Reviews of Tongabezi
Wildlife sightings and reviews
61 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tongabezi and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Understated but fabulous"
[Ed: These travellers organised the extra activities - including the 'walking with lions' - themselves, and paid for them locally, whilst they were staying at Tongabezi.]
Again the staff were brilliant and were all excellently briefed on what you were up to. We liked the effort they made to know you as individuals and do what they could do make your stay the best. You never felt hurried or that you had to fit into someone else's timetable. Only staff member who was not so good was our valet, but the others more than made up for it.
Minor point for furture reference, the Family Cottage double room is very open and we would only think it is suitable for families, two couples might not find it private enough.
River Cottage was lovely." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 3n in Tanzania
My husband can't walk very far and there were a lot of steps to the reception but the staff were helpful and when we were out in a vechicle dropped us off nearer our cottage.
The menu, especially for lunch was restricted and if you didn't like Thai, this was a problem on one occasion." See all these reviews: 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Lovely relaxing time at Tongebezi"
The highlight was the trip to Livingstone island and the devils pool a completely unique experience of the falls!" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Good location for relaxing end of trip"
We found it of no great benefit having our personal valet and felt that this job had been created so we would have to tip him generously. Pool needed refurbishing. Breakfast and dinner were good but lunch was outstanding" See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia; 3n in South Africa
"Romantic, riverside lodge"
Insects are a big issue due to it's location. The staff kept the cabins sprayed, and made sure that the curtains were shut in the evening which really helped keep the bugs out. They offered a "sanpan" dinner, where they bring your dinner out to a raft in the river. This was wonderful, except for the bugs.
While Tongabezi's location is very tranquil, it is about a 30 minute drive to the falls and all activities there. So, if your goal is to maximize your exposure to the falls themselves, stay closer to town." See all these reviews: 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Great bubble bath at Tongabezi"
The room, the view and service were great, as were the activities. We even went on a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls, paid for by us, but arranged by the lodge and taken to the airport and waited for.
The laundry service was also very good.
My only criticism was that the mats in the room needed a good clean to remove stains." See all these reviews: 5n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Honeymoon at Tongabezi"
After the experiences we had on our honeymoon (Azura Mozambique and camps in Botswana), Tongabezi really raised the bar!!! A stunning location on the hippo-infested Zambezi with outstanding facilities and quite brilliant cuisine. The "Nut House" where we stayed is probably the most amazing place we will EVER stay.
We wished we could have had longer to spend enjoying Tongabezi as we spent a lot of time enjoying the wonderful activities that the Zambezi has to offer at Livingstone, in particular the white water rafting with Bundu Adventures and the helicopter trip which both come highly recommended." See all these reviews: 6n in Mozambique; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Super service and nice accommodation. And we managed to slip in a visit to Victoria Falls.... At the end of our trip throughout Namibia we did not see much wildlife, but we weren't really expecting any." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 1n in Zambia
"Lovely camp and location"
Trega , our valet was a star !" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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