Old Drift Lodge

Old Drift Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 14
Last updated 11-Jun-2018

Main description of Old Drift Lodge

Upstream from the iconic Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park lies a pristine piece of land on the banks of the Zambezi River. The untouched natural beauty of the park is sprawled over 56 000 breathtaking hectares. The activities offered at Old Drift Lodge emphasise the rich natural environment, focusing on the abundance of wildlife that roam through the Park and swim the Zambezi River. The Zambezi National Park can be explored by road, river or on foot, satisfying guests needs to experience every aspect of this natural utopia. 

The main lodge area has 360-degree views, north facing onto the Zambezi & south facing onto a water hole. Only 4.5 kilometres from the town of Victoria Falls, Old Drift Lodge is the closest lodge within the National Park to Victoria Falls. Luxury boats transport guests to our natural utopia where we are able to accommodate safari goers in 10 double suites and 4 family suites.

Old Drift Lodge offers family friendly accommodation, with each air-conditioned suite decorated with stylish furnishings, fitting of the bygone eras, which blend in seamlessly with the natural environment. The spacious canvas en-suite rooms all have a private lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge pool and an outdoor bath overlooking the Zambezi.

Old Drift Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Activity Desk, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complementary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heater, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mini Bar (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Plunge Pool, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Safe, Sala, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Complimentary)
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours, Adrenaline Activities, Big 5, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Fishing, General Sightseeing, Helicopter Rides, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Kayaking / Paddling, Rhino Tracking, Scenic Flights, Tree-top Canopy Tours

Room types at Old Drift Lodge

Luxury Tented Suites

Luxury Tented Suites

10 Luxury Tented Twin / Double Suites - Each suite consists of: - A spacious bedroom - An en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor shower - Outdoor bath with a view - Private plunge pool - Sleep-out Deck - Private lounge with tea/coffee station and mini bar - Air conditioning - Ceiling fan

Luxury Tented Suites - Family

Luxury Tented Suites - Family

4 Family Suites - Each suite consists of: - Two spacious bedrooms, interleading - An en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor shower - Outdoor bath with a view - Private plunge pool - Sleep-out Deck - Private lounge with tea/coffee station and mini bar - Air conditioning - Ceiling fan

Units at Old Drift Lodge

Family Suite

Family Suite

Old Drift Lodge offers family friendly accommodation, with each air-conditioned suite decorated with stylish furnishings, fitting of a bygone era, which blend in seamlessly with the natural environment. The spacious canvas suites all have a private lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge pool and outdoor bath overlooking the Zambezi. The Old Drift Lodge Family Suites consist of two inter-leading bedrooms, each with its own private en-suite facilities. Old Drift Lodge is an environmentally friendly property with a strong focus on keeping our carbon footprint minimal.

Standard Suite

Standard Suite

Old Drift Lodge offers family friendly accommodation, with each air-conditioned suite decorated with stylish furnishings, fitting of a bygone era, which blend in seamlessly with the natural environment. The spacious canvas suites all have a private lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge pool and outdoor bath overlooking the Zambezi. Old Drift Lodge is an environmentally friendly property with a strong focus on keeping our carbon footprint minimal.

Activities at Old Drift Lodge

Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe (Excluding Rainforest Entry Fees)

Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe (Excluding Rainforest Entry Fees)

A guided tour of “the Victoria Falls” is included in the nightly rate, but excludes park fees which are payable direct. This can be booked in conjunction with a lunch at the Lookout Café.

Africa has an air of romance that sets her apart from anywhere else in the world. However, it is upon stepping into the Victoria Falls rainforest that guests are truly swept off their feet. There is no finer ambience than the gentle roar of the waterfall. The trees grow so closely together that their branches entwine, and their soft, wet drip across the stone path that weaves through this natural wonder. Submerge yourself in the fragrance of the fauna and the playful fauna in this enchanting and awe-inspiring space. A guided tour is included in the nightly rate, excluding park fees. Satisfy your wanderlust by visiting the more beautiful of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Lunch at the Lookout Cafe - Including drinks

Lunch at the Lookout Cafe - Including drinks

Guests have the option to enjoy a lunch at the Lookout Café, inclusive of drinks. This can be booked in conjunction with the Tour of the Falls or for the adrenalin lovers, after they have taken part in any of the high wire activities that take place at the “Lookout”.

Morning or Afternoon Game Drive

Morning or Afternoon Game Drive

Morning and afternoon game drives in 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles will take you along the Zambezi River through the Zambezi National Park. Game that can be seen include elephants, buffalo, kudu, giraffe, zebra, eland, impala, warthogs, lion, wild dog and on occasions, cheetah. Tea baskets and snacks will be taken on the morning drives and Sundowners and snacks on the afternoon game drives.

Morning or Afternoon River Safari

Morning or Afternoon River Safari

Old Drift has two luxury 10 seater pontoon boats which will be used for morning and afternoon river safaris. Drinks and snacks will be provided on both safaris.

Walking Safaris

Walking Safaris

Morning and afternoon walking safaris will take place along the river but also in the spring lines of Zambezi National Park. Guests will be accompanied by a Professional Guide. Please note that children U 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

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