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Chobe Princess

Intimate Luxury Houseboat on the Chobe River where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet.
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Special SADC Rate from - Standard Cabin


per person sharing per night. Valid until 30 November 2024.

Rates are subject to currency fluctuations.

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night.

Chobe River, along the Kaprivi Strip, Namibia/Botswana.
Choose from one of three luxury houseboats which cruise along the Chobe River, uniquely situated only a few kilometers from the point where 4 countries, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, meet.

As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you’ll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience. With only a small number of guests per boat staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water.

Two of the Chobe Princess houseboats have four en-suite cabins each: three Standard and one Superior Cabin. The third Princess is larger with five en-suite cabins: three Standard and two Superior Cabins – one with a front balcony and the other located on the upper (top) deck.

Chobe Princess Standard Cabins have beautiful big windows that slide open to let in those ever-changing river views. Listen to the soft grunt of hippo as you watch for elephant at the water’s edge – all from the comfort of your king-size bed. Cabin interiors have soft tan linens, and a soothing colour scheme of riverine blues and whites that blend with the natural landscape.

Each houseboat has a minimum of three smaller boats for use on daily excursions that take your fancy: mark off over 450 bird species found in this wetland paradise, try your hand at landing a tiger fish, or capture Africa's unique beauty on a photographic safari. Whatever you choose to do, your day trips will be personal and flexible because you’ll be sharing the tender boats with a small number of guests.

Each en-suite cabin on board the Chobe Princesses is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, and each has its own private view onto the ever-changing landscapes beyond. On the upper entertainment deck, a spacious lounge and bar area encourages you to take time out while there’s also a plunge pool that's perfect for a refreshing dip.

The Chobe Princess houseboat itinerary is flexible so while there are a range of activities on offer, you can choose just how much you want to pack into your holiday or how relaxed you want to be. Perhaps you want to enjoy a water-based safari or a village tour on the Namibian side of the river? Or perhaps you’d prefer a spot of bird watching or fishing instead? You may even decide to simply remain on board and soak up the spectacular view as the Chobe Princess houseboat glides its way along the banks of the Chobe River.

Daily Program:
Some guests like to watch the sunrise as they sip on their coffee while others like to take a more leisurely approach. That’s why we let you choose your morning activities, depending on the type of holiday you’re searching for. Perhaps you want to enjoy a water-based safari or a village tour on the Namibian side of the river? Or perhaps you’d prefer a spot of bird watching or fishing instead? Or for the more adventurous a walking tour to a 2000-year-old baobab tree? You may even decide to simply remain on board as the Chobe Princess houseboat glides its way along the banks of the Chobe River.

After your morning activities, enjoy lunch on board while using your unique vantage point to spot wild animals and drink in the expansive views. Join our guide in the afternoon for a water-based safari on a tender boat where you can get up close to an array of wildlife, including some of the 120 000 elephants for which the Chobe is well known.

in the late afternoon go in search of some big game. This is the perfect time of day to make the most of that golden glow of the African sunset by getting some iconic shots of the animals as they gravitate towards the river before night falls.

After the sunset cruise return back on board and freshen up before meeting your Captain on the upper deck and make your way to the dining room where you’ll be served a delicious three-course plated dinner along with an excellent choice of wines. Finish off with a hot drink or nightcap at the bar before retiring to the night sounds of Africa in the distance.
    All meals, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine
    Guided water-based game viewing and birding
    Guided water-based fishing (all fishing is strictly catch and release)*
    Guided (non-professional) water-based photographic safari**
    Guided cultural tour of a local village
    Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River***
    Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office and Namibia Immigration Office located on the Namibian side of the Chobe River***
    * Subject to availability of fishing boats. Please note fishing excursions are limited to 1 tank of fuel per boat per day
    ** Subject to availability of the photographic boat
    *** When arriving at the Kasane and Namibian Immigration Offices guests need to fill in the required immigration forms to gain access and departure permission from the relevant authorities. This process can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete and needs to be considered in terms of timing and pre-planning.

Water based game viewing from tender boats.
Tiger and bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch & release).
Bird watching from tender boats and the Chobe Princess itself.
Land based cultural experience at a local Namibian Village.

Get a group of 8 together and book out the whole houseboat for an amazing holiday.

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