Chobe River Safari - 2 Nights
DURATION:3 Days/ 2 NightsREGION:AfricaSHIP:Zambezi Queen
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. The itinerary is flexible so while there is 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. Staggered transfer times are 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.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Moving along the banks of Africa's 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. 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.
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.
Unlike a land-based lodge, Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25km of the Chobe River, allowing you to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing. In fact, the banks of the Chobe National Park boast 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.
Celebrated South African fashion designer Jenni Button created the luxury houseboat's classic yet contemporary interior (during the ship's complete redesign in 2009), using understated tones that make the wildlife on the banks of the river the star of the show. And, just like at any contemporary hotel, you can expect first class service at every turn. Whether you’re enjoying a gin and tonic on the upper deck at dusk or attempting to land your very first tiger fish, our highly experienced team will be on hand to meet your every need.
Your cruise price includes:
- 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 Immigration Office on arrival and departure
- Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office
- 15% Namibian VAT
- 1% Namibian Tourism Levy
Your cruise price does not include:
- Premium beverages (sprits, sparking wine and dessert wine)
- Visa fees, gratuities and curio shop purchases are for guests own account
- Chobe National Park Game Drive
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD
Ask us about the necessary paperwork you require to travel between Botswana and Namibia.
Zambezi Queen sails on the Chobe River, which is the natural boundary between Botswana and Namibia. Sailing is subject to weather and water conditions and at the discretion of the Captain. Please note that the timings above should be used as guideline only as all services are dependent on outside factors. Itinerary subject to change at management discretion.