Tongabezi Lodge


Six private Houses and five River Cottages nestle on the banks of the Zambezi River, accommodating two to five guests each. Enjoy luxury, romance and many activities whilst being spoiled by a private valet.
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Tongabezi Lodge Overview

Six private Houses and five River Cottages nestle on the banks of the Zambezi River, accommodating two to five guests each. Enjoy luxury, romance and many activities whilst being spoiled by a private valet. Go ahead and expect the delightfully unexpected from the moment you open your eyes in the morning. A stunning sunrise, a playful baby rhino, a bubble bath awaiting your return courtesy of your valet.

Tongabezi Lodge Rooms

The five Houses and four River Cottages are individually styled and cater for two to five guests. Experience private romance at the Honeymoon House, wake up amongst the trees in the Tree House, or enjoy a romantic dinner from your own private deck overlooking the Zambezi River from a River Cottage.

The River Cottages

Redefining life on the banks of the Zambezi River the River Cottages feature high ceilings, giant bespoke wood and glass windows and doors leading onto expansive sustainable pine decks. The signature African fusion Tongabezi style has been distilled to the best of ‘Made in Zambia’ in both the interior and outdoor spaces. The Cottages were designed to provide a private haven where your every whim just happens to be attended to by your very own valet.
The Honeymoon House

Built 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.
The Bird House

Perched on a cliff, the Bird House features a large suspended deck, a claw footed, open-air bathtub 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.
The Tree House

At the end of the swimming pool a hidden path winds along the cliff face to the secluded Tree House. Set against the basalt rock bed, amongst the branches of three riverine Ebony trees, this house spreads out over a sustainable pine deck that guarantees incredible views of the Zambezi River. The king size bed has a large, canopied mosquito net with air conditioning and the extensive space can also be used for private dining and lounging. The bathroom’s crowning glory is a perfectly positioned claw footed bath and from the Anatolian carpets to the Asian chests and West African artwork the Tree House invokes exotic day dreams. The front facade of the Tree House is completely open, making this house so much part of the surroundings that you can experience the beauty and majesty of Zambia without setting a foot outside.
The Dog House

The Dog House occupies another world at the furthest edges of the Tongabezi garden. It is the perfect escape for families and friends who love travel and do so together. Here, three separate decks are connected to each other and the rest of the world only by elevated walkways. Sustainable pine forests have provided the beautiful wooden decking that is raised high enough to allow the mighty Zambezi River to run underneath all the rooms during high water. The views are spectacular from every window, sofa, bed and bath.
The Nut House

A haven from the elements, it is entirely enclosed with light streaming in through every wall. The Nut House combines the best art, textiles and textures from around the African continent with design elements from Morocco, Mali, Zambia and South Africa. The palette is easy on the eyes, seamlessly blending the house into Zambia’s natural scenery. Folding doors open onto the elevated private garden and infinity plunge pool. Spectacular views over the Zambezi are guaranteed.
The Garden House

The result of a number of years of wild imaginings as well as many conversations with top travel specialists and our guest, the Garden House perfectly fills the family travel niche at Tongabezi. Set back from the river, seclusion and shelter offer a happy alternative to the sweeping Zambezi views that can still be enjoyed from any of the main lodge decks. It is a very private, very safe space where all the members of the family can spread out a little and indulge in an exclusive dining room, large lounge, two en-suite bedrooms and of course run around the garden and cool off in the private plunge pool. Tongabezi is proud of our crazily indulgent reputation and the Garden House is no compromise: Whether you are a wide eyed bush baby or parents who believe romance should always be a priority.


1 Jan – 31 May / 1 Nov – 31 Dec
The River Cottages655655328
The Honeymoon House755755378
The Bird House755755378
The Tree House755755378
The Garden House755755378
The Dog House875875438
The Nut House875875438

1 June – 31 Oct
The River Cottages7751085388
The Honeymoon House8751225438
The Bird House8751225438
The Tree House8751225438
The Garden House8751225438
The Dog House9951393498
The Nut House9951393498

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Tongabezi Lodge Inclusions

• Accommodation
• All meals
• Drinks
• House & sparkling wine
• Laundry service
• Inclusive activities

Tongabezi Lodge Amenities

• Aircon
• Safe
• Wi-fi
• Double/Twin
• Private Deck
• Private Dining
• Swimming Pool
• Laundry

Tongabezi Lodge Facilities

The Lookout and Hangout were conceived as the ultimate chill out zones perched on the edge of the Zambezi River. You can book your lunch or dinner at either venue, or dine on our Dining Deck next to the fire pit surrounded by exotic lanterns. The Pool is set against a rocky outcrop with a large lounge bed in the treetops overlooking the lazy Zambezi River.

Tongabezi Lodge Activities

• Sunrise and sunset boat trip on the Zambezi
• Guided canoeing excursion depending on water levels and hippo activity
• Lunch on local Island with guided walk
• Fishing (equipment provided)
• Visit to the Victoria Falls on the Zambian Side (Falls entrance fees are extra)
• Game drive in the Mosi-­‐Oa-­‐Tunya National park (Park fees are extra)
• Walk in the gorge below the Falls
• Cultural visit to the museum (Museum entrance is US$ 5 per person – subject to change)
• Local village visit
• Mountain bike trail to local
• Shopping trip on the Zambian side of the Falls


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