Festive Cheer at Tongabezi, Zambia

Festive Cheer at Tongabezi, Zambia

Christmas Cards Bring Christmas Cheer

As we all get into the Christmas swing and take in the fuzzy feelings that come with spending some time with our loved ones, it’s natural to also want to help those less fortunate than ourselves. And nothing is more rewarding than knowing you’ve helped put a big smile on the face of a child.

Many friends of Tongabezi Lodge have contributed to causing contagious happiness and many smiles over this festive season by buying packs of Christmas cards and notelets from Tujatane school– the community school founded and run by Tongabezi. This year, as with some years before, Christmas cards and notelets were made using the original artwork of the school children themselves, who are very proud of their work and rightfully so.

The Christmas creations were sold as stocking fillers and sentimental gifts. Tongabezi and the school were moved by the support and sales made through this initiative.  The money raised went towards providing food to the children and a full tummy has a funny way of creating a smiling face. Vanessa, founder of Tujatane School said, “Every card bought will help to feed our 225 children’s hungry tummies! All the proceeds go straight to the Tujatane feeding programme, which feeds all 225 children a much needed breakfast and lunch every day.”

Tujatane and Tongabezi would like to say a heart-felt thank you to everybody who supported the initiative and hope the cards bring joy to those who receive them and are a reminder of how much your kind gestures mean to the little ones who created them.

Tujatane is the community school run with the support and sponsorship of Tongabezi Lodge and many of its generous guests. Vanessa is the school’s founder and is also Tongabezi owner Ben’s wife. The school opened in 1996 and has grown from strength to strength.  Tujatane is a site of learning for Tongabezi staff children, as well as children from the surrounding local community and is run purely on the funding and sponsorship of Tongabezi guests and other kind folks from around the world.  What started as a one classroom pre-school class with 15 children in it has grown to a primary school with over 200 students all thanks to the generous donations of individuals, companies, schools and organisation far away from where it lies in Livingstone.

A stay at the unique and romantic Tongabezi Lodge offers guests an incredible safari experience, accommodation in unique abodes such as the Tongabezi Tree house and to top it all off, the chance to give something back to the local community too.

11th Hour Special Package
Tongabezi is currently offering a fantastic added value package to all new December and January bookings (for 2 guests staying 3 nights or more.)
It includes:
•    An upgrade to a Tongabezi House or Sindabezi Honeymoon Chalet if available at the time of booking
•    A PRIVATE table for lunch on Livingstone Island and a PRIVATE Swim in the Devil’s Pool
•    Two massages
•    As much South African Sparkling Wine as you like!
•    Free Livingstone airport transfers.
Follow your heart and let the adventure unfold in this wild, wonderful corner of the world.
For more information or reservations, e-mail reservations@tongabezi.com, or call +260 213 327450 to take advantage of this special offer

Contact Tongabezi Lodge
Web.        www.tongabezi.com
Email.        reservations@tongabezi.com
Tel.         +260 213 327450
For more info on Tujatane School and how to get involved or donate, visit: http://www.tujatane.com/sponsor.htm
Or email: vanessa@tongabezi.com