Reviews of Avani Victoria Falls
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221 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Avani Victoria Falls and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Gorgeous falls, nice hotel"
Only downside : the entrance fee to the falls was included with my hotel booking, I understand, but the hotel did not give it to me and I had to pay 20 USD to access the falls." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Perfect location for Victoria Falls"
Rooms were comfortable and food ok although the beef was more like buffalo it was so tough, they even brought me another knife so that I could try to hack my way through it which was a shame because everything else was fine." See all these reviews: 20n in Zambia
"Surreal experience at Avani Victoria Falls"
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!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
"Avani Victoria Falls - good start to trip"
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." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"loved the hotel - superb location"
"Avani Victoria Falls review"
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Avani Victoria Falls review"
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
"Avani Victoria Falls a most convenient hotel"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Nice place "to end journey""
"Avani with Victoria Falls and wild life"
Great location and short walk to Victoria Falls and bridge to Zimbabwe.
Pool area very nice for lounging and eating but uneven food service." See all these reviews: 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zambia
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