Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi is an exclusive lodge situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River about 10 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls.

Tongabezi is a long-established lodge that has always been exclusive and upmarket, but in recent years has become a very refined and special place to stay. The luxury lodge is nestled into the steeply wooded bank of the Zambezi, affording lovely views across the river. The lodge retains a lot of character and African feel in its architecture and furnishings. The management, food and service is all excellent, whilst Tongabezi also take guiding seriously and has team of wonderful guides and safari vehicles to help you experience the local area. All the accommodation is lovely, but some of the houses are exquisite with high levels of privacy and fantastic views. There is a long list of activities available, many of which are inclusive during your stay, so it is easy to spend 3 or 4 days at Tongabezi and if anything 2 nights is too short!


The lodge caters for around 26 guests in five River Cottages and seven individual Houses (the 7th House is planned for 2020). The rondavel style cottages are light and airy and have either twin or double beds. They are kept cool by…


Victoria Falls – one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. David Livingstone was the first European to ‘discover’ the falls when he visited them in November 1855. He later wrote, “no one can imagine the beauty of the view…


Tongabezi is a fantastic 5 star option for families, especially staying in the two bedroomed Garden or Dog Houses. For larger family groups, Tangala House could be perfect, though it is very much a family house complete with dogs…

Conservation & community

Vanessa Parker, the wife of one of Tongabezi’s founders Ben, started the Tongabezi Trust School with just 15 children and today Tujatane now has over 200 students at primary level. With the exception of the first classroom which was…

Location Upper Zambezi River, near Victoria Falls
Access Via Livingstone (45 mins drive) or Kasane (1h 30 including border crossing)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Safari lodge
Focus Victoria Falls / Zambezi river experience
Children 7 years +
Activities Boat cruises / Canoeing / Island picnics / Fishing / Rhino drive / Victoria Falls visit / Gorge walk / Tujatane school visit / Village visit / Biking
Vehicles Open and closed
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 9
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 5 Cottages, 7 Houses and Tangala House (private)
Family Accommodation Two bedroomed Dog and Garden Houses / Four bedroomed private Tangala House
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower (some have bath)
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Air-conditioning / Ceiling fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Two communal pools / Private plunge pools in Honeymoon, Dog, Nut, Bird and Garden Houses / Private pool in Tangala House
Wellness In room massage
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard