Zambia is regarded by many as one of the last true wildernesses and this continent’s greatest secret. Visitor numbers are small and her vast areas of pristine wilderness have remained unchanged for millennia. The opportunity to explore these areas and see the wildlife without sharing the experience with many others is a privilege that’s hard to find these days.
Zambia is a diverse nation comprised of myriad tribes, each of which speaks its own language, in addition to one of the seven official languages, including English. The Zambians are a greatly happy and friendly people who welcome visitors to their beautiful home.
Zambia produces high-quality emeralds and amethyst, with Copper being its biggest export
Out of the 8 official languages, English, Bemba and Nyanja are the most widespread
17 million+ with around 1.5 million people living in the capital city of Lusaka
Zambians generally dislike criticism of the government or a person’s religion, and women should take care not to wear very short skirts or shorts in public
8 countries share their borders with Zambia : The DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola
Zambians are renowned for being very friendly and welcoming; visitors to the country are invariably touched by the warmth with which they are greeted
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.