The Zambezi Sun

Overview

Zambezi Sun

The Zambezi Sun hotel boasts open, organic buildings all in earthly colours that create a feel of a centuries- old walled city. This remarkable hotel delivers a fabulous blend of affordable accommodation, vast amounts of space, wildlife, sun, wide range of entertainment and delicious food.

Zambia

Offering even more remarkable views of Victoria Falls than the Zimbabwean side, the Zambian side allows you to get even closer to the breath-taking falling water.

Both of the exquisite Sun International Hotels; The Royal Livingstone and Zambezi Sun, are situated within walking distance of the enchanting Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Whether you desire your days to be filled with wildlife-packed safaris, relaxing pampering days, adventurous explorations or sporty, adrenaline filled activities; both of these hotels will cater for your individual needs and desires, to ensure an incredible experience that will entice you back again and again.

Child Care/ Activities

The 'Kamp Kwena Kiddies Club' situated at the Zambezi Sun Hotel gives children the opportunity to revel in a variety of activities, including both full and half day visits to places of interest, supervised fun and games and nature walks.

This well-run haven accommodates children between the ages of 2- 12 years of age. The younger children, between the ages of 2-4, must be accompanied by an adult, or at an additional cost the hotel can provide a babysitter for those children that are not potty-trained. Babysitters are also available for evening time too.

The staff are carefully selected and participate in extensive training in first aid as well as child-care, to ensure that the parents and children feel safe and secure.

Accommodation

ROOM CONFIGURATION

• Twin bedded rooms 167
• Double rooms (with sleeper couches) 39
• Suites 4
• Paraplegic rooms 2
Total Rooms 212

IN-ROOM FACILITIES

• Air-conditioning
• Electric safe
• En-suite bathroom with separate shower
• Hairdryer
• International direct dial
• Tea/ coffee facilities
• Satellite television
• Telephone
• Universal adaptor socket
• Voltage 220V
Restaurants & Bars

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

• The Pool Grill
• Zambezi Sun- Theatre of Food

Activites

MICROLIGHT FLIGHTS

• 15 or 30 Minute Flights
• Minimum age 6 years. Maximum weight is 100kg.
• Flights take place between 06h30 – 10h30 and 15h00 until last light.
• 15 min flight takes you over the Victoria Falls & the Zambezi River while the 30 min flight takes you over the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.

CHOBE SAFARI LODGE

Chobe Day Trip

• No Children under 12 YEARS OF AGE.
• Chobe National Park Full Day: 07h30 – 18h00
• A minimum of 2 pax is required for the activity to proceed.
• Includes return transfers (approx 60 minutes one way), morning cruise on the Chobe River, lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge and afternoon 4x4 game drive in the Chobe National Park.

Chobe Overnight Trip

The Chobe Overnight excursion includes the following:

• 1 Nights accommodation
• A Buffet dinner at the Lodge
• A Full English breakfast at the Lodge
• A sunset game-viewing cruise (excludes snacks and drinks)
• An early morning 4x4 game drive
• Return transfers between Sun International Zambia and Chobe Safari Lodge

JET BOAT EXTREME

• Minimum age for participation is 7 years.
• Min: 8 pax. Max 22 pax.
• Morning Jet Boat: 07h30 – 10h30.
• Afternoon Jet Boat: 12h30 – 15h30.
• Feel the wind in your hair and the cooling spray as you hurtle along at over 80km/h towards a series of spine-chilling rapids, buzzing rocks and jet-spinning on the mighty Zambezi River. These Kiwi-constructed Super Twin, Jet Boat with Chevrolet V8 383 Motors, equating an awesome 700hp, are capable of taking 22 passengers. These jet-boats "play" between rapids 25 and "open season" which is approximately rapid 27.
• Clients collected from the hotel. Drive through Traditional African Villages to Rapid Number 25. Clients enter the mighty Batoka Gorge on the NEW Jet Extreme Cable Car. Clients put their valuables in the lock box and put on Life Jackets. 30 Minutes of unparalleled excitement - White Water Jet Boating. Clients exit the Batoka Gorge on the Jet Extreme Cable Car. Drive back to town and deliver clients back at their accommodation. Clients are encouraged to bring some extra cash to purchase beverages, snacks and merchandise. All clients will be required to sign a disclaimer before boarding the cable car and Jet Boat. The Parent or Legal guardian must endorse our disclaimer form for passengers under the age of 16 years.

