Avani Victoria Falls

Reviews of Avani Victoria Falls

Good(85%) From 206 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 206 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.
Ms G. from USA
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Civilization with a Touch of the Wild

After being in the bush for several days, we found Avani to have more the feel of a resort, but with the zebras, impalas and giraffes wandering the grounds, still enjoyed a bit of the wild.

It was easy to make tour reservations and were able to go to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side for a better view of the falls. Being the dry season, there was very little flow on the Zambia side. A river tour on a speed boat gave us a unique view of the river and wildlife living along the river. We were able to get close to shore to see various wildlife and birds.

The staff of Avani was very helpful and polite and the dining area staff very helpful with special food choices. I did feel their entree menu was a bit limited and would have liked more choices. The buffet at breakfast and dinner was very comprehensive but its usually too much food and a bit pricey for everyday. Nice walking paths throughout the resort to get some exercise and a large pool to relax by in the afternoon were amenities were enjoyed.

There was a gift shop in the back of the resort that we hadn't heard about until coming upon it on a walk. They had unique gifts and crafts to offer that the shop near the lobby didn't have. They need better signage for this area.

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Mrs K. from Gravesend
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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AVANI great location for Victoria falls

Really good hotel - excellent location for the falls - staff excellent and professional - nice relaxed atmosphere, mini safari in the grounds re the roaming animals also nice to be able to go to the sister hotel the royal livingstone - the terrace bar in that hotel has excellent location on the river - spectacular sun sets transfers between hotels all free and prompt

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C Plowdog from Sydney
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

Well located for viewing the falls.

It's a big hotel, the rooms are good and breakfast was excellent.

It is a perfectly acceptable hotel, but coming from the intimacy and wonderful experiences of the safari camps perhaps it couldn't stand out.

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Mrs. KCW from DC
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Short stay at Avani Falls

The hotel was so convenient to the falls! We loved that since we were only in Livingstone for a very short time. We could just pop in at our leisure! Breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious! Very friendly staff.

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Mrs G from Oxon
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

Had an issue with lunch coming too late but hotel were brilliant and gave us free dinner.

All very friendly, clean and nice buffet. Fantastic breakfast!

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Mr D from Austin
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

Terrific food and location.

Friendly, helpful staff.

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Mrs & Mr R from Australia
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls

A chilled bottle of sparkling had thoughtfully been placed into our room as a birthday surprise which was a very nice welcome gesture.

There is a VERY big push here to have the buffet rather than the a la carte menu. As none of us (4) wanted a 3 course mean we opted for the a la carte and on two nights were disappointed that our choice was not available and this was not made known at the time of ordering. Ordering off the menu of course takes longer but did we did wonder whether we had been forgotten on one occasion (of 2).

There was an expansive buffet breakfast with wonderful omelettes prepared by a very skilful efficient chef.

Zebras mow the lawns here and monkeys prey on rooms when the doors are left open even when occupied, and yes, we were warned!

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Mr G from Alstonville
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good Falls location in Zambia

Closest place to stay near Victoria Falls and with it's own wildlife: zebras, baboons, monkeys. Huge swimming pool if you want it. Have a good look at the Zambian side of the Falls from here and then walk over the bridge into Zimbabwe to see from another angle. But you need a visa - preferably get Kaza Univisa when first entering Zambia or Zimbabwe. Also take a short walk up river to David Livingstone Hotel (in the same grounds).

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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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