• Rates from $495
  • Accommodation Type : Safari Lodges
  • Area : Victoria Falls
  • Months of Operation : All year round
  • Number of Rooms : 21
  • We offer : accommodation and activities

Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge was started in the early 1990s and now comprises a trio of accommodation options, on the Zambezi River, upstream of Victoria Falls in Zambia: An eponymous Zambezi River fronted 36-bed lodge, the eco-friendly grid-independent and very exclusive, 10-bed Sindabezi Island in the middle of the Zambezi and eight-bed, riverside, private Tangala House.

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 quintessential 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 occasion necessary!

Tongabezi is also entrusted with the management of Livingstone Island (A UNESCO World Heritage site) at the top of Victoria Falls where guests can enjoy a swim in one of earth’s most spectacular infinity pools.

In addition various activities are run and managed by the Tongabezi team for guests to enjoy as part of their all-inclusive stay.
Canoeing on the Zambezi, Island Lunch, Sampan floating candlelit dinner, Visit to Mukuni Park, Sunrise and sunset boating, Introduction to Simonga Village, Visit to Victoria Falls, Guided bush walks, Museum Tour, Fishing, Game Viewing Drives and Maramba Market visit
Tongabezi consistently wins international awards for various aspects of the business including its environmental, conservation and cultural introduction efforts, the educational upliftment it champions in the local community and the quality of the leisure product and activities it offers.

Recent awards include:

  • Amadeus & WTM Travel Experience Adrenaline Junkie Winner 2013
  • Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award 2013
  • Travel and Leisure Global Vision 2012 Award for Community Building
  • Imvelo 2012 Responsible Tourism Finalist




  • ATTA ( Africa Travel and Tourism Association




  • Canoeing on the Zambezi
  • Island Lunch
  • Sampan floating candlelit dinner
  • Visit to Mukuni Park, Game viewing drives
  • Sunrise and sunset boating
  • Introduction to Simonga Village
  • Visit to Victoria Falls, Museum Tour, Maramba Market Visit
  • Guided bush walks


  • Room Service, laundry & ironing services and personal valet (Tongabezi)
  • Swimming pool (Tongabezi, Tangala)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Various Dining options including Sampan
  • Bicycles
  • Wi-Fi (selected areas at Tongabezi & Tangala)
  • Private plunge pool (Nut House, Dog House, Garden House) Full size pool (Tangala)
  • Personal Activity Manager


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Drinks
  • House wine
  • Laundry service


  • Premium wines
  • Champagne
  • Sparkling wines
  • Liqueurs


The Bird House
The Bird House features a claw footed, open-air bathtub and a private terrace for dining under the stars. 

The Honeymoon House
Built with the perfect view, indulgence and privacy in mind the Honeymoon House is the original blueprint for luxury Tongabezi accommodation. The private balcony overlooks the river, providing a perfect setting for a secluded candlelit dinner beneath the stars. 

The Nut House
A haven from the elements, it is entirely enclosed with light streaming in through every wall. Folding doors open into the private garden and infinity plunge pool. Spectacular views are guaranteed from the elevated position.

The Dog House
The perfect escape for families and friends who love travel and do so together. Complete with its own exclusive valet, guide, vehicle and boat ensuring guests’ full control over the ultimate bespoke itinerary.

The Garden House
It is a very private, very safe space where all the members of the family can spread out a little and indulge in an exclusive dining room, large lounge, and two double en-suite bedrooms and of course run around the garden and cool off in the private plunge pool. 

The River Cottages (5)
Close-fronted with gauze netting in the windows, these rooms are better suited to guests who feel nervous about sleeping in open fronted rooms, but still wish to listen to the sounds of the bush at night. 

Sindabezi Island

Open-sided, thatched chalets allow guests to soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush in the perfect, pristine setting. Views across the flood plains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park complete the experience.

Honeymoon Chalet
Situated on a secluded sandy shore at the end of the island the brand new, old-fashioned claw footed bath is perfect for two. Thanks to our solar panelling, hot water and ambient bedside lighting is assured. 

Tangala House
Double Rooms (3)

Stylishly designed and furnished, these en-suite rooms have been featured in House and Garden magazine in the UK and come with a vehicle and boat, chef, waiters and private guide.

Twin Room
The twin room has a Zambezi River view and a large private bathroom with a claw footed bath.


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