Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is also the largest waterfall, and perhaps the most beautiful, in the world. Resident Kololo tribe members in the 1800’s called it “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, which means “The Smoke that Thunders”.
What you will be doing
From sipping cocktails at sunset on a riverboat cruise, to being kissed by the mist from the world-famous falls, you are in for some extraordinary exploits. During down time, pick up some curios in town, or hang back at the resort to swim, relax and enjoy the wildlife up close and personal.
Depart on a mid-morning flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. A Go Touch Down Travel and Tours representative will meet you and transfer you to your resort. Spend a leisurely afternoon at the resort. While strolling the beautiful grounds and gardens, you might just run into a few new friends of the four-legged variety. Refresh in the expansive pool, lounge on the deck, or grab a lite bite. AVANI Resort provides every opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.
After breakfast, depart for a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Delight in double rainbows, the thunderous rumble, cooling mists and awe-inspiring views. Return to the hotel for leisure time and/or shopping in town before you board a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Yet another unforgettable highlight, you will glide past enormous elephants and other water-loving creatures. In the evening, relax at the resort.
You will enjoy another hearty breakfast at the resort before transferring to the airport for your return flight to Johannesburg. Bid the staff farewell, take a few more photos. You have just experienced a one-of-a-kind vacation in one of the most exotic places on earth. During your flight, sit back and relive the memories you have made… the friendly locals, precious wildlife, majestic scenery and comfy accommodations with a staff that showcases African hospitality at its finest.
Where you will be staying
You will sleep well, unwind and refresh at the welcoming AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, just a 5-minute walk from Victoria Falls. With Zambia’s wildlife and the magnificent falls at your doorstep, you will be in the heart of iconic Africa.
AVANI Victoria Falls Resort is located on the edge of the Eastern Cataract of the Victoria Falls and in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River in Livingstone Zambia. The Victoria Falls is a world Heritage site and one of the natural wonders of the World. AVANI Victoria Falls Resort offers travelers a stunning blend of sun, space, wildlife, and relaxed comfort, contemporary accommodation, entertainment, conference facilities, delicious food and the myriad adrenaline activities within the Victoria Falls. Guests enjoy unlimited private access to the Victoria Falls, a short walk from the Hotel.
The resort has 212 colorful rooms and suites, all decorated in traditional African charm. Each room features a complete range of essential amenities, contemporary comforts and WiFi access. Enjoy the view of either the lush African bush or the welcoming pool and gardens.
Marvel at the majesty of Victoria Falls, explore traditional Zambian villages for a true slice of local life or head out on a tour to experience the vast array of wildlife. Unleash your wild side or just relax and enjoy the on-site facilities.
What activities are included
In addition to a walking tour of the falls, you can partake in numerous activities, from soaring over the landscape in a helicopter to peacefully perusing the shops downtown. A sunset cruise presents a front row seat to elephants, hippos and giraffes quenching their thirst at the river’s edge.
Victoria Falls Guided Tour
Journey through the rainforest for awe-inspiring sights of beauty and grandeur while learning about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark. Listen to magical tales of local legend while you enjoy the constant spray from the “The Smoke that Thunders”.
Victoria Falls Self-Walk
AVANI is one of the few properties that is a mere five-minute walk from Victoria Falls. Resort guests are privileged to have complimentary unlimited access to the falls for self-walking tours. Visit at different times of day to witness the changing faces of this miracle of nature. The morning light casts an ethereal glow, while rainbows are more plentiful in the afternoon hours.
Bask in awe of the beautiful animals you will see on this relaxing sunset cruise aboard Lady Livingstone. You will sip cocktails and enjoy three tasty snack courses during the fading twilight hours. Watch hippos lumber, crocodiles surface and the blazing African sun slip behind the river banks. You may also see elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and bucks. The cruise takes place along the river boundary of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
You won’t have to go far to find freely roaming wildlife. Zebras, giraffes, vervet monkeys, baboons and impalas are all quite at home at AVANI. Talk about a room with a view! The property is also known for its multitude of avian species – a bird watchers dream. Look for crocodiles in the fish-fertile lake, a popular angling spot.
Shopping in Town
Shopping in Zambia’s colorful markets, galleries and curio shops is a great way to meet local artists and get a feel for the country. There is no shortage of places to shop, from markets where locals proffer tribal arts, basket ware and pottery, to specialty shops featuring exquisite pieces by Zambian jewelry designers, high-end home decor and more.