South Luangwa National Park

Time + Tide Chinzombo


Luangwa luxury

Set in one of the most game-rich areas of South Luangwa National Par, Time + Tide Chinzombo’s natural building materials and vintage accents blend modern style with the best of a traditional bush safari camp.

Its six stunning canvas, timber and reed safari tents – including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family villa – each have a private pool and soaking tub with panoramic views over the river and its abundant wildlife.

The main lodge beckons down a winding path. Lounge on the riverfront sun deck with a book from the open-air library, sip drinks around the fire and enjoy dinner of homegrown produce under the stars.


At a glance

  • Six tented suites including two-bedroom family tent

  • Private plunge pools

  • Soaking tub with riverfront views

  • Main lodge with bar, dining area and lounge



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    Game drives

    Encounters with magnificent African wildlife during both day and night drives. Award-winning guides provide a wealth of knowledge to enrich the experience. The area is particularly well known for leopards and wild dogs.

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    Walking safaris

    Explore the untamed beauty of the South Luangwa on foot. Amazing guides, some trained by the man who pioneered African walking safaris here decades ago, make every step thrilling, allowing you to become part of the landscape rather than a mere spectator.

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    Sleep outs

    Feel the thrill of early explorers while camping out with only the wildlife and stars for company.

Community & Culture

Time + Tide are committed to safeguarding our unique natural environments and neighbouring communities for many generations to come through the support of their philanthropic foundation. The Time + Tide’s Foundation drives community empowerment initiatives across Zambia. With a key focus on inclusive, safe learning for vulnerable children, the foundation’s philosophy is simple: investing in the education of our future guardians to preserve our majestic landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and rich cultures for tomorrow. The foundation proudly contributes annually towards community, health, education women empowerment.

They also aim uplift and empower through investing in the people. Wherever possible, they employ locally and source most of our fresh produce from neighbouring communities.


The foundation also works to preserve and protect Africa’s vulnerable wildlife and habitats. In Zambia, they proudly support local conservation management organisations with anti-poaching, environmental education, human-wildlife conflict and wildlife rehabilitation efforts.


Chinzombo has latest in eco-friendly technology called evening breeze, an innovative system that cools inside the mosquito net without comprising comfort or the energy intensive footprint of air conditioning. The camp was built using local techniques and sustainable local materials and are run on solar power, leaving minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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