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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Convenient location, short walk to Victoria Falls entrance.Spacious well maintained grounds with zebra roaming freely.Good food in restaurant for dinner at a reasonable price.Wide variety of choice of food at Breakfast buffet.Helpful staff.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Extremely expensive for such a poor quality service and small room. Dated decor and musty room. Other than location, which is superb, won’t recommend staying there at all. Environment was nice though with wild animals like zebra in the hotel grounds.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Lily T
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Rob C, Manager at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Lily T

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at AVANI Victoria Falls.

I see that your experience did not meet expectations at all and would appreciate a few minutes of your time in order to get a better understanding of how we could have done better.

Kindly let me know when would be suitable for me to call and discuss with you

Kind regards
Rob Cohen

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

This was the first stop for my wife and I in Africa mainly to see the Victoria falls. The hotel is right next to the falls and admission is free on the Zambia side if you are a hotel guest. The border from Zambia to Zimbabwe is only a short walk and you can cross the border provided you buy the visa on arrival at Livingstone airport. The staff are friendly and the food, service and facilities are very good. It is situated close to a national park and so it is not unusual to see Impala, Zebras, monkeys and even a giraffe in the grounds from time to time. Livingston is a short taxi ride away and is a good place to visit although you only need half a day to see all it has to offer. It does however, have banks, post office, supermarket etc should you need these services.

This hotel was the only location we had not pre-booked a transfer to from the airport and in all the excitement of the trip this did not occur to us until we were sat in Johannesburg airport waiting for our flight to Livingstone. In a panic to get something arranged for our arrival I consulted tripadvisor and found the name of Dennis Munsaka. Mobile +260 96 8362775 he is also on WhatsApp.
Email: dmsstudioent@yahoo.com
What a guy! I called Dennis from the airport and he was at Livingstone bang on time for our arrival. he is a really, really, nice guy and acted as a bit of a guide for us during our stay. We used him for everything we wanted to do during our stay and we found him reliable, reasonably priced and very knowledgeable. We could not recommend him enough and you can be sure if you call and do not get an answer straight away he will return your call as soon as he is able. There were other taxi's available at the airport that were punting for business but when you are in a strange place for the first time Dennis is a very reassuring character to have around.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank AandJCosaNostra
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely hotel, situated in Zambia , with Zebra , Buffalo, monkey’s, plus many more animals roaming free.

Top quality restaurant, swimming pool & comfortable lodging.

Right on the side of Victoria Falls. Which you can visit as many times as possible from 6am to 6pm.

Lovely helpful staff, well worth a visit for all people.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank andyc282014
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I really want to give Avani VF Resort 5 Stars, but I have one reservation. First though, the “greats”: atmosphere is amazing, public spaces are beautiful, location to Victoria Falls has to be the best, food is outstanding (best omelettes I’ve ever had...not sure why, but for 2 days in a row they were!), and the greeting by the dancers was crazy cool. My wife and I enjoyed seeing the zebras (don’t try to approach them or touch them and they are completely safe), giraffes, cute little mongooses (mongeese?), impalas, and a food-stealing monkey (it was sooo cute watching the wait staff try to shoo it away!). The rooms are also spacious and comfortable. My problem: there is mold/mildew in the shower that could easily be removed with bleach and a little elbow-grease (brushing). Overall, we love it here and would definitely return.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Kevin K
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