. During the Green Season in Liuwa Plain, guests staying at Time + Tide King Lewanika have the option of kayaking too, the perfect activity for birdwatching and gliding alongside hundreds of wildebeest. 

Wildebeest movement: Witness the spectacle of the second-largest wildebeest movement in all of Africa with us in Liuwa Plain National Park. From October, tens of thousands of wildebeest embark on their annual movement across the plains. Watch as they traverse the landscape in search of fresh grazing spots, a journey that also marks a crucial time for female wildebeest to give birth to their calves.

Birdwatching: Whether you want to see the ever-vibrant Southern Carmine-bee Eaters, Yellow-Billed Stork Colonies nesting high up or Africa’s largest Wattled Crane population, all our destinations across Zambia serve as a birders paradise — and even more so during the Green Season as we see migratory birds arrive.

Zambia’s Magnificent 7: For many, seeing specific wildlife on safari is right at the top of the travel wishlist. Many speak of the Big 5, however, in Zambia, we have what we call the Magnificent 7: Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah and African Wild Dogs. While sightings of Rhino can only be seen in North Luangwa National Park, the rest can be seen when visiting us.

At Time + Tide we take pride in our brilliant team on the ground who make these experiences unforgettable for our guests. From experienced safari and nature guides to warm-welcoming teams, our properties will feel like your home away from home.

Madagascar

Recently awarded in Condé Nast’s Gold List for 2024, Miavana by Time + Tide is an exclusive haven off the northeastern coast of Madagascar that transcends the ordinary offering an unparalleled blend of luxury, pristine wilderness and thrilling adventures for the whole family. Only accessible by helicopter, Miavana is a testament to our commitment to crafting extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 

Lemur trekking: Whether you head into the native forests of Miavana to see our family of endangered Crowned Lemurs or on a helicopter excursion to neighbouring national parks of Madagascar, you are guaranteed to tick these incredible species off your list.

Snorkelling + scuba diving: The unchartered waters surrounding our private island sanctuary teem with sprawling coral reefs that create an underwater wonderland for impressive biodiversity in the waters surrounding Miavana. 

Kitesurfing: Miavana is one of the world’s best-kept kitesurfing secrets, located in a secluded archipelago with warm waters, consistent trade winds from May to October and a wide diversity of kite spots around. This year we are delighted to be opening our Kite Academy boasting an extensive collection of F-One equipment. 

Wildlife wonders: Did you know that over 85% of Madagascan plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth? From enchanting lemurs and colourful chameleons to Sooty terns and Hawksbill turtles and so much more, Madagascar’s endemic treasures promise an exploration like no other.

Mangroves: Take to the waters at sunset in a pirogue — a traditional wooden canoe — and make your way through breathtaking mangroves, just as the locals do. For travellers seeking a culturally rich experience, Madagascar promises to deliver. Learn more about unique traditions here

Off-island adventures and helicopter excursions: Several extraordinary national parks are a short helicopter flight away on the mainland. With our knowledgeable guides, you can explore the region’s rare wildlife, remarkable landscapes and fascinating natural history.

Ancient Baobabs: Baobabs are an iconic and majestic species endemic to Madagascar. Threatened by habitat loss and in danger of disappearing, they, fortunately, can still be witnessed in abundance in a remote part of Madagascar when joining one of our helicopter excursions.

Our journey extends beyond the thrill of exploration; it is imbued with purpose and compassion. At Time + Tide, travel takes on a deeper meaning as a percentage of each stay contributes to Time + Tide  Foundation, committed to making a positive impact on the communities in which we operate and environments we encounter for generations to come. 

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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