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Livingstone, Zambia

Tongabezi is a privately owned and run, unique luxury lodge set in a secluded tranquil grove of African ebony trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls.

Tongabezi combines romance and exclusivity with warm and attentive service. Each stylishly luxurious house and cottage has its own valet who takes care of guests throughout their stay and act as a private concierge. There are five houses and five River Cottages as well as a Garden Cottage which is ideal for families. The houses are all unique in design and individually named such as Dog House, Tree House, Bird House and Nut House. The rooms all have private balances or decks over looking the Zambezi River and come with luxuriously spacious bathrooms.

The lodge is perfectly located whether you choose to enjoy the myriad of activities on offer at the Falls, simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the spectacular views over the river….or a combination of it all. There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. Guests can do as much or as little as they wish, with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price. The majestic Victoria Falls can be viewed either by boat or helicopter.

Enjoy innovative international cuisine with a selection of fresh vegetables from Tongabezi’s state of the art eco garden. Enjoy dinner beside the river, on a private terrace or drift along on an anchored Sanpan in the middle of the mystical Zambezi.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Livingstone into a greater Zambia and African holiday. Take a look at The Best of Southern Africa as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Tongabezi Information

Location & Getting There

Zambia’s Tongabezi Lodge is located on the banks of the Zambezi River and 30 minutes away from the Victoria Falls. It is a 25-minute road transfer from Livingstone Airport.


Tongabezi comprises of 5 river cottages and 6 spacious open-planned stone and thatched houses. The 5 cottages boast a private deck which overlooks the river. The garden cottage is spacious and a perfect stay for families, consisting of a children’s’ room, private living room and garden area set back from the riverbank. Each room comprises of an ensuite bathroom, flushed toilet accompanied by spectacular views, bath and shower.


- Pool: 1 swimming pool


Guests can go canoeing, visits to the Mukuni Parl and local villages, guided bush walks, museum tours and sunrise and sunset boating. Guests can also go for fishing trips on the Zambezi or guided tours of Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Make it a day long adventure and go on an island lunch or indulge in floating river meals.


Children 7 years and over are welcome. Children’s menu and specifically designed children’s activities such as drumming lessons, visit to nearby school to interact with children of their own age, tiger fishing and a quiz night.

Tongabezi Price Guide

4 out of 5

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