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Tongabezi

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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san diego
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as we started our vacation in Africa. We have never been to Africa before and this lodge came highly recommended. Well, it's better than those reviews. The property sits right on the Zambezi river and the individual cottages are spacious, beautifully appointed, and as clean as a whistle. The staff and management are truly lovely and oh...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear mightymouseSanDiego, It was great to meet you and Wayne and we are glad we had the opportunity to host you at the start of your African adventure. From the early bird chats in the Hangout to the evening spent around the fire, we enjoyed your company and were glad to see you had such a great time with us....

Granada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 Australian adults recently spent 3 stunning days and nights in the Doghouse at Tongabezi with the Zambezi in full flood. What a fabulous over river experience. Charming, superbly attentive staff and this unique location made for a wonderful stay. Genuine hospitality, with visits to Victoria Falls and Livingstone Island all carefully guided by the truely delightful...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Jmous, We are happy to read of the enjoyment expressed in your review of your recent stay with us. It was lovely to meet you and the family and we enjoyed our interaction and conservations. The river was certainly flowing high during your stay, making the Falls a spectacular and unavoidably wet experience. Feeling and hearing the force is...

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tongabezi is an outstanding venue. The standard of the accommodation is second to none and the staff are very attentive and forthcoming. Even as a contactor doing some work for them, I was treated like royalty and nothing was left to chance. Attention to detail is probably the thing that I found most impressive.

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Marc, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. It was great to meet you and the team enjoyed your humour and outgoing personality. Thank you also for the birding lessons and general banter. We are happy you were able to enjoy the river cruises that you partook in and wish you and your team a...

Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Tongabezi was incredible! The setting is just magical on the banks of the Zambezi with the sound of hippos in an evening and birds through the day. The food was fantastic and the room was truly special (we were in the honeymoon suite). We would love to stay again on any future trip. The staff were really...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear GavinH, It was a great to read through your review of your recent stay. The Honeymoon house does have a wonderful outlook over the Zambezi River and the bathroom was designed to appreciate the views as your shower or soak up the bubbles in your bath. The team will be happy to read their efforts were appreciated and we...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We traveled as a family and stayed in two cottages by the river. Our stay was simply stunning. The staff could not have done more for us, and everyone seemed to care that we had a truly amazing experience. The trips on the river and to the falls were well worth it and our entire stay was topped off by...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Bhslbrowns, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was great meeting your family and we are so glad that Landon had a great time with the Tujatane school kids and could organise football and play time during your stay. The beauty of the location, right on the river, draws one out onto...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent in every way. The staff was attentive to our every need; food was exceptional. The lodge being situated on the river was ideal. Lovely setting, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Victoria Falls trip was well worth taking. We were lucky enough to observe a double rainbow over the falls. My only regret was not staying a bit longer.

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear bgettenberg, We appreciate your review and are delighted to hear you had a great time staying with us. Exploring the surroundings and appreciating the beauty of the lodge’s location is a balancing act which you managed to master. Whether you are ‘soaking’ up the atmosphere at the Falls in flow, or sipping on a cocktail on your rooms’ river...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was our fourth trip to Tongabezi/Sindabezi and they each get better all the time. The setting is paradise and the staff are effective and very friendly. The chef tries too hard, but if we wanted fancy food we would go to Cape Town. More simple meals wouldbe more satisfying than the overly condimented fare on offer.

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Dave, It was wonderful to get the chance to meet you for the first time, although it was your 4th time back to our neck of the woods. Nyambe and the team took great pleasure in hosting you and I am sure your son enjoyed the choir on the phone as you sat and enjoyed your dinner that night...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

From the moment you arrive at the property you are greeted by the warm and caring staff. The manager, Marc, a native South African greeted us with our fantastic butler Fabian. Fabian was great, kind and always wanted to make your stay fabulous. The rooms are spectacular right on the river. We stayed for four nights in 2 different rooms...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear TravelerandWine, Good to hear from you and we greatly appreciate your wonderful review of your stay with us last month. Shu, where to begin, your in-depth description of the different accommodations, the host of activities to choose from… we cannot really add to what has been so cleverly described by yourself. Your sentiments regarding the service and staff puff...

Reviewed 7 April 2017

My son and I arrived at Tongabezi at the very end of our 2 week South African and Zambian vacation. It was such different experience than the others we had had and a great way to end a vacation. The grounds are green and lush, the property was well maintained and the rooms were nice. We stayed in a cottage...

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Tongabezi, Guest Relations Manager at Tongabezi, responded to this review

Dear Shani, Great to hear from you and trust you guys have arrived back safely home. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, it was great to meet you and Easton and we are so glad to read you enjoyed your time. The included activities can certainly keep you busy and allowing two full days guarantee that...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The hospitality of everyone at Tongabezi was amazing! Marc the GM is wonderful. The food fantastic and its in a great location. Wish we had stayed more than our two days just to hang out in the beautiful setting.

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Dear Greeny169, Thank you for your recent review. The entire team is glad we were able to make your stay with us so memorable even though it was short. The lodge environment does lend itself to relaxing and enjoying the views across the river and into the distance, but we also know there is a lot to do with our...

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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 

Additional Information about Tongabezi

Address: Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: €1,085 - €1,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tongabezi 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Tongabezi Hotel Livingstone
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#1 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#1 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#1 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
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“We loved the Dog House. It has 2 master bedrooms and a living room, deck, and private pool too. And a personal butler.”
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