Zambezi Queen

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Cruise the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen

Cruise the Chobe River on the infamous and wonderful Zambezi Queen, the epitome of Chobe houseboat safaris, indulging in a few nights aboard a floating boutique hotel. It’s all about refined elegance on a vast African river – enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari that encompasses unsurpassed game viewing as huge herds of elephants stroll down to drink. Relish the great attention to detail and friendly service on your voyage. Fish for Tiger fish, visit local villages and enjoy thrilling game drives in Chobe National Park.

We love the lavish boutique hotel accommodation on a boat – in the form of 14 refined suites decorated in simple nautical tones with plenty of sun and light, wildlife art and a feeling of being on holiday on an island somewhere. Choose form 10 standard suites and four spacious master suites, all with outside decks with chairs because you will live out there, drink in hand, as you game view and just breathe in the beauty of the charming Chobe River landscape on either side of your floating home. There is nothing more tranquil than listening to the sounds of the water lapping the sides of the boat, the calls of the wild in the distance, the a few soft voices in the distance. This is an African safari with a difference

The food adds so much more to this blissful water safari because it is fresh, it is decadent and it is perfect – steaming hot porridge for breakfast, local fresh ingredients from markets, extensive colourful lunch buffets and mouth-watering menus for sophisticated dinners. 

Move from the dining room to the lounge, then to the bar, and back again – this is your space and all you have to do is look out over the water and watch the wildlife at play. Cruise 25km of the Chobe River, there and back again, getting on and off tender boats to set off in search of animals and birds, and some added excitement to merely cruising on a huge houseboat hotel. 

Guests also have a chance to explore a Namibian village on one side of the river, or a boat safari every day, towards herds of elephants, prides of lions and more. Guests choose how much they want to do in one day, staying on board the boat, or going off on various outings to see wildlife or villages.



The Zambezi Queen is innovative moving boutique hotel accommodation on board a large boat based in the Chobe River. This five star luxury houseboat is the queen of the Zambezi River as she plies up and down, providing tourists like you a truly unique safari experience on the Chobe River. Endless wildlife sightings from your deck, superb service and staff enjoying your pleasure. 

So, take a Luxury African River Safari alongside Botswana’s Chobe National Park and see awe-inspiring herds of elephant coming down to drink or baboons playing in the trees. This is lion country too where known prides of these large cats hang out and wait for easy pickings.  A Botswana Safari on the great Chobe River by boat is amazing! 

This watery boundary between Chobe National Park and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip is made for a cruise on board the Zambezi Queen! It docks only a few kilometres from the point where four African countries meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

It is based very close to Kasane International Airport which makes the boat a convenient addition to trips to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Namibia’s Caprivi Strip or Zambia and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls. The Zambezi Queen offers very atypical Botswana Accommodation in an elegant manner, based on luxury but with a tropical feel that enhances your relaxation. Each room boasts an ensuite bathroom with shower, lovely beds with river views, wildlife oriented décor and places to sit and admire the watery scenery. 

Staff on board the Zambezi Queen are flexible and activities vary daily to suit all visitors. Usually, the two-night cruise leaves on a Monday and Wednesday and guests are treated to a morning game drive in Chobe National Park and an afternoon or sun downer boat cruise. 

On a three-night cruise, guests may also have the chance to visit a local village and even the school if the trip falls during the week. Keen fishermen can throw a line for tiger fish on a catch-and-release basis or birdwatchers can enjoy a cruise in a tender boat to see diverse species on water and land.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Zambezi Queen

From $1,088



  • Big 5 safaris
  • Exhilarating game drives in the Chobe National Park
  • Cultural excursions to a local village and local school
  • Fishing for tiger fish on a catch-and-release basis


  • Luxury boat accommodation
  • 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 Kasane
  • Boat transfers between Kasane
  • Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office
  • 15% Namibian VAT
  • 01% Namibian Tourism Levy

Zambezi Queen accommodation bedroom interior overlooking the rivers in Botswana
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  • 14 chic suites, including 4 Master Suites spread across the two lower decks of the cruiser
  • Suite amenities: private balcony, 2 twin beds / 1 double, en-suite bathroom, fan, mosquito net, elegant furniture
  • Dining area
  • Bar
  • Lounge


  • Unique safari experience on the renowned game rich Chobe River on a luxurious houseboat with excellent facilities, your floating boutique hotel for a few nights in Africa
  • Docks only a few kilometres from the point where four African countries meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Get on and off small boats to take additional safari trips closer to the river banks to view birds, crocs and hippos and also to see how the local communities, benefiting from the ecotourism in this magical wilderness area
  • 14 elegant suites and 4 master suites based on river luxury with comfy beds, sitting areas and small decks where you can sit all day and view wildlife passing by.

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