Zambia – Africa’s Best Kept Secret

WHY ZAMBIA SHOULD BE NEXT ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST…

Africa is a diverse continent full of wild and wonderful opportunities. When deciding where to adventure next, you are spoilt for choice. Time + Tide Founder and Chairman, Thierry Dalais, explored these many opportunities as he travelled around Africa in search of his happy place. As an amateur helicopter pilot, Dalais took flight and used Africa’s rivers as a map to guide his search. He eventually hovered and settled in the honey pot of natural diversity, a wild and uncharted destination – Zambia. With her abundance of natural resources and authentic, welcoming people, Zambia instantly charmed him. From this moment he knew he wanted to share this untouched African experience with others and preserve it for generations to come.

Three Zambian Destinations and How to Get There

ZAMBIA IS A VIBRANT AND WELCOMING NATION WHOSE REGIONAL DIVERSITY MAKES FOR A RICH AND ENTHRALLING TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Visitor numbers are small, and the vast areas of pristine wilderness have remained unchanged for millennia. The opportunity to explore these areas and see the wildlife without sharing the experience with many others is a privilege that is hard to find. From sweeping savannah to mountainous escarpments and mighty rivers to ancient forests, this is a country primed for exploration. Around 30% of Zambia’s land is protected for wildlife, totalling around 250,000 square kilometres spread over 20 national parks and 34 game reserves. Thanks to the varied habitat available, Zambia is home to an astonishing assemblage of biodiversity, including 237 species of mammals and 779 species of birds.

Wildlife and Activities in Zambia

A BRIEF CULTURAL OVERVIEW

Zambia’s population of 17 million people is comprised of 72 unique ethnic groups. Though each has their own language, there are 8 official languages, with English, Nyanja and Bemba being the widest spoken. Zambians are renowned for being very friendly and welcoming and visitors are invariably touched by the warmth with which they are greeted. It is consistently well-ranked in the UN Global Peace Index, often ranking as one of the best countries in Africa. In addition to a rich traditional food culture, there is a flourishing food scene in the capital city of Lusaka. The art scene is also thriving, offering travellers chances to experience everything from traditional tribal art to chic photo galleries featuring local artists.

Culture and Heritage of Zambia

SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Join us at our camps – Time + Tide Chinzombo, Mchenja, Nsolo, Kakuli + Luwi

  • Park size: 9,050 sq km
  • Mammal species: 60
  • Bird species: 450
  • Key predators: leopard, lion, wild dog, hyena
  • Highlight species: elephant, carmine bee-eaters, hippos, puku, Thornicroft giraffe (endemic), Crawshay’s zebra (endemic), Cookson’s wildebeest (endemic)
  • Activities: day and night game drives, walking safaris, Sleepout Under the Stars, wildlife hides, seasonal boating (Jan – Apr), school visits
Time + Tide South Luangwa - Zambia
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LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

Visit our happy place – Time + Tide Chongwe Camp, Suites and House

  • Park size: 4,092 sq km
  • Mammal species: 60
  • Bird species: 378
  • Key predators: lion, leopard, wild dog, hyena
  • Highlight species: elephant, buffalo, hippo
  • Activities: day and night game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises, canoeing safaris, catch-and-release fishing, Sleepout Under the Stars, wildlife hide, school visits
Time + Tide Lower Zambezi - Zambia
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LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK

Experience the beauty of Liuwa Plain at Time + Tide King Lewanika

  • Park size: 3,360 sq km
  • Mammal species: 60
  • Bird species: 334
  • Key predators: lion, hyena, cheetah
  • Highlight species: wildebeest and zebra migration, crowned and wattled cranes
  • Activities: day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, birdwatching, Sleepout Under the Stars, scenic helicopter flips, school visits
Time + Tide Liuwa Plain - Zambia
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EXPLORE WITH TIME + TIDE, THE ZAMBIA EXPERTS

Time + Tide carries a legacy dating back to 1950 with the founding of Norman Carr’s visionary ecotourism enterprise. We are the only company that operates in three national parks, meaning we offer the widest knowledge base and the most variety of safari experiences. From scenic helicopter flips and sleeping out under the stars to game drives and canoeing safaris, we have the best array of activities to create an in-depth exploration of Zambia’s wilderness that leaves you feeling fully alive.

Every guest is welcomed into the Time + Tide family with open arms and big smiles. Join us and reconnect with nature in a sustainable, meaningful way. Touch the earth and feel every sense come to life with the endless delights that a Time + Tide safari offers. Our award-winning guides are widely known as some of the best in Africa, with several of our senior guides trained by Norman Carr himself. Our guides ensure that guests receive an unparalleled level of natural history knowledge, as well as insight into the cultural heritage of the Zambian people who have resided here for generations. The result is an enriching and touching experience that stays with you for years to come, long after the sunset has faded on your trip’s last sundowner.

By working with Time + Tide, you gain access to our knowledge, passion, professionalism, heritage and destinations. We look forward to sharing our beautiful nation with you.

OTHER WELL KNOWN ZAMBIAN DESTINATIONS

  • Victoria Falls – iconic waterfall spanning the Zambia/Zimbabwe border (highest flow rate Feb – May)
  • Bangweulu Wetlands – excellent birding, home to the rare shoebill stork
  • Kasanka National Park – largest mammal migration in the world when 10 million bats arrive en mass to breed (Oct – Dec)
  • Kafue National Park – second largest national park in Africa
  • Kundalila Falls – one of Zambia’s many stunning waterfalls
  • Lusaka – Zambia’s capital city
Canoeing on the Lower Zambezi - Time + Tide Chongwe in Zambia

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