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.
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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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 BC
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 from UK
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 from 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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