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Tongabezi Lodge

Livingstone, Zambia
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The lodge is the ultimate safari destination, a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia. Dine besides the river or on your own private terrace. Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambiance with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia. Ideal for celebrating that special occasion. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines romance and exclusivity with warm and attentive service. Each house and cottage has its own valet for guests.
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Privately owned and run, this lodge combines romance and exclusivity with warm and attentive service. Personal valets are assigned to every room at this luxury lodge. Guests are welcome to choose from a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa.

The Honeymoon House

Built with the perfect view, and indulgence and privacy in mind, the Honeymoon House is the original blueprint for luxury Tongabezi accommodation. The private balcony overlooks the river, providing a perfect setting for a secluded candlelit dinner beneath the stars. Alternatively, you can choose to dine with other guests on one of the river decks.

The Bird House

The Bird House features an open-air sunken bath and a private terrace for dining under the stars. Guests can go canoeing on the river, join game drives or bush walks, and enjoy sunset boat trips. Luxury camps such as Tongabezi provide a perfect base to explore Victoria Falls and the stunning African bush surrounding it.

The Tree House

At the end of the swimming pool, a hidden path winds along the cliff face to a secluded Tree House. From Anatolian carpets to Asian chests and West African artwork, the Tree House invokes exotic daydreams. The tree house is air-conditioned and the king size bed has a large, canopied mosquito net. The extensive space can also be used for private dining and lounging.

This house is so much part of the surroundings that you can experience the beauty and majesty of Zambia without setting a foot outside. All the inclusive Tongabezi activities are available.

The Dog House

The Dog House is another world at the farthest edge of the Tongabezi garden. It is the perfect escape for families and friends who love to travel together. Here, three separate decks are connected to each other and the rest of the world by elevated walkways. The open plan central deck is designed around play, games, relaxation and conversation. It has a private infinity plunge pool, concertina glass doors, a double-sided fireplace facing onto the lounge, the dining room and a spectacular bar. Views are spectacular from every window, sofa, bed and bath. The Dog House is expansive and comes with its own exclusive valet, guide, vehicle and boat ensuring guests' full control over the ultimate bespoke itinerary.

The Nut House

A haven from the elements, the nut house is entirely enclosed with light streaming in through every wall. Charming glass tiles reflect the sunrise in African patterns onto the wood and stone floors. Folding doors open into the private garden and infinity plunge pool. Spectacular views over the Zambezi are guaranteed from the elevated position on the riverbank.

River Cottages

River Cottages are close-fronted with gauze netting in the windows, making them better suited to guests who feel nervous about sleeping in open fronted rooms, but still wish to listen to the sounds of the bush at night.

The Garden House

The Garden House perfectly fills the family travel niche at Tongabezi. Set back from the river, it is a very private, very safe space where all the members of the family can spread out a little and indulge in an exclusive dining room, large lounge, and two double en-suite bedrooms. The garden also has a private plunge pool. Sweeping views of the Zambezi can be enjoyed from any of the decks of the main lodge.

Tangala House

Tangala House is a luxurious family home on the banks of the Zambezi River, 15km upstream of Victoria Falls. The house has four bedrooms, three with en-suite bathrooms, and a 12m private swimming pool. Stylishly designed and furnished, it comes with a vehicle and boat, chef, waiters and private guide, all courtesy of Tongabezi.

Ideal for a Zambian family safari, Tangala House sleeps up to eight and has a children's playroom and a spacious kitchen-dining room. The rooms are enclosed, with large glass fitted windows to keep out the insects allowing guests to enjoy magnificent views across the Zambezi. Over 145 species of birds have been spotted from the kitchen window and elephant herds can often be seen drinking on the opposite bank.

Tangala House is available to book over the Christmas and Easter Holidays, and in June, July and August. Other dates throughout the year are available on request only. There is a minimum stay of three nights for safari holidays and a minimum occupancy of four people.


Tongabezi is the ultimate safari destination, with a range of adrenaline packed activities to keep guests entertained throughout their stay.

Health and beauty

Guests who want to spend a day unwinding can choose from a selection of Tongabezi health and beauty services which include:

  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Swedish massage
  • Sports massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Tonga traditional
  • Aromatherapy
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Adventure activities

Tongabezi is the ultimate safari destination, with a range of adrenaline packed activities to keep guests entertained throughout their stay. Victoria Falls is one of the world's natural wonders and among the most spectacular sights in all Africa. The best place to witness this immense mass of water is tiny Livingstone Island.

Tongabezi offers five trips a day to Livingstone Island. A twin-engine boat that carries up to 16 people will take you through the fast-moving channels of the Zambezi, a thrilling journey.

Once on the island, you will be given a guided tour, learning about its history from ancient times, when it served as a sacrificial site, to the present day and its World Heritage status.

The following activities are all included in the price of your safari holiday in Zambia:

  • Canoeing on the Zambezi
  • Island Lunch
  • Sampan floating candlelit dinner
  • Visit to Mukuni Park
  • Sunrise and sunset boating
  • Introduction to Simonga Village
  • Visit to Victoria Falls
  • Guided bush walks
  • Museum Tour
  • Fishing
  • Game Drives
  • Maramba Market visit

Exclusive activities – this list is not exhaustive but does contain all the exclusive activities recommended by Tongabezi.

  • Royal Livingstone Express
  • Livingstone Island visit
  • Elephant trails
  • White water rafting
  • Helicopter rides over Victoria Falls
  • Microlight flights over Victoria Falls
  • Gorge swing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Jet boating
  • Tandem kayaking
  • Horse rides
  • Fly fishing
  • Quad biking
  • Golf
  • Day to Chobe National Park
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Tongabezi offers one of the game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Canoe or boat trips on the Zambezi River or day trips to Chobe National Park one of Botswana's largest reserves. It is strongly connected with elephants. There are literally thousands of them, particularly in the dry season of May to October.

There are literally thousands of elephants, particularly in the dry season of May to October, drawn by the wide Chobe River which forms the northern border of the park and the Zambezi River. You will embark on an adventure to experience exhilarating safaris to catch a glimpse of Africa's most exciting animals – from colorful birds, majestic game to powerful predators.

Enjoy the incredible surroundings, spectacular views and exhilarating encounters with the world's most magnificent wildlife. Tongabezi is a destination, which' charm, natural wonders and warm-hearted people that will stick with you even after you've arrived home.

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