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Away from the crowds, unearth an emerald world by boat, vehicle and on foot.

Discover a different side of Zambia’s world-class safari destinations in the green season. With the Luangwa River flowing freely and the flood pans high at Liuwa Plain, this is the only time for water safaris in these two spectacular national parks. The animals are framed by lush emerald landscapes and dramatic skies—perfect for photography. Everything bursts back to life after the dry season, with abundant grazing for herbivores, well-fed prey for predators and babies aplenty. In South Luangwa, this is the best time to see endangered wild dogs and to photograph leopards, and the only time to see the world’s largest colony of yellow-billed storks. With no hippos, crocs or tsetse flies in Liuwa Plain, you can hop out of your canoe for a swim amongst the water lilies and wildebeest. Like any time of year, you’ll find award-winning guides and warm hospitality in both of these magical places.

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Journey Information

  • Best for wildlife and landscape photography
  • Boating safaris offer a unique perspective
  • Birds nesting and in bright breeding plumage
  • Includes free nights
  • We can change the order of this itinerary to suit your needs, however, should you wish to visit Time + Tide Kakuli first, we would need to look at your domestic flight arrival time and make suggestions accordingly.

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

DAY 1 - 4

You are met on arrival at Mfuwe Airport by your guide and taken to Time + Tide Chinzombo. A haven of wild luxury sprawling along an oxbow curve of the river, every villa offers seclusion, style, and a chance to unwind with an indulgent spa treatment. Recline on your spacious private deck with a cocktail in hand before heading out with our award-winning guides for more exploration.

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

DAY 5 - 7

From Time + Tide Chinzombo you will explore the National Park on a game drive and a boat cruise to Time + Tide Kakuli. Perched high on the banks of the Luangwa River, the camp is designed for comfort in all weather. From your covered porch, take in the panoramic views and enjoy the utter tranquility of the green season. With afternoon thunderstorms and the rivers flowing full, the landscape is lush, and wildlife abounds. Explore with our guides on foot and by boat, gaining unique and up-close perspectives on the wilderness deep in the national park.

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Our expertise in African travel and conservation dates back 70 years and today, you can expect equally pioneering travel guidance from our award-winning team. Time + Tide are custodians of some of the most remote corners of our planet and it is our privilege to guide you along the road less travelled.

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