Discover a different side of Zambia’s world-class safari destinations in the green season. With the Luangwa River flowing freely, the landscape is lush and green. The animals are framed by emerald backdrops and dramatic skies—perfect for photography. Everything bursts back to life after the dry season, with abundant grazing for herbivores, well-fed prey for predators and babies aplenty.


  • Green season: November – May
  • Best for wildlife and landscape photography
  • Boating safaris offer a unique perspective
  • Birds nesting with their bright breeding plumage
  • Combine Time + Tide Chinzombo with Time + Kakuli from January
  • The order of this itinerary can be changed to suit your needs, however, should you wish to visit Time + Tide Kakuli first, we would need to look at your domestic flight arrival time and make suggestions accordingly.



DAY 1 - 4

While Time + Tide Chinzombo is open year round, discover it in the green season when the South Luangwa transforms into an emerald wonderland.  It is a photographer’s dream, offering a different backdrop for capturing the robust wildlife, when new babies are born in the green season and birdlife is plenty! 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

DAY 5 - 7

In the Green season it is great to combine Time + Tide Chinzombo with Time + Tide Kakuli from January when the water levels get high. Perched high on the banks of the Luangwa River, the camp is designed for comfort in all weather. From your covered porch, take in the panoramic views and enjoy the utter tranquility of the green season.

With the rivers flowing full and afternoon thunderstorms, the landscape is lush, and wildlife abounds. Explore with our guides on foot and the perfect season to experience the South Luangwa by boat as the ebony forest floods with annual rains making for a very unique and special experience.

Celebrate the rains of Zambia

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Our expertise in African travel and conservation dates back 70 years and today, you can expect equally pioneering travel guidance from our award-winning team. Time + Tide are custodians of some of the most remote corners of our planet and it is our privilege to guide you along the road less travelled.

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Time + Tide has pioneered to make the most remote destinations accessible across Zambia and Madagascar. Our camps at Time + Tide Safaris are connected through the rivers starting in South Luangwa’s tributaries that flow into the Luangwa River as it bends and heads down to the Chongwe River to meet the same water that has arrived with the rains at Liuwa Plain. The journey continues as the rivers join the mighty Zambezi and plunge into the Indian Ocean, carrying our story across to the island of Miavana by Time + Tide, a raw, yet refined ultimate luxury playground. Come, let us show you…

"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