"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken"

- Frank Herbert

Since our inception we have understood that a journey can act like truth serum. For a finite space in time the traveller is buffered against what is taken for granted and is able to experience enlightenment, beauty and Technicolor dreams.

Go ahead and expect the delightfully unexpected from the moment you open your eyes in the morning. A stunning sunrise, a playful baby rhino, a bubble bath awaiting your return courtesy of your valet...

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The Experience

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 from a short excursion with your guide, from inside the gorge, from Livingstone Island and from the air.

Houses & Cottages

Our five houses and four river cottages are each individually styled, with their own character, and catering for two to five guests. Experience private romance at the Honeymoon House, wake up amongst the trees in the Tree House, or enjoy a romantic dinner from your own private deck overlooking the Zambezi River from one of our River Cottages.

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Tongabezi offers our guests a wide range of activities during your stay. Visit the majestic Victoria Falls, enjoy an early morning Game Drive, drift down the Zambezi River on a Sunset Cruise, or have a romantic dinner out on the river on our floating Sampan. There are also some great activities for adrenaline junkies - white water rafting, elephant back safaris, microlighting, helicopter rides, or the famous Victoria Falls bungee jump. There’s also a visit to our local school, run by Tongabezi, Tujatane.

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Victoria Falls

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Mosi Oy Tunya or "the smoke that thunders" is a short drive from Tongabezi. Our guides will take you to view the breathtaking sheet of water cascading down 108m, get drenched in the spray, and walk Knife Edge bridge. You can also visit Livingstone Island where David Livingstone first gazed on the Falls, swim in Devil's Pool overlooking the edge, or take a microlight or helicopter flight through the gorge and over the Falls.

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Dining at Tongabezi

Our commitment to fresh seasonal food, entertaining presentation and the option for adventurous travelers to partake in typical Zambian cuisine is legendary. Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island share four chefs, two pastry chefs and two full kitchen teams, headed by the inimitable Chef Zuwi Nawa. Our kitchens benefit from regular training by the renowned Chef Craig Higgins.

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Your Personal Valet

"Welcome to Tongabezi". If you've ever been to Tongabezi, you'll immediately remember the warm Zambian hospitality of our team. After a local welcome drink, your personal valet will take you to one of our unique houses or cottages along the banks of the Zambezi, and will take care of you for the duration of your stay.


The Lookout and Hangout were conceived as the ultimate chill out zones perched overlooking the Zambezi River. You can book your lunch or dinner at either venue, or on our Dining Deck complete with fire pits and exotic lanterns. There is also The Pool set against a rocky outcrop and a lounger bed set amongst the treetops overlooking the Zambezi River drifting slowly by.

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On their feedback questionnaire, most of our guests recommend a minimum three-night stay
Did you know: for most of the year, you can stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3