Time + Tide Chinzombo

If you want luxury in the bush look no further than Time + Tide Chinzombo! By far the most glamorous boutique lodge in the valley, it is like staying in a 5-star hotel in the wilderness. From the excellent staff who are attentive to your every need to the incredible food the chefs serve to your incredibly spacious open room and let’s not forget the first-rate guiding.

Why we love Time + Tide Chinzombo!

I loved the stylish, sophisticated and clean-cut décor throughout the Lodge and rooms, the friendly and warm welcome from the hosts and delicious cocktail on arrival. Fell in love with the comfortable lounge set in the main area looking over the river bank, the delicious cuisine; most of it locally sourced from around the area which really impressed me. The Room itself was extremely comfortable, a bed situated to look out onto the panoramic views, a stocked mini bar, fan and aircon. With top class, knowledgeable and entertaining guides, comfy vehicles and incredible game-viewing around the area Time + Tide Chinzombo ticked all the boxes, it was safari paradise.

Last visited by Jen Hagger – Sales & Marketing – December 2018

Exceptional member of staff: Gloria, Host: The host at Chinzombo, Gloria is such a warm and welcoming host, we felt that if we needed anything at all she would go out of her way to make it happen – but in true Chinzombo style, we didn’t want for anything!

Fast Facts


South Luangwa National Park


5 villas + 1 family villas

Great for

Those seeking the ultimate in safari chic and luxury

Children welcome

Yes. Children of all ages


Open all year

Ideal length of stay

2 nights at the end of your trip or 4 nights if it is the only camp you stay at




Yes. Limited

(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


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The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost of the respective lodges. Please note: the category is based on the starting from price.

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features


Often when we talk about safaris we think of a tent, a small tent. That is not the case at Time + Tide Chinzombo, here you will stay in the utmost opulence. There are six villas, each with air-con over the huge beds, a sweeping en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, free-standing bathtub (big enough for two) and free WiFi! The villas are all open with views across the valley which can be kept up or down depending on the level of privacy or ‘openness’ you wish to have. This is one of the few places you will be tempted to skip a drive and spend all day in your room. Which of course you can as the wildlife roams freely round camp too!


If you are hoping to treat that special person in your life then you couldn’t do much better than taking them to Time + Tide Chinzombo. Luxury at every turn, from the beautiful rooms to the spa to discovering the wildlife together. Imagine waking up to the chirping of the birds before a quick breakfast, and then exploring the valley on a safari and getting to watch a herd of elephants cross the river, before returning to ‘camp’ for your private lunch and indulging in a couple’s massage.

After an indulgent, afternoon nap in your giant bed, you head out on safari stopping for a sundowner, sipping a gin and tonic as the sun sets over the Luangwa River, listening to the hippos gently calling as they start to head out for the night. Then you will head back to your luxurious lodge and share a romantic bubble bath together before a starlit dinner under the stars. Surely that will impress your loved one!


We often talk of an “African massage”, you know, the gentle smack your body receives as you drive around the bumpy terrain of the park! Well, at Time + Tide Chinzombo, you can get a proper massage, one your body will thank you for. A safari is a holiday; however, you can often feel a little tired by the end. Why not indulge (yes more – you are on holiday!) in a little pampering before you head on your onward journey or home. Better still, the ladies come to your room where they have a variety of options to treat you with. Each stay also comes with a luscious free foot massage-even if you haven’t been on a walking safari this is pure bliss.

Client Reviews

  • A Perfect Safari Camp

    have been to many safaris and Chinzombo is one of the best I have ever stayed!

    The main area and the luxury tent is stylish and cozy, the food and safari guiding is top standard, the camp is right by the river and guests can hear the hippos 24 hours a day.

    We did a short walking safari and we love it! South Luangwa is a huge park with many accommodations but Chinzombo is definitely one of the bests.

  • Modern Design paired with superb guiding

    While the design of the lodge is very modern – which might put some people off – the location is stunning and the rooms and common area are well laid out. The guiding is top notch, which Comes from the fact, that nearly all the guides used to be Walking safari guides. Landscape is diverse and wildlife is abundant.

    Georg H
  • Simply perfect

    We stayed here for 5 nights and it had been just a perfect time. Beautiful villas along the river bank with privacy from other guests but st the same time wonderfully surrounded by wildlife. Sometimes you can see hippos or even elephants walking in front of your room while you are lying in your bed and there will be just a mosquito net between you and them!
    Very gentle staff, good food and just unforgettable experiences in the park!
    Just wonderful.

  • Wonderful

    Chinzombo offers a fantastic luxury experience. The arrival is beautiful – a short boat ride across the Luangwa to the most luxurious safari lodge I’ve been to, and that includes some of the best in Kenya. The staff do a great welcome, the food was great and the service was perfect. Our guide Abraham was the most knowledgeable person I’ve ever been on safari with, especially on bird life.

    John P

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