Avani Victoria Falls

Reviews of Avani Victoria Falls

Good(85%) From 198 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 198 of our travellers who have visited Avani Victoria Falls, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M. from Jacksonville
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location to the falls

We stayed here at the beginning of our trip to Zambia.We enjoyed the "welcoming committee" of traditional dancers when we arrived. They were friendly and energetic.

The front desk staff was helpful and accommodating even providing glue for a broken shoe for us.The grounds were nicely landscaped and clean. There were even monkeys, zebra and giraffe everywhere. The security staff was diligent and walked us to the clearing where the zebra and giraffe were.

There was a wide variety of food from a buffet with local things like mopani worms and venison to regular side-down fare. The rooms were clean and the shower was nice and hot. The best part was that you could walk to the falls in five minutes and the entrance fee was already included.

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Ms S. from Piedmont
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Perfect for our quick visit to the Falls

It was a lovely resort and it was perfect that we could walk right to the Falls.

I wish we had more time to enjoy the pool and surroundings.

If we'd had more time we also would have gone to the Zimbabwe side of the Falls, but our itinerary didn't allow us more time. I am so glad we squeezed it in though.

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J+K from Canada
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

Avani was the perfect hub from which to experience Victoria Falls, as from our room to Falls was only a 5 minute walk! Our room was basic but very nice, and the pool and lounge area was excellent. Being inside the national park, Avani has zebra, monkeys, baboons, and giraffe always roaming through the grounds, and it was nice to be able to see these animals up close on foot.

The hotel staff were very accommodating, and it was extremely simple to book activities through the activities counter.

We took a microlight flight over the falls (highly recommend, the best way to see them!), the sunset river cruise, and dinner at the nearby Elephant Cafe (being up close and personal with these amazing animals in an ethically responsible experience was unforgettable).

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Dr C & Mr P from British Columbia
Arrived on: 13-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Safe and clean

large property located on the falls. Sadly, we arrived after 6pm when the gate to the falls was closed and had to leave at 0700 am the next morning.

The gate to the Falls was supposed to open at 6am but we waited until 630am with no-one in sight to unlock the gate. We had previously been to Victoria Falls in the dry season so we weren't devastated but we were disappointed.

Room was clean but nothing special. We ate at the restaurant where the service was spotty at best.

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Wallington
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Prime location

I would put average, but you go there for access to the falls, which it delivers. Good pool and grounds.

Food and staff not brilliant except for the concierge. She was very helpful with flight check-ins and boarding pass printing - at no charge.

To be fair, the breakfast was fine. For dinner, very little of the menu was available and the standard was variable.

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Ms U. from Dungannon
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

excellent location. Fabulous to visit the FALLS as often as we liked .

Rooms good. Service was somewhat slow. Little variety in menus- only one dining facility available and was a bit limited in choice.

Reception staff a little less welcoming than perhaps should have been. Otherwise all staff great . Service a bit slow.

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Mr & Mrs C - Manchester
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Overnight Stay at Victoria Falls

Nice hotel to spend a couple of nights at the falls

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Mr & Mrs R from Salisbury
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great location

This is about as close as you can get to the falls on the Zambian side.

Food and facilities were excellent.

Worth noting that in October the Zambian side of the Falls is pretty unremarkable, although we were using Livingstone more as a stopover than as a destination in its own right.

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jacquismith17@hotmail.com
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Perfect Location

We came here for some R&R after spending time in South Luangwa and it was a great choice. As it is 'connected' to the Falls and offers free entry, we wondered to see them every one of our 3 days. They are breath-taking. We had inter-connecting rooms so our 2 boys, aged 10 and 13 - had their own room. The rooms were exceptionally clean and well appointed. Although the pool was a freezing for a comfortable dip, it was perfect for the kids for a quick splash during the day.

The grounds of the hotel are beautiful - the wildlife wandering around - zebra & impala were an added bonus in a very different landscape to where we'd been on safari. I found myself 'held up' by 4 stunning giraffes on my short stroll to the Royal Livingston for a massage one morning! Beats Liverpool rush hour any day!

All the staff we came across were friendly and helpful. We booked the African Princess sundowner trip from the hotel which was a stunning evening and greatly recommended.

The food was disappointing though. Expensive for what is was and the service a bit hit and miss We could have ventured into LIvingstone, but didn't bother, so it couldn't have been that bad! We did book the Royal Livingstone for dinner one evening and while not that significantly different in price, was much tastier. Take the time to take the short stroll through to this hotel - even for a sundowner, as you can see the mists from the Falls from the sun terrace as you gaze across the Zambezi. A truly remarkable view to sip a gin and tonic with.

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Mr &a Mrs G. from Ringwood
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect location - would stay here again

The most perfect location with easy access to Victoria Falls.

Incredibly friendly staff with five star service and good facilities on site (including a doctor/clinic). The swimming pool was huge and the grounds well maintained and regularly patrolled by security people.
The hotel was not too busy which made it very comfortable - I can't comment on what it might be like if very busy.

We spent time visiting the Falls which was mind blowing - totally impressive. River levels were quite high. We had organised to go white water rafting and kayaking and we were collected from outside their activity centre. We would stay here again.

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