Nestled between an imposing mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south, the Lower Zambezi Valley boasts a variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. It is often described by guests as their “happy place” because of its calming scenery, peaceful riverside woodlands and abundant wildlife.
Breathe in the earthy scent of the river bank as you slip past wading elephants in your canoe or get your hands on a glittering tiger fish before releasing it back into the water. Drift off to sleep with the sound of the grunting hippos and whooping hyenas of the Lower Zambezi and wake to birdsong over the river as the sun rises.
The Lower Zambezi is at its most magical from April to November, when the river is perfect for boating safaris and canoeing, as well as sightings of wild dogs, lions, leopards and other predators.
Our story in the Lower Zambezi dates back to the early 80’s when the Liebenberg family were inspired by legendary conservationist, Norman Carr, to create their dream of conserving these areas.
Captivated by the beauty and wilderness of the Lower Zambezi, the family set up a camp on the banks of the Chongwe River in 1992. Initially drawn to the blend of excellent fishing, plentiful wildlife and immense natural beauty, the father and son duo envisioned sharing the region through sustainable tourism.
Time + Tide is deeply involved with Conservation Lower Zambezi and is instrumental in the development and conservation of the Chiawa Partnership Park, an area bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park.
This spectacular region is famous for its canoeing safaris and water activities. It is also widely known as one of the best places to catch (and release) a tiger fish or two. For wildlife photographers, few places compare thanks to the unique combination of rivers and the escarpment.
Venture to the edge of a mighty river in the shadow of a mountain, where you’ll feel right at home nestled under a shady grove of trees.
Nothing beats encounters with magnificent African wildlife during both day and night drives. Our expert guides provide a wealth of knowledge to enrich the experience.
When it comes to fishing, the Lower Zambezi is tiger country! With a fighting spirit, the tiger fish is one of the world’s top game fish. We are strictly catch-and-release to preserve stocks of this and other incredible fish, such as the bream. All equipment is provided, with both conventional and entry-level fly rods available. We recommend serious fly fishermen bring their own rods.
A river safari offers a fresh perspective on the breathtaking scenery and wildlife, from predators on the bank to the diverse birdlife. The Zambezi River is high all year, allowing boating safaris all season.
Explore the untamed beauty of the Lower Zambezi with our experienced guides at your side, sharing their knowledge of flora and fauna. Our amazing guides make every step thrilling, allowing you to become part of the landscape rather than a mere spectator.
Enjoy the Lower Zambezi’s abundant wilderness and game while canoeing on Africa’s fourth largest river. Floating metres away from elephants or buffalo on the river’s edge is an experience both peaceful and exhilarating all at once.
Feel the thrill of early explorers while camping out high in the Zambezi Escarpment with only the wildlife and stars for company. It’s an experience you will never forget.
Nestled between an imposing mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south, the Lower Zambezi Valley is rich in it’s variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer.