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.
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. The lodge offers 14 luxury tented suited, complete with an en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers. An outdoor bath allows you 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.
- See wildlife, visit the Victoria Falls and relax alongside the river
- 360-degree views onto the Zambezi River and a wildlife-rich waterhole
- Private plunge pools and outdoor baths
- Proximity to Victoria Falls - 7km upstream
At a glance
- 10 Suites + 4 Family Suites
- 7 years +
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"The Livingstone Island Experience is a bucket-list activity for many. Livingstone Island is in the middle of the Zambezi River, touching the lip of the Victoria Falls, where the water thunders down the 103m drop."
This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.
Guided Walking Safari
White Water Rafting
Take a journey through Old Drift Lodge to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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