Visit a Zambian Legacy That Gives Back to The Local Community

As the eyes of the world turned to Southern Africa following the royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the staff at Tongabezi in Zambia are continuing a legacy that does not necessarily attract the attention of celebrities but is treasured by those who work and visit this unique destination.

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia, many travel to Tongabezi for the unique experience of Livingstone Island and the spectacular beauty of the Victoria Falls, but many leave Tongabezi having immersed themselves in the local community, the impressive education projects and having an unexpectedly rewarding first-hand experience of the challenges faced by many Zambians.

Founded over twenty three years go by Tongabezi owner, Vanessa Parker, the Tujatane pre-school had just fifteen students. Today, thanks to the hard work and commitment of Tongabezi and the guests who visit the project, the school now has more than 240 students. Monetary donations have gone a long way to developing the education projects to include scholarships to secondary education and internships, but it is also the donations from Tongabezi guests who willingly give their time to work with the children and share their experiences from around the world to inspire young minds.

From the school playground to the banks of the Zambezi River, the experience at Tongabezi is like no other. With six private houses, five river cottages and unforgettable game drives; Tongabezi offer a remote retreat where guests are fully immersed in nature. Service at Tongabezi is of the highest possible standard and each cottage comes with a private concierge who is on-hand to ensure guests’ stays are completely hassle free. Many of the staff members have been with Tongabezi since it first opened its doors almost thirty years ago; staff are part of the Tongabezi family, one which champions education and fulfilling potential.

Every property at Tongabezi features its own unique design and style; The Nut House combines eclectic art, textiles and textures from around the African continent with design elements sourced from Morocco, Mali, Zambia and South Africa. The Dog House is home to three separate decks which are connected to each other and the rest of the world by elevated walkways which hang above the mighty Zambezi River which runs under the rooms during high water.

Tongabezi is the perfect destination for those seeking a truly immersive African experience featuring community projects, breathtaking natural beauty and unforgettable experiences.

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