We stayed in this hotel in August 2011 and absolutely loved it!
The Zambezi Sun 4* has the same territory with 5* hotel of the same Sun International hotel chain. You can walk or use hotel transport to get to each of the hotels. I would recommend to walk at least once, because you'll have a chance to see giraffes and take photos almost next to them. Besides, there are zebras on the territory and gazelles, but you can see zebras on Zambezi Sun territory during day and even late evening.
The 4* hotel has direct access to the Victoria falls. This is the most exciting thing, because you shoukd visit the Falls at different time during a day, so that to see different picturesque views. If you go early in the morning before breakfast (7-8 am) you'll be able to see how unimaginable rainbow appears and becomes brighter with every minute. You'll be able to take great photos with the rainbow! During a daytime it is not so bright as in the morning. In the evening (5-6 pm) you'll see a very beauteful sunset on the Zambezi river. But you have to be back to the hotel by 6 pm. When you walk to the Falls at any time take an umbrella with with, because at some point of your route there will be rainy because of the waterfall!))
The hotel has ethnic, unusual design. Rooms are very clean, bathrooms are bright and have everything you need - shampoos, etc. Always close balcony doors when you're out, so that monkeys don't get inside your room. Breakfast is very good. There are several restaurants on the territory where you can have lunch and dinner. The food is cooked in a very good way. All dishes are delicious. Don't be afraid to taste crocodile's meat! It's like chicken's meat)).
There is free Internet cafe, and several shops, where you can buy essential you need. We forgot to buy repellent creme in advance, but easily bought a really good one here.
The personnel is so friendly and polite that you can feel a huge difference with the personnel of hotels in South African Republic! Zambian people have good sense of humour as well! People are excellent! Besides, I should mention an usual Zambezian style greeting you receive when arrive to the hotel. There is a national dance performed by artists and a welcome drink. Everything is just perfect!
If you visit Zambia in August-September, then you'll be able to to the most terrific excursion to the Livingstone island, which takes place from the territory of the 5* hotel. We loved the picturesque views and took photos right on the very edge of the Victoria falls, because during these months there is less water in Zambezi river, and you can visit the island. Besides, we had brunch onthe island, and it was very-very good! On your way to the island on a little boat you'll be able to see hipppos very close! And if you are not afraid, and if water level lets fo that, you can swim in a devil's pool - a place right next to the edge of the Falls, where water doesn't take you down with the falls. This is a great place!
I was inthe hotel with my Mum, but I saw many families with little children (3-4 years old), and they injoyed the hotel and the trip. I would definitely recommend to stay here for everyone! Also you should definitely go to safari in Botswana. It's a 1-day trip from Zambezi Sun. It's the best ever safari in Africa, which consists of 2 parts: on water and on land. We were able to see even how elephants swim over the dangerous river full of croocodiles to the island with green grass. This was terrific! Besides, we saw many hippos very close, crocodiles, different African birds, etc. Our tour guides in Zambia and Botswana were excellent!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zambezi Sun Livingstone
- Zambezi Sun Hotel Livingstone