I picked this hotel because of the location (5 min. walk to Victoria Falls) and I was not disappointed. You can even check out rain ponchos from the front desk for free (at least you could in 2008), which you may need depending on the winds which make an unbelievably strong mist that will soak you. I was amazed at how many animals roam through the hotel property to include giraffes, monkeys and zebra. You can lay out at the pool and watch the animals just migrate past you like you are on a safari. The breakfast buffet is amusing because the staff is constantly trying to keep the birds and monkey out of the food. My only complaint was that the rooms were very basic and needed to be sprayed for bugs.
One last tip--don't pay for a helicopter or airplane flight if you are flying into Livingstone's airport during daylight hours. Every flight that I saw (including my own) flies right over the Falls allowing you to snap photos.
- 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