Old Drift Lodge

Old Drift Lodge is a luxury lodge located inside the Zambezi National Park in a peaceful location on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Old Drift Lodge is built on and named after the Old Drift river crossing, where the early settlers and locals were able to cross the mighty Zambezi. The design of the lodge combines elements of its history, including old artefacts and iconic photographs of the early settlers, with spacious and luxurious accommodation. The lodge offers wonderfully warm hospitality with very attentive and welcoming staff. A stay here really offers the best of both worlds – the peace and tranquility of being located on the banks of the Zambezi and yet close enough to Victoria Falls to head into town for a full or half day to enjoy the attractions there, including lunch at the lodge’s Lookout Café which is included as part of your stay.


The 14 well-appointed suites are raised on wooden decks and are linked by slightly raised walkways. All have air-conditioning, ceiling fans and en suite plumbed bathroom facilities, including…


Victoria Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as ‘Mosi au Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders), is one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” heritage sites and one of the largest and most…


Children are welcomed from seven years of age and with family suites sleeping up to four guests, the lodge makes a great base for those travelling with children who want…

Conservation & community

Wild Horizons, owners of Old Drift Lodge, established the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting conservation awareness, education and the empowerment…

LocationZambezi National Park
AccessScheduled flight into Victoria Falls Airport (40 minutes to camp)
OpenAll year
Camp StyleLuxury Lodge
FocusRiver experience / Wildlife / Victoria Falls
Children7 Years +
ActivitiesGame drives / Guided walks / Boat cruises / Victoria Falls visit / Third party Victoria Falls activities all available locally
Maximum Guests on Vehicle7
Private Vehicle OptionYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms14
Family Accommodation4 two bedroom family suites
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor and outdoor shower / Outdoor bath
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerProvided in room
Heating/CoolingCeiling fans / Air-conditioning
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceAdditional Cost
Communication in roomTelephone
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingPrivate plunge pools
WellnessMassage treatments
Dining StylePrivate
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks only
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard / No AMEX