As someone who is always online and connected to this big ‘ol globe, it was a good thing that the lodges don’t have Wi-Fi because it allowed me to immerse myself in the beautiful surrounding and just switch off from the world. Though, internet and Wi-Fi is available in the public areas like the dinning area, lounging deck and the lookout point. As soon as I got onto the lookout point suddenly being connected to the internet or the world wasn’t so important. The quiet and calm of the river before me, bird life gracefully perched on the trees around the river and the wild life that comes to entertain you while you lounge on the waterfront with a cold drink that arrives to cool you down like clock work in the glorious Zambian summer…Now this is the Africa that they don’t tell you about on TV. What I would give to swap my current London weather for a few moment back on…
“It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce them to objects of pity. This has never been clearer than in the view of Africa from the American media, in which we are shown poverty and conflicts without any context.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichieedia.
Tongabezi Activities Available
- Island Lunch
- Sunrise and sunset boating
- Visit to nearby museums and markets
- Game Drives
- Visiting Victoria Falls
- Canoeing on the Zambezi
- Floating candlelit dinner
You will love…
There are few more activities that you can take up that are not included in the price, but can be paid for in addition to your stay. Such as flying over Victoria Falls or diving into the Devils Pool with a 100 meter drop on the other side. Yep we certainly did, hastag YOLO! Look out for my post on the Devil’s Pool soon. We stayed for 3 day, 2 nights but I in hindsight, I think 3-4 days is a good minimum to start with, but trust me you will want to stay for longer as you will love:
- Views of the river stretching from your very own private lodge.
- A choice of morning and afternoon game drives to get closer to nature.
- The lookout point with views of the unspoiled stretch of the River Zambezi(bring binoculars as the hippos love to play hide and seek in the water).
- Tongabezi Lodge, boasts an extraordinary location alongside the Zambezi, which is teeming with hippos and crocodiles. The expansive deck area for dinning and lounging offer the perfect spot to spot the wildlife on the river.
- Watch the shades of grey-blue-purple skies melt into molten orange as the sunset hosts a show, while enjoying the roaring fire that gets going every evening under the African sky.
- I could go on…but you will just have to go visit out for yourself…