At a Glance
A family house perfectly placed for exploring Livingstone
Enjoy a dip in the swimming pool with amazing views over the Zambezi River
Visit the mighty Victoria Falls before haggling for souvenirs at the markets
Treat yourself to a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls
Hear the ubiquitous call of the African Fish Eagle, Zambia's national bird
Best time to Visit
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There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celsius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.
To start planning your vacation to Tangala House
Tangala House is a perfect Victoria Falls retreat for a family or small group looking for exclusivity and privacy. The family home of Tongabezi's owner, the house offers spacious and welcoming accommodation close to the attractions of Livingstone.
Tangala House is a unique private house situated on the banks of the Zambezi River and only 15km upstream from Victoria Falls. The house offers total privacy and exclusivity, with breathtaking panoramic views across a large bend in the river. It is elegantly furnished and extremely spacious with four double bedrooms with en-suite facilities the large swimming pool overlooks the Zambezi River with its own private river frontage.
Ideal for a Zambia family safari, Tangala House sleeps up to 8 and has a children’s playroom and a spacious kitchen-dining room. The rooms are enclosed, with large glass fitted windows to keep out the insects and allow guests to enjoy magnificent views across the Zambezi. Over 145 species of birds have been spotted from the kitchen window and elephant herds can often be seen drinking on the opposite bank.
Guests can dine outside by candlelight and be serenaded by the night sounds of the African bush and Zambezi River. The house is fully serviced and staffed, including a private guide, host, chef, waiters and housekeeping staff. Guests also have the use of private vehicles and boats.
Tangala House is part of Tongabezi.
When walking through Victoria Falls town you may experience hassle from street sellers, normally offering old Zimbabwean currency and small wood carvings. Our advice is to say you are not shopping, and if you would like to buy souvenirs you should go to the official craft market.
The house has four double bedrooms. Three of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are beautifully decorated and have large windows offering fabulous views of the Zambezi.
Although there are no specific child care facilities, children are most welcome here and food and activities can be tailored to cater for the younger guests. Babysitting is also available for those that require it. There is a fantastic playroom at the house to keep the younger ones entertained.
The full complement of private staff will ensure that all guests need worry about is having the best time ever.
Tangala House has a lovely private swimming pool, trampoline, lawn games and various board games as well as a television nook (with satellite TV video and Hi Fi). The house comes with a vehicle and boat, chef, waiters and private guide all courtesy of Tongabezi.
Most of the activities revolve around the Victoria Falls and there are also opportunities to go game viewing in the Victoria Falls National Park. Guests can tailor their activities to their own requirements, there are guided fishing trips, cultural village walks and sunset river cruises. From Livingstone the options include: Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, white water rafting, trips to Livingstone Island, trips to Livingstone Museum, micro light flights, fishing, abseiling, bungee jumping and tours to Mosi O Tunya National Park and Chobe National Park.
Louisa Verney (Staff)
Tangala House is a fabulous option for a family or group from which to explore all the delights of The Victoria Falls. The house was designed and built for a family and has wonderfuul sized lawn, pool over looking the mighty Zambezi River and the most wonderful staff who will look after your every need. It is about a 30 minuite drive from Livingstone so you are in easy reach of all the activities, from bungy jumping to white water rafting, but then you can retreat away to the tranquility of Tangala.
Zambia Safari for Teenagers
Livingstone, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi
from $10400 pp 10 nights
- A perfect vacation for families, staying in exclusive private safari houses
- Each house comes with its own guide, hostess and chef - plan your days as you wish!
- Incredible game-viewing in the Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks
Location & directions
Tangala House is about 15km upstream from the famous Victoria Falls on the north bank (Zambian side) of the Zambezi River.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Johannesburg International Airport, followed by a 1-hour 45-minute flight to Livingstone. Tangala House is a 25-minute road transfer from Livingstone airport. Alternatively, you can fly to Livingstone via Lusaka.