Tongabezi - Green Safaris

Luxurious Tongabezi, is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream of the Victoria Falls. The lodge features 2 lounge areas, a bar and dining deck all of which boast exceptional river views. There are also two swimming pools and a gym. Meals are served in the large dining room, on the outdoor deck overlooking the river, in the privacy of your room, or on a floating sampan on the Zambezi River.


The six houses and five river cottages are each individually styled and cater for two to five guests. Game drives, bush walks, and river cruises are all-inclusive. Victoria Falls can be viewed in close proximity to the lodge, on a short excursion with your guide. From here guests can choose to visit Livingstone Island from which they can take a dip in the mighty Devil’s Pool, taking a peek right over the edge of the falls as well as enjoy a delicious lunch and learn about the history of the island. Not to be missed is a visit to the Tongabezi Trust School, Tujatane, a school of now over 240 local Zambian students, funded solely by donations from the lodge and its guests.

Property Facilities

Room Facilities

River Cottages
Redefining life on the banks of the Zambezi River the 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. We are famous for keeping the romance of travel alive and our Cottages were designed to provide a private haven where your every whim just happens to be attended to by your very own valet.
Nut House
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 our 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. All the inclusive Tongabezi activities are available... but this house is so much part of the surroundings that you can experience the beauty and majesty of Zambia without setting a foot outside.
Bird House
The Bird House features an open-air claw footed bath and a private terrace for dining under the stars. Guests 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 our other guests on one of the river decks.
Dog House
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 our 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 our 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.
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Special Interest

The Sampan Dinner
Dine under the stars on our Sampan, 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.
Game drives
Game viewing in an open vehicle in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
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 Zambia culture and natural heritage
The Tongabezi Gym
Try burning off some of that delicious food in our new gym.
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