Absolute Zambia Safaris

Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, who explored this area extensively, Livingstone Town was established in 1905.

As a major European settlement, being close to the Zambezi River crossing over to Southern Rhodesia, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. As the capital, it enjoyed excellent facilities far superior to anything elsewhere in the country, as can be seen from the surviving Edwardian buildings that line the city’s main road. Livingstone even had the distinction of having the country’s first newspaper. The capital was moved to Lusaka in 1935 and the bustling city has become a quiet town, but still retaining a special charm. A major event in 2011 was the installation of the town’s first set of traffic lights! The proximity to the Zambezi River and the spectacular Victoria Falls has led Livingstone to become a base for travelers from all over the world wanting to explore this Wonder of the World.

There are several Adventure Companies offering Riverboarding, White water rafting, Canoeing, Horse riding trails, Abseiling, as well as Boat cruises, Walks with lions, Elephant back safaris, Quad bikes riding, Kayaking and tours to the Victoria Falls, Mukuni Cultural Village and the places of interest in Livingstone.

Many tour companies and lodges offer a booking agency service in Livingstone to help make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. You can fly directly into Livingstone via Livingstone airport.

 


Tongabezi Lodge
Six private Houses and five River Cottages nestle on the banks of the Zambezi River, accommodating two to five guests each. Enjoy luxury, romance and a range of activities whilst being spoiled by a private valet.

The Experience
There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. Guests do as much or as little as they wish, with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price. Take a short-guided tour of the majestic Victoria Falls. You can also enjoy the Falls from inside the gorge, from Livingstone Island and from the air.
Houses & Cottages

Our five Houses and four River Cottages are individually styled and cater for two to five guests. Experience lavish romance at the Honeymoon House, wake up amongst the birds in the Tree House, or enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the Zambezi River from the private deck of your own River Cottage.

Experiences
A wide range of activities are on offer during your stay at Tongabezi. Visit Victoria Falls, enjoy an early morning Game Drive, drift down the Zambezi River on a Sunset Cruise, or book a romantic Sampan dinner floating out on the river. There are also some great activities for adrenaline junkies – white water rafting, elephant back safaris, microlight and helicopter flights, or the famous Victoria Falls bungee jump. Community minded? Do visit our Tongabezi Trust School, Tujatane. Our students are officially amongst the best performers in Zambia, regularly winning national drama, poetry, and traditional dancing competitions, and they’d love the chance to show off their skills.

Victoria Falls
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘smoke that thunders' is a short drive from Tongabezi. Our guides will take you to view the breath-taking cascades of water and walk you across Knife Edge bridge, where in high water you might be drenched in the spray. You can also visit Livingstone Island and gaze upon the Falls as David Livingstone first did: from amongst them. The daring might even choose to swim in Devil’s Pool, a natural rock pool that sits on the very edge of the abyss. For those who wish to see the view from above, our team will be happy to organise a non-inclusive microlight or helicopter flight through the gorge and over the Falls.

A romantic hideaway on the banks of the zambezi river, upstream of the majestic 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. Our guests set their own pace and itinerary. A range of dining locations all feature exquisite views of the Zambezi. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambience with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.

SINDABEZI BUSH CAMP:
Sindabezi Island is a private hideaway on the Zambezi River, 15km upstream from Victoria Falls. Experience eco-conscious exclusivity at this remote luxury bush camp – the discerning traveler’s best kept secret.

Sindabezi Island is unique - the discerning traveler’s best kept secret. An idyllic, exclusive camp on our very own private isle on the Zambezi River, it is the only luxury bush camp from where Victoria Falls can comfortably be explored. Experience the large number of activities in the area during the day and return to a tranquil haven, a thousand light years away from the bustle at night. Fodor’s consider Sindabezi one of the top 10 eco lodges in Africa.

There are only five open-sided thatched Chalets on the entire island, allowing guests to soak up the sights and sounds of a pristine African bush setting. Views across the flood plains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park complete the experience.

