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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:

  • Fans in all Suites
  • Private safes
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Sliding mosquito net doors
  • Full-length sliding shutters for both privacy and protection from the sun
  • Private balconies overlooking the Chobe River
  • She offers 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites - maximum of 2 persons per Suite except for four suites designed with sofa couches which permit two adults and one child under 16 years old. Please note that only four suites have sleeper couch facilities.
  • All suites are en-suite with king size beds which can be changed into two single beds on request.
  • All suites have private balconies and fans, full length sliding shutter doors for both privacy and protection from the sun, mosquito screens and the most beautiful finishes.
  • Two Master Suites have their private deck with outdoor furniture and the remaining two having superb panoramic views with doors and windows on two sides.

Dining Facilities

Zambezi Queen situated on the third level with unobstructed views on three sides, guests dine in absolute luxury while taking in the picturesque African surroundings. Pete Goff-Wood, self-styled food alchemist and one of South Africa's top chefs, has been commissioned to create a menu which reflects the flavours of Africa. He has extensive experience in all things about the African palate and specialises in authentic cuisine. The bar on the boat offers local and imported spirits, wines and beers.

Guest 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

  • Water-based wildlife viewing on smaller boats which enables close-up viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season
  • Bird watching from a smaller boat

Activities in the area

  • Land-based half day 4x4 wildlife viewing in Botswana Chobe National Park. She has its guides onboard.
  • Land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • A light aircraft situated an 11 min drive from the base camp allows guests aerial wildlife viewing, or to use it as a transfer shuttle to Victoria Falls or the Okavango Delta which is at an additional cost.

Access to The Zambezi Queen

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.

Visas

Due to continually changing visa requirements, guests are responsible for contacting the appropriate embassy.

Responsible Tourism

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.

General information

  • Smoking is only permitted on the top entertainment deck, on the outside areas at the front and rear of the boat.
  • Smoking is not allowed in all cabins, and their balconies and guests are advised that smoke detectors are fitted in all cabins.
  • Every effort will be made to cater for travellers' dietary needs subject to the operators of the Zambezi Queen being notified at least 31 days before the departure of such requirements and provided that the request is reasonable in the circumstances.

Rates

2-night itinerary

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)

Rates Include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • Water-based wildlife viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in a season (tiger fishing strictly catches and release)
  • Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River

Rates Exclude:

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4x4 wildlife viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 95.00 per person per night)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees

2019 Departure Dates

Two-night itinerary:

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

Three-night itinerary

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

  • Monday 01 January is a 4-night sailing sold at a 3-night sailing rate
  • Monday 17 December is a 4-night sailing sold at a 3-night sailing rate
  • Monday 24 December is a 4-night sailing sold at a 3-night sailing rate
 
 

Zambezi Queen Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy a luxury African River Safari on the Zambezi Queen with a 3 night itinerary

2019 departure dates

3 night itinerary

  • February 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26
  • August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December 13, 16*, 20, 23*, 27, 30*

*18 January 2019: Stay for 3 nights only pay for 2

Rates

2019 3 night itinerary

January - February 2019: ZAR 24 255.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 28 620.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite

March - December 2019
: ZAR 29 400.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 34 692.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite

Rates are per person sharing in South African Rand (ZAR)

Single supplement is an additional 30% on the per person rate.

Children:

Children under the age of 7 are not permitted on Zambezi Queen (2018) / from 2019 no children under the age of 12 years
Children aged 7 - 12 will receive a 50% discount on the applicable adult rate
Children aged 13 and older are considered adults

Arrival / Departure Times:

Check in time is between 15h00 and 16h00 and check-out time is at 10h00 on the final day.

NB - Kasane Immigration on the Chobe River closes at 16h30 and guests are advised to arrive no later than 16h00. Requests for an early check-in or late departure will be on request but cannot be guaranteed

Accommodation:

Zambezi Queen offers 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites - maximum of 2 persons per Suite except for 2 Suites which incorporate sofa couches which can be used by a child under the age of sixteen.

All accommodation is en-suite with king sized bed which can be converted to 2 single beds on request

All suites have private balconies and fans, full length sliding shutter doors for both privacy and protection from the sun, mosquito screen and the finest finishes

Four Master Suites have their own private deck with outdoor furniture and panoramic views

Facilities on board:

On entering the first of 3 decks, guests will find a well appointed air-conditioned reading room which includes a library of books on fauna and flora and history of the area, numerous games, and a computer facility with internet access. This level also includes a curio shop and cruise director's office.

