We chose to start our safari with a visit to Victoria falls and the Zambezi Sun was an ideal location to recover from the overnight flight. The hotel is of a good standard and set in lovely grounds with free roaming Zebra, Impala and Giraffe. Staff are friendly and helpful.
But the best thing about the hotel is its location. You go to Livingstone to see the falls and they are literaly a 5 minute walk across the hotel gardens. We visited them 3 times in our 2 night stay - afternoon, morning and before dawn - so we saw them in every light. We probably would not have done this if we had had to take taxis and pay an entrance fee.
I enjoyed the breakfast and drinks are reasonable (what you would expect for this class of hotel) provided you stick to local beer/wine and avoid premium imports.
We ate at the nearby Squires restaurant - they offer a good choice of food including some local dishes and prices are reasonable.
If you are around in the afternoon it is worth going to see the Zebra and Giraffe being fed. This is done in a quiet area about 5 minutes walk away and allows you to get a close up view of the animals that you are unlikely to get on safari. The animals are used to humans but not tame. It can be a little intimidating to see a big male giraffe towering over you, but provided you follow the instructions of the staff you will be OK.
- 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