Attention: Explorers, Discoverers, Adventurers

Follow us on the road less travelled to Zambia’s wild heart, where Safari Season is in full swing and our seasonal camps are ready to welcome you to the unspoiled wilderness of the South Luangwa.

This year our seasonal camps have been reimagined, bringing you even closer to the wonders of the wild. In keeping with the essence of Time + Tide, every camp has been designed to reconnect guests with the natural world by providing an immersive, authentic experience. Discover a diverse tapestry of habitats, from the ancient ebony forests to the open pans of the South Luangwa, where each of our four seasonal camps occupies a unique setting, from an intimate river lagoon frequented by wildlife to a lofty perch along a sweeping curve of the Luangwa River. Panoramic views, open-air design, natural light, and organic materials bring the beauty of the South Luangwa to every moment of your stay.

Mirroring their unique locations and individual stories, each camp’s design has developed its own distinctive personality. From Kakuli’s modern masculinity and storied history to Mchenja’s elegant romance, from the traditional reeded rooms of Nsolo to the all-new vintage-inspired tent safari style of Luwi – each has their own look, yet all share the same ethos and are underpinned by the same warm and generous Zambian hospitality. With no more than five rooms at each seasonal camp, guests can enjoy an exclusive and personal experience.

Further enhancing the experience, our rooms aren’t made only for retreating from activities but extend the entire experience in camp, creating intimate spaces where guests can connect with their environment in a more immersive way. A private picnic set-up is provided per room at Mchenja with the option to laze on the lawns in front of their riverside rooms with front-row seats to excellent game-viewing set against a backdrop of beautiful views of the South Luangwa, or enjoy the Kakuli’s beautiful swing outside each room to watch as wildlife arrive at the water’s edge.

Guests can customise their safari itinerary with one or two camps, or combine them all into the ultimate adventure circuit. The South Luangwa is known as the home of the walking safari, a legacy that is deeply rooted in the essence of Time + Tide. For generations our Zambian guides have walked guests between each seasonal camp, encouraging them to pause, slow down and ‘touch the earth’. With a spirit of adventure, the real kind, that wildly ignites your senses, allowing you to breathe deeply again and feel fully alive. A fully-immersive experience, such as the signature Time + Tide Sleepout – an adventurous addition to any safari, where you will fall asleep under a canopy of a million twinkling stars while listening to the susurrations of the nighttime bush.

Through our refurbishment we have also expanded on our offering, welcoming multigenerational families and children of all ages in camp. Furthermore, we ensure that our guests experience Zambia’s rich culture and wildlife in an authentic way, with new excursions allowing guests to witness the contribution their stay makes to the community and conservation initiatives run by our Foundation. Together we tread lightly with great impact in some of the world’s most wild, remote, and beautiful destinations. 

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Time + Tide Mchenja

Time + Tide Mchenja embodies classic romance and an intimate experience, enhanced by the ebony grove in which the camp is set in with the Luangwa River, providing spectacular views and the ideal spot to enjoy a private picnic.  The camp’s new furnishings throughout has gained a fresh, feminine, and elegant look with distinctive reference to the nymphaea lily of the area. With rooms and the main area being open and spacious allowing guests to be truly connected and immersed in nature surrounding the camp.

Time + Tide Kakuli

A bold and striking camp as its name suggests, Kakuli (meaning lone buffalo bull) is a tribute to Norman Carr and the history of the area. Furnishings throughout incorporate a strong use of steel, wood, and tribal African prints. A completely different feeling is conveyed through this more modern and masculine approach, with structures remaining a combination of reed, canvas, and thatch. Like Mchenja, the rooms and main area remain open and spacious and the focal point is the river frontage providing striking views. The experience will be more inclusive and communal, with an intimate main area Kakuli aims to create a more lively atmosphere.  

Time + Tide Luwi

Luwi is a brand-new tented camp bringing the old-world exploration style of safari to life. With only four tents set amongst the raw wilderness, Luwi offers an intimate experience that remains authentic and more rustic, whilst having the convenience of charge stations, well-lit tents and comfortable beds.  Luwi’s setting is ideal to enjoy moments around the campfire in the early morning making jaffles over the hot coals to evenings listening to the sounds of the Luangwa.

 

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    Destinations

    Zambia

    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.

    Destinations

    Madagascar

    Madagascar, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, is celebrated for its unique biodiversity and vibrant culture. Home to species and ecosystems found nowhere else on Earth, it offers a vivid exploration of nature's rarities. Discover the unexplored on land and sea.

    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

    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.

    Madagascar

    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