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Our legacy

Venturing to the most wild, remote and accessible parts of the Earth, Time + Tide’s family-owned properties are pioneers in both Time + Tide Safaris in Zambia and Miavana by Time + Tide in Madagascar.

We have a legacy in responsible tourism and offer modern-day explorers the luxury of space and the chance to feel fully alive. Our destinations span across land and sea in these wild, remote and pristine locations and our team takes extraordinary care in sharing our deep appreciation for the land and culture around us.

Our Brand is evolving and growing

The Time + Tide brand has evolved to showcase and be true to our vision, to further define who we are, giving absolute clarity to what we offer and allowing our destinations to shine having an identity of their own.

The creation of Time + Tide Safaris gives a clear representation of our Zambian product – real, raw and authentic photographic safaris in some of the most beautiful and diverse wilderness areas in Africa. It also gives clarity on where we want to expand the brand and allows us to grow into other parts of this amazing and even unexplored continent, Africa.

Across the Indian Ocean, Miavana by Time + Tide is raw and refined luxury. It is a private island sanctuary offering an adventure playground to the modern-day explorer but remains true to the values and essence of Time + Tide in its commitment to replenishing the wild, treading mindfully, investing locally and caring for our community.

Nature reminds us that nothings stands still, seasons change and with that new green shoots arrive, everything thrives and we watch as things continue to evolve. As with Time + Tide this allows us the opportunity to develop the Time + Tide Expeditions concept on our horizon, venturing into new destinations as we continue to pioneer and conserve remote and undiscovered lands.

Our History

The Time + Tide story celebrates the passion and effort of many people and families, bringing together properties and locations to showcase the stunning natural beauty found exceptionally in Zambia and Madagascar .

This story goes back to the 1950s in Zambia where Norman Carr pioneered walking safaris in the South Luangwa Valley, the 1990s when the Liebenberg family chose to showcase the Chongwe in the Lower Zambezi Valley, and in later years when the Peyre and wider Dalais family believed that the beauty of the northern part of Madagascar, in particular the archipelago where Miavana is situated, needed protection and promotion as a sustainable ecotourism development.

Time + Tide was brought together by Thierry Dalais building on a dream of preserving places in the bush and at the beach in one-of-a-kind locations.

Each of these locations need biodiversity protection and the development of alternative economies that see to the preservation of our natural heritage.

Time + Tide has focused on delivering immersive tourism experiences in these places, working with local communities, NGO’s, local authorities, and conservation organisations aiming for long term sustainability and protection of these beautiful wild places for generations to come.

Still pioneering, still exploring – our story continues…

  • 2021
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2017 -2013
  • 1996
  • 1950

Our Time + Tide brand has evolved to showcase and honour our vision, allowing our destinations to shine and have an identity of their own.  The creation of Time + Tide Safaris gives a clear representation of our Zambian product – a real, immersive and authentic safari experience in some of the most beautiful and diverse wilderness areas in Africa. It also gives clarity on where we want to expand the brand and allows us to grow.

Across the Indian Ocean, Miavana by Time + Tide is raw and refined luxury, a private island sanctuary offering an adventure playground to the modern day explorer whilst remaining true to the values of Time + Tide in its commitment to replenish the wild, tread mindfully, invest locally and care for our community.

The Time + Tide family of properties officially comes together as the Time + Tide brand. Interconnected through the rivers, our eight Time + Tide camps in Zambia cross the Indian Ocean to reach Miavana in Madagascar.

Continuing our commitment, Time + Tide King Lewanika was built in the magnificent Liuwa Plain. Time + Tide King Lewanika is the first permanent dedicated tourist camp in the entire Liuwa Plain. With its vast plains, dramatic African thunderstorms and impressive wildebeest movement, Liuwa Plain is often referred to as Zambia’s best kept secret.

In 2013, the Miavana project development was started by the Peyre and wider Dalais family. Miavana is situated in an archipelago of islands off the north east coast of Madagascar. The development saw the rehabilitation of the land and construction work which took more than 4 years. Nurseries were established, invasive non-endemic trees were removed and more than 100 000 endemic plants and trees were planted along with other rehabilitation and restoration efforts.

Miavana’s design and construction philosophy embodied the Time + Tide values and has brought the Time + Tide vision to life.

During this period Time + Tide Chinzombo, situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in Zambia, was also completed in keeping with the Time + Tide philosophy.

We were determined to do more to bring our family vision to life and set about establishing the Time + Tide Foundation. The Foundation is often the only source of educational, social and medical support for communities in remote areas and our dedicated team works tirelessly with local leaders to publicly promote health, advance female education, conserve wildlife, and support inclusive, diverse education. With every year that passes, greater inroads are made to ensure that communities in Madagascar and Zambia benefit from Time + Tide’s presence.

Chongwe Safaris was set up by the Liebenberg family, Chris Liebenberg and his father were both deeply committed to conservation and their love for the Lower Zambezi. In 2006 they set up Chongwe Safaris on the confluence of the Chongwe River and the mighty Zambezi River. The Lower Zambezi still to this day is loved by guests for its variety of activities, exceptional wildlife sightings and (catch and release) fishing.

Norman Carr, the founding father of conversation and walking safaris, set up Zambia’s first photographic safari company in the South Luangwa. Our Time + Tide South Luangwa Camps are very special camps where guests experience walking between Time + Tide Mchenja, Time + Tide Kakuli, Time + Tide Nsolo and Time + Tide Luwi, following in the footsteps of early conservationists and truly getting to know Zambia.

Our Essence

Our conservation heritage dates back to 1950, when Norman Carr set up Zambia’s first game viewing camp in cooperation with Paramount Chief Nsefu of the Kunda Tribes. Today, we maintain his legacy, working with local communities to protect and share rare and unique places in all their natural beauty.

Learn more about our Time + Tide Foundation – Time + Tide contributes annually to the foundation, with their dedicated commitment to community, health, education, women empowerment and conservation.

TOUCH THE EARTH
TOUCH THE EARTH

We keep close to the ground and celebrate the places we call home by using natural materials and resources wisely.

GENEROUS + GENUINE
GENEROUS + GENUINE

We build trust, we’re true to our word, and we give as much as we can.

FEELS LIKE FAMILY
FEELS LIKE FAMILY

Inside and out, we nurture the friendships and relationships that are at the heart of our business.

CONSERVATION + SUSTAINABILITY
CONSERVATION + SUSTAINABILITY

We are guides and guardians to sublime landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and rich cultures.

SURPRISE + DELIGHT
SURPRISE + DELIGHT

We go out of our way to make sure guests’ memories last a lifetime.

Our Impact

At Time + Tide, we are committed to safeguarding our unique natural environment and neighbouring communities for many generations to come through the support of the Time + Tide Foundation.

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