The ZAMBEZI SUN is no doubt the place to stay (do not go to the zimbabwe side) :it is 5 minutes walking to the falls,so very ,very convenient...the Royal Livingstone is of course more luxurous, more expensive(if you can aford it,do not hesitate)but a bit further from the falls.It is the same management ,so do not miss the royal livingstone 'bar (just magnificient)!
The rooms are not a 4 stars hotel (the first we had was smelling horrible,with a stained arm chair,)they are not super clean (lots of dust under the bed)and I got 2 mosquitoes in mine the second night and was bitten, althought I never opened the window.
The breakfast is excellent ,with a great buffet with huge choice...
Very clean and very good service. Their great problem is that the monkeys are very crafty and manage to pick up an apple or a biscuit on your breakfast table...It's very funny ,I enjoyed it....(the restaurant manager immediately comes to appology!)..
Do not leave your room window opened : you 'll find them in the room stealing the sugar on the tray on the table....you never know ,they can rob any other thing!
The zebras and giraff are just near but won't come into your room!
The restaurant is quite expensive at night (30 dollars the buffet with no drinks included),we went to the "a la carte "restaurant ,had a big piece of good meat and wine + mineral water for 30 dollars per person .Of course coming from south Africa where the food and wine are delicious and so cheap ,it's something like a surprise............
The surroundings ,and swimming pool are very pleasant and I would definitively recommend this hotel for parents with children.
Have to know that you have to pay when entering the country in Livingstone airport ,according to your nationality(from 50 dollars to 160 dollars) it has to be in dollars; going to the Zambezi or the Livingstone hotels,you do not need a multiple entry which is more expensive.
You still can come out of the hotel, go walking through the boarder on the bridge to see the bungi jumpers (it is spectacular!)or jump yourself !
- 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