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In the same time zone as Europe, despite being a 9 hour flight.  A long way to travel but utterly worthwhile when you get there.  We are featuring three stunning properties, all overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, and just a few kilometres up stream from the Victoria Falls.

Zambia is worth a visit in its own right, but many prefer to include a visit on the way to or from South Africa.  It's a short hop from Johannesburg.

Choose from barefoot chic on a private island in the Zambezi, or a luxurious riverside lodge or a fabulous 4 bedroom family home.  All are owned and operated by our friends at Tongabezi and they are all utterly gorgeous.

Combine your stay with some walking and bird watching, some canoeing down the river or, for some adrenalin pumping action, try some white water rafting on arguably the world's best stretch of white water.  The Zambezi River is, of course, where you'll find the mighty Victoria Falls, about 10kms downstream from our recommended places to stay.

Zambia is a great destination all year round, but we can advise you on the weather etc. for whenever you would like to travel.

Other destinations in Africa or off the coast

Weather and seasons

Zambia experiences three mains seasons, the rainy season from November through to April, the cool season from May to August and the hot season from September to November. We advise you to avoid the rainy season when, and be aware if choosing to travel in the hot season that temperatures can reach the 40s. The cool season sees temperatures in their mid to high 20s.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  10 hours stopping over in Johannesburg
  • Currency:  Kwacha
  • Language:  Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga and English
  • Visa requirements:  British passport holders require a visa which can be obtained from the Zambian High Commission in London for US$ 50 for a single entry visa or US$ 80 for a double entry visa
  • Time difference:  GMT +2
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tangala house

tangala house

zambezi river, zambia    exclusive use per night from £1,470

Tangala House is a wonderful, comfortable and stylish family home on the banks of the Zambezi River, 15km upstream of Victoria Falls. Master bedroom suite, plus 3 further bedrooms. Private gardens and swimming pool. Spectacular river views.

tongabezi lodge

tongabezi lodge

zambezi river, zambia    per person per night from £315

A romantic, luxurious hideaway on the banks of the mightly Zambezi River, just upstream from the Victoria Falls. The accommodation is truly outstanding with each of the luxurious houses and cottages having their own butler. It's the perfect place to flop and absorb the magic of the Zambezi.

sindabezi island

sindabezi island

zambezi river, zambia    per person per night from £280

Sindabezi Island is unique the discerning travelers best kept secret. An idyllic, romantic and exclusive camp on a private isle on the Zambezi River. It's the only luxury bush camp from where Victoria Falls can comfortably be explored.

Kathryn Brierley, Director

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Kathryn Brierley, Director

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