CANOE SAFARIS

• Children: No children discounts. Minimum age for participation is 8 years. Min: 2 pax. Max: 15 pax.
• Half Day: 08h30 – 12h30.
• Full Day: 08h00 – 17h00.
• What better way to discover the peace and tranquillity of the Zambezi River than in a two-person fibreglass canoe? View game and various species of birds as you glide along this mighty river.

QUAD BIKING

• Min 4 pax required for the Village Trail
• Minimum age for Quad bikes is 16 years and NO Exceptions to this rule are possible due to legal restrictions.
• Local Trail at Batoka Land: 60 minutes.
• Village Trail: 150 minutes.

DEVIL'S POOL AT LIVINGSTONE ISLAND

Closed from approximately 21 March to approximately 01 June due to high water levels.

• Livingstone Island- Morning Breezer 07h30, 09h00 & 10h30
Livingstone Island- Lunch 12h30 • Livingstone Island- High Tea 15h30
• Children: Not recommended for children under 12. If authorized , children will pay the full adult price.
• Minimum: 2 people- Maximum: 10 people (12 people can be requested for groups, but is not guaranteed).
• Pick-up is at the Royal Livingstone Sun Deck. Livingstone Island is a 10-minute riverboat tour from your hotel and is located in the middle of the Zambezi River, on the edge of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down the 100m drop.

LIVINGSTONE DRIFT

• No children under 15 years allowed
• Min: 4 pax. Max: 200 pax.
• Minimum number of guests to operate: 3.
• The Livingstone Drift commences from the Royal Livingstone or Activity Centre at 14h00. The Bundu Adventures transport vehicle will pick up clients and transfer them to the starting point of the trip at Makumba Village in the Livingstone National Park. Here the clients will find the rafts already prepared. A glass of wine will be served while a short welcome and safety talk is given. Clients will then get onto the rafts, which are directed by experienced river guides.
• A platter of various cheeses and biscuits will be spread out on a board in the centre of the raft, as well as a choice of imported (South African) KWV red and white wine. The rafts will be steered down river with the guides pointing out interesting fauna and flora. They will also inform the clients of the rich cultural history of the Zambezi River. Animals, which may be seen during the drift, include hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, rhino and various antelope as well as numerous bird species.
• Life jackets are provided in the rafts but are worn optionally. There is one rapid but it is negligible. • The guides will stop the rafts at a sandy beach on a small island for those who may need to disappear behind a bush: every tree's a lavatory.
• The drift ends at 18h30 still inside the National Park. Here the clients will get back onto the transport vehicle, which will take them back to the hotel.

BUNGI JUMPING

• Children: No children discount available. Minimum age for participation is 14 years.
• This is one of the highest commercial jumps in the world, so hurling yourself off the Victoria Falls Bridge is definitely for adventure thrill-seekers only.

ABSEIL, GORGE SWING & FLYING FOX

• Children: Children under 12 pay 50%. Minimum age for participation is 8 years.
• Min: 2 pax. Max: 30 pax.
• Abseiling is like an alpine mountaineer, abseil down the gorge for approximately 50m.
• Gorge Swing: launch yourself off the edge in a full body harness and free fall for 53 meters.
• Flying Fox is a cable-slide high above the gorge, allowing you an adrenalin-packed ride, in a seated or a flying position; face down, like a bird.
• CLOSED ON TUESDAYS

ANGLING AND FLY FISHING

• Min 2 pax. Max 16 pax.
• The best times for Tiger-fishing are from August to March when the water is warmer, but the fishing is great all year round. The upper Zambezi is home to 15 species of Bream as well as Yellow Fish, Barbel, Bottlenose, Squeaker and Labeo.
• Winter: 07h00 – 12h00 or 13h30 – 18h00.
• Summer: 06h30 – 11h30 or 14h00 – 18h30.
• Price includes boat, guide, fishing equipment & tackle/bait, transfers, tea & coffee on morning trips, beers soft drinks & mineral water.

WHITE WATER RAFTING

• No children under 15 years allowed
• Min: 4 pax. Max: 200 pax.
• Closed from approximately 15 March to approximately 07 May due to high water levels.
• Low water run is approx. 10 July – 20 January.
• High water run is approx. 20 Jan- 10 July.
• Half Day & Full day low water includes lunch
• Half Day Rafting – Low water (08h30 – 14h00 or 11h00 – 17h00) Includes eco lift out the gorge for afternoon trip.
• Full Day Rafting - Low water (08h30 – 17h00) Includes eco lift out the gorge.
• Full Day Rafting - High water (08h30 – 15h00) Includes eco lift out the gorge.

4X4 GAME SAFARIS ON WATER – ZAMBEZI RIVER SAFARIS

• Morning Safari (08h00 – 10h30)
• Lunch Safari (11h30 – 14h00)
• Sunset Safari (16h00 – 18h30)
• Children: Children under 4 years are free. Children under 12 pay full adult price.
• Min: 2 pax.
• We use specially designed V8 jet-propelled safari boats, accommodating up to 8 guests and a certified river skipper or game ranger. These boats have the unique ability of traversing the rapids safely and comfortably and can operate in water as shallow as 200 mm. As a result the operational range is substantial, extending from as close as a few hundred meters from the edge of the Victoria Falls to the wide-open river upstream.

HORSE BACK TRAILS

• Children under 3 are free on pony rides. Children under 12 previous riding experience is required.
• A minimum of 2 pax is required for the activity to proceed. Max: 8 pax.
• Horseback safaris are led by experienced riders or guides and takes place along the Zambezi River. These safaris offer prolific bird and game viewing opportunities. Whether you are a novice or an experienced rider, this is an incredible way to interact with closely with nature.
• U$D10 park fee payable direct.

ELEPHANT SAFARIS: WILDLIFE

• Morning Elephant Back Safari (06h30 – 11h00).
• Afternoon Elephant Back Safari (14h45- 19h00).
• Elephant Back Safaris Includes transfers, tea & coffee, introductory talk, approx 1½ hour Elephant back safari, beers, wine, soft drinks and snacks at the end of the ride. Guests are encouraged to interact with these Elephants as much as possible.
• Elephant Interaction (10h30 – 12h30).
• Elephant interaction includes transfers, introductory talk, approx 30 minute interaction & soft drinks
• The minimum age for participation is 10.
• A minimum of 2 pax is required for the Elephant Back Safaris.
• A minimum of 4 pax is required for the Elephant interaction.

HELICOPTER FLIGHTS

• Children under 4 years pay 50%. 5 years and older pay normal rates. 2 Helicopters. Takes max 5 or 6 pax each. Can do relays for groups. Window seats available on a first come, first serve basis.
• 15 min flight takes you over the Victoria Falls & the Zambezi River while the 30 min flight takes you over the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
• The 15 min and 30 min flights require a minimum of 4 pax in order to operate.
• Please reconfirm minimum numbers needed with our reservations team.
• Heli out of the gorge available only for guests doing the White Water Rafting.

AFRICAN QUEEN & AFRICAN PRINCESS RIVER CRUISES

• Luncheon Cruise: 12h30 – 14h00
• Sunset Cruise: Winter- 15h30 to 18h00
Summer- 16h30 to 19h00
• Children: Children under 12 pay 50% / Children under 4 Free.
• Maximum: 120 pax.
• The twin-deck, 120-seater African Queen is stylish and beautifully handcrafted, with two bars decorated in period wicker furniture and steamer chairs. It is the epitome of a classic Zambezi cruise experience.
• Groups of 20 pax or more are able to reserve the boat for mid-morning cruise, 1-hour lunch cruise or 2-hour lunch cruise
• Departure from hotels is 30 minutes before cruise.

