Tangala House

Perfectly located on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River, Tangala House is a luxurious family home set close to its more famous parent lodge, Tongabezi.

 Just 15km upstream from Victoria Falls, this exclusive-use retreat is perfect for families or groups of friends who want a personalised and private holiday in Africa's 'Adventure Capital'.

Stylishly designed, Tangala House has four spacious, en suite bedrooms and a comfortably-furnished open-plan living space with a fireplace for cool winter nights. Children are most welcome at the villa, and the wonderful toy-filled playroom will keep them occupied while you make use of the sparkling 12m swimming pool. In-house staff will cater to your every need from food to fun: a personal chef provides culinary delights while expert guides will take into the wild by boat and 4X4 in search of the Zambezi's prolific wildlife.

A visit to Victoria Falls is part of the experience at Tangala House as are game drives, sunset cruises and river safaris that take a trip to Livingstone Island, a secluded island perched on the edge of the falls themselves. Easily combining with a safari to Zambia's South Luangwa or Lower Zambezi National Parks, Tangala House is close to the Botswana border and the legendary Chobe River, putting you at the heart of big game country.

Fact File

Beds 4
Showers 4
People 8
Location Zambezi River
Pool Yes
  • Bush Views
Service Fully Serviced by a team of staff
Property Type House
Ideal For
  • Family
  • Honeymoon
  • Families with babies
  • Families with toddlers
  • Families with young children
  • Families with teens
  • Groups of friends
  • Extended Families


  • Located on the banks of the Zambezi River
  • Complimentary tours & activities
  • Spacious, toy-filled children’s playroom 
  • Ideal for families & groups of friends
  • Beautiful private pool & garden
  • Dedicated house staff, chef & guides
  • Exclusive-use game viewing vehicle & boat
“Literally a home away from home, so much so that they even have resident dogs! The perfect place for families with plenty of space for the kids, Tangala is fully serviced with very attentive staff.”
Bonita Cronje, Africa Safari Expert


Style & Décor

Elegantly furnished with comfort and style in mind, Tangala's living spaces produce a warm and welcoming atmosphere. High thatched ceilings and Moroccan-inspired arches create flow, while large glass windows and sliding doors embrace breathtaking river views. Soft sofas and armchairs make the lounge the perfect place to relax and the cosy ‘snuggery’ features a romantic fireplace and entertainment corner with satellite television, DVD and hi-fi system.


Situated across the river from Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park, Tangala House is just 15km upstream from Victoria Falls and perfectly located to enjoy all that Africa's 'Adventure Capital' has to offer - from white-water rafting to elephant-back safaris. A riverside location ensures plenty of shady trees and birdsong, and you will enjoy complimentary excursions to Victoria Falls and game drives in next-door Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park with your own guides and trackers.


Tangala House is perfect for families and friends looking for a relaxed and stylish home-away-from-home close to Victoria Falls but with plenty of peace and privacy. Children are welcome and catered for with a special children’s playroom.

Best time to visit

Distinct wet and dry seasons define Zambia’s climate, with the wet season running from November to April and the dry season from May to October. Most rain falls in January and February but for the most impressive views of Victoria Falls, head to Tangala House at the end of the rainy season (March to May) when the Zambezi River is in full flood and the falls are breathtaking.

The winter dry season offers better game viewing and a far more pleasant climate, though mid-winter nights are cold. As the dry season draws to a close, the temperature rises to make September and October very hot and on occasion uncomfortable although the riverside game viewing is at its peak.

Special Notes

Tangala House falls within a malaria area and visitors are advised to consult their physician prior to travel for the most appropriate medication. The risk is highest during the late summer months - March and April.



The modern and fully-equipped kitchen is the perfect place for your personal chef to create sublime cuisine to suit every taste, served when and where you want - including out on the river. Special dietary requirements are catered for.

  • Electric oven & stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave oven
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is comfortably furnished with a romantic, king-sized 4-poster bed, elegant teak furniture and a spacious en suite bathroom.  A high-ceiling thatched roof enhances the feeling of space, and French doors and windows open onto a private verandah with beautiful views.

  • En suite bathroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Private patio
  • Overhead fan
  • Cupboard space
  • Safe
  • Docking station for a music player

Guest Bedrooms

The remaining three bedrooms exude an elegant ‘Out of Africa’ appeal with large 4-poster or twin beds and ample dressing room. Private, shaded terraces promise perfect views of animals gathering on the opposite riverbank.  


Spacious en suite bathrooms accompany three of the bedrooms, with the master bedroom enjoying a large sunken bath and shower. Tangala also has a separate fourth bathroom and guest toilet.

Living & Dining Area

Cosy and comfortable, the living and dining areas at Tangala House are designed to make you feel at home. Large sofas are there to be lounged in and a secluded ‘snuggery’ promises fun evenings with family and friends in front of a crackling fire. Dine on fine cuisine prepared by your chef indoors or under the starry African sky overlooking the river.          

  • Dining table & chairs
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite television  
  • Board games

Outside Area

An exquisite stretch of river frontage affords breathtaking views from every corner of the house while the manicured lawn and 12m swimming pool - complete with special shallow area for children - make perfect places to soak up the sun. An 8-seater picnic table promises long, languid lunches, and since Tangala House faces Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park, you can watch elephants and buffaloes drink from the opposite riverbanks as you settle into a comfy chair.

General Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
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African Safari Expert

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