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

This camp is named after King Lewanika of the Lozi people, who proclaimed Liuwa Plain a protected area in the early 1880s, making it one of the earliest national parks in Africa. Today it remains an unspoilt area, hosting a pageant of rare game and wild beauty.

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. Dine on dishes that combine the rich cultural and natural heritage of Zambia with inspiration from around the world. Warm yourself by the campfire under an endless dome of stars while listening to the legend of Lady Liuwa, matriarch of the local lion pride.

The Liuwa Plain is 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.

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Camp Information

  • Need to know
  • Camp Amenities
  • Location
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Open Season

15 October to 15 July

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Accommodation

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

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Connectivity

Solar + limited wifi

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Flight from Kalabo Airstrip (cost excluded)

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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 and no phone signal
  • Main lodge – dining areas, lounge, bar and campfire

Liuwa Plain map

WHAT TO SEE AND DO AT TIME + TIDE KING LEWANIKA
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Day + night game drives
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Walking safaris
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Experience the Lozi culture
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Sleepout Under the Stars
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Canoe Safaris (seasonal)
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Activities for children
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Learn about our Foundation
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The Kuomboka Ceremony (Seasonal)
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Your stay with us
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  • 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, canoeing and boat cruises (seasonal)
  • Rates exclude entry visas, reserve wine, spirits and champagne and flights

from $ 1,400 per person

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. 
Karen, 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. 
Mandi, 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.
Dawn, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe
We love safaris and this was an excellent camp with a real authentic bush feel, which we always enjoy. The service was excellent and the team are so attentive. Really superb guiding which made for a tremendous experience.
Cate, Guest at Time + Tide Mchenja
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