ROYAL LIVINGSTONE EXPRESS STEAM TRAIN

• Minimum 12 People and Maximum 92 People.
• Pick up time: Summer: September to March
5:00 pm: Pick up from the hotels 10:00 pm: Return to the hotels
Winter: April to August 4:30 pm: Pick up from the hotels
9:30pm: Return to the hotels
• Your 5 hour dinner experience includes: Transfers from the Royal Livingstone to the Bushtracks Siding by Bushtracks Africa, Welcome drink on arrival, 5 Course Dinner by Sun International, KWV Wines, beers and soft drinks before and during dinner, Return Transfers to the Royal Livingstone and Zambezi Sun.
• Train operates from Wednesday to Saturday but can be booked privately for groups on any day, subject to availability.
• Please note that even if this service has been confirmed, the hotel reserves the right to cancel the Steam Train Dinner at any time should minimum numbers not be met. The Steam Train dinner MUST be reconfirmed at the hotel on arrival.

4X4 RHINO SAFARI

• Early morning (06h30 – 09h30)
• Mid-morning (09h45 – 12h45
) • Late afternoon (15h00 – 18h00)
• Children: Participation at the parent's discretion only. Infants free.
• A minimum of 2 pax is required for the activity to proceed.
• Takes place in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park which is home to numerous antelope species, elephant, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and white rhino. Game drives takes place in open 4x4 game viewing vehicles.

CULTURAL TOURS

Chief Mukini's Village

Mukini's Village is a Royal village which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to about 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors in to his village to catch a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs. The chief's guides and the people of the village are more than happy to show visitors their huts and take you inside, explain how they are built and decorated, introduce you to various craftsmen and women at work and ask you to taste some traditional foods and beer. This is a working village, not a purpose built tourist attraction, and it is a privilege to be welcomed into their lifestyle.

Tours last for two hours and may be booked in the morning or the afternoon. The tour may be combined with other historical tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch.

Departure from the Day Activity Centre is that the clients' convenience but pickups are at 08h00 or 15h00. Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are half price and children under 2 are free.

Maramba Market

This is the largest market in Livingstone- colourful, vibrant and bustling with activity. Here the local people sell everything; "chitengies" (brightly coloured fabric), fruit and vegetables, grains and rice, curios, pots and pans made out of old motorcars, farm tools, chickens, beads and clothes. This is where the people of Livingstone come to shop! A guide will accompany you and with the help of some bargaining skills some very interesting and authentic artefacts can be bought. This tour is a most unusual and rewarding experience for the clever shopper.

Tours last for two hours and may be booked in the morning or the afternoon. The tour may be combined with other historical tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch.

Departure from the Day Activity Centre is that the clients' convenience but pickups are at 08h00 or 15h00. Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are half price and children under 2 are free.

Amenities & Services

RESORT AMENITIES AND SERVICES

• Cocktails on The Sundeck or in The Lounge
• The Sundeck – Open daily from 10h30 – 19h00 The Lounge – Open 24 hours
• The Sundeck & the Lounge at The Royal Livingstone Hotel are the ideal cocktail venues, defining comfort & style.
• High Tea
• Daily between 15h00 – 17h00
• No visit to The Royal Livingstone would be complete without experiencing this elegant pastime in The Royal Livingstone Lounge.
• Herb & Rose Garden
• The Herb Garden specialises in culinary & aromatic herbs and is divided into culinary, medicinal and pot-pourri sections – providing both an educational and tasty sojourn. For nature lovers, the garden is always available for exploration and enjoyment.
• Adjacent to The Herb Garden, butterflies flutter through the roses which are lovingly tended by the hotel's horticultural team. The resorts Rose Garden is a thing of beauty - well worth a visit.

GROUPS AND INCENTIVES

The Falls Resort, Livingstone is the perfect destination for the incentive groups, conventions, meetings and events such as product launches. The one and half hour flights operating daily from Johannesburg to Livingstone make this one of the most easily accessible resorts from your group.

Dream's group department is dedicated to coordinating your groups bookings' and ensuring that our resorts professional groups and conventions team are fully briefed on the groups requirements when at the resort so that their every need is taken care of.

The Falls Convention Centre offer facilities for up to 450 delegates and is suitable for a variety of conferences, corporate functions, product launches, senior management meetings, brainstorming and strategy sessions. Depending on requirements, the areas can be divided into separate areas. The Centre is linked to the Zambezi Sun, providing easy access for the guests and delegates staying at either hotels.

