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Zambezi Queen

A 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat cruising the Chobe River.
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Special SADC Rate - Suite


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, Chobe National Park, Namibia/Botswana
A stay on-board Zambezi Queen is a different kind of safari. It’s the kind where you get to decide if you want to be up with the birds, or prefer to laze all morning watching game from the comfort of your bed. Our itinerary is flexible so while we have 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.

Don’t think of your time on Zambezi Queen as a river cruise. Instead, think of it as a floating boutique hotel that departs and returns to the same point, navigating roughly 25km of the Chobe River weather permitting. You’ll first arrive at the Zambezi Queen via a short tender boat ride from the Kasane Immigration Office. We offer staggered transfer times on the hour between 13:00 and 16:00, so you can arrive at your own pace and don’t have to worry about missing the boat.

Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Zambezi Queen navigates up to 25km of the Chobe River, allowing guests to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing in complete comfort and elegance.

The Chobe National Park boasts one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent, estimated at approximately 120 000. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife and is within travelling distance of one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Zambezi Queen offers luxury accommodation in the form of 14 tasteful and luxurious suites - ten standard suites and four master suites, all with outer decks so you can soak up the revitalising Chobe River breeze and appreciate uninterrupted views of the unique African landscape beyond.

The Zambezi Queen offers set departure There are set departures 3 times per week (Monday & Wednesday are 2-night safaris, Friday is a 3-night safari)

The suites are located on the lower and middle deck and can be configured as follows:

Lower deck:

2 master suites – twin or double bed configuration accommodating 2 adults
2 standard suites – twin or double bed configuration accommodating 2 adults
Middle deck:

2 master suites – twin or double bed configuration accommodating 2 adults
8 standard suites – twin or double bed configuration accommodating 2 adults
2 standard triple suites – three single beds or double with one single bed configuration accommodating 3 adults
1 tour guide cabin – single bed configuration
All suites are equipped with:

En-suite bathrooms (shower only)
Private balconies
Full length sliding shutters
Air-conditioning and standing fans
Electronic safe
Bathroom amenities

Your first glimpse of the dazzling, deep blue Chobe River is unforgettable, as it winds its way through sandy terrain, small towns, lush floodplains, dense forests of cathedral mopane trees, and endless broadleaf woodlands. The Chobe National Park is named after this majestic river that protects 10.700 km² of the northern Kalahari desert, providing ensuing wilderness and a game density that is steadily remarkable.

Famed for its massive elephant populations, big herds of buffalo (matched only by some large lion prides) and incredible birdlife, Chobe National Park will leave an everlasting memory. Where else can you find such an amazing riverfront, with bustling wildlife, undisturbed predators, heavenly landscapes and tranquil lodges? The most accessible area of the park is the Chobe Riverfront, this is also where you will find the largest concentration of wildlife. For a more predator-rich area: head off to Linyanti Marshes. Or nourish your soul in the remote Savuti area. Wherever you go in this park, wildlife encounters are plentiful and all of Chobe feels like true wilderness. It is a place that can be enjoyed by everyone: couples, families and seasoned Africa travellers.
    Luxury accommodation In a Standard Cabin
    All meals
    All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine
    Water-based game viewing and birdwatching on smaller tender boats
    A land-based cultural tour of a local village
    Tiger and bream fishing in season
    Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and the Botswana Immigration Office on arrival and departure
    Boat transfers between the Botswana Immigration Office and the Namibia Immigration Office
    15% Namibian VAT
    1% Namibian Tourism Levy

Game viewing by tender boat
Tiger and bream fishing (strictly catch and release basis)
Cultural village walks
Chobe National Park Game Drives (additional cost)

Explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing in complete comfort and elegance.
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