Old Drift Lodge

Victoria Falls - the Zim side, Zimbabwe

At a Glance

  • Incredible 360 degree views allowing you to look out over the Zambezi River and the onto the resident waterhole where animals come to drink

  • Old Drift Lodge is the closest lodge, within the National Park, to the Victoria Falls.

  • The property has only 10 double suites and 4 family suites.

  • Each suite boasts a private sleep out deck, private plunge pool and an indoor and outdoor shower.

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There are two very distinct seasons at the Victoria Falls, the wet/flood season and the dry season. These seasons do not reflect the quantity of rain, rather reflect the volume of flow of the Zambezi River. From around March through to July the river surges in size as the rainfall in Angola and Zambia from months before swells the current. The falls are at their most dramatic at this time of year with huge columns of spray. The nights are cold and the days warm at this time of year. From around September to January the water levels drop, the falls are more accessible and views are clearer as the flow can drop in volume by 90%. It is worth noting that the rains come from late October through to February, this combined with high heat, 40 celsius or more, in October and November, causes high levels of humidity.

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The Old Drift lodge is an intimate property of only 14 suites and is in a fantastic location based on the edge of the mighty Zambezi and nestled within the Zambezi National Park, just upstream from the raging Victoria Falls.

Upstream from the iconic Victoria Falls, nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and surrounded by the lush wilderness of Zambezi National Park sites Old Drift Lodge, the closest lodge, within the park to the famous falls and a fantastic base during your stay.

Only 4.5 kilometers from the bustling town of Victoria Falls but within the quiet natural utopia of Zambezi National Park, Old Drift lodge is the perfect retreat in close of proximity of a variety of activities. The stunning Zambezi National Park offers a plethora of wildlife spotting opportunities as well as some truly beautiful scenery and the activities on offer reflect this. The park can be explored by river on relaxing boat cruises, by foot on fascinating game walks or on 4x4 game drives.

When guests are not out exploring the park or town, the main lodge area offers incredible 360 degree views of the flowing waters of the Zambezi River, as well as out over the water hole where animals frequently come to drink. The lodge offers ten luxurious canvas suites which all have a private lounge, indoor and out door showers, as well as a plunge pool and outdoor bath overlooking the Zambezi River. For families there is an additional four family suites which consist of two spacious interleading rooms.


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  • Dinner on the Livingstone Express

    Dine onboard the Livingstone Express, a vintage train, offering guests the chance to travel in style, discover the mighty Victoria Falls at sunset and enjoy fine dining with a difference.

Vacation Ideas

  • Ultimate Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park & Mana Pools

    from $4800 pp 9 nights

    • Take a guided canoe trip along the mighty Zambezi
    • View the magnificent Victoria Falls
    • Experience incredible Zimbabwean guiding on safari in Hwange

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Victoria Falls - the Zim side, Zimbabwe

Old Drift Lodge is based on the edge of the Zambezi River with the Zambezi National Park, a short journey upstream from the famous Victoria Falls.

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