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Really a wonderful setting, very easy to wander over to the vic falls, excellent service, good food, nice music! All in all, highly recommend Avani for a Vic Falls visit. Activities are easily booked from their concierge too.

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Rockville Centre, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Avanis sister hotel the Royal Livingstone but a short golf cart ride away and we were here. Loved coming here for a quick bite to eat while listening to great local music. The food was great for breakfast lunch and dinner. The grounds are immaculate with zebra roaming as common as sqirrels in the US. The...

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Prezley, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. Our biggest pride is our vicinity to the beautiful Victoria Falls, literally a stones throw away from your...

La Spezia, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

checkin was painfully slow - no prior preparation for our group (compared to our next stop in Botswana - all checkin papers pre-prepared.) We all submitted a card to cover incidentals, but then the next day the barman said there was no record of us having done so. Apart from that, very good, nice place, well kept, friendly staff, good...

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Prezley, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. Our biggest pride is our vicinity to the beautiful Victoria Falls, literally a stones throw away from your...

Puget Sound, WA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is on the same property with the Livingstone Hotel, it's more upscale sister. Still, this is an expensive hotel with extensive grounds, very nice rooms and the occasional zebra on the lawn! There appears to be a lot of staff - zooming by on little carts, riding Segways, and yet the lawns are covered in dead leaves, branches...

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Prezley, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. Our biggest pride is our vicinity to the beautiful Victoria Falls, literally a stones throw away from your...

Reviewed 1 week ago

As most other reviews have mentioned, this is THE closest hotel to the Falls. We could walk from our room to the Falls in about 4 minutes. The food was good and the staff was helpful in setting up day trips and booking excursions. Room was well maintained and cleaned every day. The WiFi was a bit spotty, but I...

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Caron c, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. Our biggest pride is our vicinity to the beautiful Victoria Falls, literally a stones throw away from your...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the Royal Livingstone many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Since we were traveling over Christmas period, and we spent most of the day sightseeing - I could not justify paying the price. So we decided to stay next door. It's got fantastic location, mixed feelings about other aspects of the hotel but the location wins out. Vs....

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Caron c, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. Thank you kindly for your detailed feedback, all points mentioned have been noted and will be dealt with,...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avani is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls, located in Victoria Falls National park. It is colorful, warm hotel in traditional african style. Open reception, welcoming staff and local dancers upon arrival. There is an open green yard from the reception to the pool bar and restaurant with river views. One should be careful of crocodiles and stay in safe...

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Caron c, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Maggie Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. I have shared this wonderful review with my entire team and I am so very happy that Selina was...

Chaplin CT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two nights stay at Avani allowed us time to visit Vic Falls on both sides of the bridge, enjoy the beautiful grounds and sit by the large, meandering pool. Thereare several small gift shops on property and the craft market with the opportunity to barter for souvenirs is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There is a buffet...

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Caron c, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. Hope you had a good time bartering for local curios at the market - can be quite an...

Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best hotel I have seen in Zambia, beautiful , colorful rooms and refreshing natural sorroundings, right next to the mighty victoria falls with some wildlife right in the premises. Love it !!!

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Caron c, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this review

Dear Patricia Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. This must be one of the nicest reviews I've ever read on my hotel, it sums up the exact...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Avani's position next to the Falls is fantastic. They are a few minutes walk away and you can wander down anytime. Zebras wander onto the lawns next to the pool, which is a novel experience. My room was lovely...African touches and warm colours. The food was fine, although there could be more variety in the buffet.

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Dear Kim Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us via TripAdvisor, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. Thank you for your amazing feedback, it makes us so happy when we read feedback like this to see...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Zambezi Sun, located on the edge of the eastern cataract of the Victoria Falls, reflects the richness and diversity of the country’s heritage; capturing the very soul of Africa – unpretentious, fun and welcoming. With its warm, earthy architecture, inspired by an African walled village and simple finishes highlighted in bright mosaics and fabrics as well as intoxicating Zambian artworks and accessories, the Zambezi Sun is set to turn your stay into a memorable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia (Formerly Zambezi Sun)
Region: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: RM1,435 - RM2,024 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AVANI Victoria Falls Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 212
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Also Known As:
Zambezi Sun Livingstone
Zambezi Sun Hotel Livingstone
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
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“Rooms on the ground floor have entry to the pool side and hotels yard”
  • Beautiful colorful sink in the restaurant's bathroom
  • Restaurant's bathroom
 of 5 bubbles Maggie1508, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was terrible and all others rooms were the same so not sure if they had good rooms”
  • this was in the shower cubicle
  • look at all the insects on the floor
  • shower floor
 of 5 bubbles anila240, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground or upstairs have advantages. No complaints from group.”
 of 5 bubbles jennymR3680UZ, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing to the inside (pool area) can be a bit noisy if you plan to retire early.”
 of 5 bubbles Skytanker01, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room that is POOL facing”
 of 5 bubbles sicelos474, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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