All Welcome at the Zambezi Sun in Zambia ©Solange Hando
Set within the Victoria Falls National Park, this spacious hotel has lush open grounds where wild life is free to roam.
These zebras are regular visitors keen to feast on tender grass but guests might also spot a giraffe or two, plenty of baboons and crocodiles by the lake though it would be wise to keep away from the bank.
Swimming Pool at the Zambezi Sun ©Solange Hando
On the other hand, the pool is perfectly safe and irresistible for a swim, followed by a light lunch at the waterside bar.
There's plenty of shade if you want it or sun to work on your tan. It's also a popular meeting place for pre-dinner drinks.
Twin Room African-Style ©Solange Hando
The Zambezi Sun claims 212 guest rooms and suites with all mod.cons. from tea and coffee making facilities to TV and free Wifi.
Furnishings are a mix of soothing and bright African colours enhanced by traditional Zambian crafts such as woodcarving on headboards.
Besides the poolside bar, local and international food is available in the steakhouse, the buffet restaurant and the Crocodile Café near the activity centre.
The Victoria Falls near the Zambezi Sun, Zambia ©Solange Hando
But wild life and comfort aside, the greatest asset of the Zambezi Sun is its location, just a few minutes' stroll through the grounds to the Victoria Falls, with unlimited free access when you present your room card.
On the Zambian side, you can view the upper Zambezi rushing towards the cliff's edge, the Eastern Cataract (pictured above), the Boiling Pot down in the gorge and the Victoria bridge which marks the border with Zimbabwe and the rest of the falls.
Sunset on the Zambezi River ©Solange Hando
Guests who feel like a change from the falls can book various activities at the hotel such as land safaris, either jeep, elephant or horse back, or river cruises for wild life viewing and spectacular sunsets over the water.