The remainfer of the first derck and the entire second deck contain the 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites

The third level / entertainment deck includes the following: dining facilities, and open plan lounge area with unobstructed views, a computerized telescope for exploring the African night sky and a well appointed bar with the finest wines and spirits.

All internal areas on the top deck are protected by mosquito screens which allow for a comfortable environment for dining and relaxing.

There are two outside areas on the top deck, one of which provides a shaded area with comfortable seating and the other on the foredeck with includes a plunge pool and sun bathing area

Activities from the Boat:

  • Water-based game viewing from tender boats enabling close-up viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened.
  • Zambezi Queen has its own professionally trained guides
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season.
  • Bird watching from tender boats and Zambezi Queen.

Activities in area ( additional charge )

  • A light aircraft or helicopter is available for transfers to / from Victoria Falls, including a sightseeing tour over the Falls
  • 9 hole golf course at Kasane
  • Spa facilities in Kasane ( subject to availability )
  • Full day return trip to Victoria Falls by land transfer

General:

Loud music is absolutely not permitted due to National Park requirements.

Whilst it cannot be guaranteed, cell phone coverage in most areas is available

At the sole discretion of the captain, the routing or itinerary may be altered due to weather conditions or water levels which fluctuate depending on the time of year.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)
  • Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river

Excluded from the rate:

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 95.00 per person per night)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on Zambezi Queen
  • Children aged 12 and older are considered adults
  • A 30% single supplement applies to single children
  • Standard suites 24 and 26 are triple rooms which offer a third single bed which can be used for either a 3rd adult or one child (3rd adult sharing will receive a 20% discount)
  • Please note that no babysitting services, separate activities and/or menus are available for children
  • A Community Development Levy is applicable to all new reservations
  • The Community Development Levy will reflect as a separate line item on all invoices issued. The funds collected will supplement our community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care, sanitation and basic community services. The charge will be as follows: Zambezi Queen: ZAR 95.00 per person per night
  • Available dates are subject to change without notice at management discretion
  • Zambezi Queen is closed for annual maintenance from 29 November - 13 December 2019
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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion with loved ones, treating your team to a well-earned corporate retreat or sharing an unforgettable getaway with close friends, there’s no better setting than the spectacular Chobe River. Indulge in a luxurious family holiday aboard the Zambezi Queen with 14 sumptuous suites on offer.

Located along the great Chobe River between the borders of Botswana and Namibia, the Zambezi Queen Collection boasts four houseboats and a secluded tented safari lodge. Indulge in pure luxury aboard the majestic 5-star Zambezi Queen with 14 sumptuous suites to choose from.

Take advantage of our all-inclusive group special where you pay for 3 rooms and get the 4th free!

What’s more, all drinks, meals and activities are included. All that’s left for you to do is soak up the beautiful views and celebrate special moments together.

Book your stay between 1 March and 30 June 2019.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine throughout your stay
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village or walking tour to a 2000-year-old baobab tree
  • A land-based game drive in the Chobe National Park on your day of departure (time permitting)
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season (strictly catch and release)
  • Road transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office

Excluded from the rate:

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 95.00 per person per night)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Every 4th room free when you book 3 rooms at any of the Zambezi Queen Collection properties
  • Valid for travel between 1 March and 30 June 2019
  • Minimum 2-night stay
  • Based on two adults sharing on a double-occupancy basis
  • Includes 15% Namibian VAT and 1% Namibian Tourism Levy
  • Not available in conjunction with another promotion and/or special rate
  • Subject to availability and to change without prior notification
  • Single supplement is applicable
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Enjoy a luxury African River Safari on the Zambezi Queen with these special rates for Southern African Residents.

Guests have a choice of either a 2 night package, departing Mondays and Wednesdays, or the 3 night package, departing Fridays.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release) 
  • Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river

Excluded from the rate:

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 95.00 per person per night)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Available dates are subject to change
  • This package is only available to Southern African Residents
  • Proof of SADC Residency required and this condition will be strictly enforced
  • A non-refundable 30% deposit is required in order to secure the booking
  • It is the responsibility of the traveller to determine the nature of any travel documentation and visas required and to ensure that all his / her documentation, including but not limited to passports, any necessary visas and medical certificates have been obtained and are in order.
BOOK NOW

Enjoy a luxury African River Safari on the Zambezi Queen with these special rates for Southern African Residents.

