Tongabezi Est. 1990

Livingstone Way, Livingstone, Zambia

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A romantic, intimate hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Our friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Our guests set their own pace and itinerary. A range of dining locations all feature exquisite views of the Zambezi. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambiance with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Island
Views
River
Style
Cultural
Eclectic
Elegant
Romantic
Shabby Chic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Adventure Travel
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

A romantic, intimate hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream of the majestic Victoria Falls in Zambia. 

Our friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Our guests set their own pace and itinerary. A range of dining locations all feature exquisite views of the Zambezi. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambiance with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

All additional costs such as park entrance fees and transfers to and from the hotel - room rates - venue hire rates can be viewed on the information sheets here.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
26
Buffet
N/A
Standing
500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1990
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
11 houses and cottages uniquely designed for ultimate privacy, romance, river views and understated luxury plus 4 thatched chalet and 1 honeymoon chalet on Sindabezi Island - a private island in the middle of the Zambezi,
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

Check out our latest cocktail in honor of being voted in 9th place for the best resorts in Africa in the Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

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. We are all about romance and offer the perfect honeymoon destination. Experience the lavishness of all of our private houses - The Dog House, The Honeymoon House, The Nut House, The Tree House and The Bird House to name some options. 

There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. A wide range of activities are on offer during your stay at Tongabezi. Visit Victoria Falls, enjoy an early morning Game Drive, drift down the Zambezi River on a Sunset Cruise, or book a romantic Sampan dinner floating out on the river or enjoy a private picnic at one of our pop up sand bars.

When it comes to the human ritual of dining, Tongabezi is consistently voted a compulsive overachiever by our guests. Whether you consider food a means to improve health, gain pleasure, refresh body and mind, explore new experiences, initiate conversation or strengthen relationships we have every base covered. Venue options start in your room – there is a dedicated dining area in all of our Houses and Cottages and both our properties have a number of public dining spots too.

There are also some great activities for adrenaline junkies – white water rafting, elephant back safaris, microlight and helicopter flights, or the famous Victoria Falls bungee jump. Not to mention a dip in Devil's Pool right at the edge of Victoria Falls. See all inclusive and exclusive activities here. 

Community-minded? Do visit our Tongabezi Trust School, Tujatane. Our students are officially amongst the best performers in Zambia, regularly winning national drama, poetry, and traditional dancing competitions, and they’d love the chance to show off their skills.

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

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.
Standout Venue Features:
'Welcome to Tongabezi'. If you've ever been our guest, you'll always remember the warm Zambian hospitality of our team. After toasting your arrival with a local aperitif, your personal valet will take you to one of our unique Houses or River Cottages along the banks of the Zambezi and will take care of you for the duration of your stay.

Dine on the Sampan floating platform out on the Zambezi water.

Make a trip to Livingstone Island at Victoria Falls, exclusive access to this private island at the edge of the falls via Tongabezi, and take a dip in the famous Devil's Pool if you dare or maybe even Angel's Pool. Take a peek over the edge of one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Visit Tujatane - The Tongabezi Trust School - and meet the children and teachers of this local community school which has only been made possible thanks to the generous donations from previous guests. 

Spend a night on Sindabezi Island - a private eco-friendly island in the middle of the Zambezi River with barefoot luxury accommodation.

Get married on the edge of Victoria Falls  - there is no more romantic backdrop than this! Spend your honeymoon with and stay in Honeymoon House.

Check out the range of unique and varied activities on offer from Tongabezi here.
Extra Perks:
Tongabezi only offers an all-inclusive experience so all food and select drinks are included in your stay.
All river and land activities are also included and there are plenty of optional additional activities available. Please see here for more information.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
When it comes to the human ritual of dining, Tongabezi is consistently voted a compulsive overachiever by our guests. Whether you consider food a means to improve health, gain pleasure, refresh body and mind, explore new experiences, initiate conversation or strengthen relationships we have every base covered. Venue options start in your room – there is a dedicated dining area in all of our Houses and Cottages and both our properties have a number of public dining spots too - see here for more information on Tongabezi's dining options. And we can't forget the floating Sampan dining table!
Birthday Bucket List
Celebrate Your Birthday at the Edge of the World's Largest Waterfall
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Tongabezi

Livingstone Way, Livingstone, Zambia



This birthday, travel to the largest waterfall on Earth and retreat to a private island after a day spent exploring. Be courageous and hop into the Devil's Pool or take a helicopter tour of the Victoria Falls. Perfect for the adventure and nature enthusiast who also loves luxury. Tongabezi is your lodging destination to unwind after chasing waterfalls and plunging into natural pools. 

Who said birthdays can't be larger than life? 


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