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Cartago, Costa Rica
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a hotel very diferent as all that i ve benn becuase there are animal propier of the country and this is particulary interesting. the location and the personal are very gently and I want to return other time to enjoy it

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Solwezi, Zambia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Animals roaming around and comfortable rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. It is one of the few best places I have visited in Zambia and Africa in particular. I would gladly recommend it to any one wishing to have the best experience.

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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. So happy to hear that you managed to see some of the beautiful wildlife roaming the resort, glad... More 

Hampshire
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well run hotel that is clean and has helpful and pleasant staff. The pool area where you can eat is particularly nice with live music at lunchtime and in the evening; you can dance if you wish to. Animals room freely but take note of the many notices that tell you not to get too close to them and especially... More 

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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. So good to hear that you found time to have a sundowner at our sister hotel the Royal... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was lovely great location 5 min walk to falls animals roaming in grounds comfortable rooms and friendly helpful staff enjoyed stay very much would reccomend to anyone visiting the falls or livingstone

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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 for your very kind and positive comments, they have been shared with my entire team, it’s... More 

Austin, Texas
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was wonderful to be welcomed by monkeys, giraffes and zebras! Roaming the property freely, it was amazing to see the animals regularly. Beautiful property, helpful staff, and good food made our experience wonderful.

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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 for your kind words, we are very proud of our magnificent garends and more so of... More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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We stayed here for 3 nights, rooms were great with hairdryer, fridge, toiletries and a fab power shower with plenty of hot water. 5 minute walk to Vic Falls and entrance is free for guests on the Zambian side. Its low water, but still great views of Zimbabwe side from here. We also walked over the bridge to Zimbabwe and... More 

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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. great to hear that you managed to find time to get across the border to view the beautiful... More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually stay there for both social and business purposes. In walking distance to the Victoria falls with its own side entrance to the falls which is great and perhaps one of its strongest selling points. Restaurant serves good food. Rooms are clean and beds comfortable. Gardens were recently enhanced and look beautiful!!

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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. Good to hear that you managed to get to see the Victoria Falls numerous time during your visit,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is located close to Victoria Falls, which was a plus! Rooms were small. Wi-Fi never worked in the rooms and most of the time didn't work in common areas either. Breakfast was good. Did not allow 3 adults in one room online but was given that option at check-in. We didn't change it because hotel was not giving any... More 

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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 for your very kind and positive comments, they have been shared with my entire team, it’s... More 

Lusaka, Zambia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love how close it is to the Victoria Falls as I took a walk there everyday of my stay. The pool is also amazing and perfect if you have children as it is not too deep. I like that the animals are left to freely roam around at the resort, it certainly provides some entertainment and adds to the... More 

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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. Good to hear that the children managed to spend some fun time in our fabulous swimming pool, I... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic setting and hotel layout to match. Friendly welcome whilst all expectations were met. A great spot to view one of the natural wonders of the world. For the adventurous put a rafting trip on your bucket list.

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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. Its really the best time for rafting now as the river is currently at the lowest level, its... More 

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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)
Location: Zambia > Southern Province > Livingstone
Price Range: $321 - $440 (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 Family Hotel in Livingstone
#3 Luxury Hotel in Livingstone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Livingstone
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“Ground floor rooms have little privacy when using outside patio area as people can walk past.”
 of 5 bubbles shorthandlady, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ground floor as animals will be passing”
 of 5 bubbles alastrequestgrimbo, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Balcony rooms in winter are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles pinay007, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Get a room overlooking gardens”
 of 5 bubbles craigm528, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are handily located.”
 of 5 bubbles richarda17, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
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