Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Overview

Tucked away under magnificent riverside trees, Tongabezi has long had the reputation as one of the most intimate and romantic lodges on either side of the Zambezi River. Founded in 1990 some 15 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls, this award-winning lodge is the perfect accommodation for honeymooners and couples seeking privacy but also for families looking for exclusivity and home-from-home convenience.

Tongabezi’s eclectic range of suites reflects its independent, creative and quirky nature – you can choose between luxurious tree-houses, riverside cottages and honeymoon hideaways – but the lodge also has taken its responsibility to the local environment and community seriously. Tongabezi is behind several projects including the funding of a primary school, HIV- awareness campaigns and establishing green practices among local communities.

Secluded, friendly and accommodating, Tongabezi is the ideal ‘away-from-the-crowds’ base from which to explore Victoria Falls and relax afterwards, thanks to the in-house spa and swimming pool. Tongabezi will happily arrange activities such as whitewater rafting and elephant-back safaris for you but the lodge also offers a wide range of inclusive activities arranged around your schedule. Choose from guided canoeing and walking adventures to sunset boat cruises and candle-lit floating dinners.

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  • Secluded, private riverside setting on the Zambezi
  • Perfectly romantic honeymoon hideaway
  • Wide range of inclusive activities
  • Stunning accommodation for couples & families

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Luxury Lodge
  • Comfort Level:  Luxury
  • Number of Rooms:  6 Cottages & 6 Houses
  • Location: Victoria Falls, Zambia

Luxury Cottages & Houses

  • Individually Designed & Furnished
  • Honeymoon & Family Accommodation
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Private Valet/Concierge Service
It’s no understatement to say that Tongabezi is home to some of the finest and most original suites of any lodge in the Victoria Falls area. The lodge offers cosy riverside cottages with private Zambezi views, indulgent honeymoon hideaways, quirky tree-houses and four-sleeper suites. Interiors are spacious and well furnished and have an en suite bathroom, each with a classic bath-with-a-view.

A Tongabezi suite comes complete with a valet who will take care of you during your stay and also act as a concierge, arranging excursions and activities around your schedule. For larger groups and families, Tangala House is Tongabezi’s four-bedroom luxury home featuring a vehicle and boat, chef, waiters and private guide.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining Room & Bar
  • Multi-level Lookout Platform
  • Cocktail & Dining Terraces
  • Massage & Beauty Treatments
  • Internet Access
Tongabezi was created with a vision to constantly seek new ways to promote rest, relaxation and sheer enjoyment among its guests. Several terraces are scattered around the lodge, ideal for friendly gatherings or candle-lit dinners; there is a large plunge pool and famously friendly bar, as well as a spa where guests can enjoy a range of soothing and rejuvenating treatments. Head for The Lookout, a multi-deck viewing platform with enviable views of the Zambezi and a modern, high-tech ambience; internet facilities means you can catch up with news as the Zambezi flows past.

Local and international dishes are served in the convivial dining room unless guests choose the privacy of their suite or a private deck. One dining experience that comes highly recommended is the floating dinner, served on the Zambezi by candlelight and attended to by waiters in canoes!

Activities at Tongabezi

  • Victoria Falls Tour
  • Canoeing, Game Drives, Birding & Fishing
  • Island Picnics, Cultural Tours & Sunset Boating
  • All Victoria Falls Activities Arranged
Guests at Tongabezi can take advantage of the lodge’s wide range of inclusive activities (although park fees and entrance fees are extra). Start off with a tour of Victoria Falls and then choose between wildlife-focused activities such as canoeing and game drives and cultural ones such as visits to local markets and traditional villages.

The lodge’s location 15 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls means a quieter, away-from-the-crowds experience so be sure to try one of Tongabezi’s island picnics, a gourmet affair served on an uninhabited Zambezi island to a backdrop of hippo snorts and birdsong.

Tongabezi is happy to arrange all your other activities in Victoria Falls, whether it’s whitewater rafting, bungy jumping or a scenic flight you are after – simply ask your valet or ask at the main lodge.

Rates 2014 & 2015

  • Accommodation
  • River Cottages
  • The Houses
  • Nut & Dog House
  • Shoulder Season 2014
  • USD589 pp sharing
  • USD715 pp sharing
  • USD831 pp sharing
  • High Season 2014
  • USD704 pp sharing
  • USD831 pp sharing
  • USD946 pp sharing
  • Accommodation
  • River Cottages
  • The Houses
  • Nut & Dog House
  • Shoulder Season 2015
  • USD589 pp sharing
  • USD715 pp sharing
  • USD831 pp sharing
  • High Season 2015
  • USD704 pp sharing
  • USD831 pp sharing
  • USD946 pp sharing

Shoulder:  January – June and November & December    |   High:  July – October

Includes & Excludes

Includes:Tongabezi accommodation, all meals, drinks, house wine (not premium wines, champagne, sparkling wines and liqueurs), laundry service and the following activities: Sunrise and sunset boat trip on the Zambezi, Guided canoeing excursion depending on water levels and hippo activity, Lunch on local Island with guided walk, Fishing (equipment provided), Visit to the Victoria Falls on the Zambian Side (Falls entrance fees are extra), Game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National park (Park fees are extra), Walk in the gorge below the Falls, Cultural visit to the museum (Museum entrance is ZWK 25.00 per person – subject to change), Local village visit, Mountain bike trail to local village, Shopping trip on the Zambian side of the Falls

Excludes: Transfers other than specified, Activities (other than Tongabezi Activities), Premium brand drinks, Gratuities, Curios and All items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities.

A Single Surcharge of 40% per room is applicable to single bookings in high season only.

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