Tongabezi: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||21|
Main description of Tongabezi
|Property facilities||Laundry Service (Complimentary)|
|Room facilities||Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Fridge, Heater, Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Bath, Electrical Outlets, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets|
|Available services||Chauffer Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Room Service, Travel Desk, Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Fishing, Game Viewing, Boating, Canoeing, Cycling, Massages, Walks (Guided), Big 5, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Game Drives, Game Walks, Historical Tours, Kayaking / Paddling, Museums, Adrenaline Activities, Animal Encounters, Boat Cruises, Elephant-back Safaris, Helicopter Scenic Flights, River Cruises, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Tree-top Canopy Tours|
Room types at Tongabezi
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.
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.
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.
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.
A haven from the elements, it is entirely enclosed with light streaming in through every wall. Charming glass tiles reflect the sunrise in African patterns onto the wood and stone floors. Folding doors open into the private garden and infinity plunge pool. Spectacular views over the Zambezi are guaranteed from the elevated position on the river bank.
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.
Sindabezi Chalets have solar heated showers, and distinctive ‘loos with a view’ set along private wooden walkways. At night-time, a trail of hurricane lamps light your way back to the chalet across the soft sand. A luxuriously inviting, canopied bed ensures a wonderful night’s sleep as the Zambezi winds its way downstream to the Falls far below. Although the chalets are perfectly secluded, the island is also ideal for families or groups who would like to consider a private booking.
Sindabezi Honeymoon Chalet
Chalet Five is our ‘Honeymoon’ chalet and is situated on a secluded sandy shore at the end of the island. The brand new, old-fashioned claw footed bath is perfect for two. Thanks to our solar panelling, hot water and ambient bedside lighting is assured, The entire Sindabezi Island is also romantically lit with traditional hurricane lamps and candles.
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.
Units at Tongabezi
Tangala House is a luxurious family home on the banks of the Zambezi River, close to Tongabezi it lies 15km upstream of Victoria Falls. The house has four bedrooms, three with en-suite bathrooms, and a 12m private swimming pool. Stylishly designed and furnished, it has featured in House and Garden magazine in the UK and comes with a vehicle and boat, chef, waiters and private guide all courtesy of Tongabezi.
Ideal for a Zambia family safari, Tangala House sleeps up to 8 and has a children’s playroom and a spacious kitchen-dining room. The rooms are enclosed, with large glass fitted windows to keep out the insects and allow guests to enjoy magnificent views across the Zambezi. Over 145 species of birds have been spotted from the kitchen window and elephant herds can often be seen drinking on the opposite bank.
Activities at Tongabezi
Canoeing on the Zambezi
Our guides will allow you to safely take to the Zambezi River. See the wonder of Zambia from the water.
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
A place to learn about Zambia culture and natural heritage
Maramba Market Village
Our local curio market is the perfect place to pick up small gifts for home
Visit a Zambian bazaar which provides for the local people
Sunrise and Sunset boat trips
Explore the Zambezi by power boat complete with sundowners and snacks.
The Sampan Dinner
Dine under the stars on our Sanpan, and have each course canoed out by your Valet....
The Victoria Falls
See one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World with a trip to Victoria Falls on the Zambian side
Take a tour of the school build and supported by Tongabezi