We loved this beautiful hotel with traditional design!!!
After reading one or two of the reviews on tripadvisor.com about this hotel I began to have doubts about staying here as part of our honeymoon last May 2006. As the accomodation was non-refundable so the decision was made for us. When we arrived at the hotel we were both so excited at the beautiful sight that met our eyes. The staff were all dressed in what I can only imagine to be typically traditional costumes and we were met with a band at the front entrance who were only too happy to pose for some photographs. The decor in the hotel itself is something to behold.... amazing colours and designs everywhere. Our room was quiet small but sufficient for the amount of time we spent in it. The AC made all the difference as we could escape the beaming midday sun to the comfort of the cool room. The hotel could not be physically closer to the hotel and depending on the breeze it would not be uncommon to feel the spray of the falls while walking around the hotel. The pool/bar area was beautiful and plenty of space for all guests. Although the lunch time menu was quiet expensive, the buffet breakfast and dinner were amazing for all those food lovers out there. You made x amount for your buffet dinner and you could eat until your hearts desire!!! I'd say we left here 7lbs heavier after all the beautiful food and drink. The evening entertainment was straight forward enough, but once you have a few drinks on board you'll dance to anything. Personally I would chose this hotel over the sister hotel, the Royal Livingstone, time and time again... the costumes the staff in the Royal Livingstone had to wear was enough to turn me off staying there. Although I would recommend a walk over to and a drink on the riverside terrace.... you never know what you might see in the river. While staying at the Zambezei sun we saw a crocodile, giraffees, monkeys and an elephant!!! Amazing.
- 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