Zambia’s Tongabezi Lodge is an exclusive lodge located on the banks of the Zambezi River, 15km upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls. Tongabezi is set in a grove of African ebony trees on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River.
Tongabezi, offers exclusivity and romance where guests can relax in natural surroundings or enjoy the numerous activities on offer such as white water rafting, canoeing, boating, fishing and game drives.
Tongabezi is located upstream of the Victoria Falls, this is an ideal place to unwind at the start or end of a safari.
Understated but refined with a strong sense of the exciting spirit of Africa. Architecturally unique cottages, houses and chalets are built on the banks of the Zambezi offering romantic seclusion and superb views. Furnished with King Size beds and luxury bathrooms, it is a haven in which you can relax while being spoilt with sophisticated service and attention to detail.
On the Zambezi River there are 5 River Cottages (3 twin on request); 1 Open fronted luxury thatched Tree House; 3 enclosed luxury House (Nut House, Bird House and Honeymoon House) 1 enclosed double bedroom Dog House. The Garden House (WITHOUT river views) is perfect for families with two bedrooms, living room and plunge pool within its own private enclosure.
All with bath and shower. Sindabezi Island has 4 open-fronted thatched chalets and 1 open- fronted Honeymoon Chalet. Two rooms have a bath as well as shower and three can convert to twin on request.
For families and groups the Garden House is an ideal option, with its own garden and private pool area. There are 2 double ensuite bedrooms here, a large lounge and a private dining room, and plenty space for kids to run around and for the whole family to relax together.
The Lookout offers guests the chance to feel at one with the great river and the separate levels ensure extra privacy. The Hangout is located adjacent to the Lookout and offers the perfect location for total relaxation, private dinning or simply kicking back with a book while enjoying the wonderful views out over the river.
One of the highlights at Tongabezi is viewing lunar rainbow which is an amazing spectacle that can be experienced by guests visiting during the three nights around the full moon. Guests interested in witnessing the lunar rainbow over the Victoria Falls will receive full moon dates including one day prior, on and one day after the full moon. The best months for viewing moon bows are just after the rains from around April through to August / September depending on cloud levels.
Children of 7 years & older at Tongabezi and 14 years and older at Sindabezi. Babysitting is easily arranged.
Tongabezi offers plenty of specially designed activities for children including drumming lessons, a visit to nearby village and school to interact with children their own age, tracking, tiger fishing and a quiz night – all these activities can be with or without parents. The Garden House is the ideal option for families, but extra beds can be accommodated in other room types on request and depending on the age of the children.
Most of the activities revolve around the Victoria Falls and there are also opportunities to go game viewing in the Victoria Falls National Park. Guests can tailor their activities to their own requirements, there are guided fishing trips, cultural village walks and sunset river cruises. From Livingstone the options include: Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, white water rafting, elephant back safaris, trips to Livingstone Island, trips to Livingstone Museum, micro light flights, fishing, abseiling, bungee jumping and tours to Mosi O Tunya National Park and Chobe National Park. Tongabezi is open all year around however please note the rainy season is August- April, October is very hot and rains start end of November and last until around the middle of March. The temperature remains warm however May- August the evenings and mornings can be cool.
VIEW FROM ROOMS: River views with exception of the Garden House that faces onto private garden and plunge pool VIP/HONEYMOON SUITE: All our houses and honeymoon chalets are ideal for honeymoon couples.