Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia
Luxury lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River
From £550 per night per person on all-inclusive basis, available as part of your tailor-made tour of the region
Tongabezi is a stunningly stylish and luxurious lodge, with wonderful individually
designed Houses and Cottages situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, on the Zambian side,
just 11 miles upstream of the Falls themselves. At Tongabezi, spend your days relaxing in the natural surroundings enjoying the fabulous views or enjoying the numerous activities on offer, including white water rafting, canoeing, boating, fishing and game drives. Located upstream of the Victoria Falls,
this is an ideal place to unwind at the start or end of a safari.
Accommodation at Tongabezi is stylishly luxurious with five houses and five River Cottages plus the Garden Cottage which is suitable for families. All the houses are unique in design and are individually named enjoying stunning views over the Zambezi River. The bathroom areas are huge with open-air sunken baths where guests can unwind after a day’s activities to the serenades of an African evening. Each house has a private balcony or deck overlooking the river, creating the perfect setting for a candlelit dinner under the stars. Each of the houses, with the exception of the Tree House, has folding doors which you can close at night if you prefer, or leave open to hear the night time sounds and feel the cool breeze as you sleep. Tongabezi also offers 5 eco-luxury cottages on private Sindabezi Island and the owner's family home, Tangala House, is also available for bookings and sleeps up to 8.
Activities & Experiences
At Tongabezi, the emphasis is on exclusivity and romance with days spent relaxing in natural surroundings or enjoying the numerous activities on offer, including white water rafting, canoeing, boating, fishing and game drives. Located upstream of the Victoria Falls, this is an ideal place to unwind at the start or end of a safari.
Facilities & Services
Every room at Tongabezi has its own valet who looks after guests throughout their stay. With his in-depth knowledge of Tongabezi and the surrounding area, he is an indispensable source of information, ideas and solutions. This is particularly handy if you're travelling with children as specially trained valets are on hand to ensure they enjoy a safe introduction to the African way of life. In addition to its excellent restaurant, guests may also relax by the pool or chill out in the 'look-out' with its commanding views over the Zambezi.
Weather & Seasons
There are two very distinct seasons here: the wet and the dry season. These are not about local rainfall, but refer to the level of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river volume surges as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The nights are chilly and the days warm at this time of year, and The Victoria Falls are at their most dramatic. From around September to January the water levels drop, the Falls are more accessible and the views are clearer. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October to February and, combined with high temperatures (up to 40C), October and November can be very hot and humid. The drier months from October to February offer different activities during the lower water level season, such as swimming in the natural rockpool at Livingstone Island, right on the edge of the Falls.
11 hour international flight from London to Johannesburg, followed by a 1 hour 45 minute flight to Livingstone. Tongabezi is a 25 minute road transfer from Livingstone airport. Alternatively, you can fly to Livingstone via Lusaka.
Also Worth Considering
Tongabezi features in our suggested in our:
Other boutique lodge options near the Falls include:
Sussi & Chuma - Zambia
Victoria Falls River Lodge - Zimbabwe
Maybe take a short flight in to Botswana's Okavango Delta and stay at Sanctuary Chief's Camp. Or fly 3 hours south and stay in one or more of our recommendations for Best Places to Stay in and around Cape Town.
Time to Get in Touch?
Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.