We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Visit hotel website
Traveler (677)
Room & Suite (276)
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Travelers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. Our friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Guests can dine beside the river or on their private terrace. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambience with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.
Read more
Property amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Show more
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Good to know
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Special Offer:Spontaneous Special!
Hotel deals
Full view
Getting there
Livingstone Airport8 mi
Victoria Falls Airport21 mi
See all nearby hotels
Nearby restaurants
See all nearby restaurants
Nearby attractions
See all nearby attractions
Reviews (476)
Filter reviews
454 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dog house nut house personal valet sindabezi island bird house honeymoon house river cottage captain felix sand bar the cottages private island sunset cruise victoria falls included activities bubble bath inclusive activities other guests
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 454 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

For our first African trip, we really wanted to see Victoria Falls. It's possible to view the falls from Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Adam Malmnas, our travel agent from Travel For Life, recommended staying in Livingstone, Zambia. We had never heard of Tongabezi Lodge, but...More

Thank Evan0057
Response from Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at TongabeziResponded 1 week ago

We so appreciate you taking the time to write us such a lovely review and making mention of several staff members who contributed to your wonderful stay. It is quite a daunting exercise to plan for a trip to Africa and agents can make all...More

Hotel's Favorite
Reviewed June 3, 2018

There really aren't words to describe this place!! We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and we couldn't have been happier. The service was unbelievable and the best we have ever experienced, our valet Matron was so wonderful and looked after us both so...More

1  Thank tammers2013
Response from Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at TongabeziResponded June 3, 2018

Greetings! This is such a heartfelt review – thank you for sharing your experience at Tongabezi with others. We appreciate that you made mention of so many of the team who contributed to your unforgettable honeymoon! We are often told that our team is one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My time at Tongabezi and Sindabezi was the epitome of perfection. Unparalleled luxury, world class staff, unique experiences (dinner on the sampan is a MUST), healthy yet delicious food and the endless hippos all combine to make a Victoria Falls stay one that you'll never...More

Thank Ellen B
Response from Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at TongabeziResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time both at Tongabezi and on her little sister island Sindabezi - two different but equally magical experiences, we like to think! Thank you for your wonderful compliments regarding your meals and the setting, as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are stunning with its countless elegant seating arrangements and luxurious rooms providing you the feeling of sheer relaxation. Ask to have your breakfast served on your private terrace, take your lunch under the trees overlooking the Zambezi River and dine in the gorgeous...More

Thank BettinaSoCal
Response from Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at TongabeziResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings! We so appreciate you taking the time to write us such a lovely review with such a nice title! It is nice to see that the reality exceeded your expectations. Our dining options are always a surprise – we like to make it feel...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tongabezi Lodge was stunning in every way, and the excellent staff saw to all our needs. Our guide for the three days we stayed at Tongabezi was Godfrey who drove us to our first sightings of giraffes, elephants, zebras and wildebeests in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park....More

Thank jimandhebe
Response from Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at TongabeziResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to read your review and delighted to have been a part of this beautiful family vacation. It is nice to see that such a variety of our activities catered to your entire party of all different ages! Wonderful that you took...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from morellibruno | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't an option for us in January the water was too high. It would of been an amazing experience though.
January 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tongabezi | Property representative |
Do remember to get a KAZA (multiple entry) visa if you plan to see the Falls from Zimbabwe or visit Chobe National Park in Botswana!
Room Tips
"They all appeared to be exceptional"
1 week ago
Read review
"The river cottages provide incredible sunset views"
1 week ago
Read review
"Bird View - its own plunge pool, bear-claw bathtub outside, big veranda overlooking Zambezi"
2 weeks ago
Read review
"We lodged in 3 houses, Honeymoon, Dog and Garden. Dog and Honeymoon Houses have views of river. All houses..."
2 weeks ago
Read review
Show More 
$673 - $1,658 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
tongabezi hotel livingstone
ZambiaSouthern ProvinceLivingstone
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing