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Sophisticated and charming, Old Drift Lodge harmoniously blends in with the natural environment and visitors are whisked away to a world of wonder from the moment they step onto the boat to reach the serene safari sanctuary. Elegantly tucked away from the town of Victoria Falls and it occupies a pristine piece of African wilderness in Zambezi National Park.

Highlights

  • Old Drift Lodge offers luxury inclusive stays on the doorstep of Victoria Falls
  • Luxury tented suites with Wi-Fi and air conditioning
  • The all-inclusive rate covers a wide range of activities

You should know

  • Children over the age of 7 are most welcome at Old Drift Lodge.

The detail

Old Drift Lodge is a bush paradise situated on the banks of the Zambezi river, with passing wildlife on your doorstep, speaks in tones of luxury tied together by the area’s rich heritage.

Bird chatter is your wake-up call, the sounds of the bush your lullaby while the radiating hues of romance creates an atmosphere of pure indulgence.

The natural utopia offers family-friendly accommodation with 10 luxury double tented suites and 4 family suites with two inter-leading rooms, separated by a sliding canvas door. Sumptuousness can be experienced under and throughout. Each en-suite tent – dotted along the Zambezi River – seamlessly fits in with nature with raised wooden walkways flattened to ground level here and there in favor of crossing wildlife. Inside the tents of Old Drift Lodge you will find a bedroom and a living area. The bathroom is an other-worldly experience; with its touches of copper and corrugated iron, from the indoor to the outdoor showers and the free-standing claw-footed bathtub (with a view), a time slot in your itinerary for some bubbly relaxation is a given. Step outside and feel the touch of the morning’s first light from your private deck and plunge into your private pool while soaking in the sweeping river views.

The spacious and airy main area of Old Drift Lodge – with its 360-degree views over the Zambezi and a waterhole – calls for moments to become everlasting memories. There is a sunken lounge around a fire pit, an al fresco deck to enjoy your meals (all included in the rate) as well as an indoor bar and dining area with a fireplace. The lodge also boasts a private spa where bliss awaits, a gym and Wi-Fi.

As the closest lodge to the Victoria Falls, within the Zambezi National Park, a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site should be top priority and a guided tour of the rain forest and thundering falls is included in your stay. There are complimentary transfers to town, and since the lodge is owned by tour operator, Wild Horizons, a world of activities – from extremely adventurous to something a bit more calming – is on offer. Also included are two scheduled safari experiences per day; to get an immersive African wildlife encounter guests can choose between a river safari, a guided bush walk or a game drive.

Old Drift Lodge is whole-heartedly committed to community and conservation and supports various projects focusing on the people and wildlife. The lodge also follows some eco-friendly steps onsite – like the use of solar heating, grey water and having an organic vegetable garden – to lessen its impact on the environment.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals and drinks Complimentary mini bars in the rooms, Return transfers ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, Shuttle transfers to Victoria Falls town, Laundry (No dry-cleaning or special care items), Emergency Medical Evacuation cover, 2% Tourism levy, VAT on accommodation, meals and drinks
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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Stay 3 nights, Pay 2 nights: Validity - 11 Jan 2024 to 31 March 2024 & 01 Nov 2024 to 20 Dec 2024
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Combo SPECIAL
4 Night Signature Special Package - 2 nights at Old Drift Lodge, 2 nights at The Elephant Camp And a COMPLIMENTARY Helicopter Flight of Angels over the Victoria Falls
Family SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
Partner pays 50% of nightly per person rate, with romantic turn down & private dinner with sparkling wine
$ 640 USD
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$ 640 USD
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What our guests say about Jayson

