Tongabezi Tangala House

Tongabezi is a truly authentic African house on the banks of one of the continents mightiest and most iconic rivers

Tongabezi is a truly authentic African house on the banks of one of the continents mightiest and most iconic rivers. The Zambezi River is most famous as the river that feeds the tumultuous Victoria Falls, known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates as 'the smoke that thunders' - an appropriate name that perfectly describes the crashing falls and the eerie vapour that rises up around them. The house is privately owned and run so a heartfelt, intimate experience can be guaranteed; every detail is covered with immaculate precision, from your welcome, to the fine cuisine, to your turndown service each night. Tongabezi takes its influence from the soul of Africa: even its name is derived from the local people and the river.

Why we like it

  • Resting on a secluded riverine spot along the Zambezi River
  • Unique and individually designed houses: we love the Nut House for its stunning low viewpoint over the river
  • Gain first access to Livingstone Island – Tongabezi operate all tours here
  • Enjoy the magnificent views from The Lookout, a raised hideout designed purely for relaxing to the song of the river
  • For a more exclusive experience Sindabezi Island is a private retreat located nearby