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Tongabezi Lodge

Welcome to Tongabezi

This award winning eco-lodge in Zambia leans into the tranquillity of its hidden location on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Combine romance and luxury with a hint of adventure as you relax just 12km upstream of Victoria Falls. Our joyous team welcome guests to a selection of Houses and Cottages, each embellished with interiors lovingly chosen from around Africa. Immerse yourself in nature and experience unique dining and river activities.

Conde Nast may have called Tongabezi one of the top 20 Hotels in the World, but would you believe we started out as tents with bucket showers?

Our Story


Our five River Cottages and seven Houses emphasise individuality and exclusivity, which is why it is especially important to choose a room that best reflects the Tongabezi experience you are dreaming of.

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Victoria Falls


The Smoke That Thunders

Mosi-oa-Tunya, or Victoria Falls, is celebrated as one of the world’s iconic natural wonders. Fly, swim, raft, or simply gaze in awe at the most dramatic part of the mighty Zambezi River.


Guest Reviews

I can live here for seven years.

Thank you for the most enjoyable stay. This is an amazing spot, we have travelled a lot and this is one of the best. Not only is Africa beautiful but the surroundings and people at Tongabezi are the perfect representation of this land. - Mr & Mrs Matt

Community Experiences

We are deeply embedded within our community and environment, and encourage your engagement in our education, health, farming and sustainability projects.

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Inclusive Activities

From fine dining on a floating sampan to a breath-taking visit to Victoria Falls, each day is different at Tongabezi.

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Dream Combination

Let Zambia spoil you a little longer by staying at one of our properties in Kafue National Park and Busanga Plains.

Tongabezi + Ila Safari Lodge Tongabezi + Chisa Busanga camp

Media Coverage

Love letters on leading travel platforms are the best motivation. They give us the confidence we need to continue creating magical experiences for travellers as well as sustaining and developing our communities and wildlife.

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Travel Essence - Spotlight on Chef Zuwi Nawa 01 December 2022 Condé Nast - Top 20 Resorts in Africa 04 October 2022 13 Spectacular World Dining Destinations 13 June 2022

World's Best Award 2018, 2019 & 2020

2019 Reader's Choice Award

Zambia's Leading Hotel 2019 & 2020

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

The Gold List 2018

Traveller's Choice Awards 2011 - 2021

LUXlife Resorts & Retreats Award 2020

2019 Inaugural Zambia National Responsible Business Award

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