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Hotel Description

4-star family-friendly hotel near Victoria Falls Field Museum, connected to the convention center

Close to airport

Stay at this Livingstone hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Victoria Falls Field Museum and 2 miles (3 km) of Victoria Falls Bridge. Devil's Pool is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a playground, and in-room childcare is an added bonus. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 212 shared guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Furnished balconies or patios, TVs, and refrigerators are also available.

AVANI Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$191* Per night/room Feb 18 - Feb 19

AVANI Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Avani Victoria Falls Resort ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Avani Victoria Falls Resort

5 out of 5

Zambezi sun

We stayed at the Zambizi Sun in August of 2010 for three nights. We chose it after extensive research and advice from a tourist agent in South Africa. It was a fantastic stay. The room was small, but clean and comfortable. It is in a National Park, so Zebra, Giraffe, and Baboons walk all over. The most impressive is you can walk to the falls unlimited times in two minutes. We were very concerned about Malaria, but this resort sprays the grounds and there is a special spray in each room. Another advantage is the Sun has paved trails and some lead to the David Livingston Hotel which has a bar on the Zambezi River, a five star restaurant, and serves high tea. The grounds at the Zambezi are beautiful and include a swimming pool and bar. There are local markets right outside the gate of the falls (that two minute walk). There are shuttles to the David Livingston, to town, to the helicopter rides, and to the Sunset Cruise. If we return we will stay at the Sun. We highly recomment it.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 1, 2016 by Caron

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful holiday, I hope that you have taken many memories back home with you and we hope to see you again soon in Zambia in the near future. Kind regards Hotel Manager AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

3 out of 5

Not As Bad As That

We apparently stayed here within days of the previous reviewer. We were on the ground floor, outside facing room in the first building on the right as one passes by the front desk. Just behind our room was a pond and we were able to see a giraffe drinking from it, a small crocodile and a very large lizard. There were trails by the pond that we were able to follow and saw another giraffe and four zebra (there's a high fence around the property and these are captive animals, but roam freely over many acres). We also walked to the Livingstone on a path near the river and it only took about 10 minutes). The main annoyance for us, and I don't blame the hotel, were the mosquitoes. They seemed to congregate outside the door and some would enter every time we opened it. My wife did get some kind of bite on her hip that was only exposed when she was in bed, so we assume it might have been from a spider (there is still a lump there). The floor was dirty. We found the breakfast buffet to be very good, with a wide selection of food. Other dining options are very limited and very expensive. The evening buffet at the hotel restaurant was US$35 per person. We didn't spend any time at the pool, so can't say if monkeys were a problem there. I assume they could be if one took food to the pool as the monkeys were a problem around the restaurant on our second day there. We did see a few baboons on the property. The eastern cataract is within walking distance but very disappointing except before 9 a.m. We took a trip to the Zimbabwe side and consider it a must-do.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2008

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Dec 1, 2016 by Caron

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful holiday, I hope that you have taken many memories back home with you and we hope to see you again soon in Zambia in the near future. Kind regards Hotel Manager AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

1 out of 5

Paying for location - not much else

Zambezi Sun has a great location, and a lot of potential. But, for the hotel rate, it was very disappointing. The rooms felt like a college dorm and the hotel seemed to be like Carnival Cruise Lines. It is your classic tourist trap.\n\nThe redeeming quality was that it was walking distance to the beautiful Victoria Falls and provides van service to the neighboring Royal Livingstone, which is beautiful hotel, apparently\ncharging similar rates as Zambezi Sun. \n\nThe room at Zambezi Sun featured concrete floors, old beds and grubby old blankets and towels. The buffet food was fine not great. My husband woke up with a mean stomach virus the day after we left ... not sure if there is a connection but it makes me wonder. \n\nThe wild monkeys and bees are out of control by the poolside. The staff felt bad for their aggressive behavior, but management did not seem to do much to control the situation. This is not something that would happen at the Royal Livingstone. They have paid staff members to keep the monkeys from getting out of control. \n\nWe had dinner at the Royal Livingstone both nights, and it was absolutely magnificent. \nBeautiful scenery, great staff, great food. Very memorable.\n\nRecommend Royal Liv over Zambezi Sun; it is a choice between Queen Mary or Carnival Cruise Lines. Victoria Falls are beautiful. Bon Voyage!\n\n

Posted by on Sep 1, 2007

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Dec 1, 2016 by Caron

Dear Valued Guest Firstly allow me to thank you for taking time to send us feedback on your stay with us, all feedback from my guests whether positive or negative is very welcoming and for this I am extremely grateful. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful holiday, I hope that you have taken many memories back home with you and we hope to see you again soon in Zambia in the near future. Kind regards Hotel Manager AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

About the Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Location Mosi-oa-Tunya Rd, Livingstone, Zambia

Property Features

Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers its guests a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Avani Victoria Falls Resort. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 4-star Livingstone hotel is smoke free.

  • 212 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 2001
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Livingstone (LVI) (15 km / 9.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers 212 shared accommodations with air conditioning, safes, and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. A pillow menu is available. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Livingstone hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in July 2015.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Theatre of Food - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

AVANI Pool Bar & Grill - This poolside restaurant specializes in pizza and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Monkey Tree - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Royal Livingstone - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Royal Livingstone Express - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Game drive nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Horse riding/rental on site

Spa Services

The Royal Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: ZMW 402.50
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: ZMW 200.00 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: ZMW 600.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: ZMW 300.00 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • 1.5 percent tourism fee will be charged
  • Destination fee: ZMW 40 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZMW 220 per person (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • AVANI Victoria Falls Resort Livingstone
  • AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
  • AVANI Victoria Falls Livingstone
  • AVANI Victoria Falls
  • Avani Victoria Falls Resort Hotel
  • Avani Victoria Falls Resort Livingstone
  • Avani Victoria Falls Resort Hotel Livingstone

You should know

  • Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 5 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. Children might not be eligible for free breakfast.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.