Services & Amenities:
Safe
Lock your valuables away in a secure digital safe

Private Deck
Gaze out over the Zambezi River from your own private deck

Private Dining
Sindabezi Island boasts two romantic private dining decks

Laundry
Our same-day laundry service is complimentary

Bar
The Sindabezi Lounge has a fully stocked bar

Relax & Play
Open plan central deck for games, relaxation and conversation

Fire Pit
Swap stories with other guests and our guides around the fire pit

Tangala House
Tangala House is a luxurious family home on the banks of the Zambezi river. The intermittent home of Ben and Vanessa Parker, the owners of Tongabezi, it lies close to Tongabezi and 15km upstream of Victoria Falls. Designed with a family in mind, the house comes with a 13m private swimming pool and its own gym. Tangala has four bedrooms, three with en-suite bathrooms and raised king-sized beds. Stylishly designed and furnished, the house has featured in House and Garden in the UK and comes with a vehicle and boat, a chef, waiters and private guide - all courtesy of Tongabezi.

The Experience
Ideal for a Zambia family safari, Tangala House sleeps up to six and has a children's playroom and a spacious kitchen-dining room. The rooms are enclosed, with large glass fitted windows to keep out the insects and allow guests to enjoy magnificent views across the Zambezi. The living room has a large sofa and two armchairs and leads onto a 'snuggery' with satellite TV, video, Hi Fi and Jet master fireplace. Most of the rooms have very high thatch ceilings and the passages feature 3-4m high Moroccan arches, with 1m thick walls.

The swimming pool is 13mx4.5m, with an additional shallow area for children and bench seating. In front of the house a grass lawn leads to 250m of private river frontage. There are no neighbors either side and Tangala also features one people-friendly dog, Luna. The veranda easily seats ten and is open thatch with steps onto the lawn, towards the swimming pool and the terrace, which has an eight-seat railway sleeper picnic table.

Tangala House is available to book over the Christmas and Easter Holidays, plus June, July and August. Other dates throughout the year are available on request only. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights for safari holidays and a minimum occupancy of four people.

Services & Amenities
Boat and Vehicle
Guests have full control over their itinerary with their own boat and vehicle

Relax & Play
Open plan central deck for games, relaxation and conversation

Aircon
All rooms are fully air-conditioned

Wi-fi
Catch up with loved ones back home with our uncapped wi-fi

TV
Satellite TV, video and Hifi

Private Dining
Opt to have your lunch or dinner served by candlelight on your deck

Swimming Pool
Large pool and gardens overlooking the zambezi river

Laundry
Our same-day laundry service is complimentary

Activities
Your stay with us affords the perfect opportunity to experience the majestic Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi River with all its wildlife and many other activities.


Victoria Waterfront Lodge
The Victoria Falls Waterfront is the perfect place to stay in Livingstone, centrally located in between Livingstone town and The Victoria Falls.

The lodge boasts fantastic facilities catering to a traveler every need including a riverside restaurant and bar with stunning views over the Zambezi River – the perfect spot for a sundowner. A varied mix of accommodation includes en-suite chalets, permanent tents and a campsite.

The ideal location to base your cost-effective Livingstone adventure. Located within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, only 3km upstream from Victoria Falls, this property is renown as the adventure hub of Livingstone – where white-water rafting, canoe safaris, speedboat adventures, river cruises, safari drives and cultural tours start and finish. It is a popular overnight stay for self-drive, 4WD and motorbike enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for a comfortable accommodation option, planning a self-drive trip or busy organizing an overland group through Africa, you will find The Victoria Falls Waterfront convenient, cost-effective and easy to arrange.

All guests may enjoy the use of two sparkling swimming pools, WIFI facilities, a festive bar with Happy Hour Specials, some on-site activities booking centre, a restaurant with an unbeatable view of the Zambezi River and Livingstone’s favorite Peppino’s Pizza… on the River. Accommodation options at The Victoria Falls Waterfront comprise of en-suite river-facing chalets, garden-view chalets, family chalets, adventure village tents (complete with linen, electricity and a fan) and a shady campsite, supported by power-points and spotless ablution facilities.

