Chobe Princesses African River Safari

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The Chobe Princesses is like being on a private, luxury houseboat with no set itineraries and departures dates in place. Only a small amount of guests can be accommodated Chobe Princesses boat making this wildlife experience very personal and tranquil. 

Each of the ships can also be booked exclusively allowing guests to enjoy complete privacy together with their families and friends. The cabins are tastefully decorated featuring a contemporary style, offering guests their view onto the scenic landscape.

From the comfort of the king-size bed, one can observe the elephants grazing by the river and watch the fish eagles diving for their prey. The cabins are equipped with convenient, standard amenities and features as well as a large sliding window through which the ever-changing African landscapes can be admired.

The Chobe Princesses luxury houseboats are moored on the Namibian side of the Chobe River in Southern Africa. Access to the boats is via Botswana's Kasane Immigration Office followed by crossing the border to Namibia. Self-drive guests may park their car next to the Kasane Immigration Office. 

The upper deck features a plunge pool which offers a welcoming refreshment during the warm afternoons. A welcoming lounge invites for cold sundowners while guests may expect delicious meals in the dining area of the houseboat.

When travelling, meals become part of holiday memories. On the Chobe Princesses, guests may enjoy three delicious, hearty meals along with drinks and snacks in between. During sunrise, a warm cup of coffee or tea with wholesome rusks and biscuits are offered before departing by small boat on a wildlife viewing excursion. After that, a fresh continental buffet or a hot English breakfast awaits.

Set menus are available for lunch and dinner. Dietary requirements can be catered for if communicated to reservations well in advance. However, due to the boats, remote location, Kosher and Halaal meals cannot be provided. Tea, coffee and home-baked treats are readily available throughout the day for guests to enjoy.

After relaxing with a traditional African safari sundowner, guests may enjoy a three-course dinner as they are serenaded by the sounds of elephants, hyenas, and sometimes lions. Following dinner, coffee and a nightcap are served before going to sleep to end a perfect day.

The houseboats offer smaller boats which are used for the daily excursions. Thrilling activities are available which include wildlife viewing, fishing, photographic safaris, bird watching as well as cultural tours. An alternative to the new recreation, guests may relax on the deck chair with refreshing beverages and take in the peaceful surroundings.

Two of the Chobe Princess Luxury Boats offer four cabin suites, while the third Chobe Princess provides a total of five suites. Each cabin can accommodate two guests, providing a king-sized bed or two single beds.

On arrival, guests are required to get their passport stamped at the airport. After meeting a representative at the airport, travellers are assisted in reaching their luggage and transfer to the Kasane Immigration Office in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Transfer by motorised boat takes guests to the Namibian Immigration Office, where they get their passport stamped. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen as there is a short walk to the immigration office.

Both Kasane and Namibian immigration offices open at 07h30 and close at 16h30 daily. The collection is from 13h00 on the day of arrival, and the drop off is at 10h00 on the day of departure.

Check-in time: The check-in time is between 13h00 and 16h00 for the houseboats. The Kasane Immigration Office closes at 16h30 and guests are advised to arrive no later than 16h00. Guests arriving before 13h00 on arrival are welcome to make use of the facilities of a nearby lodge in Kasane until check-in at 13h00.

Check-out time: The check-out time is 09h30 am to ensure guests get to the Kasane Immigration Office by 10h00. The Kasane Immigration Office opens at 07h30am. Guests departing after 10h30 may use the facilities of a nearby lodge in Kasane after check-out.

Guests enjoy an extensive river safari experience when travelling on the Chobe River. Comfortable accommodation, meals, selected beverages as well as activities are included in the package.

Rate inclusions (subject to change):

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine
  • Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office on arrival and departure
  • Activities and excursions (guided wildlife viewing by boat, supervised fishing from a boat, guided birding, a guided walk on Impalila Island or visit a local village on the Namibian side of Chobe River)
  • All fuel
  • All equipment hire (fishing rods, lures, etc.)
  • Fishing licences
  • 15% Namibian VAT
  • 1% Namibian Tourism Levy
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration office

Cabin features:

  • En-suite bathrooms (shower only)
  • King size beds (can be changed to Twin beds)
  • Large sliding windows
  • Air-conditioning
  • Electronic safe
  • Hairdryers
  • Towels
  • Bathroom amenities (shampoo, soap).

Access by air:

  • Kasane International Airport, Botswana (BBK) is about 15 minutes from Kasane Immigration Office
  • Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe (VFA) is about 1 ½ hour from Kasane Immigration Office
  • Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, formerly Livingstone Airport, Zambia (LVI) is about 2 hours from Kasane Immigration Office
  • Katima Mulilo Airport, Namibia (MPA) is about 2 ½ hours from Kasane Immigration Office.


  • Guided wildlife viewing safaris by motorised tender boat
  • Guided birding safaris by motorised tender boat
  • Guided fishing for tiger & bream by motorised tender boat (catch and release basis & fishing equipment and bait provided)
  • Use of specialised photographic boat (if available) / photographic safari
  • Guided cultural village walk on Impalila Island to ancient Baobab


  • Accommodation deck
  • Entertainment deck
  • Plunge pool (upper deck)
  • Sun loungers (upper deck)
  • Dining area and bar
  • Lounge
  • Outside deck with plunge pool
  • Glass sliding doors.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • King size bed
  • Safe
  • Single beds

Facilities Available at Chobe Princesses African River Safari

  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Plunge pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Chobe Princesses African River Safari
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Chobe Princesses African River Safari are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

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Where about is Chobe Princesses African River Safari located?
Chobe Princesses African River Safari is located at the following location / address: Chobe.