Tongabezi Lodge

Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia
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Very Good
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  • Couples89
  • Solo83
  • Business100

More about Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge.

by dutch_anna

Tongabezi Lodge.
On the banks of the Zambezi River.

They have also accomodation on a small island, Sindabezi.
The prices are on the website.

Zambia - An African Contrast

by CL1706

"Victoria Falls"

One of the seven wonders of the world, Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) is well known, but the enormity of the gorge and the falls needs to be seen in person.

"Tongabezi Lodge"

Tongabezi Lodge is a resort located twenty minutes from Victoria Falls. We stayed on Sindabezi Island, a tiny island paradise which only accommodates 8 visitors at a time.

Waking to sounds of hippopotamus rolling the the waters edge, no more than 5 metres from your bed, or listening to the sounds of the African night - this is a once in a lifetime experience.

www.tongabezi.com

"Lusaka"

I spent five nights in Lusaka, as part of a work trip - and after being in Victoria Falls and Tongabezi, this brought home to me the harsh reality that is Africa.

I was constantly warned that under no circumstances was Lusaka a city to be venturing at night without a guide. Even through the daytime, you just need to be be wary, have common sense and street smarts about you at all times.

In all honesty, I was pretty happy to leave, and cant see a reason to come back in a hurry.

more of Vic Falls and an evening at Sindabezi

by dutch_anna

The path, at the left, along the falls, goes through the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. There are excellent viewpoints, but the water mist makes you wet: take care of your camera!

Here you see the mist, "the smoke, that thunders".

The Zambian side, at the right, was dry.

"Evening at Sindabezi"

After seeing the falls in Zimbabwe and trying to enter Zambia again (see tourist traps) it was almost evening. We had booked a night on the small island Sindabezi, part of Tongabezi, but lying in the middle of the Zambezi, about 3 km from the hotel. There were many hippo's in the river and our guide managed to navigate our very small boat between them without a crash. A tremendous performance as we could not see them, because of the dark, but we heared them moving and grumbling.

And then we had time to watch the sunset.

Sindabezi Island Camp:

Sindabezi

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Forum Posts

Livingstone Bus

by kitkat_heavens

I have read the posts about the family bus but i will be arriving in the afternoon and there isnt a bus till 7pm
You say the busses leave when there full but how many busses are there to livingstone?
And how easy is it to find out how full they are without being forced to get on one by the men that are singing praises about there company?
Do most of them take the same amount of time to get to livingstone?
Thanks

Re: Livingstone Bus

by georeiser

Do you mean the bus between Lusaka and Livingstone? There are two main bus companies and some smaller ones between the cities. The family bus is Mazhandu Family Bus services. I took that bus company from Livingstone to Lusaka in 2009. They had 6 departures a day, all at scheduled times. And they left from Livingstone with many seats free. The price was 16USD. I guess the smaller and cheaper companies wait until the bus is full. It should be between 6 and 9 hours between the cities. I took a socalled express in 6,5 hours. The last bus from Livingstone to Lusaka was 830PM. However I don't know the opposite way.

Travel Tips for Livingstone

The immigration office in Livingstone

by georeiser

I f you need to extend your visa in Zambia, you can do that at the immigration at the intersection of Mosi-Oa-Tunia Road and Libala Road.

Note: Zambian Immigration officials insist that visitors carry the original or a certified copy of their passport and immigration permit at all times. Certified copies must be obtained from the immigration office that issued the permit. I didn't do that, but it is an idea if you shall walk around in the streets.

Post office in Livingstone

by georeiser

Livingstone has a large post office in Mosi-oa-Tunya Road in the city centre. A bureaux de change and a forex dealer (Western Union) is located in the same hall.

A stamp to Europe, America or other Mzungi-land costs 5000 Kwacha (1 USD). The poscards took 12 days to Scandinavia.

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