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    $1143 p/p in USD
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Zambezi Queen Collection

  • Botswana
  • Namibia


Botswana, Namibia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

Enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari along the Chobe River in Botswana on the 5-star Zambezi Queen houseboat. This luxury houseboat offers complete comfort and elegance in a stunning wildlife-rich location. Enjoy scenic views from your private balcony, wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river or watch a fish eagle take flight from the comfort of your bed. The Zambezi Queen navigates along the Chobe River through scenic landscape with fantastic opportunities for game viewing and bird watching. 2, 3 & 4 night stays available (this is a sample 2 night itinerary).

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Houseboat Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kasane, Chobe
  • Wildlife:
    Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Lion, Leopard
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kasane

Zambezi Queen

  • 42m long houseboat
  • 14 suites with air conditioning and private balcony (10 standard suites, 4 master suites)
  • Interior design by celebrated South African fashion designer Jenni Button
  • Contemporary design using understated tones so the wildlife on the river banks is the star of the show
  • Facilities include upper deck for sundowners, pool deck, lounge
  • Activities include fishing, game viewing and birding from tender boats, village tour
  • Highly exerienced team on hand to meet your every need and organise activities
  • Stay at our tented lodge Ichingo Chobe River Lodge before or after your houseboat stay


(Contact us for 3 & 4 night stay rates)

January 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28
Standard Suite R16,170  |  Master Suite R19,080

February 4, 6, 18, 25, 27
Standard Suite R16,170  |  Master Suite R19,080

March 4, 6, 25
Standard Suite R19,600  |  Master Suite R23,128

April 8
Standard Suite R19,600  |  Master Suite R23,128

May 13
Standard Suite R19,600  |  Master Suite R23,128

June 24, 26
Standard Suite R19,600  |  Master Suite R23,128

July 1, 15
Standard Suite R19,600  |  Master Suite R23,128

August 28
Standard Suite R19,600  |  Master Suite R23,128

Fully Booked

Fully Booked

November 25, 27
Standard Suite R19,600  |  Master Suite R23,128

3-night stays only


  • Rates are per person sharing on a double occupancy basis
  • Rates are in South African Rand
  • Single supplement is an additional 30% on the per person sharing rate
  • Zambezi Queen reserves the right to limit the number of single room rates per trip
  • Zambezi Queen reserves the right to amend the published rates without notice
  • Standard suite 24 and 26 are available as triple rooms on Zambezi Queen. A 3rd adult sharing a triple room will receive a 20% discount on the above per person sharing rates
  • Available dates are subject to change at management discretion

What's Included

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

What's Excluded

  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as bubbly, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half-day 4×4 game viewing in Botswana’s Chobe National Park (passport required)
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa Fees


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Zambezi Queen Collection
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Zambezi Queen Collection‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

13h00–19h00 Arrive at Kasane Airport or Kasane Immigration Office to embark on your adventure. Meet our Zambezi Queen representative who will assist with your luggage. Go through passport control for Botswana & Namibia (all transfers included). Boat transfer to Zambezi Queen followed by an induction and lunch/snacks on board (lunch served before 2pm, snacks served from 2pm onwards). Afternoon at your leisure.

19h00–22h00 Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, after an informative map talk familiarising you with the Chobe area. Experience the quiet African night when the generator shuts down at 10pm (reading lights available).

06h00–09h45 Fresh coffee & tea served from 6am, when the generator is switched back on. Enjoy a buffet breakfast from 07h30.

10h00–19h30 Experience a choice of one of three activities, including a river safari, fishing charter, or village tour (morning and afternoon activity on offer). Enjoy a buffet lunch on-board and some rest and rejuvenation.

19h30–22h00 Traditional African dinner for your last night on board. Listen to the calls of the wild as the generator shuts down at 10pm (reading lights available).

06h00–08h30 Fresh coffee & tea served from 6am, when the generator is switched back on. Enjoy a buffet breakfast from 07h30.

08h30–11h45 Disembark Zambezi Queen for Botswana & Namibia passport control. Take a short road transfer to Kasane Airport for your onward flight, or meet your transfer representative at Kasane Immigration Office, who will transfer you by road for your onward adventure.

There is also a 3 & 4 night itinerary available, which includes a land-based game drive in the Chobe National Park on Day 3. 

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