Tongabezi Lodge

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

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Tongabezi River View
Tongabezi River View

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Tongabezi White Water Rafting
Tongabezi White Water Rafting

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Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

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LOCATION: Just upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambian side.

SETTING: On the banks of the Zambezi River, offering direct river access and sweeping views.

ACCOMMODATION: Five spacious cottages and six extraordinary houses (suites), each with its own identity. Breathtaking views and beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Each house and cottage has its own valet who takes care of guests throughout their stay and acts as a private concierge. Tongabezi Room Detail PDF

HIGHLIGHTS: Unique "safari lodge" experience at Victoria Falls, with all meals, drinks, laundry, and many activities included. Great base for optional adventure activities. 93% of our guest questionnaires recommend a minimum three night stay.

ACTIVITIES: 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. Park fees are charged at US$10 per person per visit (subject to change) and Victoria Falls Entrance Fee is US$20 per person per visit (subject to change).  Activities PDF.

Included Activities:

  • Sunrise and sunset boat trips on the Zambezi

  • Guided canoeing excursion depending on water levels and hippo activity

  • Lunch on a local island with a guided walk

  • Fishing (equipment provided)

  • Visit to 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 extra)

  • Local village visit

  • Mountain bike trail to local village

  • Shopping trip on the Zambian side of the Falls

  • Tour of the Tongabezi organic gardens

  • Visit to Tongabezi's Tujatane Trust School

CHILD POLICY: We welcome children at Tongabezi and have some excellent options for familes traveling with childern.

  • Tongabezi Houses and Cottages: We are happy to take children seven years and older. Children under 14 pay 50% unless they are in their own room. Roll away beds and extra mosquito nets are available for children sharing with parents. 

  • Tongabezi Garden House: Specially designed specifically for families or slightly larger groups travelling together, the Garden House has a private enclosed garden, an exclusive plunge pool, and two en suite double bedrooms. Children under 14 pay 25% when accompanying adults in the Garden House. 

  • Tongabezi Dog House: This house was created to allow families and small groups to travel together. On the edge of the Zambezi the two separate en suite bedrooms and central living area with private plunge pool are all elevated on stilts and connect only by raised wooden walkway. Up to two children under 14 pay 50% when accompanying adults in the Garden House. 

  • Sindabezi Island: We are happy to take children 14 years and older, charged at adult rates. If the island is taken privately we do welcome children of seven and older. In this case children under 14 pay 50%, unless they are in their own room. 

  • Tangala House: Children of any age are accepted at Tangala and two of the staff members are experienced nannies. Please note that there is an unfenced swimming pool. We can arrange a safety fence on request for non-swimmers. Children under 14 are charged 50% of the full board rate.


GETTING THERE: Transfers are available from Livingstone Airport (LVI), Victoria Falls Airport (VFA), or Kasane.

OPEN: Year round.


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