|Rumour has it that if Doctor Livingstone had found Tongabezi first, he may never have discovered the Falls - he would almost certainly have sold his family into slavery and checked in!|
Tongabezi is situated 20km upstream from Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi, overlooking Victoria Falls National Park.
Flying in on the Tongabezi aeroplane, one looks down at Zambia and wonders if it is as fascinating on the ground as it looks from the air. The car ride to the lodge is a smooth and effortless twenty minutes. Friendly staff welcome guests with ice cold drinks, allowing one to absorb the surroundings.
Wildlife Game Drives Walking Culture Elephant Back Canoeing Honeymoon Shopping Fishing Photography Birding Cuisine Spa Golf Water Sport Day Tour Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $400 - $600
One's impression is dominated by the all-consuming view of a river, which has carved its authority halfway across Africa. Built on the edge of the banks of the Zambezi, Tongabezi Lodge reflects the mystery, style and excitement of the fast-fading spirit of old Africa.
The scenery from all the rooms is incredible and even the toilets have views!
Nature dominates the architecture everywhere and one could imagine why Tongabezi has been called 'the abode of the Gods.'
Accommodation consisits of 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 loos 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…...they are all looking stunning!
Luxury Tents: Twin bedded with en-suite bathrooms, flush loos with views (feature), fans, hot and cold running water, bucket showers. 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 loo'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.
At the camp is a swimming pool (overlooking the river), lawn tennis, croquet, lounging and reading facilities.
We can now offer you the following:- Swedish massage, Sports massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu (acupressure without needles), Reiki, Aromatherapy & Yoga.
Tongabezi Additional Information
Visits to the Falls, visits to Livingstone museums and markets, birding with an experienced Ornithologist, tiger fishing, boating on the river, canoeing, white-water rafting (the biggest in the world), bunjee jumping (the highest commercial jump in the world), walking to the local villages and school, dining, relaxing, joining in with staff soccer games, golf at Elephant Hills Hotel golf course (Victoria Falls), horse-riding, shopping in the Tongabezi shop (local quality arts and crafts).
Tongabezi Children Policy
Children 7+ welcome
children under 14 pay 50% unless they are in their own room
Nearest City: VICTORIA FALLS
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM