(Previously called the ZAMBEZI SUN) Arguably one of the greatest rivers in Africa, the Zambezi fronts this fine establishment, which is perfect or families and fun-loving adrenalin junkies. The three-star hotel has 212 en-suite rooms, which are spacious and tastefully decorated. Boasting air-condition, satellite television and central ice machines, the rooms either face natural bushveld or the refreshing and cool landscaped pool. All the rooms also have shaded, air-conditioned balconies and the spacious bathrooms offer separate showers and baths. The Avani Victoria Falls Resort was designed with families in mind and there are 39 rooms with queen-size beds and sleeper couches to accommodate couples with kids.

And for those who need a tad more space, there are four luxury suites available. The remaining Avani Resort suites offer a choice between two double beds, a queen-size bed or two separate single beds. There are also two rooms with paraplegic facilities. Catering for your every need, the resort has everything from dedicated childminding services (including the Camp Kwena Kids Club as well as babysitters) to an exciting casino, and outside activities centred around the lavish pool area – for example, the shade of the acacia trees form the perfect backdrop for lazy sundowners. Not to mention sunset boat cruises and the watersports on offer.

Guests are also spoilt for choice in the dining department and options range from an outside alfresco grill near the pool area, while the indoor buffet restaurant serves hearty breakfasts and sumptuous dinners. Because the hotel is a resort-style complex, the mood is relaxed and casual – and this applies to both guests and the resident wildlife… it is not unusual to find zebra wandering through the grounds of the hotel!

Offering complementary access to Victoria Falls – which is just a short walk away – the Avani Victoria Falls resort affords guests the opportunity to experience the wealth of activities around the falls.