The Boma crafted in the traditional Zambian manner, accommodates up to 350 guests for an unforgettable evening under the stars. There is a central log fire and although the venue is rustic, the infrastructure is sophisticated.

Boardrooms accommodating 12 delegates are also available at the Royal Livingstone Hotel and are the epitome of graciousness with sumptuous wood and leather finishes complemented with all the hi-tech amenities needed.

Conference Facilities

Zebra Room: Seats 45 schoolroom, 30 boardroom, 60 cinema or 29 u-shape
Lion Room: Seats 117 schoolroom, 30 boardroom, 255 cinema or 29 u-shape
Giraffe Room: Seats 126 schoolroom, 40 boardroom, 165 cinema or 42 u-shape
Elephant Room: Seats 126 schoolroom, 40 boardroom, 165 cinema or 42 u-shape
Zebra & Giraffe/ Elephant & Lion: Seats 171 schoolroom, 225 cinema
The Royal Livingstone Boardroom: Seats a maximum of 12 delegates only
Lozi Room: Seats 30 schoolroom, 40 cinema, 3 rounds of 10 or 4 rounds of 8
Tonga Room: Seats 30 schoolroom, 40 cinema, 3 rounds of 10 or 4 rounds of 8
Kafue Boardroom: Seats 10 pax maximum
Luangwa Boardroom: Seats 12 pax maximum

Nature Trail

"There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country". This is the best way to enjoy the natural beauty of the resort. The resort's nature trail winds through a variety of interesting flora & fauna, including some of the hotel's own additions such as the hydroponics tunnels, vermiculture and the aromatic herb & rose gardens. Other points of interest include a bird hide and beautiful ponds. While you are free to enjoy the Nature Trail at your leisure, the hotel environmental team periodically conducts nature walks to provide more information on the beautiful environment. This is available every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 09h00.

Rays of Hope

There is an interesting Zulu proverb that says "Umuntu ungumuntu ngabanye abantu". Simply put, "people are people through other people". This concept acknowledges both the rights and the responsibilities of each citizen in promoting individual & social well-being. Sun International Zambia has embraced this philosophy in their daily operations. As the need to give back to the community is high on the resorts priority list, the management & staff of The Falls Resort are proud to share with you their involvement in supporting issues that relate to health, education, agriculture and environment, with particular emphasis on uplifting the vulnerable in society. Should you wish to become personally involved, please do not hesitate to contact Dreams or the hotel General Manager directly.

Visa Requirements

South African passport holders do not require a visa for a stay of up to 30 days.

Health

Require proof of yellow fever vaccination when re-entering South Africa. This vaccination should be administered at least 10 days prior to re-entering South Africa. (Yellow Fever Vaccination - Need to have this before the travel to Zambia)

Golf

GOLF – ELEPHANT HILLS

• Includes return transfers
• Min 2 pax

GOLF – LIVINGSTONE ROYAL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

• Includes return transfers
• Situated 15 Minutes from the Falls Resort, just outside of Livingstone town
• Caddy fees are payable in cash at the Livingstone golf course @ +/- $2.50 for 9 holes and +/- $5 for 18 holes.
• Min 2 pax

Spa

ROYAL SALON

• Facials
• Majestic Zambezi Balancing Facial
• Mosi-Oa-Tunya Fine Mist Facial
• Royal Livingstone Re-Awakening Facial
• Golden Sunset Seduction Facial
• Pride of Zambia Facial
• Ku'omboko Facial Experience for Men
• Body Treatments
• The Cool Retreat Relaxing Body Package
• The Tip of the Falls Cleansing and Balancing Package
• The Regal Uplifting and Revitalizing Package
• ShiTao Treatment
• Lwiindi Ceremonial Treatment
• Massages
• Swedish Massage 50 minutes
• Sports Massage 50 minutes
• Aromatherapy Massage 50 minutes
• Ukuchina Massage 90 minutes
• Back-Neck-and-Shoulder Massage 45 minutes
• Poolside Foot Massage 30 minutes
• Beauty Treatments
• Manicure
• Luxury Paraffin Wax Manicure
• Handprint of the Wild Manicure
• Pedicure
• Luxury Paraffin Wax Pedicure
• Footprints in the Sand Pedicure

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