Even though the Time + Tide camps may be located thousands of miles from your home, across oceans and nations, we want every visitor to feel like family from the moment they arrive. From the bottom to the top, we are a family business – a value that permeates every aspect of our operation. Our roots are family-based, with Norman Carr and his family founding and operating our South Luangwa camps for many years. As a young child, Chris Liebenberg, a co-founder of our Lower Zambezi camps, was inspired to pursue ecotourism by his mentorship with Norman Carr. When the families eventually came together to form Time + Tide, they were introduced by mutual friends, finding a natural harmony between the two.
We value every team member, with our longest standing employee being with us for 51 years. Many of our staff have worked here for 10, 20 and 30 years, with countless team members’ cousins, children and even grandchildren joining the Time + Tide family as well. There is a great sense of pride in everything we do, with a shared belief in the company’s ultimate goals of delivering the best safari experience possible for every guest and preserving these precious natural areas for generations to come.
As family-run businesses that came together under the Time + Tide brand, you will feel the passion and dedication at each of our destinations. From the welcome drink handed to you on arrival to the delicious meals made from homegrown produce, we will become your home away from home. Hear our songs as we sing under the stars, sip coffee with us around the campfire as the sun rises over the river, immerse into the cultural tales told by your guide and taste the love baked into every dessert. Come, join our family and our mission to conserve Africa’s wildest corners. We can’t wait to welcome you…
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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.
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.
Time + Tide is the only permanent lodge in the Liuwa Plain. Its vast wilderness of over 3600 km2 has been protected for over 100 years, yet it is one of Africa's best kept secrets. As the African rains arrive in the north, the plains turn to a watery wonderland bringing with it a movement of wildebeest as they journey south to calve near the lodge. Liuwa Plain is known for its apex predators of lion prides and large hyena clans as well as endangered and rare bird species that thrive in this region. It is a land unchanged by time.
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.