June 12, 2024
My first experience a number of months…
My first experience a number of months back wasn't as I wanted. I picked up with Dolan a little after this to find when the best time to Safari was with the chance of seeing the "big 5" and he was so helpful, guiding me to July-September. With the cooler winter months being the better chances to see more wildlife and the big five. This lead me on to deal with Jayson. Jayson has pulled out all the stops, working past 9pm Cape Town time( 8pm London UK) to help meet my needs. I travel out on 6th July and cannot wait, Thank you Dolan and Jayson. Julian Bingle, London, UK.
customer
,
GB
May 31, 2024
Jayson was so helpful!
Jayson was so helpful! I gave Jayson my safari wishlist, and he made me the perfect itinerary; he was quick, communicative, and very knowledgeable. I am looking forward to my trip!
Helen
,
US
May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to Safari.com (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
,
ES
4.9
out of 5 based on
Jun 13, 2024
7-nights Safari
I made a reservation for a 7-night safari trip to two specific Private Game Reserves in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, for one of the busiest months in Kruger: August. This reservation was made at the last minute. (3 days ago). A reservation that had some special features, with choices from someone who has already done (my husband and I) several safaris in other African countries. The architecture and design of the lodges are important to us on a professional level. And the Private Game Reserves had to be the best. Anja Meyer, from Safari.com, started and completed the reservation process in 4 days, two of which were weekends. Very efficient, fast and understanding what we wanted for our week in the bush. We are "addicted" to safaris, wildlife, bush, landscapes, nature... and we love Africa and the Africans. We can't wait for August to arrive. Thank you!
Maria joao Demony
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PT
Jun 12, 2024
My first experience a number of months…
My first experience a number of months back wasn't as I wanted. I picked up with Dolan a little after this to find when the best time to Safari was with the chance of seeing the "big 5" and he was so helpful, guiding me to July-September. With the cooler winter months being the better chances to see more wildlife and the big five. This lead me on to deal with Jayson. Jayson has pulled out all the stops, working past 9pm Cape Town time( 8pm London UK) to help meet my needs. I travel out on 6th July and cannot wait, Thank you Dolan and Jayson. Julian Bingle, London, UK.
customer
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GB
Jun 11, 2024
Sara Van Coillie has been extremely…
Sara Van Coillie has been extremely helpful in making our Namibia trip fantastic! We have emails up on emails of Sara answering all my (many) questions months and months before our trip. I've had last minute questions and requests right before and during our trip and she always responds with record time and helps us out. I feel all of our needs have been met and I couldn't be happier with Sara as our travel representative! Highly recommend her! :)
Alisha Strand
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NA
Jun 10, 2024
Pascal John extremely helpful,efficient and knowledgeable
Pascal John was very helpful with recommendations for our Safari Booking. He responded to all our emails and txt messages extremely quickly, especially given the time difference. He also sent videos of his recent experience at the lodges which was especially helpful.
Paul Dempsey
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NZ
Jun 10, 2024
Leche was very responsive and really…
Leche was very responsive and really helpful. She found a reserve in the Sabi Sands that is perfect for our budget and our dates. We are very excited for our trip!
customer
,
US
Jun 9, 2024
South Africa Trip
Shann was very helpful and was always quick to respond to any questions that I had. She provided with multiple options for each stage of our trip, and overall provided a great service. Would highly recommend!
Tom
,
GB
Jun 8, 2024
Thanks Pascal you are amazing!
From the moment we arrived in South Africa, our safari adventure was nothing short of extraordinary. Nestled in the heart of the African wilderness, we found ourselves surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Kruger National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Our accommodation was luxurious yet seamlessly integrated into the natural environment, offering us stunning views of the savannah from the comfort of our private deck. Each day began with an exhilarating sunrise game drive, where our expert guide shared his deep knowledge and passion for the local wildlife. Witnessing the "Big Five" was an awe-inspiring experience that left us in complete awe of nature's magnificence. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and made sure we felt safe while immersing ourselves in the wilderness. Evenings were equally enchanting, with sundowner drinks enjoyed against the backdrop of a fiery African sunset, followed by sumptuous dinners under the starlit sky. The cuisine was a delightful fusion of local flavors and gourmet dishes, perfectly complementing the day's adventures. The sense of community at the lodge was heartwarming. The staff were attentive, ensuring every need was met with a smile, and fellow travelers quickly became friends as we shared stories around the campfire. Our South African safari was more than just a holiday; it was a transformative journey that connected us with nature and left us with lasting memories. For anyone seeking an adventure that combines luxury, education, and unparalleled wildlife encounters, a safari in South Africa is an absolute must. We left with hearts full of gratitude and a profound appreciation for the natural world, eagerly planning our return to this magnificent land.
Shila
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GB
Jun 8, 2024
A great experience
Pascal was wonderful to work with! When one camp option fell through he quickly found an equal alternative for our group. He was always very responsive to my many emails and texts. I would highly recommend Safari.com.
Stephanie
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US
Jun 7, 2024
Leché was fantastic - thank you!
Leché was fantastic - super helpful and so patient with me. Provided all the options and was so quick responding to any questions (of which I had many!). So grateful and I can't wait for our holiday!
Chris
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GB
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