Get up close and personal with the wildlife along Zambia’s mighty rivers. Time + Tide is connected through the rivers of Zambia, journey with us to all three of our regions, the Liuwa Plain, the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi. An unspoiled wilderness, the South Luangwa National Park is known as the Valley of the Leopard and the home to the walking safari. With endemic giraffe and wildebeest, and endangered wild dogs, the game viewing here is second to none. The landscape of the Lower Zambezi National Park is entirely different, its lush channels and ancient forests are a haven for elephants, predators and birdlife. It offers the greatest variety of activities in Zambia, from game drives to canoeing, boat cruises, walking safaris and tiger fishing. The Liuwa Plain, on the west of Zambia, with it’s large wildebeest movement, exceptional birdlife as well as predator action is one of Zambia’s best kept secrets. Explore all three parks with award-winning guides on our most popular itinerary in Zambia.

Journey Information

  • Two Rivers journey is available to all of our destinations in Zambia. Stay 7 Pay 6 , or Stay 10 Pay 8 promotion applies all year round.
  • Best for a variety of safari activities
  • Incredible diversity and abundance of wildlife
  • Great predator action all year
  • Includes complimentary nights

Discover your journey

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Day 1 - 5

On arrival, your guide will meet you at Jeki or Royal airstrip in Lower Zambezi National Park and take you on a game drive to Time + Tide Chongwe. You will explore the broad variety of areas in the Lower Zambezi, from the escarpment and ancient forests to rivers and open pans, the region is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife.

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Option One: Day 6 - 10

Arriving at Mfuwe airport you will get a glimpse of the local village life en route to the South Luangwa National Park. Venture through the wilderness with our award-winning guides, exploring by vehicle and on foot.

With camps located deep in the heart of leopard country in a land of winding rivers and shady forests, you will find the perfect blend of tranquility and adventure. Spend time in our wildlife hides photographing animals up close, or return to the wild with our Time + Tide Sleepout!

Liuwa Plain, Zambia

Option Two: Day 6 - 10

Arriving from Lusaka to Kalabo, you will be met by your guide for a game drive from Kalabo to camp. Time + Tide King Lewanika is the only permanent camp in the entire Liuwa Plain National Park, with endless vast skies of blue reaching the plain as it changes to a watery wonderland.

The Liuwa Plain is a photographer’s dream destination as the African storms roll over the horizon in the late afternoon light, with large herds of wildebeest and flocks of rare and endangered birds making this their seasonal home.


Ready to plan your safari?

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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Stop. Listen.
Look closer.

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