This is one of our favourites, combining spacious luxury with bags of personality and character. The lodge is set on the banks of the Zambezi in a secluded spot upstream from the falls. The main lodge has four open fronted houses, one enclosed house with private plunge pool and an enclosed family house with an exclusive garden and private pool, as well as five enclosed riverfront cottages. Sindabezi Island features four open fronted chalets and one open fronted honeymoon chalet.
The houses, cottages and chalets are enormous and each decorated individually. All enjoy views of the river. Care has been taken to make this one of the most romantic places to stay in the area, with many little touches and hidden away spots to relax in.
The lodge makes the most of its location away from the falls, providing a haven to relax in (many prefer a longer stay here). Staff are excellent, with a friendly and welcoming team for whom nothing is too much trouble.
From 15 to 240 students
The Tujatane School was set up by the original owners of the lodge and has grown from a preschool of 15 children to a primary school with over 240 students. The school has charity status in the UK and is completely funded on donations. Apart from the first classroom, which Tongabezi built, the development of the school has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of donors all over the world.
The Tujatane School is actively engaged in promoting environmentally friendly practices amongst students. The school has a gardening club for grades two to seven and the younger classes visit the Tongabezi gardens to learn how to care for a basic garden. Tujatane recently had an incredible yield of onions planted by the children, which supplied the school with part of lunch for over a week. This has inspired the children to plant maize crops to make their own nshima!