Who is Time + Tide?
Time + Tide is a collection of exclusive safaris and remote island adventures across Zambia and Madagascar. Time + Tide pioneers remarkable experiences in undiscovered destinations, and utilizes tourism as a vehicle for social impact, empowering local communities, creating positive change through educational, economic, and environmental efforts in each location.

The owner-operated portfolio consists of:
  • Norman Carr Safaris (South Luangwa and Liuwa Plain),
  • Chongwe Safaris (Lower Zambezi) in Zambia
  • and the soon-to-open Miavana (Nosy Ankao), the company's first property in Madagascar
The Chairman is Thierry Dalais, from an old Mauritian family, who's family was also one of the original developers of North Island, Seychelles.

Please find link to short film Time + Tide is born and full video library here.
Where did the name Time + Tide come from?
The quote attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer "Time and tide wait for no man".

The name has been chosen as a reminder that there is no way to stop the ebb and flow of life's journey; that each moment presents an opportunity to do the things you love.

Time + Tide's aim is to develop and market exceptional safari and remote island properties and experiences in Africa.
What is Norman Carr Safaris?
The company was founded in 1950 by Norman Carr, the grandfather of safari in Zambia creating a long-lasting legacy of conservation through tourism.

Norman Carr Safaris is the pioneer of modern day walking safaris in Africa.

Norman Carr Safaris camps:
  • South Luangwa National Park
    • The premier wildlife destination in Zambia
    • Chinzombo - Zambia's most exclusive camp
    • Mchenja - the most luxurious safari camp deep in the heart of the Park
    • Kakuli - authentic safari camp in a game rich area. The only true safari camp open in late January - April
    • Nsolo - remote safari camp perfect for the group's signature Sleepout
    • Luwi - one of the best camps to begin a walking safari, remote and untouched
  • Liuwa Plain National Park
    • Africa's best kept secret and second biggest wildebeest migration
    • King Lewanika Lodge - NEW camp opening April 2017 and the most exclusive luxury camp in Zambia
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What is Chongwe Safaris?
Chris Liebenberg, who as a young boy was inspired by Norman Carr, founded Chongwe Safaris with his family in 1996. With camps located in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia, Chongwe Safaris mix luxury with conservation of the local wildlife and natural environment.

Chongwe Safaris camps:
  • Lower Zambezi National Park
    • Huge variety of activities and wildlife and some of the most scenic views on the continent
    • Chongwe River Camp Tents - the most scenic camp in the Lower Zambezi with views of two rivers and the mountains beyond
    • Chongwe River Camp Suites - all the benefits of Chongwe Camp, but with private butler service, lounge, bar and plunge pool
    • Chongwe River House - the only exclusive use Villa in the area perfect for friends of families travelling together - completely private with your own chef, vehicles, boats and 4 ensuite bedrooms.
    • Tsika Island - remote and untouched, an island in the middle of the Zambezi perfect to begin an authentic canoe safari downstream to Chongwe Camp.
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What is Miavana?
Miavana is located on Nosy Ankao, the largest of five islands in an archipelago off the northeast coast of Madagascar.

This island is a private and exclusive nature sanctuary and Miavana will be pioneering 'blue safaris'. It can only be reached by helictopter or 6 hours sailing from the nearest port.
  • Miavana will have 14 Villas, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, starting at 450sqm
  • It aims to be part of the top five island destinations in the world
  • The lodge has been designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, who created North Island and sister camps Chinzombo and King Lewanika
  • Opening in April 2017
  • Blue safaris are guided activities in an island setting - taking the award winning guiding philosophy we have in Zambia for Big 5 and applying this to a marine environment:
    • Guided snorkelling and scuba diving
    • Guided kayaking and boating
    • Guided fishing and turtle/whale/dolphin watching
    • And then guided walks in the forest for lemurs
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  • Time + Tide - Miavana - Waiting to Launch
  • Q
    Who should come on safari with Time + Tide?
    • Couples, singles, families and small groups of friends travelling together
    • People who are after high-end transformative wilderness adventures that touch the soul
    What kind of guest activities do you provide?
    • Guided big 5 safaris - walking, driving, canoeing, boating, fishing
    • 'Blue safaris' - snorkelling, diving, fly fishing, lemur walks, boating, kayaking
    • Helicopter safaris
    • Cultural visits
    Which camps/location would you recommend for children?
    Children are the next generation of conservationists.

    Time + Tide is proud to welcome them on our safaris and teach them about wildlife, culture and conservation.

    Chinzombo, King Lewanika, Chongwe House, Chongwe Suites, Mchenja, Kakuli and Miavana all have family villas and children U18 are 50% off sharing with parents.
    How is it possible to reach your locations?
    See our Getting There and Travel maps in each destination.

  • Zambia
  • Madagascar
  • Q
    What is your contribution to conservation?
    For decades Norman Carr Safaris and Chongwe Safaris have been supporting local projects focusing on education, health and wildlife conservation.

    In 2015 the Time + Tide Foundation was created to coordinate these efforts and support further economic and educational initiatives in Zambia and Madagascar.

    The team engages directly with residents and conservation organisations to understand the modern challenges of living and operating within protected areas.

    Time + Tide camps contribute over $300,000 each year to conservation initiatives which is administered through the Time + Tide Foundation.

    In addition we partner with:
    • African Parks a non-profit conservation organisation who take on the complete responsibility of the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. It has the largest counter-poaching force in Africa.
    • Fanamby the conservation and community organisation in charge of the Loky Manambato Protected Area in Madagascar.