TONGABEZI - LIVINGSTONE
Tongabezi is a stunning and incredibily romantic lodge set on the banks of the Zambezi River just outside Livingstone. The real beauty of the Tongabezi experience lies in its ability to set a scene and inspire a truly magical adventure.
The lodge has an extensive variety of cottages and houses to choose from - the houses and river cottages offer individuality and style and can accommodation couples, familes and groups from two to five guests. Experience lavish romance at the Honeymoon House, wake up amongst the birds in the Tree House, or enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the Zambezi River from the private deck of your own River Cottage.
There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. You can do as much or as little as you wish with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price.
Take a short, guided tour of the Victoria Falls - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and famous for being the largest waterfall in the world during the wet season. The African people who live around the falls call it Mosi-oa-Tunya which means "smoke that thunders". There are so many activities to choose from in and around Livingstone which can either be prebooked or booked at the lodge - or simply relax and make the most of your days at Tongabezi!
Tongabezi is located just outside Livingstone, Zambia.
Tongabezi Lodge has six private houses - 4 one bed houses and 2 two bed houses - and five river cottages nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy luxury, romance and a range of activities whilst being spoiled by your own private valet.
River Cottages - feature high ceilings, giant bespoke wood and glass windows and doors leading onto expansive sustainable pine decks. The signature African fusion Tongabezi style has been distilled to the best of 'Made in Zambia' in both the interior and outdoor spaces. The cottages were designed to provide a private haven where your every whim just happens to be attended to by your very own valet.
The Nut House - is a haven from the elements. It is entirely enclosed but has light streaming in through every wall. The best art, textiles, and textures have been collected and combined from all around the African continent - from Morocco, Mali, Zambia, and South Africa just to start. This creates a lusciously romantic setting for relaxation, without losing an inch of the incredible river-view.
The palette is easy on the eyes, seamlessly blending the house into Zambia's natural scenery. Folding doors open onto the elevated private garden and infinity plunge pool. Spectacular views over the Zambezi are guaranteed.
Tree House - at the end of the swimming pool, a hidden path winds along the cliff face to ther secluded Tree House. Set against the basalt rock bed amongst the branches of a riverine Ebony tree 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.
The Bird House - features an open-air claw footed bath and a private terrace for dining under the stars. You can go canoeing on the river, join game drives, bush walks and enjoy sunset boat trips. Luxury camps such as Tongabezi provide a perfect base to explore Victoria Falls and the stunning African bush surrounding it.
Honeymoon House - built with the perfect view, indulgence and privacy in mind the Honeymoon House is the original blueprint for luxury Tongabezi accommodation. The private balcony overlooks the river, providing a perfect setting for a secluded candlelit dinner beneath the stars. Alternatively, you can choose to dine with other guests on one of the river decks.
The Dog House - personifies the Tonga ethos of exclusivity, romance and luxury with a twist of quirkiness. Located at the very end of the elevated garden path, this private haven sits on three large wooden decks over the Zambezi river. Recently extensively refurbished, the house remains magnificently proportioned and now has two beautiful bedrooms to accommodate small groups and families. The sprawling space includes a central designated chill zone with an infinity pool, extended deck, large lounge and cozy dining room. Whether you manage to venture out to enjoy the inclusive activities, dabble in serious adventure – or simply elect to order the massages in - the brand new Dog House is so much more than a beautiful, African Fusion style accommodation choice... it is the experience of a life time.
Garden House - the result of a number of years of energy, imagination and many conversations with top travel specialists and guests, the Garden House perfectly fills the family travel niche at Tongabezi. Set back from the river, seclusion and shelter are a happy swop for the sweeping Zambezi views that can still be enjoyed from any of the decks of the main lodge. It is a very private, very safe space where all the members of the family can spread out a little and indulge in an exclusive dining room, large lounge, two en-suite bedrooms and of course run around the garden and cool off in the private plunge pool.
Tongabezi is proud of its crazily indulgent reputation and the Garden House is no compromise: Whether you are a wide eyed bush baby or parents who believe romance should always be a priority.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
The lodge offers a range of complementary activities. There is no set itinerary - you are free to book every excursion at a time that fits perfectly with your idea of your ideal holiday. Please note that all park and museum entrance fees are extra.
Canoeing on the Zambezi – the lodge guides will assist you to safely take to the Zambezi River. See the wonder of Zambia from the water.
The Sampan Dinner - dine under the stars on the Sampan on the river and have each course canoed out by your Valet.
Sunrise and Sunset Boat trips - explore the Zambezi by power boat complete with sundowners and snacks.
The Victoria Falls - see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World with a trip to Victoria Falls on the Zambian side
Sand Bar - enjoy a private lunch or sundowner at one of the world's most exclusive pop up bars
Fishing - the Zambezi makes a serene angling destination
Game Drives - game viewing in an open vehicle in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
Maramba Market Village - our local curio market is the perfect place to pick up small gifts for home
Introduction to Simonga Village - enjoy a short cycle to meet the friendly people from the Simonga village
Tujatane School - take a tour of the school built and supported by Tongabezi
Livingstone Museum - a place to learn about Zambian culture and natural heritage
TONGABEZI LODGE IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE LODGE WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDRENAGED 7 YEARS AND OLDER