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Tongabezi Lodge

Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia
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Tongabezi Lodge
Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Livingstone
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for just 3 nights mid-February and hadn't thought of writing a review until I read that awful on about no power, no generator. It's Africa for goodness sake! We stayed in The Bird House, magical. Still can't believe that we awoke to the gentle, silent, powerful Zambezi flowing along just below our accommodation. A truly wonderful stay... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely hotel with great staff and a school that is making a difference!!it is on the banks of the Zambezi River. Our rooms were called The Dog House and it was magical! We had a bedroom suite with another room with a private pool, dining room and lounge. We had a lovely breakfast there each morning.

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Tongabezi, Manager at Tongabezi Lodge, responded to this review

Dear William and Angie, It was our pleasure to host you at Tongabezi and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are delighted that you thought your massage was wonderful and so pleased to note that you rated all our services as excellent. What a pity you did not have time to enjoy another night in the peaceful... More

Bakersfield, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tongabezi offers first class service in a beautiful location that creates memories that will last a lifetime. The accomodations are extraordinary. We satyed in the Dog House and it is really three separate large houses with its own plunge pool and deck. We saw a hippo from our deck one evenning that was great fun. Great beds, bathrooms and lounges.... More

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had the most wonderful experience at our stay at this incredible hotel. We spent one night on Sindabezi Island and had the island to ourselves (there were 7 of us staying in 4 cottages). The Honeymoon Suite as were all the cottages were spacious, clean and open to the Zambezi. We heard the hippos and fantastic bird calls -... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a magical place with lush tropical gardens and the Zambezi running past it. The common facilities - office/reception, dining area plus riverside hide - were well appointed. The staff from administration downwards were always attentive and helpful. The Sindabezi annex in the middle of the Zambezi, which is undertaking a major refurbishment, looks even more special. For busy... More

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Hong Kong
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Fabulous all round - could not fault a single thing about this property - accommodation, service, attitude, food, location and their connection with us as guests was absolutely top notch. We were a family travelling with our three adult children (aged 21-27) and we were all besotted with Tongabezi. This is somewhere we will definitely visit again.

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Francistown, Botswana
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We came to Tongabezi to celebrate a birthday ... and what an unforgettable experience it was! From arrival to departure we were made to feel special. There was champagne waiting for us in our room, the palatial and well-appointed Dog House, which was further enhanced by our private valet's continued attention throughout our stay. Looking out over the Zambezi River,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I came here with friends for a day of relaxation after an adrenaline fueled trip to Livingstone. We had originally booked one night but on the morning we were due to check out we decided to miss our flights back to Lusaka and stay another night. Best decision ever! The lodge is in the middle of a national park and... More

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I spent 3 nights here with on honeymoon and was completely blown away. Myself and my wife own a small hotel in Kenya, and have a real appreciation for quality of service in the hospitality industry, which made my experience all the more special. We had come from Rwanda and were at the beginning of a month long journey through... More

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Launceston, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed at Tongabezi for 3 nights whilst on our honeymoon. We were expecting luxury & it was not. We had just come from an amazing lodge in South Africa but even so luxury is stretching it. Yes it is unique, the two rooms we stayed in the Tree House & the Honeymoon house had beautiful views of the river... More

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Also Known As:
Tongabezi Hotel Livingstone
Tongabezi Hotel
Address: Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia
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Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
#1 Family Hotel in Livingstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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 

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