Wander camp-to-camp on Africa’s original mobile walking safari, an experience unchanged since the 1950s.
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Defined by the seasonal ebb and flow of its rivers, the Luangwa valley is Africa at its wildest. It is thanks to the river and its annual flooding that the area has been protected from human encroachment and South Luangwa has become one of the continent's finest walking safari destinations. In fact, it was here that it all began, when in the 1950s ranger Norman Carr recognised the potential to take visitors on foot for a truly immersive safari experience and began to operate wilderness trails.
Today, when the waters have receded, intrepid nature lovers set out to follow animal trails from camp to camp, exactly as Carr did. Time+Tide is now the operator of Carr's camps on the Luangwa and its tributary the Luwi river, the area with the best wildlife viewing in the park.
Each camp has a unique setting, from an intimate river lagoon frequented by wildlife to a lofty perch along a sweeping curve of the Luangwa River. Every suite is designed to reconnect guests with the natural world by providing an immersive, authentic experience. Panoramic views, open air design, natural light and organic materials bring the beauty of the South Luangwa to every moment of your stay.
The prime walking season runs from June to October, at a time when the seasonal camps are reclaimed from the flood waters. Walks are suited to children over 12 years.
Guests are met by their guide at Mfuwe airport for transfer to the first camp.
Walks between the four camps - Time+Tide Luwi, Time+Tide Mchenja, Time+Tide Kakuli, and Time+Tide Nsolo - range from around 2hrs to 4.5hrs, and a flexible itinerary is offered in terms of overnights and sequence. It's possible to walk some days, and drive the others if desired. A good option is to stay five nights to complete a loop of all four camps, while a ten night itinerary allows for two nights at each camp.
Luggage is transferred by vehicle, and the walking is not strenuous. Guests are accompanied by a knowledgeable professional guide and a scout. With the walking completed in the best morning conditions, there is time to refresh and relax at camp in the middle of the day, and take a game drive in the afternoon.
Time+Tide also has camps in Lower Zambezi National Park and Liuwa Plains and offers walks at each, so it's easy to organise an itinerary to include more than one park.
- All meals & standard drinks
- Transfers to / from Airstrip
- Service charge
- 2 daily activities: Game drives (day + night), walking safaris
- Seasonal boating (approximately December – April) and cultural visits
- Premier spirits, wines, champagnes
- Entry visas
- Meet and Greet in Lusaka
- Spa treatments
- Gratuities, personal expenses