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Accessed by a 30 minute charter flight from Africa's Victoria Falls to Impillia Island in Namibia, followed by a ten minute boat ride, the Zambezi Queen is a 28-passenger, all-suite, eco-friendly river cruise ship featuring three luxuriously furbished levels. From here it cruises through the untamed waters of the Chobe River which dissects Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
This craft accommodates 14 tastefully designed cabins - including four master suites - and comes fitted with private balconies and mozzie-net protected panoramic sliding glass windows, ideal for game viewing.
Dining aboard Zambezi Queen is an elegant affair – headed by one of South Africa’s top chefs, the in-house restaurant offers guests a modern-African menu.
The houseboat also has a top-deck whirlpool where you can kick back, watching for hippos, buffalo herds, lion prides, elephants or the rare puku antelope in the Namibian floodplains of the Chobe River. There’s also two game-viewing boats that afford close-up water-based game viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened.
Location & Getting There
The Zambezi Queen operates on the Chobe river and is based on the banks of the Caprivi Strip, 80km from Victoria Falls and Livingstone, 3km from Kasane International Airport.
Zambezi Queen accommodates 14 tastefully designed cabins, including four master suites, and comes fitted with private balconies and mozzie-net protected panoramic sliding glass windows, ideal for game viewing. The houseboat also has a top-deck whirlpool where you can watch for hippos, buffalo herds, lion prides, elephants or the rare puku antelope in the Namibian floodplains of the Chobe River.
Enjoy water-based game viewing on smaller boats, tiger and bream fishing, bird watching, land based game viewing in Chobe National Park, cultural tours of local village and aerial game viewing (available at additional cost).
Spring and summer are the rainy seasons, a time when the bush is green, lush and thick. Summer is from October to March and Winter is from April to September
Children are welcome on Zambezi Queen.
Zambezi Queen - Namibia, Africa
Cruising through the untamed waters of Africa's Chobe River which dissects Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Zambezi Queen takes you on a one-of-a-kind African safari in your own private suite, aboard a luxurious houseboat. The ship’s two-and-three-night itineraries depart from Kasane in Botswana and travel along the banks of Chobe National Park.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your vacation will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.