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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Livingstone from Dubai, you cannot get a more different experience and how delightful it was to drive up to Tongabezi. A world away but a world that offers such beauty of setting and tranquility. Mr Forbes was our attentive valet and our room (doghouse).was at the end of a short walk along the riverside watched by hippos...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Ginger, Thank you for your wonderful memories of your recent stay with us. We value your feedback and are delighted you had such a great time staying in the famed Dog House. Its location near a quiet, lazy bend in the Zambezi River affords secluded yet vast views. The wildlife along the banks, hippos ‘bobbing’ and birds vying for...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wow!!! Everything about Tongabezi is stunning / amazing / once in a life time. We stayed in the nuthouse which was the most glorious room I have ever stayed in. We had our own private infinity pool overlooking the Zambezi, a beautiful spacious room and wonderful service from the staff. We were at the end of our honeymoon and could...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Gemma, Great to hear from you and wonderful to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to host you and we are glad that all our efforts contributed to a positive experience especially during your honeymoon trip. We hope to see you again for anniversary celebrations! Kind regards Tongabezi Lodge Management

Pease Pottage
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a great 4 night stay at the beginning of January - the setting is simply amazing being on the banks of the Zambezi, the staff are also fabulous and all are super friendly and enthusiastic to make your stay very special. We stayed in a river cottage which had a huge private deck which over hung the river, the...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for your thorough and detailed review of your recent stay at Tongabezi. We are pleased to read of all the positive experiences and interactions with the staff who looked after you and grateful for the comments regarding all aspects of the lodge you have mentioned. The reintroduction of the Uni-visa makes travelling between Zimbabwe and Zambia...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Tongabezi Lodge is a stunning and luxurious lodge in a lovely position on the banks of the Zambezi River upstream from the falls. It's truly the last word in indulgence and our 4 nights in January '17 were pure bliss without even mentioning the magnificent falls. Our river cottage was a perfect size for us with views of the Zambezi...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Annie, We thank you for your description of your experience with us at Tongabezi recently. When we first opened our doors to the new cottages, the word ‘dreamy’ was often bandied about. Your depiction resonates with these early sentiments. A four night stay allows you to engage in the host of activities available while also allowing for time to...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2017

the lodge is located on the river with a fantastic view of the wildlife on the river. The rooms are unique - each has an individual character with privacy and stunning views. The staff are the most charming and delightful we have encountered in our travels and go out of their way to ensure we had a memorable experience. Every...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Greetings to you and the family and trust you will all have a prosperous 2017 moving forward. We are of course humbled by your choice words in respect of your recent stay. From the accommodation and views to the staff and the food, all of us are very glad we made your stay a memorable one for all...

Milan
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My now fiance and I had an amazing stay at Sindabezi Island. We celebrated New Years Eve here and got engaged, talk about a memorable trip! During our candlelight dinner, floating on the Zambezi River, alongside the hippos, he asked and I said yes! The staff at Tongabezi and Sindabezi were incredibly welcoming and helpful throughout our 2 night stay....

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Hi there, Shu (which happens to be a quintessentially African way of exclaiming in delighted wonder!), what an amazing review to read and great to hear all went well on the night of the ‘special dinner’. We are happy to know that you got so much done during your stay with us… with many activities included in the rate, the...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The property is stunning and the service couldn't be better. We were lucky enough to have Forbes as a butler, and we stayed in the Dog House. Loved every second of it, especially listening to the hippos just beneath our deck!

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Dear Teri, Your short and concise review gives one a glimpse into the experience you had during your stay at Tongabezi lodge recently… thank you. Whether you are a couple wanting to spoil yourself, or a family wishing to have a private and spacious area to spread out in, the Dog House certainly ticks all the boxes. Its proximity to...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We loved Tongabezi, the Dog House is great for families and we had our own pool. The hotel isn't too far from the falls and the lodge is absolutely stunning, on the banks of the Zambezi river. The hotel is full of monkeys and the food is great. Our driver Godfrey was so nice and put our whole stay together...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Charlie and family, Both Forbes and Godfrey will be brimming with pride as they read your wonderful sentiments regarding their positive impact on your family’s stay at Tongabezi. Both are very experienced in their positions at the lodge and are often praised for their commitment to guests, but never tire of hearing that people enjoyed their company and service....

Reviewed 11 January 2017

We arrived in Zambia and immediately made our way to Tongabezi. We are self-drivers and the way in was easy with good roads. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a refreshing drink from the friendly staff. There was a bubble bath already waiting in my room upon arrival which was just what I needed after a long drive! From then...

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Dear Natasha, Wonderful to hear from you and trust you are both still gallivanting around the continent and experiencing new and exciting people and places. We are sure the ready-run bubble bath eased your tired muscles after the many days travelling and thrilled it was a great introduction to Tongabezi when you arrived. We enjoyed the opportunity to hear of...

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Only 2 nights, wasn't nearly enough, but well worth it!!! Excellent hospitality, food, and gorgeous stay on the Sindabezi island- can't recommend it enough. Adding in a trip to Devil's pool in the morning and canoeing down the zambezi river made for an excellent adventure.

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Shalene, Wonderful to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Many have echoed your sentiments regarding having extra time on Sindabezi… such a wonderful retreat to relax in and from where you can plan your activities as and when you want. The Devil’s pool visit on Livingstone Island is a unique experience...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tongabezi Lodge, the first river lodge on the Zambian side of the Victorian Falls, is a privately owned up-market lodge, built with emphasis on exclusivity and romance, located on the banks of the Zambezi River. Tongabezi has four open-fronted thatched houses and five river cottages all with sweeping views over the river and a Garden Cottage set in its own private walled garden. In addition we have the private island bush camp at Sindabezi Island and the Tangala House family home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tongabezi

Address: Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $1,684 - $2,444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tongabezi 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Tongabezi Hotel Livingstone
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#1 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#1 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
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