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Tongabezi by Green Safaris

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Private Bag 31, Livingstone Zambia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 25 hotels in Livingstone
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

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Private Bag 31, Livingstone Zambia
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Livingstone Airport8 miSee all flights
Victoria Falls Airport21 miSee all flights
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Jennifer K wrote a review Aug 1
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Our family of 4 stayed 3 nights at Tongabezi and had an outstanding time! Beautiful bungalows that were huge and decorated with great authentic touches. Fantastic staff that was accommodating and anticipated needs for all of us. Delicious cuisine that was always made to order. Nice surprises like a drawn bubble bath and chilled champagne awaiting us after our long day of excursions. The guides (Douglas and Felix) were ready for any request- from a private tour of the falls, to an up-close animal safari (complete with a walking tour to see the white rinos; truly incredible!), to a guided mountain bike ride on nearby trails that took us through the various villages with lots of smiling, waving locals. We even met the owner during breakfast who said he was working to make all of his properties (and vehicles) as environmentally friendly and as low-impact as possible. Very cool! Overall, we highly recommend Tongabezi to anyone who is staying in the Victoria Falls area.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Incredible views on the river. The family suite offers a separate hangout bungalow with private...
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Response from Tongabezi Victoria Falls, General Manager at Tongabezi by Green Safaris
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Greetings from Tongabezi and the Team, It is so encouraging to read your review about your wonderful family holiday here with us. Thank you for complimenting the team as well as our delicious cuisine. It is an absolute delight for us to surprise our guests during their time spent with us and always hope that you will leave for home already yearning to return to us again. We are indeed striving to be the trendsetters of being a truly eco operation and have many other sustainable projects throughout the Green Safaris group. We are so passionate about this and are happy to hear that you enjoyed hearing about our exciting plans for the future. We hope to meet again! Team Tonagbezi
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Hidde wrote a review Jul 2021
Rotterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions
Tongabezi Lodge felt like coming home to Zambia. Superb lodge site, situated right alongside the river bank of the Zambezi, and only a minimal drive removed from the airport and Livingstone. Experienced the warmest and friendliest reception from JC and her staff, which set the tone for the remainder of our retreat! Beautiful sundowns, delicious meals, clean and comfortable accomodation make Tongabezi a true sample of excellent lodge experience. Recommend this site to anyone and thanks again to the Tongabezi team for making our stay amazing!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Tongabezi Victoria Falls, General Manager at Tongabezi by Green Safaris
Responded 2 days ago
We are so thankful for your lovely review and are happy to hear about the wonderful time you spent with us. This is your home away from home, full of Zambian smiles and heartfelt hospitality. Hoping to have you visit again soon! Team Tongabezi
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Hermosagata wrote a review Jul 2021
Tucson, Arizona99 contributions20 helpful votes
Tongabezi was my last stop on a 2+week adventure the bush Zambia. What a wonderful way to end an already amazing trip! The Nut House is t superb and luxe, the staff, kind, and attentive, food, top notch! Let your guide show you around Victoria Falls, visit the village, go for a sundowner on the boat with Captain Felix. 5 star lodge!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Tongabezi Victoria Falls, General Manager at Tongabezi by Green Safaris
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for writing us such a lovely review regarding your stay with us. The Nut House certainly has a beautiful setting with an elevated view of the majestic Zambezi, especially when the sun sets! We are extremely lucky to have Captain Felix with his eagle eyes, and we're happy to hear that he made your sunset cruise memorable – a perfect way to end the day. Till next we meet. Team Tongabezi
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Indium49 wrote a review Jun 2021
Lubbock, Texas61 contributions20 helpful votes
Tongabezi is still heaven. Even though this was our fifth visit, it was as magical as ever. Everything was just as we left it in 2019–gorgeous. The rooms and lounging spaces are exquisitely decorated, and the landscaping is beautiful. As always the food was fresh, healthy, and delicious thanks to Chef Vicus. But the jewel in Tongabezi’s crown is the service. The service here is second to none. We loved our valet Jato, and it was great to see old friends like JC, Lawrence, Aggie, Rhoda, Capt Felix, and Capt Ronald, and to make new friends. The Falls were stunning with more water than ever, so wear your raincoat!! Also, while you’re there, be sure to visit the school, Tujatane. It’s inspirational. And don’t miss the sunset cruise, but be sure to stay long enough to soak in every aspect of this beautiful place. (Four days is great.) For those with Covid concerns, Tongabezi is the place to be. It is very spread out with more than enough room for social distancing. Our temperature was taken when we arrived. Hand sanitizer was plentiful and the staff all wore masks. All of the staff were also vaccinated. Africa is the place to be. They have taken things really seriously and are waiting with open arms, socially distanced of course. Thank you to all our Tongabezi friends. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Tongabezi Victoria Falls, General Manager at Tongabezi by Green Safaris
Responded Jun 8, 2021
We were so happy to have you back to visit us after such a long time. Thank you so much for this lovely review and for making mention of so many of the team. Glad to hear it was just as you left it! We so appreciate your support of both Tongabezi and Tujatane school – even during COVID times when traveling appears to be more difficult. We are happy to see International travel opening up and are hopeful for a brighter future as the vaccinations roll out. We are sure to see you again! Team Tongabezi
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Diana S wrote a review Jun 2021
Prague, Czech Republic13 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in the Tree House....what a great experience. The Vervet Monkeys welcomed us by finding a kleenex box after we arrived and when we came back to our "room" after lunch, everything was covered in shredded kleenex! J.C. offered another room for us but we quickly declined. Nyambe, our personal room butler, kept the monkeys at bay after that and thankfully, they never visited at night. We loved staying in the Tree House. Tongebezi Lodge offered so many wonderful experiences. Lawrence took us on a great tour of Victoria Falls and some exciting game drives. Lizzy was a sparkling jewel and made our stay so fun. She made us lemon drop martinis and always had a smile on her beautiful face. Nyambe took wonderful care of us and our stay could not have been better. We were able to visit the beautiful children at the Tongebezi Trust School and personally observe the wonderful work they are doing there. The children were as excited to sing for us as we were to hear them. Such an amazing four-day stay we had at this safari camp!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: The Tree House was a great adventure.....not for everyone, but we LOVED it!!
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Response from Tongabezi Victoria Falls, General Manager at Tongabezi by Green Safaris
Responded Jun 9, 2021
Greetings from Tongabezi (and the Vervet Monkeys!) Thank you for such a wonderful review of your time spent in the wild Tree House. We are still awaiting the Monkey’s Credit card details so they can pay for their stay! The Tree House is one of a kind, with spectacular views and live entertainment. We are delighted that you enjoyed our warm and hospitable team, and thank you for mentioning so many by name. They will be delighted to know how they impacted your Zambian experience for the better. The school is a must-see, those kids will bring the biggest smile to your face! Till next time… Team Tongabezi
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tongabezi hotel livingstone
LOCATION
ZambiaSouthern ProvinceLivingstone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tongabezi by Green Safaris
What are some of the property amenities at Tongabezi by Green Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tongabezi by Green Safaris?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Tongabezi by Green Safaris?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tongabezi by Green Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tongabezi by Green Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Tongabezi by Green Safaris have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tongabezi by Green Safaris offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Tongabezi by Green Safaris have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.