Tongabezi

Reviews of Tongabezi

Excellent(93%) From 45 travellers
Excellent
32
Good
10
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 45 of our travellers who have visited Tongabezi, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr K Mendip
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Fantastic luxury and excellent activities

Tongabezi was amazing. The cottages were luxurious and having our own valet was great. The variety of inclusive activities was brilliant and we took full advantage of being on the banks of the Zambezi. It was also very easy to arrnage for extra activities like helicopter ride.

After the slightly less luxurious safari lodges, Tongabezi was very, very relaxing and we thoroughly enjoyed being pampered (dinner outside our cottage, san pan breakfast on the Zambezi and pedicures for both of us!).

And of course Vistoria Falls and swimming in Devils Pool is beyond comparison.

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Dr K - Oxford Univ
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Wonderful finale to a great holiday

A wonderful place to finish one's holiday.

The food, service, and accommodation are first class. Our valet was outstanding. We enjoyed the activities, but this is really a place for the end, not the beginning: the wildlife experience here is pretty limited, and if one had indulged in it here at the start of the trip, one would have wasted time and money since it doesn't compare with South Luangua.

Great visit to the school.

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Mr H from Switzerland
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lodge great as before -

Having stayed at Tongabezi Lodge before the repeat was still a pleasure to experience the spectacular location and luxury.

Service and food perhaps a shade off last time (no fish on dinner choice for example) but still very good. Room service with Butler great and all staff very friendly. Pool not well maintained.

Dog House view could be improved with some with some judicious pruning of trees/bushes. Bathroom only limited surface space to place toilet articles and no real chest of drawers for fold up clothes storage. This could be improved.

For a lodge of this class top management attention to detail would benefit to really keep it excellent

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Mr N Bledlow
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Highlight - Devil's Armchair

Tongabezi was a disappointment but fortunately we had the experience of going to the Livingstone Hotel for lunch and to the Devil's Armchair which was amazing!

The service at Tongabezi was very slow and noone seemed to be in charge. The Manager (Rudi?) greeted us on arrival and when we left and was notable by his absence the rest of the time. The drainage was in poor repair and smelled badly and the food was unexceptional. We enjoyed the trips up the river and the bird life and fishing but would probably not recommend Tongabezi to others.

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Mr J from Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Mega fab place

Superb place with wonderful people. What an experience to be woken by 20 Hippos at 5.45 each morning snorting and blowing off wind plus singing in their unique style. The Croc outside our window was small and fab to have as a guard dog.

Our valet Nymabe we wanted to bring home with us.

The setting by the side of the river in hut/cottage number 1 was just an amazing experience.

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