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Time + Tide Signature Sleepout

Discover Time + Tide Signature Sleepout

Perhaps the ultimate way to get in touch with the South Luangwa and experience the wilds of Africa as early pioneers once did: the stars are your ceiling as you sleep out in the dry Luwi river bed without a tent. Equipped with only a mosquito net and a bed roll, get closer to nature than ever before with a safari that feels fresh and unique.

Undoubtedly one of Africa's ultimate wilderness experiences, this is an outstanding overnight safari tailored to those seeking a true adventure. The expedition is led by one of Time + Tide's best guide and scout teams, often possessing a joint 30 years experience in exploring the wilderness. Designed for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 8 guests - take on the South Luangwa alone or with friends. Set out on foot and find a place to camp for the night before making a camp fire, cooking some dinner and listening to the riveting stories of the guide and scout. It's an experience utterly unforgettable.

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Expert View

  • An adventurous addition to any safari
  • Like the early explorers, fall asleep under a canopy of stars, listening to the sounds of the nighttime bush
  • In the safe hands of Time + Tides best guide and scout teams
  • With a cozy bedroll, bush loo and culinary team, it's as comfortable as it is memorable

At a glance

  • 6 Tents
  • 8 years +
  • Open 20 May - 31 October
  • All Inclusive

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INSIDER TIP

"The ideal is to walk, rather than drive, to the sleepout along the Luwi River reaching the fly camp for the night. A true South Luangwa experience."

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