A land unchanged by time, Liuwa Plain’s vast savannah has been protected for over 100 years, yet it’s one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. Gliding above its golden grasslands and shimmering lagoons you’ll touch down at the only permanent camp in the park.

Watch a flock of cranes swirl over a sea of wildflowers in the clear morning sun. Listen to the distant rumble of an afternoon thunderstorm gathering on the curved horizon. Take a deep breath and catch the scent of the long grass as a soft breeze whispers through it. Feel humbled amid the second-largest gathering of wildebeest, thousands of zebra and oribi, hyena in clans of 50 or more, or a speeding cheetah teaching its cubs how to hunt.

Legend has it that Mambeti, a beloved daughter of the Lozi king’s favourite game warden, was reincarnated as the famed Lady Liuwa, matriarch of Liuwa’s lion pride. Now gone, Lady’s spirit lives on in this sublime untouched wilderness, watching over her growing prides.

Region information

  • 3,660 km2
  • Vast savannah that transforms with the seasonal rains
  • Habitat that attracts rare and endangered bird species
  • Large lion prides, and clans of up to 50 hyena
  • Large wildebeest movement through the Liuwa Plain

One of the oldest conservation histories in Africa, Liuwa Plain was proclaimed a protected area in the early 1880s by the head of the Lozi tribe, King Lewanika. Its 3,660 km2 of broad savannah are home to the second largest wildebeest movement on the continent, a flourishing cheetah population, the famed Lady Liuwa lion pride, Africa’s densest concentration of endangered wattled cranes and other rare game, yet it remains one of Africa’s greatest secrets.

Time + Tide King Lewanika is the first permanent camp in the Liuwa Plain and was conceived in collaboration with African Parks, who since 2003 have managed the national park in partnership with the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife and the Barotse Royal Establishment, the monarchy of the Lozi people who live in and around the park.

Camps in
Liuwa Plain

Journey to a kingdom of golden light and vast blue skies, where space is endless and time stands still.

Day + night drives

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

Walking safaris

Explore the untamed beauty of the vast Liuwa Plain 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.


A special activity offered for guests between late January to early April when the flood plains are high. With no hippos, crocs or tsetse flies, this is a wonderfully tranquil experience where you can hop out and enjoy the water for yourself.

Signature Sleepout

Feel the thrill of early explorers while camping out on the vast plains with only the wildlife and stars for company. It’s an experience you will never forget.

Liuwa Plain, Zambia

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One of the oldest conservation histories in Africa, Liuwa Plain was proclaimed a protected area in the early 1880s by the head of the Lozi tribe, King Lewanika.

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Our Story

Our Legacy

We believe you’ll never truly know and understand a country until you’ve walked it. We are still following in the footsteps of early explorers and the ideals that they believed in:

Safari the traditional way
the unique wilderness of the Luangwa Valley
immersive and authentic safari experiences
to the welfare and development of our community
and developing potential in people
Zambia as a destination for international visitors

This is the most magical place you're ever likely to experience. Nestled under a grove of imposing Albida trees, it is clearly favoured by the many elephant who graze on the Albida pods. Their presence adds an incredibly special energy to the camp. 
Karen, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe Camp
The lodge is stunning and all the staff are utterly wonderful. The views from the lodge are outstanding, lovely Liuwa wilderness. My bedroom was incredibly comfortable, very stylish, hitting a difficult combination of minimalist yet luxury. Incredibly comfortable bed and many relaxing areas to rest. 
Mandi, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
Our family had the most joyful time at Chongwe, really everything was perfect and every detail taken care of. The team ensured we had the best time at every activity (even tiger fishing!). We felt privileged to spend a few days here and look forward to returning.
Dawn, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe
We love safaris and this was an excellent camp with a real authentic bush feel, which we always enjoy. The service was excellent and the team are so attentive. Really superb guiding which made for a tremendous experience.
Cate, Guest at Time + Tide Mchenja
Chinzombo is a stunning lodge in a beautiful location of the South Luangwa. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with a deck and plunge pool overlooking the Luangwa River. There is always an abundance of wildlife around the rooms, we had a banded mongoose, bushbuck, elephants and hippo's - just to name a few.
Michael, Guest at Time + Tide Chinzombo