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Apr-2018

Avani Victoria Falls

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

A 3 star resort right beside the Zambezi River on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls

Introduction

The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is a sister hotel to the Royal Livingstone Hotel located a few hundred metres upstream of the Victoria Falls and Avani. This 3 star quality Minor Hotel Group (ex Sun International) establishment is located a few minutes walk from the Royal Livingstone in The Falls Resort, and is also right next to the Zambezi River, although the view of the river from the hotel is minimal. The hotel is on the Mosi oa Tunya Road on the Zambian side, and it is a 500m walk from the Victoria Falls themselves. Shuttle service to and from the falls is available at the hotel, as well as golf carts between the hotel and the Royal Livingstone.

Guests have a pick of 212 en-suite rooms at Avani Victoria Falls
Resort. All of the rooms have a private balcony and after refurbishments in
2016, they are characterised by a mixture of African and a touch Mediterranean
influence, with bright colours in the suites and lighter colours in the standard
rooms. Bathrooms also hint at native patterns blended with northern designs.

The grounds are expansive with all the facilities guests would
need from the reception at the entrance which attends to guest services, gift
and curio shop and florist, to a very large swimming pool, banking facilities
with Barclays Bank, a clinic, Kamp Kwena Children’s Club with baby sitting
services. Guests at Avani are welcome to use some of the Royal Livingstone
facilities such as the gym and hair salon. Similar to the ones at the Royal Livingstone Hotel,
there are gazebos where guests can enjoy relaxing massages and rubs. The Falls Resort
keeps a few zebra, impala and giraffes which guests will definitely spot when
they walk around.

There are a few dining options at the hotel. Room service is
available for all guests; Little Squires is a steakhouse which is near the
activities centre; the Theatre of Food is the buffet restaurant near the pool
area; the Pool Grill and Bar are on the other side of the pool; At the edge of
the resort is Kingfisher Braai area which is a barbeque site available for
functions on request. Their Boma is located on the path between the Avani
and the Royal Livingstone Hotels. This is a traditional African restaurant with
plenty of entertainment, fire place and grill only opens for dinners. The
hotel’s suites have a dining area for private dining within the rooms.

The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is very family friendly and caters for all
types of guests. The location in relation to the Victoria Falls is most
advantageous, and guests at Avani can visit the falls as many times as they like
without paying the National Parks fees. For 3 star accommodations, staying this hotel is a bit pricey.
However, the convenience, facilities and services offered at the resort make up
for it.

Summary

• 3 star Avani collection resort
• Refurbished rooms and public areas
• Located along the Zambezi River on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls
• 212 bright en-suite rooms some with private veranda
• Reception, gift/curio shop, business centre, steakhouse, restaurant, grill and
bar, swimming pool, spa and gym at the Royal Livingstone Hotel

Accommodation at Avani Victoria Falls Resort

• 212 rooms in total
• 102 double rooms
• 65 twin rooms
• 39 queen rooms
• 4 suites
• 2 paraplegic rooms

All rooms have:
• En suite bathroom with walk in shower, sink, bathtub and toilet
• Each has air conditioning
• Coffee and tea making facilities
• Digital satellite TV
• Telephone with international direct dial
• Storage space
• Safe
• Hair dryer
• Writing desk

Advantages

• Located right next to the Zambezi River, and minutes away from the Victoria
Falls entrance
• 3 star Avani experience
• Spacious grounds
• Zebra, impala and giraffe are kept in the area
• Hair salon and gym use which are at The Royal Livingstone Hotel

Dining

• Tea and coffee making facilities in each room
• Room service available
• Little Squires (grill/steakhouse – lunch and dinner)
• The Theatre of Food buffet restaurant (breakfast and meals)
• The Pool Grill and Bar (lunches, pre-dinner drinks and night caps)
• Crocodile Cafe (sandwiches and light meals)
• Kingfisher Braai area
• An African boma within walking distance
• Private bush dinners by the

Facilities and Services

• 3 star hotel with 212 rooms with en-suite bathrooms
• Main guest area consisting of the reception, shop, bar and grill area,
restaurant, swimming pool
• Room service
• Banking facilities (Barclays Bank) and credit card facilities (Visa,
MasterCard and American Express)
• Conference facilities and wedding services
• Kamp Kwena children’s centre and baby sitting services
• Clinic services
• Wireless internet, communication facilities and secretarial services
• Parking and security
• Cable car to and from jet boats
• Laundry services
• Wheelchair access and 2 paraplegic rooms
• Gift/curio shop and florist
• Sundeck, gym and hair salon at Royal Livingstone
• Shuttle service between Royal Livingstone and Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Children

• Children under 3 years do not pay for accommodation or buffet meals.
Children between 3 and 11 years pay 50% for buffet meals. Children 12 and
over pay full price for buffet meals.
• Children under 4 years old stay free of charge. Children aged between
4 and 12 years stay free of charge in a family room and those 13 and over
are considered adults and pay full price.
• A single parent staying with one or 2 children will be charged the single room rate.

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