This is a lovely and serene lodging on the Zambezi River. The staff are absolutely focussed on your needs and wishes.
Helena D 27 yrs, London, UK, Read 31 reviews »
Victoria Falls, Zambia
- First Zambian lodge in Victoria Falls and the first open fronted lodge on the river
- Take the opportunity to get involved and support local community projects
- Perfect location to experience all that Victoria Falls has to offer
Facilities includeSwimming pool Private concierge Restaurant Cocktail decks
- Museum Tour
- Game Drives
- Quad Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Horse Rides
- Jet Boating
- Gorge Swing
- Game Drives
- Island Lunch
- Bungee Jumping
- Tandem Kayaking
- Guided Bush Walks
- White Water Rafting
- Maramba Market Visit
- Visit to Victoria Falls
- Canoeing on the Zambezi
- Livingstone Island Visit
- Sunrise and Sunset Boating
- Introduction to Simonga Village
- Sampan Floating Candlelit Dinner
- Helicopter rides over Victoria Falls
- Microlight flights over Victoria Falls
Seasons in Zambia
About Tongabezi Lodge
Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. The 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.
Tongabezi is the ultimate destination for romance if you have a special occasion to celebrate, the 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 special occasion necessary.
Victoria Falls is one of the worlds 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, the place where Dr David Livingstone first glimpsed Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders).
Tongabezi offers five trips a day to Livingstone Island. A twin-engine boat that carries up to 12 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.
Victoria Falls and its surroundings have always attracted travellers who enjoy a touch of adventure with their view. During the dry months (May through November) the spectacular curtain of water recedes to reveal the geological wonder of the basalt gorges. It is also possible to swim on the very edge of the Falls when the water level is low. An exceptional region guests can not only visit the Falls, but also discover the Zambezi river by canoe or boat and enjoy cultural visits to schools, museums and markets in Livingstone.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Closest airport is Livingstone Airport
Additional air transfers are available from Kasane Airport in Botswana (40 minute flight)
Scheduled air services are available from Lusaka, Windhoek, Nairobi and Johannesburg to Livingstone
A 25-minute road transfer from Zambia’s Livingstone Airport to Tongabezi. Then a further 20 minute scenic boat ride to Sindabezi Island
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
LOW SEASON 1st January - 31st May and 1st November - 31st December
HIGH SEASON 1st June - 31st October
The lodge is open all year round. Best climate can be experienced from late April to November.
Laundry is complementary and done daily weather permitting.
If you require a private vehicle and guide this can be arranged for you at an extra cost and is subject to availability. Should you decide not to take this option you may be travelling on activities with other guests.
Travelling with children
Children aged 7 and over are welcome at Tongabezi Lodge.
Children under 14 pay 50% unless they are in their own room when full rates apply.
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