• Retreat to the luxurious wildlife camp of Time + Tide Chinzombo for an enchanting escape to the Luangwa Valley. The stylish bush camp brings an aura of tranquillity to the heart of Zambia –a region which holds one of the most impressive concentrations of Big Game in all of Africa.
  • The camp is ideally set within 60 acres of private land beside the beautiful Luangwa River. The views of the vast grasslands combined with the camp’s picturesque riverside location make it a truly special place.
  • Nestled among ancient trees on the banks of the river, the six dreamy, luxurious bush villas appear to almost float on the landscape. Draped in canvas walls and reedwork, with timber flooring, shady decking and spacious living areas, the rooms boast luxurious amenities.
  • This premier camp is a truly amazing setting in which to spend a romantic safari adventure. Indulge in an in-villa spa treatment, or simply lounge by the fire-pit as you gaze across the river under the orange and red tones of Africa’s magical evening sky.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Day + night game drives

Walking safaris

In the later afternoon, enjoy a leisurely sundowner cruise up the Zambezi.When the captain sees fit he will switch off the engine and let the boat drift quietly downstream passing the odd elephant, hippo or crocodile and an abundance of colourful bird life. The sunsets are particularly beautiful during the drier months.

Sleepout Under the Stars

Boating safaris

Bird Watching

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Time and Tide Chinzombo Villa

Situated on a sweeping curve of the Luangwa River, Time + Tide Chinzombo brings style and sophistication to the Luangwa Valley. Designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Time + Tide Chinzombo won Best New Property in Africa in 2014 and again in 2015. This wildly luxurious camp retains its bush authenticity with grass and canvas walls and spacious living areas that melt into the exquisitely tranquil riverside setting. Each villa offers panoramic views of the Luangwa River and the abundant wildlife that frequents its banks. Sprawling, ancient shade trees and private plunge pools offer comfort and relaxation for guests staying in any one of the six stunning villas.

Venture into one of the most game rich areas of the national park with our award-winning guiding team. The South Luangwa is renowned for its world-class predator action, with especially strong sightings of the elusive leopard. Explore the region’s diverse habitats with game drives, safari walks and boat cruises (seasonal). Pamper yourself with an in-villa spa treatment during your midday break between safari activities. When acquiring Time + Tide Chinzombo’s location, a portion of the proceeds funded the relocation of black rhino to North Luangwa National Park, where the North Luangwa Conservation Programme operate a rhino breeding and reintroduction project.

All the villas are nestled within the shade of ancient trees on a wildlife-rich ridge that follows a c-shaped bend in the Luangwa River. The Chinzombo villas appear to float over the landscape. The simplicity of the modernist, steel framed structures in contrast to the natural materials used in the décor and interiors complements the surroundings in a unique way. The big family villa is designed to accommodate a family of at least five.

Time and Tide Chinzombo Villa
Time and Tide Chinzombo Villa 2
Time and Tide Chinzombo Family Villa
Time and Tide Chinzombo Bathroom


Six luxurious villas are tucked into the tree line overlooking the river and forest beyond. Each is designed with an exquisite eye for detail and flow – the open verandah and outdoor shower blend seamlessly with the interior spaces through a series of generously proportioned windows. Substantial bathrooms boast showers and gorgeous tubs, while the plunge pool on your private deck offers a quiet spot to cool off in the heat of the day. Bedrooms are ventilated through an innovative and eco-friendly design that ensures a cool, peaceful night’s sleep. One of the villas has an expanded design allowing for family use and can sleep up to five guests.

Each villa offers panoramic views of the Luangwa River and the abundant wildlife that frequents its banks. Sprawling, ancient shade trees and private plunge pools offer comfort and relaxation for guests staying in any one of the six stunning villas. With soaking tubs and feathertop beds, every villa is a haven for relaxation. Relax by your villa’s private pool, watching the river’s frequent wildlife visitors. Under the shade of ancient trees, listen to the bellows of hippos echoing across the river. After a day exploring the beautiful bush, unwind with an in-villa spa treatment.

Despite the remote and tranquil setting, our award winning culinary team creates extraordinary meals that satisfy the soul and delight the senses. Designed and delight the senses. Designed to celebrate local ingredients, expect dishes such as pepper crusted beef carpaccio, handmade pastas and fresh salads made with produce we grow ourselves. Whether you are dining under the stars or in the privacy of your villa overlooking the river, our attention to detail and warm hospitality will create a wonderful experience. At the end of a lively day on safari, enjoy a sundowner, a cherished African tradition. Whether you prefer a crisp gin and tonic or a local beer, our excellent barstaff have got you covered!

Time and Tide Chinzombo Sunset Dining
Time and Tide Chinzombo Restaurant
Time and Tide Chinzombo Bar


After your afternoon game drive, evenings are given over to cocktails, hippo serenades, and the convivial conversation of a crackling fireplace. Dinner is served on crisp linen by the soft glow of candlelight. Add an excellent wine list and the wild symphony of the African night, and you will find few better gastronomic experiences on safari.

Take advantage of the lodge’s range of amenities: from Wi-Fi access to yoga and spa facilities, from your private plunge pool to plenty of shady decks for armchair game viewing.

Time and Tide Chinzombo Pool


Sprawling, ancient shade trees and private plunge pools offer comfort and relaxation for guests staying in any one of the six stunning villas.

Time and Tide Chinzombo Spa


We often talk of an “African massage”, you know, the gentle smack your body receives as you drive around the bumpy terrain of the park! Well, at Time + Tide Chinzombo, you can get a proper massage, one your body will thank you for. A safari is a holiday; however, you can often feel a little tired by the end. Why not indulge (yes more – you are on holiday!) in a little pampering before you head on your onward journey or home. Better still, the ladies come to your room where they have a variety of options to treat you with. Each stay also comes with a luscious free foot massage-even if you haven’t been on a walking safari this is pure bliss.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Luangwa River, Zambia
Nearest Airport
Mfuwe Airport, Zambia
Local Currency
Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)
Time Change
GMT +2
Best time to go
May through October

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