Mfuwe, South Luangwa
Time + Tide Chinzombo | Time + Tide Africa
Hotel General Manager
Name: Petros Guwa
Position General Manager Zambia
Name: Gogo Chisulo
Position: Chinzombo Manager
History & Story
The Time + Tide story dates back to the 1950s in Zambia where Norman Carr pioneered walking safaris in the South Luangwa Valley, and 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. Time + Tide was brought to together by Thierry Dalais building on a dream of preserving places 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. Time + Tide Chinzombo is Zambia’s premier, ultra-luxurious camp: a sensational contemporary creation by the South African design stars Lesley Carstens and Silvio Rech, located on a wide and beautiful stretch of the Luangwa River, overlooking big hippo pools. It is a design-lover’s dream: each of the six stylish, contemporary luxury safari tents features enormous pared-back, open-sided living spaces, a private indoor bathtub and outdoor pool.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• Ultimate experience in wild luxury
• Zambia’s premier safari camp
• Award winning design on the riverfront
• Time + Tide Chinzombo is situated in the South Luangwa National Park.
Keys sites / activities in the area
Home to the original walking safari, Time + Tide South Luangwa is the perfect destination for adventurous and active travellers. We offer a range of activities:
• Day and night game drives
• Boating safaris (seasonal)
• Walking safaris
• Wildlife hides
• Sleepout Under the Stars*
• In-villa spa treatments*
Did you know the South Luangwa is also known as the Valley of the Leopard, due to its high number of leopards.
Children’s activities at Time + Tide Chinzombo are tailored to inspire and engage children of all ages on safari. Over and above action-packed game drives, there’s a whole host of activities to keep children busy and happy, from sleepouts and tracking with our guides to cooking with our chefs and weaving baskets with local artisans.
+ Game drives (all camps) + Walking safaris (all camps) + Kids fishing (Lower Zambezi) + Kayaking (Liuwa Plains) + Sleepout under the Stars (all camps) + Guided tracker walk (all camps) + Camera trap safari (all camps) + Cooking classes (all camps) + Learn to work in a safari lodge (all camps) + Lawn games (Chinzombo) + Board games (all camps) + Traditional storytelling (South Luangwa).
Time + Tide Chinzombo features six spacious luxury safari tents (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family tent) which rest beneath ancient msikizi trees. The luxury safari tents’ award-winning design features canvas, timber and reed, accented with leather and raw linen. Each safari tent has large verandah with private a private pool and soaking tub with panoramic views over the river and its abundant wildlife.
Restaurants & Bars
Amid the wild bush setting, our award-winning culinary team creates an extraordinary all-inclusive dining experience that blends expert culinary skills, impeccable service and artful plating. Our dishes draw from the rich cultural and natural heritage of Zambia by featuring our vibrant flavours, produce and traditions. By bringing together the best of Zambia with inspiration from around the world, we create a dining experience that appeals to our international clientele, while retaining its wonderful Zambian authenticity.
Sink into serenity at Time + Tide Chinzombo with in room spa treatments that seamlessly blend African botanicals with an exotic fusion of eastern and western techniques. All treatments begin with our complimentary Time + Tide foot ritual, a herbal foot soak to warm your feet and start relaxing your body, mind and soul. Each luxury safari tent features the perfect place to unwind and relax: a large veranda with a private pool and a soaking tub with panoramic views over the river and its abundant wildlife.