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Zambia » Victoria Falls » Lodges » Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge is an exclusive safari lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, 15km upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.

The first river lodge on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, Tongabezi Lodge is privately owned and run, with the emphasis on exclusivity and romance, enhanced by the warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.

Tongabezi Lodge is small and secluded and set in a tranquil grove of African ebony trees on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River. The guest accommodation, located only meters from the river, consists of five cottages and four spacious, open-planned stone and thatch houses. All rooms have fabulous river views and en-suite bathrooms.

The four houses - Honeymoon House, Tree House, Bird House and the Dog House are uniquely designed of local materials and have an open-plan bedroom with four poster double bed sheltered by a large airy mosquito canopy. The quirky and open plan design of the Houses means that certain of the bathrooms have arguably, the best views in Africa.

Each house and cottage at Tongabezi has its own valet who will be with you throughout your stay to ensure that you make the most of all the comforts it has to offer. With his in-depth knowledge of Tongabezi and the surrounding area, he can become your indispensable companion.

Tongabezi's swimming pool is landscaped into a natural cliff and meals are served in the large dining room or on the deck overlooking the river. The lodge also has its own croquet lawn, jetty, tennis courts and a school for the local children.

Activities available at Tongabezi Lodge include, visits to Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Livingstone museums and markets, as well as boat trips, canoeing, white water rafting and tiger fishing on the river, tennis on a grass tennis court, swimming in the pool built into the rock, golf, croquet and riding. Also available are special champagne luncheons on Livingstone Island, in the middle of the Falls, and fully catered canoe safaris camping on islands.

If you are visiting for a few days, consider spending an unforgettable night or two at Sindabezi Island Camp, Tongabezi's private island paradise nestled in the waters of the Zambezi near the Victoria Falls.

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