Tongabezi is a luxury lodge near Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River. It was founded in 1990 by Ben Parker and the late Will Ruck-Keene, pioneers of eco-tourism in Zambia. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines romance and exclusivity with warm and attentive service. Each house and cottage has its own valet who takes care of guests throughout their stay and acts as a private concierge. There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. Guests can do as much or as little as they wish, with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price. The majestic Victoria Falls can be viewed on foot in the national park, from inside the gorge, from Livingstone Island and from the air.
Here are a few special highlights found in Livingstone that we've picked out :-
Livingstone is Zambia’s home to the mighty Victoria Falls whose eastern view of this natural wonder is a special and unique one
A guided tour of Victoria Falls on the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides is an obvious must
Recommended adrenaline-adventure activities: Devil’s Pool, White-water Rafting, Bunji Jump/Gorge Swing
Other highly recommended activities: Helicopter flight over the Falls, Sunset Cruise
If you are staying for 2 nights or longer then a Chobe Day Trip is also highly recommended
Five tented cottages and four spacious open-plan thatched houses - all with private river frontage
Hosted dining en famile or private tables or room service.
Houses: The Three House, The Bird House, The Honeymoon House and The Dog House (named for the Wild Dog Foundation) each have their own unique architectural features, four-poster double beds with large and airy mosquito canopies
Flush toilets and private bathrooms with views
Hot and cold water (shower and bath)
The Honeymoon and Bird Houses have been made larger, with king size teak beds, huge outside baths lit by candlelight, and a scattering of soft leather sofas
Luxury Tents: Twin bedded with en-suite bathrooms
Hot and cold running water
The luxury tents are very spacious and totally insect proof, all with individual verandas overlooking the Zambezi River
Tongabezi Island Chalets: These are unique, being the only island Lodge on the Upper Zambesi River in the Victoria Falls area.
The three, two and one double chalet are built from local timber, reed and thatch.
All chalets have cold running water, hot bucket showers and flush toilet’s with views.
The island is fully staffed and all chalets have field phones for room service but have no elelctricity - only lamps and candles.
Air Conditioning, Clothes Press, Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Fridge, Heater, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee facility, Verandah
Spa with the following:- Swedish massage, Sports massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu (acupressure without needles), Reiki, Aromatherapy & Yoga.
At the camp is a swimming pool (overlooking the river), lawn tennis, croquet, lounging and reading facilities.
Meal on Request
The following guests had this to say following their stay at Tongabezi Lodge :-
Kirk M from Brisbane, Australia The staff was excellent at a time of need they were incredibly helpful. Chris from Stamford, ConnecticutIf you are going to Victoria Falls stay here. Sheila R from San Diego, CaliforniaExcellent property. Angie H from Atlanta GeorgiaOur rooms were called The Dog House and it was magical! We had a bedroom suite with another room with a private pool, dining room and lounge. We had a lovely breakfast there each morning. Bruce B from Bakersfield, California Tongabezi offers first class service in a beautiful location that creates memories that will last a lifetime.