Wild Horizons Luxury Lodges - The Elephant Camp, The Wallow Lodge, & Old Drift Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park

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WILD HORIZONS LUXURY TENTED LODGES

THE ELEPHANT CAMP and ELEPHANT CAMP (WEST) 
Situated within the private Wild Horizons Wildlife sanctuary (15 kms from Victoria Falls Airport and 10 kms from Victoria Falls town) The Elephant Camp lies within easy reach of Victoria Falls and all its attractions and activities, with breathtaking views of the spray of the Victoria Falls and its spectacular gorges.

The Camp accommodates only 24 guests in 12 luxury tented exclusive suites facing the gorges, each with a private viewing deck and plunge pool, air-conditioning and fans, a luxury bath, inside and outside shower, mini bar and tea/coffee station and wi-fi throughout.

Three new open-air Star Suites provide guests with a very special "close to nature" experience under a canopy of stars with magnificent views towards the Victoria Falls and Batoka Gorge. 

The large central area has a wide verandah on two sides for "al fresco" meals and teas, and houses an open-plan lounge, bar and indoor dining area. Nearby is a swimming pool area with a sunken firepit and two small decks for private dinners or secluded sundowners.

The Elephant Camp West is a smaller, more intimate exclusive-use option, separate from the main camp, and ideal for weddings, groups or families.  It has a central dining area and four tented suites each accommodating two adults and two accompanying children on sleeper couches. The suites are similarly equipped to those in the main camp, with views looking towards the spray of the Victoria Falls.
Access is by Wild Horizons road transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane.


THE WALLOW LODGE
Also located within the private Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, The Wallow Lodge is a 32-bed luxury tented, eco-friendly lodge built on decks overlooking the Masuwe River.   Designed as a more affordable, mid-range alternative to The Elephant Camp, this camp is a paradise for nature and bird-lovers.  

The 16 suites all have a private viewing deck, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, indoor and outdoor showers, tea/coffee stations, mosquito nets and a room safe.  The spacious main lounge & dining area is fully-decked, with views overlooking the Masuwe River.  There is a fully stocked bar, curio shop and a library, free Wi-Fi in the main complex area, a main swimming pool, with a deck and fire pit area. 

Victoria Falls is a short twenty-minute transfer from the camp, giving guests the freedom to find a balance between the exclusivity of the bush and the excitement of Africa’s Adventure Capital.  

 

OLD DRIFT LODGE
Situated only 7 kms upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, Old Drift Lodge offers guests five star treatment on the banks of the Zambezi River in the untouched natural beauty of the Zambezi National Park where elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, lion and many other animals pass by.

Old Drift Lodge speaks to the rich heritage of the area. A ‘drift or ‘ford’, is a shallow place in a river or stream where it is possible to cross safely without using a boat. Around 1898, the Old Drift (originally known as Sekute's Drift) was used as a crossing point over the Zambezi River between what was then Southern and Northern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe and Zambia). The drift was at a point on the river, 7 kilometres above the Falls, where the river is wide but runs low enough during certain periods for safe crossing.

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 the main lodge area which has 360 degree views, north-facing onto the Zambezi & south-facing onto a water hole.  It consists of a dining and bar area under canvas with sweeping views of the Zambezi River, and al fresco dining deck and a floating star gazing and fireside deck. Wi-fi is  available throughout and there is a spa and a gym.

Old Drift Lodge offers family-friendly accommodation, in 10 double tented suites and 4 family suites.  Each air-conditioned suite is 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.

Three newly unveiled Star Suites offer breathtaking panoramic views of the river and surrounding wilderness, allowing you to witness nature's splendour from the comfort of your suite.

The activities offered at Old Drift Lodge emphasise the rich natural environment which can be explored by road, river or on foot.  


Wild Horizons also offer a complete range of adventure activities, tours and transfers in and around Victoria Falls (see Wild Horizons Activities & Transfers) as well as The Lookout Café perched on the edge of the Batoka Gorge just downstream of the Victoria Falls. 
 

 

 

Related articles:-

 

Beat the Heat (Travel Blog Nov 2021)

 

Bush Bathrooms (Travel Blog, Sept 2021)

 

Green Season Splendour (Feature Blog Jan 2021)

 

The Wild Zambezi Culinary Collection (Feature Blog May 2020)

 

Wild Horizon's new Lookout Cafe re-opens a year after devastating fire  (News Dec 2019)

 

Old Drift Lodge - a soothing escape  (Travel Blog Nov 2019)

 

The Elephant Camp - upgrading to stay ahead of the herd - (Travel Blog Sept 2018)

 

Old Drift Lodge is simply stunning!   (Travel Blog - Aug 2018)

 

Wild Horizons opens Old Drift Lodge   (May 2018)

 

The Elephant Camp - Green Season 2018   (May 2018)

 

Family friendly Victoria Falls  (Travel Blog Sept 2015)

Reviews 1

Ayanda Freeman Moyo, Zimbabwe 8 October 2021
Top of the range & absolutely world class.My favourite destination & handout place Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on your trip with Wild Horizons. It was fantastic to host you and we look forward to hopefully meeting again in the not too distant future.
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Telephone Tel: +263 83 2844571, 2844426, 2842313, 2842029
Mobile Cell: +263 712 213 721, or +263 774 749 965, or +263 712 209 117 or +263 782 787 052
Price Top-end
Full Catering
Honeymoon Suite

Specials

ZIMBABWE RESIDENTS SPECIAL RATES - The Elephant Camp & Old Drift Lodge
Special rates of US$330 ppp night for Zimbabwe residents staying at The Elephant Camp or Old Drift Lodge between 12 Jan and 31 March 2024. Children 7 - 16 years inclusive pay 50% when sharing with an adult. Includes: Luxury suite accommodation, all meals & drinks (excluding premium brands), return airport transfers, shuttle transfers into Victoria Falls town, Emergency Medical Evacuation cover, 2% tourism levy & VAT, selected activities. Excludes: laundry, gratuities, premium drinks, Parks/conservation fees. Quote this reference when booking - ZIMRESNETTAI Ts & Cs apply Expires: 31 March 2024

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