A family holiday in Victoria Falls doesn’t need to be shared with anyone but your nearest and dearest. Booking into an exclusive-use lodge allows your family to kick back, relax and spend quality time together in a spectacular wilderness setting, with no part of the experience compromised by the hustle and bustle of other guests.

Here are three reasons why a family holiday is made perfect by staying at a private, luxury lodge:

Kick back in total privacy

A holiday with the family is a special time. So it is natural to want the space and privacy to enjoy each other’s company without the intrusion of other guests. Family-owned Victoria Falls luxury lodges like Tongabezi truly understand the importance of having a space for moments of quality bonding to create long-lasting memories.

The relaxed lounge at Sindabezi Island © Tongabezi

You may be far away from your own home, but your exclusive-use lodge will soon begin to feel like a home away from home (albeit with indulgent luxuries) surrounded by the wide-open spaces, fresh air and the beauty that Africa’s wilderness so effortlessly provides.

A sunset cruise on the Zambezi River © Izla Photography / Tongabezi

This is the chance to unwind, disconnect from the outside world, and reconnect with one another amidst the tranquillity of nature.

Do your holiday, your way

Is getting everyone in the family to do the same thing at home nearly impossible? Trying to do so while on holiday might be an even greater challenge, particularly with children of different ages.

Guided safely above Victoria Falls © Tongabezi

Choosing an exclusive-use lodge gives you the flexibility to map out each day’s activities according to your family’s interests. On any one day, you might spend the morning marvelling at the magnificent Victoria Falls and Livingstone Island, and then laze around the pool in the afternoon after a sumptuous lunch taken on your private deck.

The Dog House wooden deck and plunge pool overlooking the Zambezi River © Tongabezi

You are free to do as much or as little during your stay; the choice is yours. In this way, every day is memorable for everyone.

Enjoy peace of mind with personalised service

One of the luxuries of private lodges is a team of staff that personally welcomes your family and tends only to their needs during your stay. Your family holiday in Victoria Falls becomes a highly personalised experience, where health and safety protocols are strictly followed by all and there is always someone on hand to make sure that everybody is having the best possible time.

An alfresco family brunch at Tangala House © Tongabezi

From a dedicated children’s menu that is flexible for special requests and preferred mealtimes to a variety of activities that are designed for their entertainment and interactive learning around the lodge grounds, every part of an exclusive experience is up to you.

Looking for wildlife on safari in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park © Tongabezi

Parents can even request that the kids’ meals and activities are hosted separately on occasion so that you and your partner can indulge in quality time together.

The Dog House, Garden House, Tangala House and Sindabezi Island chalets are specially designed for big and small families staying at Tongabezi. They are the ultimate luxury, exclusive-use getaways perched on the banks of Zambezi River, a few kilometres upstream of Victoria Falls, amidst Zambia’s secluded wilderness.