Zambezi Queen Luxury Houseboat

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Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet.


  • Enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance
  • Luxury suites on the Zambezi Queen feature air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River
  • Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25km of the Chobe River, allowing you to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing

You should know

  • Children from the age of 13 and older are welcome on board the Zambezi Queen
  • Minimum 2 night stay on the Zambezi Queen. 3 night & 4 night packages available

The detail

The gorgeous 42-meter 5-star Zambezi Queen is located on the great Chobe River and is a luxury houseboat offering a unique safari experience in one of Africa's most remote locations. Guests can look forward to unparalleled game viewing in complete comfort and elegance.

The Zambezi Queen boasts 14 luxurious Suites - ten Standard Suites and four slightly larger Master Suites. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom with shower, full length sliding shutters, hairdryers, bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers, in-room safe, air conditioning, fan, and an outer decks so you can soak up the sights and sounds of the surrounding African bush.

While both types of suites let you relax in a luxurious setting, the master suites are slightly bigger and have larger balconies with two deckchairs and a table. The master suites also feature both side and front sliding doors for a truly panoramic view of your surroundings.

The facilities offered on board the Zambezi Queen include a boarding area, reception, curio shop, smoking area, lounge, dining room, and a pool deck with a swimming pool.

There is no best or worst time to visit the Chobe area because every month offers visitors something special. However, if guests are looking for a pure wildlife experience, the drier winter months from June to August see greater concentrations of game along the banks of the Chobe River. The summer months from November to May see the birdlife explode with the addition of the summer migrants to the area.

The Chobe National Park boasts one of the densest populations of elephants on the African continent, estimated at approximately 120 000. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife and is within traveling distance of one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls.

Activities offered on the Zambezi Queen include unique water-based game viewing, birding, tiger and bream fishing in season (catch and release), a cultural tour of a local village, and a photo safari.

Zambezi Queen is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a unique luxury safari getaway.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea and local beer & win, Guided water-based game viewing and birding, Guided water-based fishing (all fishing is strictly catch and release)*, Guided (non-professional) water-based photographic safari*, Guided cultural tour of a local village, Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River**, Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office and Namibia Immigration Office located on the Namibian side of the Chobe River*
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
Honeymoon River Safari Special Save 25% on one partner’s stay. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a gift, along with a romantic turndown: Valid for travel all year round
$ 590 USD
$ 590 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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