Time + Tide King Lewanika
Liuwa Plains, Zambia
Feel the rhythm drummed by the hooves of migrating wildebeest, the wing beats of cranes taking flight and the distant rumble of a thunderstorm on the horizon. Take in the sea of wildflowers stretching out across the savannah. Get up close and personal with a clan of curious hyenas.
This camp is named after King Lewanika of the Lozi people, who proclaimed Liuwa Plain a protected area in the early 1880s, making it one of the earliest game reserves in Africa. Today it remains an unspoilt area, hosting a pageant of rare game and wild beauty.
The only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain National Park, its six open-front villas (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family villa) are the essence of pure and simple luxury. Built using local techniques and sustainable materials, they run on solar power and are furnished using vintage leather, cotton and canvas—a nod to old-world safari days. Designed to completely immerse you in the vast landscape, each has an indoor and outdoor shower, a comfortable lounge and a verandah, all with stunning views over the plains.
Take a deep breath in as you look out over the curving horizon from the serene main lounge. Dine on dishes that combine the rich cultural and natural heritage of Zambia with inspiration from around the world. Warm yourself by the campfire under an endless dome of stars while listening to the legend of Lady Liuwa, matriarch of the local lion pride.
The area is a photographer’s dream, with every season offering a different backdrop for capturing the robust wildlife. Join our award-winning guides on an intimate safari excursion to admire some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife—including a growing cheetah population—on foot, in a vehicle or by canoe (in season).
Built and operated by Time + Tide, the lodge was conceptualised in collaboration with African Parks, the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife, and the Barotse Royal Establishment.
NEED TO KNOW
15 October to 15 July
5 Villas + 1 Family Villa (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)
Mains electricity + limited wifi
Heli flight from Kalabo Airstrip
Children of all ages with prior arrangement
Day + night game drives
In villa spa treatments
Boating safaris (seasonal)
The nearest local airport to Time + Tide King Lewanika Camp is Livingstone International Airport (LVI) in Zambia, followed by a short hop to the Kalabo 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.
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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.
01 Jan - 15 Jul/15 Oct - 31 Dec 21
5 x Villas/1 x 2 Bed Family Villa
USD 1 400.00 pppn
Rates are per person sharing, per night and include
accommodation, meals, transfers to and from Kalabo Airport, standard drinks, laundry, service charge, 2 daily activities (Game Drives (day + night) walking safaris, 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
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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)
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