Where is it? 

Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. To access – fly into Livingstone Airport and Tiongabezi is a 35  minute road transfer

Why go there? 

  •  An amazing place from which to view Victoria Falls
  • Special access to Livingstone Island, the place where Dr David Livingstone first glimpsed Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders). Tongabezi offers five trips a day to Livingstone Island.
  • Luxurious, imaginative accommodation. Want to stay in the Dog House, or the Tree House or even The Nut House?! These rooms are stunning!
  • Canoeing on the Zambezi
  • THE place to be to experience the Lunar Rainbow over Victoria Falls at the time of Full Moon.

The true beauty of every Tongabezi space is the underlying philosophy that nothing is too much. There is private dining in a never-ending choice of venues from a quirky picnic on an authentic dhow boat to an indulgent lazy breakfast in your king size bed or your very own Sampan floating on the Zambezi river, illuminated by the Milky Way and paraffin lamps - with every course delivered by canoe. Tongabezi also won the ADRENALINE JUNKIE accolade at the Amadeus & WTM Travel Experience Awards, as they have an array of activities waiting to be experienced. 

Tongabezi is so closely knitted with the local community that it is impossible to visit without seeing the positive impact your presence has on this corner of Africa. You will be touched by the genuine joy and strength of the Zambian people, from the Tujatane children to the staff leading community projects.


There is a large selection of Tongabezi houses (including the tree house & the nut house) and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Guests can dine beside the river or on their private terrace. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambience with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.

Tangala House - 

Tangala House is a luxurious family home on the banks of the Zambezi River, close to Tongabez and lies 15km upstream of Victoria Falls. The house has four bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms, and a 12m private swimming pool. Ideal for a Zambia family safari, Tangala House sleeps up to 8 and has a children’s playroom and a spacious kitchen-dining room, private swimming pool, large living room and great views as over 145 species of birds have been spotted from the kitchen window and elephant herds can often be seen drinking on the opposite bank. Perfect for Christmas or Easter family holidays. 

Tangala House

Tangala House

Tangala House

Tangala House

The Tree House

This house spreads out over a sustainable pine deck that guarantees incredible views of the Zambezi River. The king size bed has a large, canopied mosquito net with air conditioning and the extensive space can also be used for private dining and lounging. The bathroom’s crowning glory is a perfectly positioned claw footed bath and from the Anatolian carpets to the Asian chests and West African artwork the Tree House invokes exotic day dreams.

Tree House

Tree House

Tree House

Tree House

What can I do? 

Tongabzi is a relaxing and beautiful base to visit and view Victoria Falls.  However there is also so much more to see and do – so do allow a minimum of three nights to really take in all that is on offer.

at EXTRA cost: 

Livingstone Island visit
Elephant trails  
White water rafting
Helicopter rides over Victoria Falls
Microlight flights over Victoria Falls
Gorge swing
Bungee Jumping
Jet Boating
Tandem Kayaking
Horse Rides
Fly fishing
Quad biking
Day to Chobe National Park


Canoeing on the Zambezi
A special Island Lunch
Sampan floating candlelit dinner
Visit to Mukuni Park for crafts
Sunrise and sunset boating
Introduction to Simonga Village
Visit to Victoria Falls
Guided bush walks
Livingstone Museum Tour
Fishing in the Zambezi
Maramba Market visit