Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island

Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island are two fabulous properties that showcase the beauty of the Zambezi River. Both offer incredible luxury in completely wild settings.

Just 20 minutes from Livingstone, Tongabezi Lodge is a collection of 5 very exclusive cottages and 6 standalone private holiday homes on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. All are unbelievably luxurious and have their own valet who will cater to your every whim, yet no two are the same in style or character. Some are designed for romance, with claw-foot bathtubs and private pools, whilst others are perfect for families, being spacious and relaxed in atmosphere.

Sindabezi Island is an intimate hideaway 15km upstream of the great Victoria Falls, comprised of just 5 chalets, built on stilts and very open to the outdoors, so guests can fall asleep enjoying the sounds of the wild African bush. Whilst surrounded by nothing but wilderness, guests have every luxury they could ever want, from mood lighting and plentiful hot water to gourmet meals and a well-stocked bar.

Things to do at both Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island include a visit to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, canoeing or fishing the Zambezi River, a private meal or sundowner drinks of an isolated sandbar, a sunset boat cruise, a tour of the local school, market or traditional village as well as classic game drives through reserves teeming with iconic African wildlife. Should you wish to take part in high-adrenalin activities, staff will be more than happy to arrange things such as scenic flights, white water rafting and abseiling.


How to get to Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island

For Tongabezi Lodge, fly into Livingstone Airport where you are met and transferred by staff to the property (20-30 mins). The closest airport to Sindabezi Island is Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. On arrival at the terminal, you are met and transferred to your lodge by road, a journey of around 40km that will require you to clear immigration at the border. If you wish to combine Tongabezi and Sindabezi, a boat transfer between both properties can be easily arranged.

Activities at Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island

  • Victoria Falls visit
  • Game drives
  • Canoeing, boating and fishing
  • Cultural community visits
  • Adrenalin activities

Tongabezi Lodge and Sindabezi Island Highlights

  • Two fabulous riverside properties that showcase the beauty of the Zambezi River
  • Tongabezi Lodge, a collection of beautiful cottages and family-friendly holiday houses
  • Sindabezi Island, an intimate, exclusive wilderness retreat
  • Indulgent luxury in totally wild settings
  • A huge array of activities from boating and canoeing to game drives and cultural visits

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Luxury accommodation at Victoria Falls

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Victoria Falls region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Affordable and family-oriented Avani Victoria Falls Resort is located within Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 5 minutes' walk from the majestic Victoria Falls.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Named after Dr Livingstone’s two most faithful friends, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is set beneath indigenous trees overlooking a scenic bend in the spectacular Zambezi River.

The River Club

A haven of peace at the edge of the glorious Zambezi River just 18km upstream from the famous Victoria Falls, The River Club is the ideal place to conclude a wildlife safari holiday.

Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge offers contemporary luxury tented accommodation inspired by local culture in Zambia's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a few kilometres upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Toka Leya Camp

Nestled on the banks of the iconic Zambezi River in the heart of Zambia’s scenic Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp is just 12km upstream from the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.


Zambia Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Zambia experience.

Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.

USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

Want to know more about Zambia?
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United Kingdom: +44 (20) 4518 8166



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