Right on the banks of the Zambezi River sits the luxurious Old Drift Lodge, its beautifully constructed tents overlook the Zambezi National Park and is only 7km from the Victoria Falls.
Set in wild paradise, animals roam the area frequently, so you get amazing sightings of elephant, giraffe, zebra and many more African wildlife during your stay. With incredible views over the Zambezi, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing and memorable safari and the mighty Falls.
Old Drift is situated on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park and is the closest lodge within the park to Victoria Falls. Accessed by speedboat, the lodge is spread along the riverbank and offers river views from the rooms.
Children over the age of seven are welcome at Old Drift, though only those aged over 16 are permitted to join the walking safaris. The family suites can sleep up to four people. Young children should be supervised at all times as the lodge is unfenced to wildlife and the plunge pools are not monitored.
Food and Drinks
All meals are prepared by the very talented in-house chef. Breakfast can be enjoyed out on the deck under the morning sun, comprising both continental and a choice of cooked options. Lunches tend to be lighter, with a small à la carte menu to choose from. Dinner is usually hosted by the guides, so allows a chance to plan the next day’s activities over delicious food — you might even be treated to a braai on the deck.
.All meals and drinks & Complimentary mini bars in the room
.Laundry Services, VAT on Accommodation, Meals and Drinks
.Emergency Medical Evacuation Cover
.Shuttle Transfers Ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport
.Premium brand drinks (available payable direct) Curios and all items of personal nature
.Victoria Falls entrance Fees and Conservation levy
Lodge Key Features
Cuisine: The lodge creates delicious cuisine and fine dining experiences for guests and their dedicated chefs create wonderful meals packed full of flavour and ingredients…some grown in their very own garden! Enjoy traditional and authentic African dishes crafted by the talented chefs who will be sure to make this culinary experience memorable. You are in one of the most divine settings in Africa too, so it all goes hand in hand and the food reflects where you are.
Luxurious Accommodation: The canvased tents blend in harmoniously with the natural setting you are in, they are spacious, luxurious and each offer your very own deck and private plunge pool. Stylish furnishings, an indoor and outdoor shower and even a star bed, Old Drift Lodge have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Set in total seclusion with views over the Zambezi you can enjoy your own private game viewing from the comfort of your room as you watch the wildlife frequent the area…especially the glorious African Elephant
The Lookout Café: A lovely little touch is getting the opportunity to dine at The Old Drifts sister establishment, the Lookout Café. Head into the town, on a complimetry transfer and be prepared to be blown away with a wonderful ‘lunch with a view’. The café is very open and sits 120 metres above the rapids of the Zambezi River and hangs over the Batoka Gorge. Your backdrop….the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge. It really is a lunch you don’t want to miss out on, Old Drift Lodge are all about creating wonderful experiences and this is one that will be remembered.
Facilities and activities
You have a wide range of activities to choose from at Old Drift, including morning and afternoon game drives in the national park, boating safaris which are best enjoyed in the afternoon and early evening, guided walks and a tour of the falls with lunch at the Lookout Cafe.
Other activities in the area include a behind-the-scenes tour of Victoria Falls town, village visits and a plethora of adrenaline activities such as a canopy walk or white-water rafting. These come at an extra cost and can either be pre-booked or arranged locally.
There are 14 suites at Old Drift, including four family suites which have two inter-leading bedrooms. Each suite is tented with sliding glass doors allowing for efficient air conditioning. The design is fresh and contemporary, yet the ambience is one from a bygone era. Facilities include a lounge area, an outdoor sala, private plunge pool and a huge en suite bathroom that has both an indoor and outdoor shower plus an outdoor bath.