For an unusual and thrilling way to explore the Chobe River, hop on the Zambezi Queen, an elegant cruising experience on the brink of Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and Botswana’s Chobe National Park. The Chobe River is uniquely situated only a few kilometers from the meeting threshold of 4 African countries, namely Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The river runs through the world famous Chobe National Park, seething with wildlife. Approximately 120 000 elephants and over 400 species of birds make this an exceptional wildlife safari experience. Elephant, lion, leopard, massive herds of buffalo, waterbuck, roan, eland, sable and giraffe can be seen on the banks of the Chobe. Hippo and crocodile share the waters with you on safari.
Why choose Zambezi Queen:
- 5 Star luxury river cruising
- Excellent game viewing from the boat
- Has smaller specialized boats for up close encounters with animals
- All cabins have private balconies
- Voted Africa’s Leading Luxury River Cruise
- Eco- friendly boat
Of the 14 cabins, there are 4 Master Suites, with extra space. The Zambezi Queen naturally has power restrictions, thus there is no air conditioning. However, the cabins are cleverly designed with fans and shutters to guarantee that both cabins and suites remain cool throughout the year.
The restaurant is located on the third level of the Zambezi Queen, and offers views of the river on three sides. Guests will be served a full English breakfast in the morning, buffet lunch and formal dining in the evening. All meals are overseen by the head chef, and feature local African dishes as well as international recipes. Guests can enjoy drinks at bar, which includes local and imported spirits, as well as beer, wine and ciders.
Water based game viewing provides guests with a unique perspective very seldom seen on safari. Smaller boats allow close-up viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened. Bream and Tiger fishing are offered in season, with the Tiger fish known for their ferocious fighting on the line. Bird watching is excellent on the the river and the smaller boats allow for closer camera shots.
There is also land-based half day 4×4 game viewing in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, as well as cultural tours of a local villages.