Zambezi Queen


Enjoy exceptional wildlife viewing along the Chobe River on this river cruise safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.

The Zambezi Queen is a luxury houseboat where you can enjoy incredible wildlife watching along the Chobe River – staying on-board is like being on a constant game drive. There are just 14 cabins, sleeping a total of just 28 guests, and you will enjoy exquisite dining and personalised service. Spend your days on the upper deck relaxing in the plunge pool with 360 degree river views or hopping into a smaller boat for even closer wildlife experiences along the riverbank.

About Zambezi Queen

The Zambezi Queen offers a completely different game viewing experience to land-based safaris. Travelling approximately 25km down the Chobe River, home to some of the largest populations of elephant in Africa, you can enjoy sightings of these majestic animals coming down to the water to drink and bathe in the river – and if you're really lucky, with their babies! You’ll also get to spot a variety of other wildlife, such as buffalo, crocodile and the occasional lion and leopard along with an abundance of fascinating birdlife overhead.  

Each of the 14 cabins comes with your choice of twin or double bed, a ceiling fan and a private balcony with stunning views of the Chobe River. On the top deck of the multi-level boat, you will find an air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar as well as an open air sundeck with a plunge pool. The views from up here are phenomenal! As the houseboat is moored in Namibian waters each evening, you can enjoy the best view of the sunset. And what’s more, the Zambezi Queen is eco-friendly! Powered by water jets for propulsion and solar heating means it has minimal effect on the environment and you can get up close to the wildlife on the riverbanks without being threatening.
Facilities and Services

  • Plunge pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Communal lounge
  • Telescope
  • Gift shop
  • Tiger and bream fishing tours (seasonal)
  • Wildlife boat trips and tours to a local village


    Guests enjoy their own private table with incredible views over the river for wildlife watching. All meals and drinks are included in your stay. The bar on the upper deck is open until 10pm and serves local and imported spirits, wines and beers. Taste some traditional African dishes including moroho and pap and be entertained by African singing and dancing.
  • Full English breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Choice of two plated menu options for dinner
  • One African themed dinner per stay
  • About Zambezi Queen

    Room Types

    Standard Suite

    The ten Standard Suites sleep up to two guests and offer outdoor balconies with views of the Chobe River.

  • Twin or double beds
  • Balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers, toiletries, gowns and slippers
  • Electronic safe
  • Master Suite

    The four Master Suites are slightly larger and sleep two guests. Two suites can accommodate three adults. The balconies are also larger and feature a deck chair and table.

  • Twin or double beds
  • Balcony with deck chair and table
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers, toiletries, gowns and slippers
  • Electronic safe
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