Guests have a choice of either a 2 night package, departing Mondays and Wednesdays, or the 3 night package, departing Fridays.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)
  • Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river

Excluded from the rate:

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 95.00 per person per night)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Available dates are subject to change
  • This package is only available to Southern African Residents
  • Proof of SADC Residency required and this condition will be strictly enforced
  • A non-refundable 30% deposit is required in order to secure the booking
  • It is the responsibility of the traveller to determine the nature of any travel documentation and visas required and to ensure that all his / her documentation, including but not limited to passports, any necessary visas and medical certificates have been obtained and are in order.
BOOK NOW

Enjoy a luxury African River Safari on the Zambezi Queen with a 2 night itinerary

2019 Departure Dates

2 night itinerary:

  • February 18, 20, 25, 27
  • March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
  • April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
  • May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
  • July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
  • September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
  • October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
  • November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
  • December No 2-nighters in December 2019

Rates

2019 2 night itinerary

January - February 2019: ZAR 16 170.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 19 080.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite

March - November 2019: ZAR 19 600 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 23 128 per person sharing in a Master Suite

Rates are per person sharing in South African Rand (ZAR)

Single supplement is an additional 30% on the per person rate.

Children:

Children under the age of 7 are not permitted on Zambezi Queen (2018) / From 2019 no children under 12 years
Children aged 7 - 12 will receive a 50% discount on the applicable adult rate
Children aged 13 and older are considered adults.

Arrival / Departure Times:

Check in time is between 15h00 and 16h00 and check-out time is at 10h00 on the final day.

NB - Kasane Immigration on the Chobe River closes at 16h30 and guests are advised to arrive no later than 16h00. Requests for an early check-in or late departure will be on request but cannot be guaranteed

Accommodation:

Zambezi Queen offers 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites - maximum of 2 persons per Suite except for 2 Suites which incorporate sofa couches which can be used by a child under the age of sixteen.

All accommodation is en-suite with king sized bed which can be converted to 2 single beds on request

All suites have private balconies and fans, full length sliding shutter doors for both privacy and protection from the sun, mosquito screen and the finest finishes

Four Master Suites have their own private deck with outdoor furniture and panoramic views

Facilities on board:

On entering the first of 3 decks, guests will find a well appointed air-conditioned reading room which includes a library of books on fauna and flora and history of the area, numerous games, and a computer facility with internet access. This level also includes a curio shop and cruise director's office.

The remainfer of the first derck and the entire second deck contain the 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites

The third level / entertainment deck includes the following: dining facilities, and open plan lounge area with unobstructed views, a computerized telescope for exploring the African night sky and a well appointed bar with the finest wines and spirits.

All internal areas on the top deck are protected by mosquito screens which allow for a comfortable environment for dining and relaxing.

There are two outside areas on the top deck, one of which provides a shaded area with comfortable seating and the other on the foredeck with includes a plunge pool and sun bathing area

Activities from the Boat:

  • Water-based game viewing from tender boats enabling close-up viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened.
  • Zambezi Queen has its own professionally trained guides
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season.
  • Bird watching from tender boats and Zambezi Queen.

Activities in area ( additional charge )

  • A light aircraft or helicopter is available for transfers to / from Victoria Falls, including a sightseeing tour over the Falls
  • 9 hole golf course at Kasane
  • Spa facilities in Kasane ( subject to availability )
  • Full day return trip to Victoria Falls by land transfer

General:

Loud music is absolutely not permitted due to National Park requirements.

Whilst it cannot be guaranteed, cell phone coverage in most areas is available

At the sole discretion of the captain, the routing or itinerary may be altered due to weather conditions or water levels which fluctuate depending on the time of year.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)
  • Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river

Excluded from the rate:

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 95.00 per person per night)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on Zambezi Queen
  • Children aged 12 and older are considered adults
  • A 30% single supplement applies to single children
  • Standard suites 24 and 26 are triple rooms which offer a third single bed which can be used for either a 3rd adult or one child (3rd adult sharing will receive a 20% discount)
  • Please note that no babysitting services, separate activities and/or menus are available for children
  • A Community Development Levy is applicable to all new reservations
  • The Community Development Levy will reflect as a separate line item on all invoices issued. The funds collected will supplement our community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care, sanitation and basic community services. The charge will be as follows: Zambezi Queen: ZAR 95.00 per person per night
  • Available dates are subject to change without notice at management discretion
  • Zambezi Queen is closed for annual maintenance from 29 November - 13 December 2019
  • No 2-nighters in December 2019
BOOK NOW

