A luxury boat safari river cruise on the Zambezi Queen a unique and sophisticated, luxury experience. 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, 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 out for hippo and crocodile, and keep your binoculars at the ready for spotting a rich selection of bird life.
Zambezi River Cruise
Sunset view from Zambezi Queen
Hippo viewed from Zambezi Queen
Why join the crowds on land-based game drives when you can experience the thrill of it all from your own private suite aboard a luxury 45 meter boat? The Zambezi Queen operates in 5-star opulence, and is all about pampering, indulgence, and superior comfort.
Bedroom on Zambezi Queen
Bathroom Zambezi Queen
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, our professional team will be on hand to meet your every need.
Zambezi Queen Deck
Zambezi Queen Lounge
Zambezi Queen Dining
Zambezi Queen Safari Via Special Boat
Zambezi Queen Lounge
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 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. Access to the Zambezi Queen on the Namibian side is made possible by a 30 minute charter flight from Victoria Falls to Impillia Island followed by a 10 minute boat ride aboard one of our tender boats.
Water-based game viewing on smaller boats which enables close-up viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened
Tiger and bream fishing in season
Bird watching from smaller boats
Land-based half day 4×4 game viewing in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Land-based cultural tour of a local village
A helicopter situated a 10 min drive from the base camp allows guests aerial game viewing, or to use it as a transfer shuttle to Victoria Falls or the Okavanga Delta. The above is at an additional cost.