The world-famous Victoria Falls is also Africa’s adventure playground, offering an array of brilliant adrenalin-packed adventure activities plus Big Five safaris.
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Livingstone, Southern Province, Zambia|greensafaris.com|
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This Upper Zambezi camp offers it all: spacious thatched riverside cottages, valets to provide personal service, 12 inclusive activities – and a beautiful position upriver from the Victoria Falls.
Set in a beautiful ebony grove on a wide stretch of the Zambezi, with spectacular river views, shade and cool breezes. Victoria Falls in 10 minutes’ drive away.
The rooms are open to the elements (even baths have views) and delicious meals are served in various spots, from a boat to a riverside deck.
It’s a place where both romantics and activity-lovers are happy, where one can do three activities a day – and return to five-star comforts.
Game & game viewing
Although there is game here, other activities such as fishing, boating, and Victoria Falls are more popular. The nearby elephant camp offers elephant-back safaris.
Guides & guiding
Many guides have worked here for years; the owner, Ben Parker, was one of the first camp operators on the upper Zambezi, and staff know and trust him.Although there is game here, other activities such as fishing, boating, and Victoria Falls are more popular. The nearby elephant camp offers elephant-back safaris.
The camp owns Livingstone Island, right on the Falls, with exclusive access to the famous ‘Devil’s Pool‘.
Tongabezi will set up dinner on a private riverside pontoon – and canoe courses out to you, so you can enjoy a star and lamplit dinner in blissful seclusion.
Taking the kids
Tongabezi is child-friendly, with babysitting services and child-friendly valets. There’s plenty to keep children busy and entertained, from bushcraft and drumming lessons, to tennis, fishing and insect collecting. Children under 7 are only accepted in the Garden House.
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