Zambezi Queen Houseboat

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 Princess Safariboats

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Muchenje Safari Lodge

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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

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Savute Safari Lodge

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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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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?
Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro trips.

When is the best time to see Animals in Botswana?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

What can I combine Botswana with?
Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

How to get to Botswana?
The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

Do I need a Visa for Botswana? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Botswana? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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