Upstream from the iconic Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park lies a pristine piece of land on the banks of the Zambezi River. The untouched natural beauty of the park is sprawled over 56 000 breathtaking hectares. The activities offered at Old Drift Lodge emphasise the rich natural environment, focusing on the abundance of wildlife that roams through the Park and swims the Zambezi River. The Zambezi National Park can be explored by road, river or on foot, satisfying guests’ need to experience every aspect of this natural utopia. The main lodge area has 360-degree views, north facing onto the Zambezi & south facing onto a water hole. Only 4.5 kilometres from the town of Victoria Falls, Old Drift Lodge is the closest lodge within the National Park to Victoria Falls. Luxury boats transport guests to our natural utopia where we are able to accommodate safari-goers in 10 double suites and 4 family suites. Old Drift Lodge offers family-friendly accommodation, with each air-conditioned suite decorated with stylish furnishings, fitting the bygone eras, which blend in seamlessly with the natural environment. The spacious canvas en-suite rooms all have a private lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge pool and an outdoor bath overlooking the Zambezi.
Luxury boats transport guests to our natural utopia where we are able to accommodate safari guests in 10 double suites and 4 family suites. Old Drift Lodge offers the ultimate immersion experience under the indigo tent of the sky and a ceiling of stars. The suites are resplendent with stylish furnishings and fittings, accentuated by an indoor and outdoor shower, private plunge pool and star bed. The outdoor bath allows guests to submerge themselves in hot, bubbly water while listening to the river rush by, bathing them with a wave of calmness and tranquillity.
The symphony of birdsong and calls of wildlife create a choir that enraptures all listeners and accompanies guests on this idyllic African experience, whether you are relaxing under a tangle of indigenous trees, or reclining by the river or resting in their air-conditioned suites. Old Drift Lodge offers family-friendly accommodation with an air of opulence and grace, in a wild and exuberant Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls.
Luxury Tented Suites
The spacious canvas en-suite rooms exhibit an air of elegance that blends in seamlessly with the natural environment. The spacious canvas en-suite rooms exhibit an air of elegance that blends in seamlessly with the natural environment. Each suite has its very own viewing deck, with a private plunge pool.
Luxury Family Suites
Old Drift Lodge is steeped in history and harnesses the historical aura of the land it occupies. The suites boast unparalleled views of the majestic Zambezi River and are brimming with the old world elegance of a bygone safari era. Entering through a glass door guests are transported to a lavish space of gentle browns, copper, brass and dappled wood that echoes the wilderness outside. The family suite consists of two interleading bedrooms, separated by a sliding canvas door. Luxuriously appointed and fully air-conditioned, the suites provide elegant refuge in the heart of the bush. Brass basins, billowing mosquito nets, and soft lighting mirror the rich beauty of the remarkable river setting and offer a memorable, shared family experience. An outside deck complete with a crystal clear plunge pool, claw-footed bathtub, sun loungers and outdoor shower allow families to make the most of the surrounding beauty and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine in complete privacy.
Activities & Excursions
Old Drift Lodge is ideally situated within the National Park and offers guests an all-inclusive insight into an exquisite natural world. The activities offered to emphasize the rich natural environment, focusing on the abundance of wildlife that roams through the Park and swims beneath the surface of the Zambezi.
The Zambezi National park can be explored on a 4 x 4 game drive, river safari and walking safari, satisfying guests’ needs to experience every aspect of this natural utopia.
- Guided Tour of The Falls (Zimbabwe)
The Victoria Falls reaches Its Zenith in about May each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. Guests will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified guides.
- Lunch at the Lookout Café (Including drinks)
Guests enjoy complimentary transfers and the fully inclusive use of the Lookout Café. Perched 120 metres above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, the café overhangs the spectacular chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just down from the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of its backdrop.
- Morning & Afternoon Game Drive
Using an open four-wheel-drive vehicle, the game drive allows the guests to discover many interpretations of the bush and all its inhabitants, related to them by our suitable trained and qualified guides. This is an uncontrived bush experience, covering a genuinely wild, unfenced wilderness area.
- Morning & Afternoon River Safari
With the iconic river at your doorstep, it is hard not to be charmed by the calming ebb of the current. Breathtaking, complex ecosystems thrive around the lodge, and as the boat bobs on the water, guests can drink in a 360-degree view of this magnificent environment.
- Guided Walking Safari
“From a vehicle, you see Africa. On foot, you feel, hear and smell Africa” As the sun warms the back of your neck, the dust from your steps rises to meet you, and the stray leaves crunch underfoot, you become fully immersed in your safari experience.