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
$ 600 USD
$ 600 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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What our guests say about Nelia

March 28, 2024
Experienced a double booking
Before payment, we experienced an issue of double booking, where suddenly our chosen lodging is only available for 2 out of 4 days. I hope can improve their system to avoid this in the future. While it will be an inconvenience on our part to have to move lodging half way, we also understand the high demand of the lodging as we make the booking just 5 months before departure. I really appreciate Nelia's quick action informing us and providing an alternative plan which works for us. Overall it was quite a smooth booking process.
March 28, 2024 was helpful start to finish was helpful start to finish. The sign up process was clear, the support was great as we tailored our experience. Directions were perfect to get there. Everything in the safari was as we thought it would be and even better. It literally was the trip of a lifetime and exceeded our expectations.
March 5, 2024 and Nelia go above and beyond
Nelia at Safari.Com made everything so easy to navigate and book. She has been amazing putting up with all my questions and always promptly responds. She has gone above and beyond to assist with my travel plans and requests. So very thankful and excited I found her at Cannot wait for the trip!
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May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
May 23, 2024
My experience was excellent as Pascal…
My experience was excellent as Pascal responded to all my questions in a timely manner and provided all the details I required to make a decision.
Stephen Turner
May 23, 2024
Shann was excellent
Shann was extremely responsive and worked around the clock to help us with our trip. She was extremely flexible throughout our trip when we needed to make changes. Overall, it was excellent service.
May 23, 2024
Shann is a Star!
Dealing with Shann was an absolute pleasure. Responses were quick, & options were tailored to our needs correctly.
Sean Geiser
May 23, 2024
Thanks Heleen
Thanks Heleen, great service!
Viv du Plessis
May 23, 2024
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Jayson and his team have worked hard to help us put together a safari package that would hit all the points on our wish list. After weeks of work, when we came with some changes to the itinerary, he worked it in and added time in a location we hadn't considered, but we think is worth the time. They provided lot's of useful information and respond quickly to our frequent questions. Though we will not be taking our trip for a few weeks yet, we are excited and looking forward to having a once in a lifetime experience!
Bob McCook
May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
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