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Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

Chobe River

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Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5* 42 metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Best of all, as a guest on the vessel, you can enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance.

Unlike a land-based lodge, Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25 km of the Chobe River, allowing you to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing. The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.

Once onboard, there are a range of activities on offer, so you can choose just how much you want to pack into your holiday or how relaxed you want to be. Hop on a tender river safari boat to get up close to some of the stunning wildlife, take a morning birding cruise down the river with a knowledgeable guide, go on land and explore an authentic African village with curio shopping opportunities or try your luck at catching a legendary Tiger Fish.

Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed. There are 10 Standard Suites and 4 Master Suites.

On the top deck you are transported to a sophisticated leisurely space with a separate dining area, bar, rear viewing deck, intimate lounge and a large front deck with loungers and plunge pool.

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Our standard rates for a Standard Suite (2 Night Itinerary) - Monday and Wednesday departures only
1 March 2024 to 30 November 2024 GBP 1,226 USD 1,508 ZAR 28,198 EUR 1,410 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 December 2024 to 28 February 2025 GBP 1,105 USD 1,360 ZAR 25,422 EUR 1,271 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 March 2025 to 30 November 2025 GBP 1,313 USD 1,615 ZAR 30,193 EUR 1,510 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 December 2025 to 28 February 2026 GBP 1,185 USD 1,457 ZAR 27,249 EUR 1,362 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

Transfers to/from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration; transfers to/from Kasane Immigration and the boat; all meals; all soft drinks, mineral water, tea/coffee, wines and beers; water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats; a land-based cultural tour of a local village; and tiger/bream fishing in season are included. PLEASE NOTE: Premium alcoholic beverages (spirits, sparking wine and dessert wine) are NOT included.

Children Policy

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. From 2021, only children aged 13 years and older are welcome.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Zambezi Queen can be included in you own dream holiday.

Unspoilt African Beauty

Featured Accommodation

Royal Chundu
Royal Chundu
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Zambezi Queen
Zambezi Queen
Chobe River
Chief's Camp
Chief's Camp
Okavango Delta

Destination: Zambia, Namibia and Botswana.

On this 8 night exclusive holiday, you will stay along a totally unspoiled expanse of the Zambezi River and visit the mighty Victoria Falls, then stay in a floating palace for 2 nights on the Chobe River, before ending with a 4 night stay at one of the Delta's most acclaimed lodges, overlooking the floodplains on Chief's Island in the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve.

This is a 8 night itinerary including Victoria Falls - Zambia, Chobe River and Okavango Delta.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Royal Chundu
  • 2 Nights at Zambezi Queen
  • 4 Nights at Chief's Camp
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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General Information For Guests

All suites have en-suite bathrooms (shower only) and full length sliding shutters for both privacy and protection from the sun. Hair dryers, toiletries, gowns and slippers are provided for your comfort, while the electronic safes in each room are ideal for storing your valuables. All suites also have air-conditioning and your own private balcony.

The Master Suites are slightly bigger in size, and have larger balconies that house 2 deckchairs and a table, and also feature both side and front sliding doors for a truly panoramic view of your surroundings.

The bar on the upper deck is open until 22:00 and stocks a selection of local and imported spirits, wine and beers. Included in your accommodation rates are all locally sourced wines, beers, soft drinks and water, while spirits, sparkling wine and dessert wine are for your own account.

Also on the upper deck of Zambezi Queen you’ll find the dining room and a comfortable lounge with unobstructed views of the unique African landscape that surrounds you. There is also a plunge pool with inviting sun loungers.

Activities available include game viewing by tender boat, bird watching, cultural village walks and tiger and bream fishing (strictly catch and release basis).

Credit cards are accepted (MasterCard and Visa).

All guests are required to sign an Indemnity Form upon check-in.

PLEASE NOTE: The Zambezi Queen operates on the Chobe River, which is a natural border between Botswana and Namibia. The Zambezi Queen is based on the Namibian side of the Chobe River.  In order to board the boat, you will need to exit Botswana and enter Namibia.  The Zambezi Queen team will arrange all boat transfers required, and the process will take around 30-45 minutes from the time of arrival in Kasane. Guests will firstly be taken to the Kasane Immigration Office where they formally exit Botswana, and then will take a 5-10 minute boat transfer to Impalila Island on the Namibian side of the river, where guests will go through Namibian passport control to officially enter Namibia.  Please note there is a 250m walk to the passport control office, and assistance is available if required. Please arrive in comfortable walking shoes. After your passport has been stamped, you will take a short boat ride to the Zambezi Queen to begin your Chobe River adventure. PLEASE NOTE: Some nationalities do not require a visa to enter Namibia. Other nationalities require a visa BUT ONLY certain nationalities can obtain a Namibia visa at Impalila Island so please check the Namibian Visa Information for further details to find out more about which nationalities this applies to, otherwise you will need to arrange your visa prior to travel.

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