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Avani Victoria Falls Resort

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Get wild in the heart of Africa, with the iconic Victoria falls at your doorstep. We put you at the centre of the action, so you can explore, discover or just relax and let us take care of all the details that matter. Whether it's for family fun or taking care of your business, AVANI Victoria Falls offers contemporary comforts and uncontested convenience, all just five minutes’ walk from Victoria Falls. Work, rest, stay and play in AVANI signature style for dazzling days and enchanting nights
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
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Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
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Gareth M wrote a review 10 Apr
Cardiff, United Kingdom337 contributions282 helpful votes
Great location - 5 min walk to Victoria Falls (VF) with free entry. Was a little nervous about only visiting the Zambia side of the falls and what we would be able to see but the views were great and you can track the width of the Zambian falls along a nice path (you will get wet though!). You can also climb down to the bottom of the falls and visit Boiling Pot where the falls all converge into what looks like a massive natural jacuzzi. You can also wander around to the border post to get a great panoramic view from the bridge connecting Zambia and Zimbabwe. Hotel was spacious with a lovely pool area complete with Zebras and Antelopes wandering around. Breakfast had a good selection of food as did dinner by the pool bar. Drinks prices didnt seem to match the drinks menus but the differences weren't significant - would be good to update the menus or at least inform customers ahead of them receiving their bills. Rooms were ok but could do with some modernisation. Certainly more of a resort than a simple hotel. There is a kids club but that is chargeable and there was a gym but you seemed to need to exit the resort to enter that so I didn't bother. Quite pricey to stay but location and free entry to the falls which we visited twice made it worthwhile for us. Be aware if you're flying in/out of Victoria Falls which is in Zimbabwe. You will need a visa - $50USD for single entry and $70USD for double entry for UK citizens. The queue to get the visas in VF airport can be long and often their credit card machines are not working. Also note that Google will tell you the hotel is 30 mins drive from VF airport but that doesn't take into account crossing the border post which requires stamping out of Zambia and into Zimbabwe so allow 1 hour.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear 537garethm Thank you so much for your great comment on your recent stay with us. We are extremely happy to know that you have enjoyed your experience at Avani Victoria Falls. All of us hope to be of service again. Regards, Beatrice Ellis Hotel Manager
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IanSharks2014 wrote a review Nov 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions
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I found the hotel staff to be so friendly and helpful. the amenities were close by and was great to be so close to Victoria Falls. i would definitely recommend the Zambezi River cruise that was part of the package offered by the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 07 Nov 2023
Dear Ian, We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your encouraging compliments are certainly appreciated and have been passed on to our team who were thrilled to learn about your great experience and appreciative comments. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Avani Victoria Falls Resort in the near future for another memorable experience Regards Evelyn- RDM
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Priyanka K wrote a review 08 Apr
17 contributions5 helpful votes
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The location is breath taking. Surrounded by wildlife is a massive bonus. It’s free to visit Victoria falls as many times as you want. All amenities are available. Has free WiFi. The restaurants are good. They have childcare if parents need to go for other activities that do not allow kids. Swimming pool is good too.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear reemaprikiru Thank you so much for your great comment on your recent stay with us. We are extremely happy to know that you have enjoyed your experience at Avani Victoria Falls. All of us hope to be of service again. Regards, Beatrice Ellis Hotel Manager
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BIANCA J wrote a review Mar 2024
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We honestly loved this resort. The hotel was well kept, the staff were the friendliest i have ever met. We could walk to the Vic falls everyday. There was so much at the resort, including animals, gym, Livingstone hotel is 800m walk, restaurants and even activity desks which we could arrange day trips with. I dont think another hotel would have been better in terms of value, and location. I thought it was better than advertised
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Just bring lots of mosquito products
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Dear 711biancaj Thank you so much for your great comment on your recent stay with us. We are extremely happy to know that you have enjoyed your experience at Avani Victoria Fall. I have delivered your message to all the team and thanked them personally. All of us hope to be of service again. Regards, Beatrice Ellis Hotel Manager
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Lars Skaug wrote a review Mar 2024
Trondheim, Norway194 contributions61 helpful votes
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A very nice hotel near the Victoria Falls. Helpful staff and great food. The room was clean and nice. There is a large pool with a restaurant next to it. A big area with a lot of animals thats not Adriaterhavet of peoples. Just be aware of the monkeys so keep the door and windows close. I recomend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear larskaug Thank you for taking your time to provide us the feedback. We are pleased that your stay with us was a memorable one. All of us hope to be of service again. Regards Beatrice Ellis
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EllenChr wrote a review Mar 2024
Oslo, Norway2453 contributions1047 helpful votes
Stayed here for three nights and loved it. The colonial style is charming and the outdoor area is clean, quiet and has a lot of animals roaming around. Very exotic to have a zebra passing you on its way to drinking from the pool when you relax on a sunbed. The pool is great. The park has an exit directly to the entrance of Victoria Falls and your stay gives you a free entrance to the national parc. Our room was gorgious with a big, comfortable bed with a nice duvet and had a lot of pillows. The bathroom was beautiful and had both a shower and a tub. Stable hot water. The AC functionned well. We had a view to the rear of the building looking out on a little pond. Quiet and charming. There was a fridge, coffe and tea possibilities and a TV that gave my husband a chance to follow premier league in the evening. WIFI worked well. The breakfast buffet has a lot of choices, even though the coffe-service was a bit on the slow side (I really would have liked to be able to get my own refill as the waitress wasn’t really available for refilling).