Enjoy a luxury African River Safari on the Zambezi Queen with a 2 night itinerary

2019 Departure Dates

2 night itinerary:

  • February 18, 20, 25, 27
  • March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
  • April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
  • May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
  • July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
  • September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
  • October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
  • November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
  • December No 2-nighters in December 2019

Rates

2019 2 night itinerary

January - February 2019: ZAR 16 170.00 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 19 080.00 per person sharing in a Master Suite

March - November 2019: ZAR 19 600 per person sharing in a Standard Suite and ZAR 23 128 per person sharing in a Master Suite

Rates are per person sharing in South African Rand (ZAR)

Single supplement is an additional 30% on the per person rate.

Children:

Children under the age of 7 are not permitted on Zambezi Queen (2018) / From 2019 no children under 12 years
Children aged 7 - 12 will receive a 50% discount on the applicable adult rate
Children aged 13 and older are considered adults.

Arrival / Departure Times:

Check in time is between 15h00 and 16h00 and check-out time is at 10h00 on the final day.

NB - Kasane Immigration on the Chobe River closes at 16h30 and guests are advised to arrive no later than 16h00. Requests for an early check-in or late departure will be on request but cannot be guaranteed

Accommodation:

Zambezi Queen offers 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites - maximum of 2 persons per Suite except for 2 Suites which incorporate sofa couches which can be used by a child under the age of sixteen.

All accommodation is en-suite with king sized bed which can be converted to 2 single beds on request

All suites have private balconies and fans, full length sliding shutter doors for both privacy and protection from the sun, mosquito screen and the finest finishes

Four Master Suites have their own private deck with outdoor furniture and panoramic views

Facilities on board:

On entering the first of 3 decks, guests will find a well appointed air-conditioned reading room which includes a library of books on fauna and flora and history of the area, numerous games, and a computer facility with internet access. This level also includes a curio shop and cruise director's office.

The remainfer of the first derck and the entire second deck contain the 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites

The third level / entertainment deck includes the following: dining facilities, and open plan lounge area with unobstructed views, a computerized telescope for exploring the African night sky and a well appointed bar with the finest wines and spirits.

All internal areas on the top deck are protected by mosquito screens which allow for a comfortable environment for dining and relaxing.

There are two outside areas on the top deck, one of which provides a shaded area with comfortable seating and the other on the foredeck with includes a plunge pool and sun bathing area

Activities from the Boat:

  • Water-based game viewing from tender boats enabling close-up viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened.
  • Zambezi Queen has its own professionally trained guides
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season.
  • Bird watching from tender boats and Zambezi Queen.

Activities in area ( additional charge )

  • A light aircraft or helicopter is available for transfers to / from Victoria Falls, including a sightseeing tour over the Falls
  • 9 hole golf course at Kasane
  • Spa facilities in Kasane ( subject to availability )
  • Full day return trip to Victoria Falls by land transfer

General:

Loud music is absolutely not permitted due to National Park requirements.

Whilst it cannot be guaranteed, cell phone coverage in most areas is available

At the sole discretion of the captain, the routing or itinerary may be altered due to weather conditions or water levels which fluctuate depending on the time of year.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)
  • Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river

Excluded from the rate:

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 95.00 per person per night)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on Zambezi Queen
  • Children aged 12 and older are considered adults
  • A 30% single supplement applies to single children
  • Standard suites 24 and 26 are triple rooms which offer a third single bed which can be used for either a 3rd adult or one child (3rd adult sharing will receive a 20% discount)
  • Please note that no babysitting services, separate activities and/or menus are available for children
  • A Community Development Levy is applicable to all new reservations
  • The Community Development Levy will reflect as a separate line item on all invoices issued. The funds collected will supplement our community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care, sanitation and basic community services. The charge will be as follows: Zambezi Queen: ZAR 95.00 per person per night
  • Available dates are subject to change without notice at management discretion
  • Zambezi Queen is closed for annual maintenance from 29 November - 13 December 2019
  • No 2-nighters in December 2019
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2019-02-12

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2018-12-24

Nice !

2018-12-17

Lovely cruise, awesome cabin !

2018-12-07

Stunning Cruise along the Zambezi River, The Views were really spectacular and our wildlife sighting were out of this world.

My cabin was very comfortable and I had a great breakfast as well as enjoyed relaxing by the pool.