Zambezi Queen Houseboat

The Zambezi Queen is a tri-level houseboat built to exacting standards – an ideal vessel upon which to explore the mighty Chobe River.

Explore one of Africa’s great rivers – the Chobe – on a sophisticated houseboat. The Zambezi Queen is a tri-level vessel built to exacting standards, accommodating 28 passengers in 14 luxury suites. Every suite is contemporary in decor and contains an ensuite bathroom and private balcony with panoramic views.

The top deck is where you’ll find an opulent dining room, a lounge, bar, sundeck and small plunge pool. Spread out on a lounge chair with a cool drink in hand up here, as you watch elephants, antelope and other wildlife come down to drink along the riverbank.

Your itinerary each day aboard the boat is flexible – get out and explore or simply spend your morning gameviewing from your bed. Activity options aboard the Zambezi Queen include water-based safaris, cultural village visits and fishing.

Location

How to get to the Zambezi Queen Houseboat

This boutique houseboat is based on the Namibian side of the Chobe River. Four main access points if arriving by air include Botswana’s Kasane International Airport, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Airport, Zambia’s Livingstone Airport and Namibia’s Katima Mulilo Airport. On arrival at Kasane Immigration Office, you are met and transferred to the boat.  

Activities on the Zambezi Queen Houseboat

  • Boat safaris
  • Cultural village visits
  • Fishing

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Zambezi Queen Houseboat Highlights

  • Explore the Chobe, one of Africa’s mightiest rivers
  • See Africa’s most iconic animals from the comfort of a luxury houseboat
  • Enjoy fine dining and hotel-style amenities aboard the vessel
  • View game from your bed or go in search of wildlife by boat
  • Visit local villages for some cultural insight

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Chobe National Park and Savute Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred safari lodges in the Chobe National Park and Savute region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Chobe Game Lodge

The only lodge in Chobe National Park situated right by the magnificent Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge offers a classic luxury safari experience.

Chobe Princess Safariboats

The three Chobe Princess Safariboats offer relaxed voyages along the wildlife-rich Chobe River, uncovering its many animal and bird species completely at leisure.

Muchenje Safari Lodge

Situated on the quieter western side of Chobe National Park, lofty Muchenje Safari Lodge offers captivating views of the Chobe River, Caprivi Strip and surrounding floodplains.

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Ngoma Safari Lodge is built with natural materials to blend into its beautiful surroundings, and boasts the largest elephant herds on Earth at its doorstep.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Perched above the Chobe River at the edge of Chobe National Park, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero offers sweeping views over the islands and floodplains all the way to the Namibian border.

Savute Safari Lodge

Situated beside the ephemeral Savute Channel, this atmospheric safari lodge accommodates guests in thatched chalets, with the majority of game drives visiting the teeming Savute Marsh.

Zambezi Queen Houseboat

The Zambezi Queen is a tri-level houseboat built to exacting standards - an ideal vessel upon which to explore the mighty Chobe River.

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Botswana Sample Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Botswana experience.

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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