• Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia

About Tongabezi Lodge, Victoria Falls

About Tongabezi Lodge, Victoria Falls

Tongabezi Lodge is set about 45 minutes upstream from the famous Victoria Falls. With a variety of cottages and houses all set on the mighty Zambezi River the rooms all feature individual African Fusion designs and offer guests the opportunity to sit back and unwind after indulging in the extensive range of activities around Victoria Falls. Each room has its own valet to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Many rooms are open fronted, truly bringing the African bush to your doorstep. 

Private candlelit dinners can be arranged along the banks of the river, on a Sanpan drifting along the Zambezi, on your private balcony or alternatively eat in the stunningly located open sided dining room overlooking the Zambezi...

Lodge Details


A strikingly luxurious lodge with 7 different types of suite, all completely different but equally luxurious and indulgent.


Romantically located right on the banks of the Zambezi River not far from Victoria Falls.

Accommodation & Facilities

The main area is massive and beautifully laid out, with 3 open air dining decks and lots of seating overlooking the Zambezi. There is also the ‘ultimate chill zone’ called The Lookout. This is next to the lounge, dining and cocktail decks, stilted over the river with comfortable seating, hammocks and a place to dine.

Each of the suites at Tongabezi Lodge has a different name and has been designed with luxury, romance and originality in mind. All of the accommodation is sat on the banks of the Zambezi, with the Garden House wrapping around a private garden set back from the shores. Apart from the River Cottages and the Nuthouse, are all completely open to the river. Each has its own private deck area, en-suite bathroom, lounge and seating areas but are all remarkably differently laid out and decorated and are completely exclusive. All suites have very large king sized, 4 poster beds with mosquito netting and unbeatable views across the Zambezi.

Honeymoon House

So named as it was the first of these remarkable suites to be built.

Bird House

The main feature of this suite is the large open air sunken bathtub.

Tree House

Secluded down a twisty pathway, amongst the branches of the riverine trees, the Tree House sits on a few different levels set right into the tree, curving with the river. There’s an upstairs bathroom, including a toilet and shower and an extensive downstairs bathroom with a large sunken bath, all completely open to nature.

Dog House

This is a very quirky and utterly secluded space, with a number of relaxing spots, comfortable seating and a bathroom big enough to park a Bentley in!

Nut House

The Nut House features a private garden with an infinity plunge pool elevated above the river to exaggerate the views.

River Cottages

There are 5 of these, for people who perhaps don’t feel so comfortable living so out in the open. These are still very luxurious, but a little smaller than the wide spaces of the above houses.

The Garden House

With a private walled garden and sizeable plunge pool, the Garden House is perfect for small families with two full size double en-suite rooms and a fabulous private dining room and lounge.


The fantastic Tongabezi Lodge serves fresh seasonal food and gives guests the opportunity to try some traditional Zambian cuisine. Most of the ingredients, including greens and herbs have been picked that day from the kitchen garden, which can be visited (as well as the kitchen) if you so wish. You can either dine in one of the main dining areas, book out The Lookout for a private dining experience or even dine in a sampan anchored offshore where you will receive your meals via canoe! As well as this you can eat in the privacy of your own suite. No matter where you eat you are guaranteed a fantastic view of the Zambezi ad the wildlife that frequents it.


Visits to the famous Victoria Falls by microlight, helicopter or by boat, canoeing, sunrise and sunset cruises, walking safaris, game drives by 4x4, candle lit dinners on a pontoon on the Zambezi River, meals on Livingstone Island, visits to the local handicraft markets, health and beauty treatments and more!

Child Policy

In the Tongabezi Houses and Cottages, children over 7 are welcome – roll away beds and mosquito nets can be provided. The Tongabezi Garden House is specifically designed for families or larger groups.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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