Tongabezi Lodge (Mosi oa Tunya National Park, Livingstone)
Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of
the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. Our
friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and
cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and
embellishments from all over Africa. Guests can dine beside
the river or on their private terrace. Privately owned and
run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambience with the
legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.
Couple at the Victoria Falls, Zambia.
Tongabezi is the ultimate destination for romance – if
you have a special occasion to celebrate, our entire team
will be at your service to ensure the ultimate wedding,
honeymoon, or anniversary – but the real beauty of the
Tongabezi experience lies in its ability to set the scene
and inspire a little magical romance in everyone… no
We offer thrilling boat trips to Livingstone Island,
where David Livingstone caught his first glimpse of the
mighty falls. Guests can also stay on our private island,
Sindabezi, an exclusive camp on the Zambezi River.
Because the River Cottages are close-fronted with gauze
netting in the windows, we find they are 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. Personal valet’s are assigned to every room at
Tongabezi luxury lodge. A visit to Victoria Falls is only
one of many activities that can be enjoyed in the area.
The Honeymoon House is so-called because it was our first
house, but each of the houses is built with romance and
indulgence in mind. Your private balcony overlooking the
river is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the
stars, or you can choose to dine with our other guests on
one of the river decks.
Our four houses are made and furnished with local
materials and designed to complement and enhance the natural
surroundings, whilst creating a feeling of intimacy and
privacy. Each is unique and will pamper to your most
romantic of moods.
Sweeping views over the Zambezi River are a feature of
every house. Great attention has been paid to the bathroom
areas and a special feature is the huge open-air sunken bath
in every room, where you can both unwind to the serenades of
an African evening.
Dog House (At the waters edge)
Dominating each house is the huge, king-size bed,
complete with luxurious down pillows and duvet, and a
magnificent, airy mosquito net, so your sleeping comfort is
The Nut House
A haven from the elements, it 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 river bank.
* Fully inclusive rates for the Nut House starting from
Sindabezi Island Camp
If you are visiting for a few days, consider spending an
unforgettable night or two at Sindabezi, Tongabezi's private
island paradise nestled in the waters of the Zambezi near
the Victoria Falls. Access from Tongabezi is by a short
banana boat ride, or a guided canoe trip, where you may be
lucky enough to spot a pod of wallowing hippo or elephant
drinking on the river bank.
The camp consists of 4 thatched
chalets, each with its own private river view. If you are in
a party of four or more, the entire island can be yours
exclusively at no extra cost. The open-fronted design of
each chalet brings you close to nature. With no electricity
on the island, there is a real sense of adventure and
romance, as you dine by candlelight on the sand and fall
asleep in the glow of a hurricane lamp, to the music of the
inimitable African night.
Days at Tongabezi have no set pattern and can be spent
exactly as you wish. Choose simply to relax at the lodge or
make the most of the wealth of activities, both inclusive
and exclusive, that will keep you busy for several days.
Whatever and whenever your choice, the staff and guides are
always at hand to fulfill your wishes. Activities at
Tongabezi are numerous and include river boat trips, picnic
lunches on islands in the river, visits to Livingstone,
Victoria Falls town, and both sides of the Falls, birding,
white water rafting, horse riding, bungee jumping, or for
something truly unique, having lunch on Livingstone Island!
Tongabezi is also ideal for just relaxing in camp and lazing
around the pool.
Livingstone Island can probably be considered one of the
most exclusive camps in the world. It is completely unique -
the only accommodation on the lip of the Victoria Falls and
the island is a World Heritage site. Dr. Livingstone first
camped here when he “discovered” the Falls in 1855, and
Tongabezi is now privileged to have exclusive access to it.
The Zambia National Parks Board nonetheless strictly
controls the ecology of Livingstone Island. No permanent
structures are allowed, numbers of visitors are strictly
regulated, eight max. at any given time. Literally everything brought onto the island must again
be transported off again. The camp is comfortable but basic,
but has its own cook, waiter and guide. There is running
cold water, hot bucket showers and no electricity. Access is
by boat from the Zambian side at 16h00.
Accommodation Rates:- From
$470 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a
quote and suggested itinerary.