Journey to a kingdom of golden light and vast blue skies, where space is endless and time stands still.

Time + Tide King Lewanika is the only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain National Park, its six open-front luxury safari tents (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom luxury family tent) are the essence of pure and simple luxury. Built using local techniques and sustainable materials, they run on solar power and are furnished using vintage leather, cotton and canvas—a nod to old-world safari days. Designed to completely immerse you in the vast landscape, each has an indoor and outdoor shower, a comfortable lounge and a verandah, all with stunning views over the plains.

Take a deep breath in as you look out over the curving horizon from the serene main lounge. Warm yourself by the campfire under an endless dome of stars while listening to the legend of Lady Liuwa, matriarch of the lion pride.

The destination is known as a photographer’s dream, with every season offering a different backdrop for capturing the robust wildlife. Join our experienced guides on an intimate safari excursion to admire some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife—including a growing cheetah population—on foot, in a vehicle or by canoe (in season).

Built and operated by Time + Tide, the lodge was conceptualised in collaboration with African Parks, the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife, and the Barotse Royal Establishment.

Camp Information

  • Need to know
  • Camp Amenities
  • Location
Open Season

Jan - 15 July and 15 Oct - Dec


5 Luxury safari tents + 1 Luxury family safari tent (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)


Solar + limited wifi

Fly-in to Kalabo

From Kalabo you will be met by our guides and driven to camp

Child Policy

All ages welcome

  • 5 luxury safari tents – one bed, one bath
  • 1 luxury safari family tent – two bed, two bathroom
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Private verandah with panoramic views
  • Spacious interiors complete with lounge
  • Double or twin configuration
  • Fans in the bedrooms
  • Solar power, British three pin plugs in tents
  • Limited wifi
  • Main lodge – dining areas, lounge, bar and campfire

Liuwa Plain map

Photographic destination
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Day + Night game drives
Walking safaris
Incredible Wildlife + Birds sightings
Experience the Lozi culture
Sleepout Under the Stars
Canoe Safaris (seasonal)
Activities for children
Learn about our Foundation
The Kuomboka Ceremony (Date announced each year))
Your stay with us
  • Includes
  • Excludes
  • Rates include all meals, standard bar drinks, accommodation, transfers to / from local airport road transfers, game-viewing activities, laundry and service charge
  • Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits and canoeing (seasonal)
  • Rates exclude entry visas, reserve wine, spirits and champagne and flights

from $ 1,540 per person

"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