Location: Livingstone & Victoria Falls | Zambia

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Privately owned and run, Tongabezi is a luxury lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia. Beautifully located on a tranquil sweeping bend in wild riverfront bush, this exclusive hideaway offers superb river views, colourful birdlife and pods of hippos amongst its wide variety of wildlife.
Perfect forHoneymooners and adventurous travellers wanting to explore the Victoria Falls and beyond. For a perfect and unforgettable proposal setting, enjoy a floating dinner on the Zambezi River at sunset. For more of our favourite proposal spots around the world, click here
In the knowIf you’re lucky enough to be at the falls during the full moon, be sure to visit after dark for the chance to see a lunar rainbow.

Recommended for...

  • Seriously special
  • Setting & Views
  • Romantic
  • Water activities

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Tongabezi has a lovely setting on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia, upstream from the Victoria Falls. 

Rooms at Tongabezi

The true aesthetic of every Tongabezi space is the underlying philosophy that nothing is too much, with the perfect combination of romance and exclusivity, mixed with warm and attentive service - each house and cottage has a private concierge who remains with guests throughout their stay. There are five open-plan stone and thatched Houses, from the romantic Honeymoon House to the Tree House, where you can wake up with the birds, and four River Cottages with gorgeous views over the Zambezi.

Food & Drink

Dine on a floating deck under the stars in the middle of the Zambezi River, or have a meal cooked by your private chef on your very own island, listening for the call of fish eagles overhead. You can even choose to have lunch on Livingstone Island on the very edge of the falls.


With the spirit of Africa subtly seeping through the lodge, main areas are peaceful, and make full use of the natural surrounds. Indulge in a massage or take a plunge into Tongabezi’s famous rock pool to cool off in style.

Activities at Tongabezi

Victoria Falls has enough activities to keep adrenaline junkies entertained for a month. As well as game drives and guided bush walks, you can go whitewater rafting down the river, fall off the iconic bridge attached to a bungee, take a helicopter ride around the falls or jump into Devil’s Pool at the very edge of the falls and peer below - you’ll never forget this view.

Those preferring a more sedate pace can visit local villages and enjoy sunrise and sunset boat trips along the Zambezi. In the evening, don't miss the chance to do some night-time stargazing in the vast skies.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Best time to go

Hotel location

Tongabezi's closest airport is Livingstone, a 35-minute drive away.

Stay at Tongabezi on these trips

More places to stay in Livingstone & Victoria Falls


call us on 020 7337 9010 to start planning your perfect trip

Make an enquiry

© 2022 Exsus Travel. Experts in luxury tailor-made holidays.

Exsus Travel Limited t/a Exsus Travel. Registered in England and Wales at this address: 1 Burwood Place, London, W2 2UT. Company No. 3385363. VAT No. 719-221840.

Book with confidence.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:
We are a member of ABTA (ABTA No. Y6561) which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. For package holidays that do not include flights we provide financial protection for you money by way of a bond held by ABTA. We provide financial protection for your money.

International Passenger Protection (IPP)

All passengers booking with Exsus Travel Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies received by us, including repatriation costs and arrangements, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your single service travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Exsus Travel Ltd

Exsus Travel Ltd has taken out an insurance provided by International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP) with Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE (LMIE) trading as Liberty Specialty Markets, a member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. LMIE's registered office: 5-7 rue Leon Laval, L-3372, Leudelange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Registered Number B232280 (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés). LMIE is a European public limited liability company and is supervised by the Commissariat aux Assurances and licensed by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance as an insurance and reinsurance company. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Exsus Travel Ltd

In the event of our insolvency please make contact as soon as practically possible giving full details of what has happened quoting the name of your Travel Operator:

IPP Claims at Sedgwick
Telephone: +44 (0)345 266 1872
or online at