- 2017 -2013
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.
Raw and refined, Miavana brings together exclusivity and adventure as well as travel and conservation, at around 10 square kilometres in size, this intimate haven is just the place to escape and unwind.
“Throughout my life I have been in awe of nature’s beautiful places… nature has a way of showing you the best of what the world has to offer. My dream is to create a frame for these masterpieces and share them with others.”
THIERRY DALAIS, CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER
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.