Old Drift Lodge

Situated on the shores of the mighty Zambezi River, Old Drift Lodge lies just upstream of the Victoria Falls within the Zambezi National Park. The lodge is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife that can be viewed on game drives, by river, walking, or even from the comfort of an armchair.

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The lodge sits at a point on the Zambezi where there were safe times to cross without a boat. An area of rich history, the Old Drift was used as a crossing point over the Zambezi between modern day Zimbabwe and Zambia; hence where the lodge got its name. The main lodge offers 360 degree views, the Zambezi River to one side and a waterhole to the other for prime game viewing. Take the boat ride to the lodge and enter a natural retreat only a short drive from Victoria Falls town.

The lodge offers 14 luxury tented suited, complete with an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers. An outdoor bath allows guests to relax and enjoy the peace of the national park, or enjoy the private plunge pool on a warm Zimbabwean day. The main area of the lodge provides amazing star-gazing opportunities as well as Zambezi river views.

Getting There

Short 30m transfer from the Victoria Falls Airport or 45m from Livingstone Airport.


Game drives, river safaris, walking safaris, lunch at the Lookout (not included), tour of Victoria falls (extra charges may apply)

Read what our previous clients thought of Old Drift Lodge

Review of Old Drift Lodge

Julie Brink and Family

A good break from the safari. We felt like the staff catered to us and made our two nights very fun. Leslie (the manager) talked to us after we arrived and came up with a good itinerary after hearing what we had already done. In addition, we went on an afternoon river cruise. We had no expectations and were so surprised to see how thoughtful the staff was. We were…

13/07/2019 Read full trip review

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