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When I first arrived in Zimbabwe, in the dry season, I immediately caught a taxi and went on a 28 minute drive from the Victoria Falls Airport too AVANI Victoria Falls resort, where I was staying.

There is multiple hotels and restaurants around the area, but if you want to have your ears drilled with the loud roaring machine Victoria Falls is, you can stay at the AVANI Victoria Falls resort. This is a 3 star, quite cheap hotel in the Zambian side of the Victoria falls/Zambezi River, $287 per night has clean rooms, some small and dated, some beds are uncomfortable and the rooms are loud due to the drilling sound of Victoria Falls. To hide all of those bad comments in the dust, the rooms have beautiful views. So if you are looking for cheap hotel which has a beautiful view this is the one for you.

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ZAMBEZI-Sun-Hotel-in-Livingstone

When I arrived at the Resort I was welcomed by welcoming and friendly staff, they gave me the card to my room and gave me instructions on how to get there. When I entered I was surprised of how dated the room was but the view was incredible, I arrived at the right moment to see the sunset. Later that night when I went to bed, I finally laid down on the bed found them really uncomfortable which was a shame.

Next morning I was greeted by the friendly staff down at breakfast, they were very polite, I then caught onto a bus and headed to the Victoria Falls, a 11 minute drive. The reason why I came during the dry season is because you can walk through parts of the waterfall. Throughout the year the water level varies its when at the peak in April, at the end of the rainy season when on average 500,000,000 liters of water flow and it reaches at its lowest level in October and early November.

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Eleven minutes later I was greeted by Victoria falls or also known as Mosi-o-Tunya (The smoke that thunders, the local tribes call it). Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in world with the length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than a hundred meters, it’s massive. Another reason why it is so special and annoying is that Victoria falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, which I know well, meanwhile the spray from the falling water increases to a height of over 400 meters and can also be seen from 50 kilometers.

After a wonderful and very tiring day I was once again greeted by the friendly staff at the hotel.

Posted by joan.. 08:03 Archived in Zimbabwe

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