Enjoy excellent hotel facilities, contemporary comforts and quick access to the world’s largest body of falling water at Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone. Vibrant colours, ornate décor and intricate mosaic prints combine with Zambian charm to offer chic living spaces, while warm hospitality and a range of thoughtful services will ensure you have a leisurely time exploring the Falls. The hotel is well-equipped, featuring a range of dining venues including an outdoor boma, a large swimming pool and outdoor bar, a children’s club and a sizable wellness spa.

The resort is located a mere 5-minute walk from the Falls, and all guests at Avani have unlimited access to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls for the duration of their stay. Take a walking tour or follow the well-marked trails to discover the sheer size and wonder of this incredible natural phenomenon. Return to the resort for a revitalising treatment at the spa, before topping the day off with a romantic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. For the adventurous and young-at-heart there is white-water rafting and the famous ‘Flight of the Angels’, which allows you to marvel at the Falls from a helicopter or microlight. 

Recent accolades & press

  •  Best Social Involvement and Best Practice - Imvelo Responsible Tourism


  •  5-minute walk from Victoria Falls
  • Wide-ranging resort facilities
  • Children’s Club
  • Boat cruises on the Zambezi River
  • Wellness spa

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The resort features a charming outdoor area with a swimming pool and bar that are perfect for leisurely days under a clear blue sky. Add to your indulgence at the wellness spa where you can choose from a selection of treatments that will leave you relaxed and recharged, or keep healthy at the resort’s gym. The Avani playground is a fun place for little ones to climb, crawl, slide and explore, while the activities club keeps children aged from two to 12 entertained with nature walks, games and more. 

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Computer facilities
    Swimming Pool


The Theatre of Food is open daily for breakfast and dinner, serving African and international dishes in an elephant and African-inspired setting. If you are opting for a day of relaxation at the hotel then the poolside grill and bar serves snacks, wood-fired pizza and other light bites. For the ultimate African dining experience, head to the Boma for an African feast prepared over the fire and served at a candlelit venue under the stars. In-room dining is available for relaxing nights in or quick and convenient meals.   

Avani Room

The 212 guestrooms at The Zambezi Sun are open, airy and decorated with bright mosaics and ethnic Zambian wall stencils.

All rooms are air conditioned, have satellite TV and spacious bathrooms with a separate bath and shower. Each room also has a private patio which overlooks either the gardens or the central swimming pool.


    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

Superior rooms

Superior rooms are slightly more luxurious than the Avani rooms, and you will enjoy express check-in, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, and complimentary access to the gym.


Plush Avani suites are perfect for couples and honeymooners, and the generously sized apartments include a lounge and dining space.

Family suites

Ideal for small families and accommodating up to two adults and two children, the Avani family rooms are fitted with two double beds. 


  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Helicopter flights
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Micro-lighting
  • Quad-biking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $205 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 26 Dec 2017 $200 Bed & Breakfast
  • 27 Dec 2017 - 02 Jan 2018 $210 Bed & Breakfast
  • 03 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $200 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $210 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 26 Dec 2018 $200 Bed & Breakfast
  • 27 Dec 2018 - 02 Jan 2019 $210 Bed & Breakfast
  • 03 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019 $200 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Avani Superior Room,Avani Family Room,Avani Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We could see the falls so easily and numerous times!

    Susie Jennings, June 2015
  • Zambezi Sun is superb. Vic falls are 2 mins away and access is superb. The setting at Royal Livingstone is breathtaking. The family room was a little tight with 2 double beds but the reception desk was very helpful with dinner bookings and activities bookings.

    Meeta Mohan, August 2014
  • Vic Falls was great – hotel Zambezi Sun was good and the buffet they served was amazing.

    Emma Stride, July 2014
  • We had a perfect time there and everything was great and taken care of!

    Mahavir Kothari, April 2014
  • Our Hotel in Livingstone, The Zambezi Sun was really nice and Victoria Falls was spectacular. We were able to walk from our hotel to the falls. I have photos that I will always treasure from the Victoria Falls. I would highly recommend this place and I look forward to returning some day. It was truly a wonderful experience.

    Ethel Cross, July 2013
  • We had a wonderful unforgettable and memorable trip. The accommodation and staff, were absolutely helpful and kind.

    Uschi Lange, September 2012
  • Zambezi Sun - Great location, food and facilities were good, staff were always cheerful and helpful.

    Charles Herring, September 2012
  • Stay at Zambezi Sun was fantastic. Amazing hotel. Also rates which you gave me included park fees. You should mention this. Good selling point. Got 2 interconnecting rooms which was fabulous. Beds were very big.

    Kavita Choudary, September 2012
  • The hotel, Zambezi Sun, was really nice.

    S Singh Sadhar, August 2012
  • Stay at Zambezi Sun at Livingstone was also very comfortable and it was a beautiful to see thundering Victoria falls at this time of the year at its peak flow. We booked a sunset safari at Zambezi river which was so amazing.

    Anamika Rastogi, August 2012

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Shandre Steenkamp

Shandre Steenkamp

Africa Safari Expert

"This is a wonderful and comfortable family resort located very close to the Zambezi River. I love that it is within walking distance of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side."



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Zambezi Sun - Great location, food and facilities were good, staff were always cheerful and helpful.

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