Whether you’re looking for a unique walking safari adventure or the ultimate in a private African island escape, Time + Tide has got you covered. As a family-owned business, Time + Tide has established itself as a trailblazer in the realm of luxury safaris in Zambia, a private island escape in Madagascar, and a secluded mountain sanctuary in Cape Town.
Experience the wilderness of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park in a dynamic and new way with Time + Tide’s walking safari. Say goodbye to stationary safaris and embark on an adventure that combines exercise and exploration for wildlife and wellness enthusiasts alike. This incredible walking circuit takes guests to some of the most secluded spots in the park, offering an ultimate and active authentic safari experience.
Guests can exercise while they explore, venturing out on foot with their guide to track lion and other big and small game while learning key bush skills. The walking safari offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of the Zambian bush, expelling the notion that a safari must be stationary.
The adventure begins with a short bush flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe, followed by a journey through the park’s wilderness with the following itinerary:
TIME + TIDE LUWI: Nestled deep in the heart of South Luangwa, Time + Tide Luwi camp is named after the seasonal river that flows between January and April. Under a grove of ancient mahogany trees, five safari tents are located in a rustic camp that provides a picturesque view of a floodplain that attracts hippos and elephants. Guests can enjoy a 3.5-hour walk to the next camp.
TIME + TIDE NSOLO: Located on a bend in the dry Luwi riverbed, Time + Tide Nsolo camp is named after the honeyguide bird, and is home to an array of unique and fascinating bird species in South Luangwa National Park. This camp offers excellent wildlife views across the river lagoon and is a 3.5-hour walk from the previous camp.
TIME + TIDE MCHENJA: With a view of a vast river expanse, Time + Tide Mchenja camp provides opulent accommodation at the center of the national park. Bordered by a cluster of tall ebony trees on one side and the Luangwa River on the other, it presents an ideal spot to observe huge groups of elephants crossing the river. Guests can enjoy a 3.5-hour walk to the next camp.
TIME + TIDE KAKULI: Located at the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa Rivers, Time + Tide Kakuli camp is named after founder Norman Carr, affectionately known as “old buffalo bull”. This camp offers spectacular views of the surrounding waterways and four traditional canvas safari tents with front-row seats overlooking resting spots for hippos, crocodiles, and other spectacular wildlife.
Miavana by Time + Tide
For those seeking a more indulgent experience, Miavana by Time + Tide is a high-end private island resort located off the north-east coast of Madagascar, ideal for those looking for an extravagant experience. The resort offers exclusive access to 2,500 acres of wilderness and five uninhabited islands nestled in the Indian Ocean. Guests can indulge in a range of activities, from heli-surfing to bespoke extreme trials, and explore Madagascar’s unique flora and fauna, including lemur trekking and chameleon encounters.
Experiential wellness includes forest yoga classes, listening to the dawn chorus, and customised spa lotions made with wild vanilla and botanical herbs. Miavana’s 14 blended villas are among the most spacious in the Indian Ocean, designed for couples and families. The culinary team creates personalised menus using Madagascar’s natural larder, including succulent mangoes, quality vanilla, spicy pink peppercorns, fresh yellowfin tuna, and Africa’s first sustainably produced caviar, Madagascar Rova Caviar.