Nyanja Safaris - Experts in Eco-Safaris to Zambia & other African destinations

zambia - victoria falls



Voted in the Top Ten best Safari Lodges in all of Africa, Tongabezi is set on a wide bend of the Zambezi river just a few miles away from the Victoria falls, away from the busy 'tourist' hotels, this Luxurious lodge offers the finest facilities in the area. There are four staff to every guest and the service is second to none. Nature dominates the architecture of the camp as the chalets are built into the rock face or around large trees. The lodge reflects the mystery, style and excitement of the spirit of Africa.

There is a choice of staying in The Honeymoon House, The Dog House, The River Cottages, The Bird House or The Tree House.

The Honeymoon House

The Honeymoon House is so-called because it was our first house, but each of the houses is built with romance and indulgence in mind. Your private balcony overlooking the river is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars, or you can choose to dine with our other guests on one of the river decks.

The Bird House

perched on the hill top with sweeping views over the Zambezi River. Great attention has been paid to the bathroom areas and a special feature is the huge open-air sunken bath in every room, where you can both unwind to the serenades of an African evening.

The Dog House

At the water's edge, dominating each house is the huge, king-size bed, complete with luxurious down pillows and duvet, and a magnificent, airy mosquito net, so your sleeping comfort is assured.

The Tree House

Hewn into the cliff face, with panoramic river views. Our four houses are made and furnished with local materials and designed to complement and enhance the natural surroundings, whilst creating a feeling of intimacy and privacy. Each is unique and will pamper to your most romantic of moods.

The River Cottages

We have five River Cottages situated along the river bank. Each has a large double bed or two singles, mosquito net, en-suite bath and shower, and both indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing, dining and enjoying the expansive river views.

Tongabezi Location

Tongabezi is situated 20km upstream from Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi, overlooking Victoria Falls National Park. Flying in on the Tongabezi aeroplane, one looks down at Zambia and wonders if it is as fascinating on the ground as it looks from the air. The car ride to the lodge is a smooth and effortless twenty minutes. Friendly staff welcome guests with ice cold drinks, allowing one to absorb the surroundings.

Tongabezi Activities

Wildlife Game Drives Walking/Hiking Canoeing Honeymoon Shopping Fishing Photography Birding Cuisine Health/Spa Golf Water Sport Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $350 - $600

Tongabezi Attractions

One's impression is dominated by the all-consuming view of a river, which has carved its authority halfway across Africa. Built on the edge of the banks of the Zambezi, Tongabezi Lodge reflects the mystery, style and excitement of the fast-fading spirit of old Africa. The scenery from all the rooms is incredible and even the toilets have views! Nature dominates the architecture everywhere and one could imagine why Tongabezi has been called 'the abode of the Gods.'

Tongabezi Facilities

Accommodation consisits of five tented cottages and four spacious open-plan thatched houses - all with private river frontage. Hosted dining en famile or private tables or room service. Houses: The Three House, The Bird House, The Honeymoon House and The Dog House (named for the Wild Dog Foundation) each have their own unique architectural features, four-poster double beds, with large and airy mosquito canopies, flush loos and private bathrooms with views, hot and cold water (shower and bath). April 2003 - A total refurb has been completed on the Honeymoon and Bird Houses. Both have been made larger, with king size teak beds, huge outside baths lit by candlelight, and a scattering of soft leather sofas…...they are all looking stunning! Luxury Tents: Twin bedded with en-suite bathrooms, flush loos with views (feature), fans, hot and cold running water, bucket showers. The luxury tents are very spacious and totally insect proof, all with individual verandas overlooking the Zambezi River. Tongabezi Island Chalets: These are unique, being the only island Lodge on the Upper Zambesi River in the Victoria Falls area. The three, two and one double chalet are built from local timber, reed and thatch. All chalets have cold running water, hot bucket showers and flush loo's with views. The island is fully staffed and all chalets have field phones for room service but have no elelctricity - only lamps and candles. At the camp is a swimming pool (overlooking the river), lawn tennis, croquet, lounging and reading facilities. Sept 04 - We can now offer you the following:- Swedish massage, Sports massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu (acupressure without needles), Reiki, Aromatherapy & Yoga.

Tongabezi Additional Information

Visits to the Falls, visits to Livingstone museums and markets, birding with an experienced Ornithologist, tiger fishing, boating on the river, canoeing, white-water rafting (the biggest in the world), bunjee jumping (the highest commercial jump in the world), walking to the local villages and school, dining, relaxing, joining in with staff soccer games, golf at Elephant Hills Hotel golf course (Victoria Falls), horse-riding, shopping in the Tongabezi shop (local quality arts and crafts).

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