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Chobe Princess

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,489

Those who say you can’t do an Africa safari on the water have never been to Botswana. See the rich wildlife of the Chobe River and its surrounds on the ideal short cruise journey for animal lovers.


This 4-day cruise on the Chobe River offers you a very different perspective on one of Africa’s most wildlife-rich nations, Botswana. With a proactive approach to conservation, Botswana has ensured its safari opportunities are among the best on the continent. You’ll sail down the river between Chobe National Park and neighbouring Namibia.

Check into your Zambezi Queen suite aboard the exclusive Chobe Princess, your luxurious houseboat for the next three nights. Travelling down the Chobe River between Chobe National Park and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, you’ll be in a prime position to see the animals. Chobe is home to the world’s largest population of elephants, numbering around 120,000. You may also see lions, giraffes, hippo, crocodiles, leopards, and even rarer animals as you make your way down the river.

Tender boats take you in for a closer look at areas the main vessel can’t reach. You may also wish to partake in a village tour, for an insight into Namibia’s human cultures. Traditional African entertainment and delicious meals showcasing traditional local foods are also part of your journey. You may also opt for a land-based 4x4 safari to broaden your game-spotting even further. You can even try a spot of local fishing.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,489

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Day 1

Arrive Kasane

Make your way to the Chobe Marina Lodge (Riverside Lounge) located close to Kasane Immigration Office on the Botswana side of the Chobe River. Here the Meet & Greet staff will meet you and assist you with your immigration forms. Please note that you will be required to complete immigration procedures for Namibia and Botswana. Your luggage will be taken by the Zambezi staff and transferred to your Zambezi Queen suite. Your transfers depart every hour on the hour between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. (Note: the border closes at 4.30pm).
Embark on the Zambezi Queen Luxury African River Safari for 2 nights on the Chobe River. Guests arriving on the 1.00pm and 2.00pm transfers will enjoy lunch on arrival and for those guests arriving at 3.00pm or 4.00pm, a snack will be served on arrival. At 4.30pm today you will enjoy a water based game activity either from the main vessel or from the tender boats.
There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa's raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia's Caprivi Strip from Botswana's Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 110 kilometers of African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world - currently estimated at roughly 120,000. Along with the elephants, prides of leopard and lion, huge groups of buffalo, waterbuck, roan, eland, sable, giraffe, and, if you are lucky, one of the rare puku, can also be seen. In the river itself, watch for hippo and crocodile, and keep your binoculars at the ready for spotting a rich selection of bird life.
At 7.00pm tonight, you will have a briefing from your captain and dinner will be served at 7.30pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Chobe Princess Houseboat

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    Chobe Princess Houseboat


    Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own luxury houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you'll be able to ...

    Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own luxury houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you'll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience. Chobe Princesses is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, and each has its own private view onto the ever-changing landscapes beyond. As you lie on your king-sized bed, spot an elephant grazing on the riverbank nearby, or see a fish eagle diving for its prey. On the upper entertainment deck, a spacious lounge and bar area encourages you to take time out while there's also a plunge pool that's perfect for a refreshing dip.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Lounge
    • Plunge Pool

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Day 2

Chobe River

After breakfast is served from 8.00am, you will have the opportunity to choose from a number of activities, water based game viewing on tender boat or fishing from a tender boat or a local Village Tour in Namibia. You will return in time for lunch on the main vessel. Thereafter you will have some time to enjoy the pool deck or spend some time in the lounge as you view the river and wildlife around you. In the afternoon you have the option for a water based game activity or fishing from the tender boat.
At 7.30pm this evening you will get to enjoy a traditional African dinner on board including African singing and dancing by the locals.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Chobe River

Breakfast will be served from 7.30am in dining room, thereafter you have the option of the following activities: water based game viewing on tender boat or fishing from tender boat or land based 4 x 4 safari in the Chobe National Park (for the Chobe option your passport is required). You will return for lunch on board the main vessel and then some time again to relax and enjoy the vessels facilities. In the afternoon you have the option of the following activities: water based game viewing on tender boat or fishing from tender boat or a visit to the local shebeen (bar), interacting with the locals and enjoying a drink. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm and after dinner the captain will give an interesting geographical talk. Enjoy time relaxing in the lounge with after dinner drinks.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Kasane

Breakfast this morning starts at 7.30am and your departure from the vessel will be at 10.30am. You will then disembark in Kasane at the Kasane River Immigration Office, after having spent a few days taking in this unique African experience.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration office
  • Activities and excursions

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Premium beverages
  • Transfers not mentioned
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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