Tongabezi is a luxury lodge set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just 15 kilometres upstream of the Victoria Falls, and outside the town of Livingstone. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi exudes warmth and comfort, and prides itself on exceptional service.
Accommodation is in 5 open-fronted houses, and 6 cottages (5 River, 1 Garden). Each unit has its own valet, to take care of guests, and who also acts as a private concierge. Each house is truly unique, from the Honeymoon House, with its private balcony overlooking the River, to the Bird House with its sweeping views and open-air sunken bath. There is also the open-decked Tree House, and the Dog House, and the new Nut House, which is entirely enclosed, and boasts a private garden and infinity plunge pool.
The 5 River Cottages, all overlook the banks of the Zambezi River. Each has a large double bed or two singles, plus a mosquito net and en suite bath and shower. In addition, there are indoor and outdoor areas for private dining, or as somewhere to relax and enjoy the view. The Cottages are enclosed, and may be more suited for those who are not as happy with being in the open-fronted Houses.
The main lodge area incorporates the central lounge, central lounge, bar and dining room, which are under thatch. In addition, there is a swimming pool which has been landscaped into the rock face. Meals are served in the large dining room or on the deck overlooking the river.
Tongabezi has just opened The Lookout, which is next to the existing Tonga Lounge, dining and cocktail decks. The Lookout offers exceptional views of the Zambezi and surrounds, and is built on more than one level. Whether you need to check in with the world in the high tech ante room, or want to enjoy an exquisite, private meal, or merely take a deep breath to practice the forgotten art of hibernation - the Lookout provides the space.
Tongabezi offers luxury and relaxation, but there is also an excellent range of activities which includes game drives, bush walks, sunrise and sunset boating trips. As there is no set pattern to your day, you be as active, or relaxed as you wish.
Non inclusive activities includes bungee jumping, white water rafting, a visit to Livingstone Island where you can enjoy lunch in the middle of the Zambezi, right on the lip of the Victoria Falls and flights over the Falls, to mention a few.