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: For the total experience of the falls walk across the bridge to Zimbabwe to see the rest of it....
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Dear EllenChr, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your recent experience. We all hope to have the chance to be of service again soon. Regards Beatrice Ellis Hotel Manager
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Brian T wrote a review Mar 2024
Harrogate, United Kingdom4 contributions
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We booked this hotel mainly due to its location. It is right next to Victoria falls and access is free to hotel guests. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. Facilities excellent and pool is great. The ground have wildlife wandering around from Zebra, Giraffe to mongoose and monkeys. The staff are amazing. I would definitely book again
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Walk through the bush to the neighbouring (sister) hotel., The Royal Livingstone. Spot game on...
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Dear cobb04bt Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your recent experience. It was heartening to read that the service of the team was a memorable one. We all hope to have the chance to be of service again soon. Regards Beatrice Ellis Hotel Manager
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kmwale wrote a review Mar 2024
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
A nice hotel, in a serene environment. it is very relaxing. However, efforts needed in the cleanliness of the hotel rooms. the floors need resurfacing as they have been eroded overtime particularly where the blue wooden furniture sits. I also noticed dirt under the bed which I came across as I tried to pick my airpods which fell under there.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear K Mwale, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear the property did not completely live up to your expectations due the uncleanliness of the room. The matter has been addressed with the relevant department to avoid the repeat of the same issue. I hope this did not have a negative impact on your entire stay and that you enjoyed the public areas and got to experience the warm, tentative service of our wonderful team members. Keep well and Regards Evelyn- RDM
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RaRainer wrote a review Mar 2024
Lusaka, Zambia1 contribution
Beautiful hotels and garden, nice rooms, animals around on the premises Good food served really friendly, sometimes not really efficient ( waiting times ) Very limited availability of towels at the pool
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear RaRainer, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online guest satisfaction survey following your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your encouraging compliments are certainly appreciated and have been passed on to our team who were thrilled to learn about your great experience and appreciative comments. Please note that your concern with availability of the towels has been noted for an immediate action. Keep well and thank you for your support. Regards Evelyn- RDM
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happytraveller812015 wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom41 contributions30 helpful votes
The hotel is in beautiful location very close to Victoria falls. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Guest Relations Matilda was really nice and helpful and genuine. Awesome to see zebra and Giraffe in the hotel grounds. The hotel needs a bit of TLC and in some places it not clean or well maintained. Food is ok but not amazing.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to complete our online survey. We are glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with. Your concern with the hotel outlook has been noted. The renovation of the hotel is under way. We look forward to your continued support. Regards Evelyn- RDM
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PRICE RANGE
R 7,093 - R 9,395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
zambezi sun livingstone, zambezi sun hotel livingstone
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Zambezi Sun
LOCATION
ZambiaSouthern ProvinceLivingstone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
212
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avani Victoria Falls Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Falls (1.9 km), Devil's Pool (6.9 km), and Savannah Adventures Safaris (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dusty Road Township Experience, Golden Leaf, and The Cassia Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Avani Victoria Falls Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Avani Victoria Falls Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Avani Victoria Falls Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Avani Victoria Falls Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.