Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 8.jpg

Time + Tide Chongwe 

River Suites, Lilayi, Zambia

Royal African Journeys White on Transpar

Private and exclusive, the Chongwe River Suites offer sublime luxury and service against a beautifully wild setting. Nestled under ancient winter thorn trees at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, the Suites are perfect for honeymooners or families and friends traveling together.

Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 10.jpg

Offering an oasis of tranquility and privacy, the suites allow you to reconnect with each other in a meaningful way. Slow down and ease into the rhythm of life in the bush together.


Watch as elephants wade across the river right in front of your suite.


Listen to vervet monkeys scampering in the canopy above. Feel the warm breezes drifting past. Come, experience this wild land for yourself.


+Cassia Suite - one bed, one bath

+Albida Suite - two bed, two bath

+Private open air soaking tub

+Open air lounge, dining area, campfire and plunge pool with river views

+Double or twin configuration

+Fans in the bedrooms

+ Generator power, British three pin plugs

+Limited wifi and no phone signal

+Main lodge - dining areas, lounge and bar

+Albida Suite offers private activities and Cassia Suite has shared activities

Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 12
Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 12

press to zoom
Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 11
Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 11

press to zoom
Time + Tide Chongwe Albida Suite 1
Time + Tide Chongwe Albida Suite 1

press to zoom
Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 12
Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 12

press to zoom

One of the country’s premier wildlife-viewing areas, the Lower Zambezi National Park covers a large stretch of wilderness area along the northeastern bank of the Zambezi River.


Several smaller rivers flow through the park, which is centered on a beautiful flood plain alongside the Zambezi, dotted with acacias and other large trees, and flanked by a steep escarpment on the northern side, covered with thick miombo woodland.


On the opposite bank, in Zimbabwe, is Mana Pools National Park, and together the parks constitute one of Africa’s finest wildlife areas.

Offering an incredibly varied selection of activities, Time + Tide Chongwe Suites are a fantastic destination for adventurous and active travellers.

Join their knowledgeable guiding team and discover the diverse habitats of Lower Zambezi National Park. Whether you prefer to explore by land or water, they will help you channel your inner Stanley Livingstone!


Despite the remote and tranquil setting, their culinary team creates extraordinary meals that satisfy the soul and delight the palette.


Designed to celebrate local ingredients, expect dishes such as perfectly grilled meats, handmade pasta, elegant desserts and fresh salads made with seasonal fruits and vegetables.


At the end of a lively day on safari, enjoy your sun-downer, a cherished African tradition. Whether you prefer a crisp gin and and tonic or a local beer, their excellent bar staff have got you covered!

Time + Tide Chongwe Cassia Suite 5.jpg
Your Flight

The nearest local airport to Time + Tide Chongwe Suites is  Lusaka International Airport (LUN) in Zambia, followed by a short hop to the Royal Airstrip by light aircraft.  We operate a varied fleet and your specific aircraft type may vary from city to city.    We offer a range of private jet aircraft as well as turboprops and your Travel Planner will discuss your specific requirements at time of enquiry. 

For short hops in and around Southern Africa we recommend the Pilatus PC12 or Cessna Citation 2.  For long-haul flights from Europe or the United States we recommend the Gulfstream 550/Bombardier Global 6000 or Falcon 800X.

Private flying offers a host of benefits both from a convenience point-of-view as well as health & safety.  To learn more about our Health & Safety Policy and Procedures, please Click Here.


Family on Beach Holiday.jpg

Our Journeys by Private Jet are all tailor-made from an airport near you so please contact us for pricing using the form below. 

We are also able to plan and book your trip without a private jet so if this stunning property ticks all your boxes, do get in touch for a holiday quotation. 

Current Accommodation Rates are below.

