Zambezi Queen guests now have the unique adventure of an extraordinary river cruise journey on a 5-star ship. The boat cruises along the shores of the Chobe River and is uniquely situated only a few kilometres from a point where Four African countries meet. It is also just 82 km by road from one of the great wonders of the world - the magnificent Victoria Falls. The world famous Chobe National Park, with its untamed wildlife and approximately hundred thousand elephants and over 404 species of birds make this Luxury African River Safari an exceptional and unforgettable wildlife safari experience.
The Suites and the Luxury Suites are all en-suite with private balconies, king size beds which can on request be divided into twin beds), and have luxurious and exclusive features. Two of the four Luxury Suites provide their private deck with outdoor furniture and the remaining two offering magnificent panoramic views with doors and windows on two sides. Each room on the boat can accommodate a maximum of two guests.
In the chamber facilities:
The 1st of 3 levels contains an air-conditioned reading room which includes books related to the area, DVD player with wildlife documentaries and computer services. The remainder of the 1st level and the entire 2nd level contains the Suites and Master Suites. The 3rd level is the entertainment deck includes the following: dining facilities, an open-plan lounge area with unobstructed views, and a well-appointed bar stocked with the finest wines and spirits.
All the above areas are protected by mosquito screens, which allow for a comfortable and pleasant environment for dining and relaxing. There are two outside areas on the top deck, one aft which provides a shaded area with comfortable seating and the other on the foredeck, including a pool and sunbathing area.
Activities on Boat
Activities in the area
The boat is 80km from the Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia) and 3km from Kasane International Airport. All of these locations ( Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Kasane Airport ) are suitable for international travellers and operate regularly scheduled flights out of Johannesburg International Airport (South Africa).
Transfers from Livingstone or Victoria Falls airports to the boat are by road and take approximately 90 minutes depending on border crossing times. Access to the ship on the Namibian side is made possible by a 35-minute charter flight from the Victoria Falls to Impala Island followed by a 10 min boat ride aboard one of the tender boats. Road transfer guests are collected from Immigration situated on the banks of the river at Kasane in Botswana for the 10-minute boat transfer to the boat docking station. There is also an air charter company that operates from an airstrip on the adjacent island that can pick up and drop off at any spot within 300 km of Kasane. The benefit here is that there will be only one border clearance necessary as it is Namibian based.
Due to continually changing visa requirements, guests are responsible for contacting the appropriate embassy.
Sustainable, responsible tourism lies at the heart of this project, with one of the major concerns being the preservation of this perfect area. This luxury safari houseboat has therefore been designed and built to particular requirements. The boat does not use conventional propellers but a jet propulsion system which reduces damage to the river bed and enables the ship to operate in very shallow water.
At night, this unique houseboat switches over to a low emission power system for lighting, refrigerators, and other requirements. This single system allows guest to enjoy the sounds of the untamed African bush undisturbed by the unwanted sounds of modern technology. The hot water requirements are provided by solar panels which transfer the sun's heat to storage boilers. Taps and showers incorporate the most advanced water saving designs available, and all used water is in holding tanks to prevent discharging directly into the river. All water used (except drinking water) is filtered river water. For drinking water, the boat is fitted with a state-of-the-art purification system incorporating U.V. radiation for producing clear sparkling water.
January - March: ZAR 14 970.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 17 670.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite
April - December: ZAR 18 150.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 21 420.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite
2018 3 night itinerary
January - March: ZAR 22 455.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 26 505.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite
April - December: ZAR 27 225.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 32 130.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite
Rates are per person sharing in South African Rand (ZAR)
January 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29, 31
February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28
March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28
April 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
May 2, 7, 9, 14, 21, 23, 28, 30
June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
September 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24
October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
November 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26
December No 2-nighters in December 2018
January 1*, 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23
December 14, 17* , 21, 24* , 28
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Valid for travel between 1 November 2019 and 31 March 2020
Take advantage of our pay stay special and get a night on us when you book for 3 or 4 nights. Choose from the luxurious Zambezi Queen, three Chobe Princess houseboats or the secluded Ichingo Chobe River Lodge on Impalila Island.
Our all-inclusive package takes care of every detail from accommodation to delicious dining including all meals, local drinks, and refreshments. Join in a number of other exciting activities including scenic photographic and birding safaris, game viewing and a cultural village tour – all included in your stay!
Please note that set arrival and departure dates apply for the Zambezi Queen and Chobe Princess pay stay special offer:
3 night sailing – Arrive: Friday | Depart: Monday (2 night sailing rate applies)
4 night sailing – Arrive: Monday | Depart: Friday (3 night sailing rate applies)