Sleepout Under the Zambian Stars – All You Need to Know

If there’s one item you need to put on your bucket list it’s this: a night with the stars at Time + Tide Zambia. Our signature sleepout is an unforgettable experience where you can fully immerse yourself in nature and spend a night in the wild. No two sleepouts are ever the same, but here is what you can expect…

Time + Tide South Luangwa Signature Sleepout

DEPART FROM YOUR TIME + TIDE CAMP FOR YOUR AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

After a much-needed siesta and afternoon tea, we recommend a walking safari to guide you into the heart of the Zambian wilderness where you will reach your sleepout location.

ARRIVE IN TIME FOR SUNDOWNERS AT YOUR SPOT FOR THE NIGHT

You will find yourself in a dry riverbed in the South Luangwa, on the vast open plains of Liuwa or on a peak overlooking the expanse of the Lower Zambezi, depending on which Time + Tide property you choose. Enjoy sundowner drinks as the sun retreats and opens up a vast night sky full of millions of stars. Have dinner and drinks around the fire with loved ones – laughter and chatter intermingling with the whooping of hyenas, a gentle chorus of creatures and maybe a distant lioness’ roar.

FALL ASLEEP STARGAZING FROM YOUR GOSSAMER TENT

Retreat to your cozy bedroll sheathed beneath a transparent netting or float above the ground in a specially-designed suspension tent. Let the sounds of the bush and crackling fire lull you to sleep.

WAKE WITH THE SUN TO ENJOY COFFEE AND BREAKFAST AROUND THE CAMPFIRE

Wake up to the scent of freshly brewed coffee as the first rays of sun stretch across the land. Warm your toes by the campfire as your chef prepares a hot breakfast cooked to order. Birds chirp as grazers tip toe past, beckoning you to come explore their wild home.

DEPART FROM THE SLEEPOUT FOR YOUR MORNING SAFARI ACTIVITY

After breakfast, jump on the game vehicle or choose a walking safari to track the animals you heard calling through the night. This is Africa in its wildest form, exactly as the early explorers experienced it.

Time + Tide Lower Zambezi Signature Sleepout

THE DESTINATIONS

SOUTH LUANGWA

WHERE: On a dry, sandy riverbed in the heart of South Luangwa National Park, our sleepout site immerses you directly into the pristine wilderness of the bush. Wildlife frequently wanders past camp, bringing the game viewing right to you.

WHEN: Available June to November

TENT TYPE: Bedroll with mosquito netting

Time + Tide South Luangwa Signature Sleepout

LOWER ZAMBEZI

WHERE: Our private sleepout site is perched high in the Zambezi Escarpment overlooking the breathtaking beauty of the Lower Zambezi Valley. Located just outside the national park, we have exclusive access to this site, ensuring total seclusion and tranquillity throughout the experience. Being located in the escarpment, this is a great opportunity to see the elusive and rare klipspringer, a tiny antelope that lives in rocky habitats.

WHEN: Available May to November

TENT TYPE: Suspension style tentsile tents that provide a sturdy and comfortable sleeping experience

Time + Tide Lower Zambezi Signature Sleepout

LIUWA PLAIN

WHERE: Out on the vast savannah with not another person in sight, our sleepout camp showcases the magnificent simplicity of the Liuwa Plain landscape. Perhaps our best destination for stargazing thanks to the lack of trees, this is truly an inspirational experience that we can’t recommend enough.

WHEN: Available May to mid-July and October, depending on water levels

TYPE OF TENT: Suspension style tentsile tents that provide a sturdy and comfortable sleeping experience

Time + Tide Liuwa Plain Signature Sleepout

NEED TO KNOW

  • $275 pp supplementary cost
  • Private chef, guide and scout
  • Minimum 2 guests, maximum 8 guests
  • Minimum age 8
  • Private bush loo
  • Your room is held back in your main camp should you wish to return at any time.

Watch the video to discover more about the sleep out experience.

Join us on the road less travelled where the footsteps are fewer, and the discoveries delightful and unexpected.
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