The Victoria Falls Waterfront offers a complimentary daily shuttle to Victoria Falls and Livingstone Town.


Waterberry Lodge
The main double-storey lodge building overlooks the Zambezi and the game park on the opposite bank. Upstairs the lounge is open to the thatch with comfortable seating, magnificent views, books, and an unusual collection of old African maps.
Meals are served in the ground floor dining area or alfresco on the sun terrace and deck overlooking the river. Guests may choose to have private dinners on their terraces or one of the secluded pontoons or platforms around the lodge. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day, and waiters are standing by to serve drinks.

Wifi is free of charge and mobile phone signals are generally more reliable than the land line.

Guests love our informal style and our friendly, welcoming staff who do all they can to make your stay a really memorable Zambezi experience.


David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa
Luxury Accommodation at This 4* Livingstone Lodge
The award winning 4* David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa ideally mixes luxury and comfort on the banks of the Zambezi River, a stunning setting in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park with fantastic views of the spray from Victoria Falls. This luxury Livingstone Lodge has all the modern comforts that a guest would need as well as many unique features to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge boasts all river-facing accommodation so each guest can enjoy the view that once captivated David Livingstone, the intrepid explorer and missionary who was the first European to set eyes on the Victoria Falls. This fantastic Livingstone Lodge is within easy reach of all the major activities


Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls
Colonial luxury with majestic views of Victoria Falls
Arrive in exclusive Zambian style, taking in the majestic Victoria Falls on a water taxi journey. On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Hotel is named after the legendary explorer who named Zambia’s iconic waterfall in honour of his queen. Paying tribute to this glorious era, our hotel evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style and offers unforgettable adventures.

All of our luxury rooms and suites feature a private veranda with mighty Zambezi River views. The sights and sounds of river life can be soaked up as you laze in a hammock, enjoy a massage in a waterfront gazebo, or cool off in the pool. Sip refreshments in a lounge that displays the paintings of Sir


Avani Victoria Falls Resort
A 5-minute walk from “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (the Smoke that Thunders – Victoria Falls), the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort provides guests with affordable luxury, family-oriented accommodation. This 3-star hotel is vibrant and colorful, which is reflective of the Zambian people themselves.
Whether you are looking for a family holiday destination or world-class conference facilities, the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort will accommodate your needs. We are positioned close to the action, with a number of adrenalin-pumping activities right on our doorstep!

While as a guest of the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, you enjoy the privilege of complimentary access to Victoria Falls via our private entrance. There is WIFI access in all of the rooms. Traditional Marimba Band perform during lunch at the poolside and a Resident Band perform at the poolside every evening. Stunning wildlife around the resort; zebra, Giraffe, Impalas and Monkeys.

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 155 hotels and resorts in 25 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has rebranded five hotels in southern Africa to its upscale AVANI brand from last year.

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is the vibrant upscale brand which MHG launched in 2011. Offering relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations to guests who value the details that matter, AVANI was launched in response to an increasingly influential group of discerning travelers who appreciate good design and excellent service, but also demand great value.

AVANI Victoria Falls Resort offers guests everything that you have come to expect from this successful leisure brand.
With a choice of 212 en-suite rooms, ranging from twin to family, the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort will provide you with the perfect place to relax and unwind while enjoying everything that the Victoria Falls has to offer including complimentary 250MB WIFI daily.

Amenities and Facilities:
Room service, Laundry, Conference Premises, Swimming pool, Restaurants & Bars, Kid’s Club, Zuba’s Adventure Camp, Internet, Satellite TV, Unlimited Access to the Victoria Falls.

Some of the Activities to enjoy while in Victoria Falls:
1. Zambezi River Safaris
2. Zambezi Raft Float
3. Livingstone Cultural Tours
4. victoria Falls Tours




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