Tongabezi Lodge

Livingstone, Zambia


Perched on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River is concealed a romantic hideaway of cottages, houses and lodges, offering a secluded escape from the fast pace of everyday life. Luscious landscapes, diverse wildlife and exquisite views will ensure you lose yourself in the beauty of this dream-like setting.

Key Features

  • Choice of romantic houses and cottages, all fully air-conditioned
  • Option of three larger houses, perfectly set up for families or groups
  • Swimming pool and bar
  • Gym
  • Sindabezi Island which can be booked exclusively
  • Experiences including safari, local market visits and sand bar dining
  • Short drive from Victoria Falls
  • Cultural visits


Escape from reality in a romantic River Cottage with panoramic windows, ceramic bathtub and a blissful river view impossible to tire of.  If you’re after even greater seclusion, escape to Sindabezi, an exclusive island in the heart of the Zambezi River. Surrounded by pristine African wilderness, just up-stream from the iconic Victoria Falls, you will share this idyllic isle with just four other chalets. Whichever accommodation you choose, all your needs will be catered for by your own private valet, who’s flawless service will keep you in maximum comfort for the duration of your stay.

Culinary Experience

Dine on sumptuous seasonal produce grown onsite, while sinking your toes into the sand beneath your feet or immerse yourself in traditional Zambian cuisine from the comfort of your own private decking. Wherever you choose to enjoy your meal, the food and view will always be exceptional. As the sun sinks below the African Savannah, while you sip on a cocktail and peacefully cruise down the river, it’s difficult not be left speechless by the sheer beauty of this idyllic haven.


This accommodation is committed to sustainability in every aspect of its operation. It sources wood from sustainable sources and powers its facilities with solar energy, supplemented by paraffin. All cleaning products are biodegradable, minimising environmental impact. A garden provides organic fruits and vegetables for onsite use by the chefs. Additionally, the use of a Vivreau water bottling system significantly reduces plastic and tin waste, saving thousands of bottles and cans annually. Water is recycled for irrigation and to support the local wildlife dam. Furthermore, it actively participates in global efforts against HIV/AIDS as a member of the AIDS council of Zambia.

Why we love it

15 kilometres upstream of Victoria Falls, Tongabezi presents Tangala House. With its own private boat, vehicle, pool and gym, the house is the epitome of independent luxury and style. Warm wooden furnishings and patterned tiles give the property a homely feel while the 250 metres of private river frontage ensure you’re never far from the beauty of the African wilderness. Entertain guests or create memories with family that will last a lifetime, either way this private paradise is one not to miss.

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