Victoria Falls, Livingstone
Located approximately eighteen kilometers up-stream from the Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River, Tongabezi is renowned for it’s exclusivity and romance. Having been in existence for over 2 decades it has continually set the trend in luxury and innovation for guest experience.
The lodge’s location is very secluded in a dense riverine forest that makes it all the more appealing to her visitors. Originally built by two British expats’ it was designed large and built grand. Rooms all had their own individual names and were all completely open to the views over the river. At the time this was very un-heard of but is now a common theme with safari lodges in Africa. Since it’s inception it has thrived and has an enviable reputation.
Accommodation at Tongabezi consists of 11 rooms, including five somewhat smaller River Cottages that share the same design. Six individual and separate houses each have their own style, character and particularly odd names. These are…
- Furthest from main lodge, and possibly aptly named, is The Nut House. You will know if you need this house!
- Constructed on three levels is The Tree House and the most secluded of all the houses.
- The Bird House is a spectacular open and spacious house.
- The Honeymoon House has been described as “worth getting married for” – though we are un-decided about the marriage part.
- The Dog House is right on the river and rather cave-like and cool.
- The Garden House is a huge self-contained family home.
No matter what accommodation you decide on you will receive your own private butler who will arrange all your meals and ensure your stay is highly memorable in typical Zambian style.
Children 7 years and older are welcome. Children under 14 pay 50% unless they are in their own room when full rates apply.
Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia. Tongabezi can be combined with Sindabezi Island and Tangala House.
Looking for something more exclusive? Explore Sussi and Chuma or hop across the border to the Victoria Falls Island Treehouses.
The Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for further reading on this incredible phenomena visit the UNESCO Vic Falls page.