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Tongabezi Lodge, the first zambezi river lodge on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, was established in 1990 by Ben Parker and the late Will Ruck-Keene. It is privately owned and run, with the emphasis on exclusivity and romance, enhanced by the warmth and hospotality of the people of Zambia.
Days at Tongabezi (the most beautiful Zambezi River lodge according to Uyaphi staff) have no set pattern and can be spent exactly as you wish. Choose simply to relax or make the most of a wealth of activities that will keep you busy for days!
Each house and cottage at Tongabezi has its own valet who will look after you throughout your stay. With his in-depth knowledge of Tongabezi and the surrounding area, he can become your indispensable source of information.
The Tongabezi Lodge - Treehouse bathroom was voted one of the top five in the world.
Rooms & Suites:
The Honeymoon House: is so-called because it was the first house, but each of the houses is built with romance and indulgence in mind. Your private balcony overlooking the river is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars, or you can choose to dine with other guests on one of the river decks.
The Tree House: These four houses are made and furnished with local materials and designed to complement and enhance the natural surroundings, whilst creating a feeling of intimacy and privacy. Each is unique and will pamper to your most romantic of moods.
The Bird House: Sweeping views over the Zambezi are a feature of every house. Great attention has been paid to the bathroom areas and a special feature is the huge open-air sunken bath in every room, where you can both unwind to the serenades of an African evening.
The Dog House: Dominating each house is the huge, king-size bed, complete with luxurious down pillows and duvet, and a magnificent, airy mosquito net, so your sleeping comfort is assured.
The River Cottages: Five River Cottages situated along the river bank. Each has a large double bed or two singles, mosquito net, en-suite bath and shower, and both indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing, dining and enjoying the expansive river views.
Food & Wine:
When it comes to the human ritual of dining Tongabezi Lodge is consistently voted a compulsive overachiever by our guests. Whether you consider food a means to improve health, gain pleasure, refresh body and mind, explore new experiences, initiate conversation or strengthen relationships all bases have been covered. Venue options start in your room, every room has a dedicated dining area as well as public dining spots at the main lodge.
Tongabezi Lodge allows guests to break bread with other guests at our gorgeous sleeper dining table - hosted by a gregarious manager. Take a private table on one of three open air dining decks or book an entire floor of the Lookout for an exclusive meal. Venture a little further afield to experience a Sampan anchored offshore in the Zambezi River and attended by waiters (and the occasional singing choir!) each course is delivered by canoe!
Activities available include visits to Victoria Falls, gorges, Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Livingstone museums and markets, as well as boat trips, canoeing, white water rafting and tiger fishing on the Zambezi, tennis on a grass tennis court, swimming in the pool built into the rock, golf, croquet and riding.
Also, special champagne luncheons on Livingstone Island in the middle of the Falls and fully catered canoe safaris camping on islands. You can enjoy the view and do nothing too.
- - Lodge type; Luxury safari lodge
- - Location; Victoria Falls, Zambia
- - Lodge size; Small
- - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
- - Game drives
- - Bush walks
- - Boat trips to Livingstone Island
- - Bird watching
- - Sunset Cruise
- - Treehouse bathroom was voted one of the top five in the world
- Rates from: US$ 440.00
- Per person per night sharing
- Rates are in US Dollars
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Flights (return);
- UK - ZAM; from £ 724
- USA - ZAM; from $ 1567
- EUR - ZAM; from € 871
- Subject to availability & T&C's