Location: On the banks of the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zambia
No of rooms: River & Garden Cottages and collection of houses
Style: Private quirky retreat on a unique river location
Highlights: Victoria Falls & individual houses
Dining: Separately in numerous romantic dining spots under the stars and on the banks of the Zambezi
What’s the difference: This property is built from love for the area and it shows – having dinner out on the pontoon on the Zambezi is certainly a winner, but what about visiting the local school funded by Tongabezi and now offering the best education in the area, what about swimming in Devil’s pool on the edge of the falls, what about staying in one of their many houses – we love the Nut House. Tongabezi really is doing something right.
The Luxury Safari Company Award for: Most Unique Lodge in Victoria Falls.
Tongabezi is a luxury lodge near Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines romance and exclusivity with warm and attentive service. Each house and cottage has its own valet who takes care of guests throughout their stay and act as a private concierge.
There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. Guests can do as much or as little as they wish, with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price. The majestic Victoria Falls can be viewed either by boat or helicopter.
Honeymoon House: 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.
The Bird House: features an open-air sunken 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.
Tree House: 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 the riverine trees this house spreads out over various levels. The king size bed has a large canopied mosquitoe net and awe inspiring Zambezi views. An extended mezzanine lounging deck can also be used for private dining. The upstairs bathroom has a shower and a loo with a view. Suspended over the river the lowest deck is taken up by an extensive bathroom with a large sunken bath. All the inclusive Tongabezi activities are available … but this house is so much part of the surroundings that you do not need to leave to experience the beauty and majesty of Zambia
Dog House: Located at the water’s edge and looking out across the Zambezi, the Dog House is an open-fronted house uniquely designed and furnished with local materials. It is dominated by a comfortable king-size bed that comes with down pillows and duvet, and a large, airy mosquito net. Like all the houses at Tongabezi, it has a large open-air sunken bath with stunning views over the river. There is a spacious deck for private dining and, in common with all the rooms at Tongabezi, Dog House is assigned its own valet. A perfect setting for a safari at Victoria Falls.
Nut House: 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, all offering spectacular views over the Zambezi from the elevated position on the river bank.Show Less