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Our story

Our story started 70 years ago, when the legendary Norman Carr pioneered a community and conservation-based safari experience in Zambia. Over the years we have evolved and grown, and today, our family of luxury safari properties stretches across the land and sea, in Zambia and Madagascar, welcoming those who believe the road less travelled has more to offer.

Be part of our story and help us continue to preserve the wild places we treasure for generations to come. Savour the most beautiful moments in life as you discover some of the most remote places on earth.

Gaze at a canopy of stars from your bed on the sands of the Luangwa River, surrounded by nothing but a mosquito net. Smell the ocean breeze as it rustles the leaves sheltering lemurs on our island sanctuary of Nosy Ankao. Let us show you how the little things can offer the greatest luxury, pure and simple.

Stop. Listen. Look closer. Come touch the earth.

"Time and tide wait for no man," said my friend; a gentle reminder that there is no way to stop the ebb and flow of life's journey; that each moment presents the opportunity to live wholeheartedly and to do the things you love. This century-old wisdom is attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer, a man of many insights, like my friend. - Thierry Dalais, Chairman

Our history

Norman Carr was a man ahead of his time. Father of the walking safari, he paved the way for modern conservation tourism, working hand-in-hand with the people of the Luangwa Valley to ensure they would benefit from the protection of their local wilderness and wildlife.

Meeting Norman decades later, a young Chris Liebenberg would be moved to continue his legacy of conservation, setting up a camp with his father on the banks of the Chongwe River in Zambia's Lower Zambezi Valley.

Inspired by these people and places, and following a boyhood dream to preserve a place by the beach and one in the bush, Thierry Dalais and his family invested in Chris and Norman's camps. Since then, we have ventured to other remote parts of Africa, working with local communities to open up our regions to modern-day explorers who share a desire to preserve them.

The result is Time + Tide, still family owned, still pioneering.
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Our values

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

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 - we contribute more than $300,000 per year to community, health, education and wildlife conservation.
Touch the earth
We keep close to the ground and celebrate the places we call home by using natural materials and resources wisely.
Touch the earth
Generous and genuine
We build trust, we're true to our word, and we give as much as we can.
Generous and genuine
Feels like family
Inside and out, we nurture the friendships and relationships that are at the heart of our business.
Feels like family
Conservation and sustainability
We are guides and guardians to sublime landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and rich cultures.
Conservation and sustainability
Surprise + delight
We go out of our way to make sure guests' memories last a lifetime.
Surprise + delight

Our people

The family is revered in Africa. It's a precious bond, a connection of hearts and spirits that is unbreakable. At Time + Tide, we're that kind of family.
  • Leadership
  • Team
Mindy Roberts
Time + Tide Director of Marketing and Sales
Dave Wilson
Chief Operations Officer
Chris Liebenberg
Chongwe Safaris Founder and Managing Director
Rosco Wendover
Miavana General Manager
Vicky Austin
Sales
Stephen Frenkel
Sales
Sarah Purchase
Sales
Caroline Jenkins
Travel Designer
Yvonne Price
Travel Designer
Delene Dempster
Travel Designer
Vanessa Mbewe
Travel Designer
Cath Biggs
Travel Designer
Bron Taylor
Relationship Manager
Awards
We're proud to have received a number of prestigious safari and hospitality awards. They're a tribute to the passion, commitment and enjoyment we bring to our work, and the enduring support of our trade partners and guests.
Media + Press
We've been profiled in a variety of international magazines and press. To feature one of our properties, or collaborate on any PR projects, please get in touch with mindy@timeandtideafrica.com
Careers
Across the entire Time + Tide portfolio, we're proud of our people. In the African tradition, we see ourselves as a family and have built our business through training local staff, sharing knowledge and rewarding excellence.