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Lower Zambezi

Come face to face with giants in a land of colossal elephants and ancient baobabs while you glide quietly in a canoe along the reeds.
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Flights by Proflight Zambia
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International flights
Air Namibia
Windhoek - Lusaka
Emirates
Dubai - Lusaka - Mfuwe
Dubai - Lusaka - Kalabo
Dubai - Lusaka - Royal Airstrip
Ethiopian Airways
Addis Abbaba - Lusaka
Kenyan Airways
Nairobi - Lusaka
Mfuwe Airstrip
Lilongwe - Lusaka
RwandAir
Kigali - Lusaka (2hr 20 mins)
South African Airlines
Johannesburg - Lusaka
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Getting there
Private jet charters
Madagascar
Diego Suarez - Mfuwe
Zambia
Johannesburg - Mfuwe
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A unique and resplendent wilderness

Lower Zambezi camps

Location
KEY
Camp
River
Lower Zambezi National Park

Activities

Day + night drives
Nothing beats encounters with magnificent African wildlife during both day and night drives. Our excellent guides provide a wealth of knowledge to enrich the experience.

Activities

Fishing
When it comes to fishing, the Lower Zambezi is tiger country! With a fighting spirit, the tiger fish is one of the world's top game fish. We are strictly catch-and-release to preserve stocks of this and other incredible fish, such as the bream. All equipment is provided, with both conventional and entry-level fly rods available. We recommend serious fly fishermen bring their own rods.

Activities

Boating
A river safari offers a fresh perspective on the breathtaking scenery and wildlife, from predators on the bank to the diverse birdlife. The Zambezi River is high all year, allowing boating safari all season.

Activities

Walking safaris
Explore the untamed beauty of the Lower Zambezi with our experienced guides at your side, sharing their knowledge of flora and fauna. Our amazing guides make every step thrilling, allowing you to become part of the landscape rather than a mere spectator.

Activities

Canoeing safaris
Enjoy the Lower Zambezi's abundant wilderness and game while canoeing on Africa's fourth largest river. Floating metres away from elephants or buffalo on the river's edge is an experience both peaceful and exhilarating all at once.

Activities

Sleepout
Feel the thrill of early explorers while camping out high in the Zambezi Escarpment with only the wildlife and stars for company. It's an experience you will never forget.
Best location & views in the Lower Zambezi

History

History
In the early 1980s, a young Chris Liebenberg was inspired by legendary conservationist, Norman Carr, to create his own dream and continue Norman's legacy of conservation in Zambia.
Captivated by the beauty and wilderness of the Lower Zambezi, Chris and his father set up a camp on the banks of the Chongwe River in 1992. Initially drawn to the blend of excellent fishing, plentiful wildlife and immense natural beauty, the father and son duo envisioned sharing the region through a tourism enterprise. Over time, it grew from a simple overnight campsite to the award-winning, luxury collection of today.

Chris is deeply involved with Conservation Lower Zambezi and is instrumental in the development and conservation of the Chiawa Partnership Park, an area bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park. With a past in anti-poaching, Chris' love of the natural world is felt throughout the Chongwe safari experience.

This spectacular region is famous for its canoeing safaris and water activities. It is also widely known as one of the best places to catch (and release) a tiger fish or two. For wildlife photographers, few places compare thanks to the unique combination of rivers and the escarpment.
Pioneer of local conservation

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.
  • Management
  • Guides
Chris Liebenberg
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris Founder and Managing Director
Florence Mulenga Shawa
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris General Manager
Allan Shawa
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris Co-Manager
Mwaka Mwitangeti
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris Manager & T+T Foundation Outreach Officer
George Mwanza
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris Head Guide
Sam Mukankaulwa
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris Senior Guide
Moses Chiguta
Time + Tide Chongwe Safaris Senior Guide

Facts

4,000 km2
Lower Zambezi National Park is nestled between an impressive mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south. The escarpment acts as a natural barrier for the wildlife, keeping it on the plains and in the rich woodland on the bank of the river. The park is over 4,000 square kms in size and occupies 120 kms of river frontage.

The Lower Zambezi is a haven for wildlife and bird lovers with 60 mammal species and 378 bird species. Elephant, hippo and a diversity of plains game are abundant throughout the park. It also boasts a healthy lion and leopard population with sightings of hyena and wild dog common.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of game viewing in the Lower Zambezi is the sheer variety of activities on offer. In addition to the traditional game drives and walking safaris, the Zambezi River allows for a variety of additional river based activities and experiences that few, if any, other destinations can offer.

There are relatively few camps in and around the park. With the absence of mass tourism the region remains a pristine wilderness, free from overcrowding.

Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi is primarily done in the dry season between the months of April to November, when the river levels are lower.
Home of
world class tiger fishing
catch and release
Famous for
Elephants
Burgeoning population of
Wild Dogs
Huge variety
of activities
South Luangwa Liuwa Plain