Room Type
01 Jun - 31 Oct 21
01 - 15 Nov 21
Chongwe House (4 Bed)
USD 4 620.00 prpn
USD 3 260.00 prpn
Albida Suite (2 bed)
USD 3 465.00 prpn
USD 2 445.00 prpn
Cassia Suite
USD 1 155.00 pppn
USD 815.00 pppn
Chongwe Camp (9 x Tents)
USD 895.00 pppn
USD 730.00 pppn

Rates are per person sharing, per night unless indicated otherwise and include accommodation, meals, transfers to and from Kalabo Airport, standard drinks, laundry, service charge, 2 daily activities (Game Drives (day + night) walking safaris, boating, fishing, cultural visits seasonal canoeing.


Two Rivers Short | 2 nights free when you stay 7 nights across any camps in Zambia.

Two Rivers Long | 3 nights free when you stay 10 nights across any camps in Zambia.

Stay 4 Pay 3 | 1 night free when you stay 4 nights across any camps in Zambia.
- levies and park fees apply on all complimentary nights.

- promotions are mutually exclusive .

Park Fees:  USD 100.00 per person, per night


You may also like
King Lewanika Main Area 32.jpg

Time + Tide

King Lewanika

Liuwa Plain | Zambia

Tsowa Safari Island Tent 2.jpg


Safari Island

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe

Time + Tide Miavana Wildlife 7.jpg


by Time + Tide

Nosy Ankao | Madagascar

Hotel Health & Safety Policy

Each of our Accommodation Partners has a distinct Health & Safety Policy in place which can be found below.  Please be advised, though, that this can differ from property to property.

Time + Tide have elevated cleanliness standards and behaviours to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment, as directed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This has been implemented across all areas of our operation. The aim is to minimise risk and enhance safety for our guests and employees.


Time + Tide Employees

Our employees have been trained and equipped to ensure our properties and activities are always a ‘safe zone’, including:


• Employees quarantined in camp 14 days prior to guest arrival

• Dedicated “Hygiene Champion” at each property to conduct 

   regular spot-checks

• Team are all fully aware of Covid-19 symptoms

• Temperature recordings of employees taken daily

• Stringent hygiene practices implemented across all 

   properties following WHO guidelines for cleaning in non-

   health care areas


Food and beverage preparation

• Disinfecting of all surfaces as well as hygiene control of 

   supplies arriving into property

• Food safety program includes enhanced sanitation 


• Face shields and masks worn by kitchen and food prep 


• Frequent hand washing


Laundry / Property cleaning / Waste disposal

• Care taken to disinfect and sterilize containers used to 

  transport laundry

• Cleaning and disinfecting at very high frequency intervals of 

  high-contact areas such as door handles, bathrooms

  and handrails. Regular cleaning of public areas and rooms 

  as per normal procedures

• Waste to be separated and kept secure for a period of 72 

  hours before disposing/incinerating


Guests / Social distancing / Guest contact and 

interaction protocols

• Time + Tide team will explain new procedures to guests on 


• Masks will be available for guests’ use

• All guests to adhere to the health and safety protocols in 

  camp/on island

• Maximum of 4 guests per vehicle/boats (with exception of 

  families travelling together)

• Daily temperature check of guests – with option to self-test 

  with thermometer in room

• Increased hand wash/sanitiser stations located around the 


• Flexible dining options for guests, including in-room dining 


• To help alleviate the risk of transmission, Time + Tide have 

  signage displayed around all the properties to remind

  guests to maintain social distancing protocols and re-

  arranging furniture to allow more space for distancing


Medical Professionals (on call in respective locations)

Our Fly-In Packages are examples of the fabulous journeys we create. 
Contact us to tailor-make your holiday to your
specific requirements
Telephone:  + 44 (0) 1565 756 198
or send us an email:

Let us plan your

dream holiday

Fill out our travel form and get a free, no-obligation quotation from one of our

Travel Team!

Why Book with Us?

  • 100% Financial Protection through the Travel Trust Assocation

  • Over 50 offices worldwide through our "Friends on the Ground" network

  • We're independent so our opinions are unbiased and honest.

  • We use only experienced, vetted, suppliers and expert guides

  • Unique access to unusual experiences through our "Insider Access" program

  • Share our passion for our world with our community and environmental upliftment commitments