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Celebrate David Livingstone's bicentennial with the Tongabezi 'Livingstone Immersion Package'
Simply make a new 2013 Tongabezi Lodge and/or Sindabezi Island booking (minimum two night stay) to qualify for this exciting add on:
A complimentary lunch for two on Livingstone Island, and a visit to the Livingstone Memorial Plaque. Enjoy a superb meal (including a Pimms Cup) with an incredible view, out of doors at a large, tent-covered dining area where, on a typical day, guests meet fascinating fellow diners from all over the world. Livingstone Island is quite the travel secret and the most unique location for visits to view Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. (please note Livingstone Island visits are subject to water levels)
A complimentary tour of the David Livingstone Museum, the largest and oldest museum in Zambia, to see exhibits of Livingstone memorabilia: letters, clothing, journals, books, travel artefacts, etc.
Gain some insider knowledge of Livingstone town courtesy of one of the exceptional Tongabezi guides. Guests will be taken to local markets to shop for shawls, wonderfully-crafted wooden jewellery, textiles, and wacky souvenirs such as the billion and trillion Zimbabwean dollar bills.
*(please note Livingstone Island visits are subject to water levels—the island will be closed between the 2nd of April and approximately the end of May)
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Guests booking in January for a getaway from 8 - 20 February 203 will receive a free upgrade to a Tongabezi house or to a private Honeymoon Chalet on Sindabezi Island. A personal valet attends each room at Tongabezi and rates start at US$450 pppn with the inclusion of accommodations, meals, drinks, house wine and inclusive activities.
End the year with a bang; drumming nights, cultural dancers and spit roasts at Tongabezi, Zambia
To know a country is to know its people, their history and customs. Tongabezi Lodge, the first river lodge at Victoria Falls in Zambia, is offering a package that enables participants to gain insight into Zambian traditions at Christmas (December 23 to 26) or New Year’s (December 30 to January 1). It’s a celebration with "drumming nights," cultural dancers, and spit roasts. All inclusive costs for each three night stay is $1,350, including accommodations, meals, bar drinks, all entertainment, one spa treatment, and many activities.
Guests are introduced to the "Real Zambia" upon arrival at Tongabezi, as they are met by singing and dancing women in traditional dress. That evening, as the sun sinks and guests gather with their Sun downers, they participate in an Interactive Drumming Session. At first, it is a cacophonous rumble, with guests and drummers alike playing on hand-crafted Djembe drums. Then, the drummers teach guests how to play African rhythms. The drummers detail the history and cultural importance of drumming as well as the fun of learning to play the world’s oldest musical instrument.
Singing is also included in the performance. Guests learn African songs and tonal melodies, and afterwards dine on a braai, a Zambian barbecue complete with spit roasts.
The following evening (Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve) brings a special highlight, a performance of the Traditional Maramba National Dance Group, a troupe set up by the government to preserve Zambia's dance culture. The dances originate from nine different provinces representing the 73 tribes of Zambia and the various cultural aspects of each, and signify the coming together as One People. The entertainment is followed by a sumptuous five-course candlelight dinner under the stars.
On Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, guests go to an Island for a brunch overlooking the beguiling Zambezi (the river after which Zambia was named), as it flows toward Victoria Falls. Later that day, the Tongabezi Choir will perform during lunch. Dinner will be light snacks and mulled wine around the campfire.
There is free time during each day for outings to Victoria Falls, viewing hippos in the river; game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, spa treatments, shopping and more in this land of jaw-dropping beauty and abundant wildlife.
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