“Time and tide wait for no man”. We chose Time + Tide as our name as a reminder that time is precious and we must use it to do the things we love.
Venturing to the remotest parts of the continent, Time + Tide’s family owned and operated safari properties span Zambia and Madagascar. We offer a modern-day explorer the luxury of time and space and the chance to feel fully alive.
Original founders, Norman Carr and the Liebenberg family, are credited as leaders in responsible tourism. We have over 80 years of combined experience in the space. With the opening of Time + Tide Miavana, we honour these legacies by bringing the same ethos to Madagascar.
Across land and sea, our people take extraordinary care in sharing our deep appreciation for the land, wildlife and culture. We’ve pioneered a more grounded tourism experience, rooted in conservation and synonymous with Africa’s history of ecotourism and preservation. Stop. Look closer. Touch the Earth.
Where we operate
- Beach Holidays
- Bird Watching
- Flying Safaris
- Mountain Climbing
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
Supporting the conservation of wildlife and sustainability of local communities has always been at the cornerstone of every Time + Tide affiliated company.
In 1950 Norman Carr set up Zambia’s first photographic safari camp in cooperation with Paramount chief Nsefu of the Kunda Tribes and in partnership with the local community. This was the first example of community-based tourism in Zambia, if not in Africa, and was the forerunner to many modern day concepts of community-based, natural resource management and responsible tourism.
Little did Norman know what an effect he would have on others to build their own dreams and carry on the legacy of conservation; Chongwe founder, Chris Liebenberg was one such person.
Norman Carr Safaris and Chongwe Safaris support a number of different projects in the local area and work with local communities to make a meaningful and lasting contribution with a view to self-sustainability and self-determination.
Miavana is already paving the way for sustainable tourism in northern Madagascar. Our goal is to create a sanctuary for threatened marine and land species on Nosy Ankao and provide a sustainable way of living for hundreds in the local community.
The Time & Tide Foundation (established 2015) supports economic and educational initiatives in Zambia and Madagascar and engages directly with residents and conservation organisations to understand the modern challenges of living and operating within protected areas.
05 August 2019
Each year in the Nosy Ankao archipelago, we see up to 90,000 sooty terns nesting from June – October. Their main destination is one of the uninhabited islands nearby Time + Tide Miavana; Nosy Manamphao. Even for non-birders, the experience of tens of thousands of birds covering the sky like confetti is one you won’t forget. Some interesting facts about sooty terns:Read More
19 July 2019
On Thursday 20th June 2019, His Majesty the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II officially opened the Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia.Read More
11 April 2017
The newest camp in the Time + Tide portfolio, King Lewanika was designed by award winning architects, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the same team who created Zambia’s flagship camp, Chinzombo, and our new Madagascan island property, Miavana. King Lewanika is the only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain National Park. Despite its 5 star luxury, King Lewanika retains a safari authenticity with canvas drops, indoor and outdoor showers, decks overlooking the vast Liuwa Plain and …Read More