If there’s one item you need to put on your bucket list it’s this – a night with the Zambian stars. Our sleepout is an unforgettable experience where you can fully immerse yourself in nature and spend a night in the wild. No two sleepouts are ever the same, but here is what you can expect…


After a much-needed siesta and afternoon tea, we recommend a walking safari to guide you into the heart of the Zambian wilderness where you will reach your sleepout location.


You will find yourself in a dry riverbed in the South Luangwa, on the vast open plains of Liuwa or on a peak overlooking the expanse of the Lower Zambezi, depending on which Time + Tide property you choose. Enjoy sundowner drinks as the sun retreats and opens up a vast night sky full of millions of stars. Have dinner and drinks around the fire with loved ones – laughter and chatter intermingling with the whooping of hyenas, a gentle chorus of creatures and maybe a distant lioness’ roar.


Retreat to your cozy bedroll sheathed beneath a transparent netting or float above the ground in a specially-designed suspension tent. Let the sounds of the bush and crackling fire lull you to sleep.


Wake up to the scent of freshly brewed coffee as the first rays of sun stretch across the land. Warm your toes by the campfire as your chef prepares a hot breakfast cooked to order. Birds chirp as grazers tip toe past, beckoning you to come explore their wild home.


After breakfast, jump on the game vehicle or choose a walking safari to track the animals you heard calling through the night. This is Africa in its wildest form, exactly as the early explorers experienced it.



WHERE: On a dry, sandy riverbed in the heart of South Luangwa National Park, our sleepout site immerses you directly into the pristine wilderness of the bush. Wildlife frequently wanders past camp, bringing the game viewing right to you.

WHEN: Available June to November

TENT TYPE: Bedroll with mosquito netting


WHERE: Our sleepout site is perched high in the Zambezi Escarpment overlooking the breathtaking beauty of the Lower Zambezi Valley. Located just outside the national park, we have exclusive access to this site, ensuring total seclusion and tranquillity throughout the experience. Being located in the escarpment, this is a great opportunity to see the elusive and rare klipspringer, a tiny antelope that lives in rocky habitats.

WHEN: Available May to November

TENT TYPE: Suspension style tentsile tents that provide a sturdy and comfortable sleeping experience


WHERE: Out on the vast Liuwa Plain with not another person in sight, our sleepout camp showcases the magnificent simplicity of the Liuwa Plain landscape, this is truly an inspirational experience that we can’t recommend enough.

WHEN: Available May to mid-July and then again from October, this region the sleepout can depend on water levels

TYPE OF TENT: Suspension style tentsile tents that provide a sturdy and comfortable sleeping experience


  • $275 pp supplementary cost
  • Private chef, guide and scout
  • Minimum 2 guests, maximum 8 guests
  • Minimum age 8
  • Private bush loo
  • Your room is held back in your main camp should you wish to return at any time.

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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