Avani Victoria Falls

Reviews of Avani Victoria Falls

Good(85%) From 220 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 220 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.
Dr S. from Melvin Village
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Surreal experience at Avani Victoria Falls

Sept 27+28: Lovely resort within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park. Surreal to see impalas and monkeys all over the lawns and zebras drinking at the pool! Grounds are beautiful - there is a little nature trail with hide to watch birds in a small lagoon. Easy walk to the Zamibian side of Victoria Falls with free access to the park. Falls were completely dry but still interesting. Baboons grooming and walking right by you on the walkways.

Lots of security and staff who would walk with you or drive you in a golf cart to the gate entrance to the park or to the sister resort Royal Livingstone. Easy walk to the Royal Livingstone, except for having to share the sidewalk with giraffes! Beautiful sunsets over the Zambezi from the Royal Livingstone.

Breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious - staff were very friendly. I did walk over the bridge to the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. Park entrance was $30USD. More people trying to sell you things on the walk over, which was a bit farther than I thought, but completely doable. The Falls were spectacular though and worth the hike!

I also walked into Victoria Falls, which has a lot of shops and restaurants whereas the Avani and Royal Livingstone are not near the commercial center of Livingstone. I would definitely recommend staying at the Avani!

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Dr&Mrs B from Wensleydale
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls - good start to trip

We chose the Avani for its convenience to Victoria Falls, and we weren't disappointed. We arrived early afternoon and were able to walk to the Zambian side of the Falls very easily from the hotel The following day we walked from the hotel across the Victoria Falls Bridge to see the Falls from Zimbabwe. We enjoyed the walk and queuing up with the locals to go through immigration, but that mightn't be for everyone. The Falls were certainly worth seeing from both countries, even though there was little water this year.

Our room on the first floor at the Avani was very good. There was plenty of variety at the buffet breakfast. We had the buffet at the Boma the first evening with a wide variety of dishes, including a action of Zambian dishes, Pan African dishes as well as international dishes. There was live music and performances of local dances.

The following evening we used the hotel's shuttle to the Royal Livingstone, the sister hotel, to have a drink and snacks, watching the sunset over the Zambezi. We then had dinner at the Avani Pool bar.

All the staff we encountered were very pleasant and helpful.

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Paula from Atlanta
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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loved the hotel - superb location

Great hotel because of the location. Can walk to both sides of fall (also into Zimbabwe), you can go to the sister property (Royal Livingston Hotel) for dinner and very close to Devil's Pool. Loved the location. Amazing breakfast.

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Mr G from St. Neots
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

NO COMMENTS BUT DID SAY THERE WAS LIGHTS OUT ON THE STAIRS TO OUR ROOMS WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN A DANGER, WE ASKED TWICE FOR REPLACEMENT BUT THIS WAS NOT ACTED ON.

THE FALLS WERE NEARLY DRIED UP BUT THIS WAS DUE TO LACKING OF RAIN AND WOULD SUGGEST THAT THESE WOULD BE BETTER IF VISITED DURING OTHER TIMES OF THE YEAR.

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Mr & Mrs C from Cambridge
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

A large hotel. Being the low season, not all restaurant options were available so choice vegetarians was limited.

However, the location is excellent for Victoria Falls - if your aim is to visit the falls it is the best place to stay as it is straightforward to walk to both the Zambian and the Zimbabwean side of the falls from this hotel.

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Mr & Mrs R. from Wadhurst
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls a most convenient hotel

We obtained our KAZA visas online prior to travelling.- they issue a Receipt for the $50.55 fee paid online plus a Letter of Authority to the border staff to issue a visa. The Zambian website and process were not entirely straightforward but it did save a very long and very slow queue at Livingstone airport.

It proved impossible to avoid the touts when trying to get a taxi from the airport to the Avani hotel. All demanded $30 but could be negotiated down to $25, which was slightly less than the $30 the Avani had quoted us for pre-arranging.

The Avani Resort was a most convenient and relaxing hotel; convenient because it was a 5 minute walk to the Zambian side of the falls and a 5 minute walk to the iconic bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe; and relaxing because the hotel is 'open-plan', with 2-storey accommodation blocks arranged around a large grassed area in the centre of which is a large unheated outdoor swimming pool (cold in August!),outdoor bar and restaurant and the main restaurant. We just had a standard room, with bath and shower, on a B&B basis which was better value than including meals as food at the hotel was inexpensive, dinner typically costing £45 for 2 including beers. The included buffet breakfast was extensive.

Unfortunately, there was almost no water going over the Zambian side of the falls, apparently due to a 2 year drought. and no need for rainwear on the Zimbabwe side as negligible spray from the subdued falls that side. Nevertheless, the views were spectacular and we had no regrets.

We enjoyed walking from the Avani over the iconic bridge to the Zimbabwe side of the falls and also on into the town of Victoria Falls to the 'colonial style' Victoria Falls Hotel but persistent pestering by roadside vendors was annoying.


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Dr L & Family from Denmark
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nice place "to end journey"

Really nice large place to end journey with many activities nearby including free access to VIC Falls. On the bad side, helicopters and flights in the air all day - be warned. Perfect rooms, large pool area and good pool bar. The buffet was not up to the standard and price tag, perhaps just go for the fine bar menu. The staff were extraordinarily friendly. We would be happy to visit again in end of a trip. Super internet.

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Mr Lee from Chicago
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Avani with Victoria Falls and wild life

Loved the zebras eating grass out our sliding doors. Enjoyed the monkeys and impalas and nearby giraffes.

Great location and short walk to Victoria Falls and bridge to Zimbabwe.

Pool area very nice for lounging and eating but uneven food service.

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E & S H. from California
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

We had a very nice visit at Avani Victoria Falls. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and when we were cold at night the staff were happy to provide us with heaters (otherwise the rooms do get very chilly at night in the winter).

The grounds are lovely with a huge swimming pool, and zebra and monkeys wandering around. There were ample good quality food choices in the restaurants and at the buffet breakfast. We were certainly glad to be within the Victoria Falls park and it was easy to walk to the Falls.

Unfortunately the Falls only had a trickle of water when we were there (on the Zambian side). Apparently there had been lower rainfall than usual this year so we did not get to see the spectacular sight we had hoped for.

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Mrs & Mr B from Canada
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Avani Victoria Falls review

Good location, noisy hotel as corridors are concrete.

Food average, staff friendly enough.

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