Our Story

The history of the Time + Tide Foundation begins with Norman Carr, whose vision for the interdependency of tourism, community and conservation shaped both our ethos as an organisation as well as the Time + Tide Africa tourism brand. Norman Carr was a man ahead of his time, and his insistence on a holistic approach to safari tourism raised the bar for the sector across  Southern Africa.

1950
Pioneers a model of conservation Norman Carr pioneers a model of conservation through which residents receive direct financial and educational benefits.
1986
Kapani Lodge officially opened by Zambia's first President Dr. Kenneth D. Kaunda. After sponsoring children to school in nearby Chipata for many years, Norman formally establishes the Kapani School Project to channel guest donations to children in need of sponsorship and to support school infrastructure.
1996
Norman and Chris Years after first meeting Norman, Chris Liebenberg and his father set up Chongwe Safaris in the Lower Zambezi and immediately incorporated conservation, anti-poaching and community engagement as essential to their tourism model.
2006
The Dalais family invests in Chongwe Safaris.
2007
Chris Liebenberg takes an active role in aligning tourism development with education of children in Lower Zambezi by chairing the board of Chitende Secondary School.
2012
Time + Tide The Dalais family invests in Norman Carr Safaris, consolidates with Chongwe Safaris and re-brands the two entities under a common name: Time + Tide.
2015
T+T Foundation cross Time + Tide establishes the Time + Tide Foundation as an independently governed non-profit. The Foundation builds on the Kapani School Project's model of investing in a diversity of children to increase the income earning potential of residents.
2017
Time + Tide properties opens Time + Tide King Lewanika in Liuwa Plain, Zambia and Time + Tide Miavana on Nosy Ankao, Madagascar. The Time + Tide Foundation begins implementing community and ecological research projects prior to the completion of the lodges, developing strong ties with the lodges' most immediate neighbours.
2018
Immersive research The Time + Tide Foundation conducts immersive research in 2 villages in Liuwa Plain and 6 villages adjacent to Nosy Ankao, officially recording frustrations with the quality and limits of local of education. For especially disadvantaged youth, such as girls and children who are differently abled, the opportunities to access and remain in schools are nearly impossible.
2019
The Time + Tide Foundation launches FY19-21 Strategic Plan, standardizing its programme approach across all four areas. The primary objective of the Foundation is to enable children to enter into and remain in school, which annually increases their future earning potential. This objective is achieved through three programme platforms: female empowerment, home-based education for children with special needs and student sponsorships.
2020
2020 After significant growth in 2019-2020, the Foundation now has a team of over 180 passionate individuals, with 40 full-time employees and 140 voluntary community caregivers. With funding reserves and continued donor support, the Foundation continues operations amidst the pandemic and flies the flag for Time + Tide.