The Southern Eagle Travel and Tours booked us at the Zambezi Sun as part of our 15 day African tour. I was told a trip to Africa had to include a visit to Victoria Falls so we asked it be included in our itinerary. We were quite pleased by the layout of this hotel and its amazing proximity to the falls. Our room was nice but small. The evening dinners were great but the lunch menu left much to be desired and the breakfast buffet was your standard fair. I loved that the hotel brought in musicians at meal time. It added a wonderful ambiance to the meals. We were surprised to see monkeys and baboons frequenting the place - all quite funny to see but I am sure the staff didn't like it. I can see why they warned all the guests to keep personal belongings inside the rooms and to keep the sliding doors closed. I went one step further and never opened ours. I wish I knew about the activities centre, we would have liked to have signed up for a guided tour of the falls. As it was, we were guided by one of the locals for a hefty fee, which we only learned about after the 3hr hair raising tour. The hotel has nothing to do with these tours but I would have liked to have some sort of warning about them or know about the legitimate options available to us. Do remember to put on your bug-lotion when going out in the evenings. We forgot to do just that and came back from the sunset cruise with bites all over our legs. I certainly recommend you stay here but keep in mind that you have to ask a lot of questions to get any answers. For example, we were told dinner would be in the dining hall yet I heard the staff talking about having the dinner by the pool. When I asked at the front desk, they assured me it was at the dining hall. It was only when I mentioned the conversation of the staff that the employee at the desk enquired further. After a short phone call, she confirmed that dinner would be at the pool. The dinner was excellent, as was the service. We would certainly return, if the opportunity came up again but would be more attentive to the activities the hotel offered and ask for a larger room.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Zambezi Sun Livingstone
- Zambezi Sun Hotel Livingstone