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Brand New Luxury Victoria Falls Lodge by the Zambezi

(Victoria Falls)

3 May 2018

Wild Horizons have opened a brand new luxury lodge along the Zambezi River. Upstream from the Victoria Falls and within the Zambezi National Park, Old Drift Lodge offers comfortable and carefree accommodation in the Vic Falls area, right in the bush.

Originally, the site of the lodge was used as a crossing point where cattle, people and supplies were ferried across between Zimbabwe and Zambia. A 'drift' or 'ford' is a shallow spot in the river where crossings are easiest. The Old Drift site became a busy crossing point, but eventually when the town of Victoria Falls grew, and the Victoria Falls Bridge was constructed, the drift site was abandoned. The location, 4.5kms from town and the Falls, now offers guests at new lodge scenic views of the Zambezi River.

Old Drift Lodge has 14 en-suite tented rooms, 4 of which are family rooms. "The spacious canvas suites all have a private lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge pool and an outdoor bath overlooking the Zambezi River" (Wild Horizons). The main lodge area also offers views of the river, as well as a private waterhole on the other side of the building.

The Lodge is an excellent addition to the group of quality lodges which include Imbabala Safari Lodge (also along the Zambezi River, but much further upstream) and The Elephant Camp and Elephant Camp West (located downstream near the Batoka Gorge). All three lodges offer fully inclusive stays which come with a variety of activities at the lodges, such as game drives, bush walks and river cruises, with easy access to adventure activities in Victoria Falls town.

Related Links:
The Elephant Camp
Imbabala Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Accommodation

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