One of the most romantic destinations in the world

Ideally located for exploring Victoria Falls

Perfect either as a stand-alone destination or before or after a safari

Facilities at Tongabezi

Air Conditioning
Game Drives
Swimming Pool

When to go to Tongabezi



A luxury lodge like Tongabezi on the banks of the Zambezi River is the perfect place to unwind before or after a safari. From here you can visit the Victoria Falls, enjoy day trips to Livingstone, and even partake in some safari activities.

Accommodation is divided amongst cottages on the riverbanks, and some larger cottages called the ‘Houses’. The cottages are all en-suite and enjoy beautiful river views. Every room at Tongabezi has a valet assigned to it to make sure guests stay is as perfect as possible.

The houses are all quite different to suit a range of different guests. There is the romantic Honeymoon House with a private balcony perfect for dinners under the stars. Or to really enjoy the sounds of nature all around you opt for the Bird House or the Tree House, each of which are open-fronted and have wonderful river views. The Tree House in particular is particularly secluded, built into the cliff front and reached by a stone path that winds along the cliff face. Another great option is the Nut House, fully enclosed and with a private plunge pool.

Or for groups travelling together the Dog House is ideal, with separate buildings connected via raised walkways and encompassing two en-suite suites and a central living area with dining room and infinity plunge pool. The Dog House also has a private guide, boat and vehicle.

For families visiting Tongabezi we’d recommend the Garden House. It’s the only House without river views but it has two fabulous en-suite bedrooms, a private dining room, a large lounge and an enclosed garden and plunge pool. The personal valet can also help with arranging any extra activitites for the youngsters.

The main parts of Tongabezi lodge match up to the beauty of the rooms in every way. The lounge, dining areas and swimming pool all offer beautiful views of the Zambezi River. There is also ‘The Lookout’ a wonderful spot with river views that can be used for casual dining, private dining and reading.

In terms of activities there is a wide range of things to do that is included in the cost of staying at Tongabezi, such as game drives, sunrise and sunset boat trips on the Zambezi River, boat trips to the Zambia side of Victoria Falls, fishing, lunches on a private island, a Sanpan floating candlelit dinner, bird watching, walking in the gorge below the Falls, canoeing on the Zambezi, visiting a Simonga village, visiting Mukuni Park, and a Cultural Museum Tour. And if this isn’t enough there are also several option activities at an additional cost such as trips to Livingstone Island, white water rafting or helicopter flights over the Falls.

Tongabezi is set on the banks of the Zambezi River, near Livingstone in Zambia, just upstream from Victoria Falls. The lodge is reached by a 25 minute road transform from Zambia’s Livingstone Airport, or can also be reached by road from Victoria Falls Airport, Kasane Airport in Botswana, or from the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. The lodge also has it’s own helipad for anyone wanting to fly in.

Tongabezi is just a really special spot that can steal you heart away. The way the rooms are built along the riverbank and some into the cliff side is so creative and inspired and shapes the character of the whole lodge. Tongabezi is also in such a great spot as there are so many different reasons why you’d have an excuse to visit it. It works perfectly before or after a safari, or as a base for visiting the falls, and it’s just such a relaxing spot that we feel spending several days here instead of having a beach part to your holiday can just make an entire trip so much more special.

Tongabezi is set 15km upstream from Victoria Falls. Livingstone Airport is a 25 minute drive away. 

Tongabezi is set in a malaria area. 

Victoria Falls water levels: 

  • March - May : High
  • Jan, Feb, June, July, August : Mid
  • Sept - Dec : Low (Devils Pool open)

Children over the age of 7 are welcome at Tongabezi. Babysitting is available. 

Mobile phone signal is intermittent. There is Wi-Fi at the reception and lookout. It also extends to the rooms but the signal is not so strong. 

In-room spa treatments are available. 

Sunset/sunrise boat trips
Game drives
Private island lunches
Sanpan floating candlelit dinner
Guided bird watching
Visit Victoria Falls
Canoeing on the Zambezi
Village visits
Museum tour
White water rafting
Horseback riding
Sky diving
Visit Livingstone Island
Bungee jumping
Scenic helicopter flights
Microlight flights over the Falls