Luxury African River Safari: Zambezi Queen
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,475
DELUXE | CRUISE: The banks of the Chobe River boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Experience the thrill of water-based game viewing, seasonal fishing and cultural visits, all while staying aboard the Zambezi Queen luxury houseboat.
The Zambezi Queen is unique, in that it's a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African. 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 11 000 m of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world – currently estimated at roughly 120 000. Along with the elephants, leopards and lions, 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 out for hippo and crocodile, and keep your binoculars at the ready for spotting a rich selection of bird life.
It is on this great expanse of untamed water an adventure unlike any other awaits. The Zambezi Queen is all about pampering, indulgence, and superior comfort. Whether you are dining on our third level restaurant watching the animals gather at the water at dusk, game viewing from one of our private boats, or attempting to land your first tiger fish, the professional team will be on hand to meet your every need.
The Zambezi Queen operates on the Chobe River, situated between Namibia and Botswana. The boat is based on the banks of the Caprivi Strip and is only a few kilometers from the place where uniquely, four countries meet, namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.
The Zambezi Queen cruises on the banks of the magnificent Chobe National Park with its teeming wildlife and approximately 120 000 elephants and over 400 species of birds. The boat is also only 80km by road from one of the great wonders of the world, namely the Victoria Falls.
The Zambezi Queen is conveniently located about 80km from both Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone Zambia and 3km from Kasane International Airport all of which have international airports and operate regular scheduled flights out of Johannesburg, with Kasane been ideally suited to charter flights.
Transfers from airport to the boat are by road and takes approximately 90 minutes. Road transfer guests will be collected from immigration situated on the banks of the river at Kasane in Botswana for the 10 minute boat transfer to our docking station.
See the mighty Chobe River from your cabin aboard the Zambezi Queen. This 3 day round trip from Kasane offers you an unparalleled luxury experience on the river, with a half day game viewing experience either by boat or on land. You’ll also have the option to take a cultural village tour, travelling by mokoro (African Canoe).
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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 and 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 kilometres 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||Lunch and Dinner|
Located along the banks of the great Chobe River, the Zambezi Queen, offers world-class sophistication in one of the most remote locations on earth. With only 14 suites, the ZQ is as unique and adventurous as it is comfortable and elegant. Whether dining on the …
Located along the banks of the great Chobe River, the Zambezi Queen, offers world-class sophistication in one of the most remote locations on earth. With only 14 suites, the ZQ is as unique and adventurous as it is comfortable and elegant.
Whether dining on the upper deck restaurant while watching the animals gather at dusk, doing a water-based river safari from one of the private boats, or attempting to land your first tiger fish, the professional team will be on hand to meet your every need.
Unlike a land-based lodge, the ZQ allows for an entire stretch of river to be explored from a vantage point making for incredible game viewing. The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent - currently estimated at approximately 120,000. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard, lion along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.
- Air Conditioning
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- Pool (s)
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After breakfast is served at 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|
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.
3 day – Mondays and Wednesdays
4 day – Fridays
- Shared arrival and departure airport transfers from Kasane Airport
- 2 or 3 nights deluxe accommodations aboard Zambezi Queen
- Included shared activities/sightseeing:
- Shared water-based game viewing and birding with guide
- Shared water-based fishing (catch and release only) - subject to availability
- Shared water-based photographic safari (non-professional) with guide - subject to availability
- Guided cultural tour of a local village
- Community Development Levy
- Soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine
- Meals on 3 Day Cruise: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- Meals on 4 Day Cruise: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
- Game drive in Chobe National Park and other optional excursions
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
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.
11 Dec 2023