About the Zambezi Queen Houseboat
Based on the Chobe River the 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat, the Zambezi Queen, offers unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote Safari Destinations in Africa
This unique river safari holiday can be enjoyed with a drink in hand on the deck, or from the comfort of your bed in one of the luxury suites or from one of the tender boats which get you closer to the animals and closer to the Safari experience than you can imagine.
The 14 suites are all air-conditioning and each has it's own private balcony.
You will have unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond.
Unlike a land-based lodge, Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25km of the Chobe River, allowing you to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing. In fact, the banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent - estimated at approximately 120 000. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.
The luxury houseboat's classic yet contemporary interior uses understated tones that make the wildlife on the banks of the river the star of the show.
Whether you’re enjoying a gin and tonic on the upper deck at dusk or on a tender Boat attempting to land your very first tiger fish under the guidance of one of our experienced team, Expect first class service at every turn.
Activities on Site
- Bird Watching
- Catch-and-release Fishing
- Fine Dining
- Game Viewing
- Walks (Guided)
- Wildlife Tours
General Layout and Facilities
Zambezi Queen has 3 decks, lower deck, middle deck & top deck
On entering guests will find a well-stocked air-conditioned curio shop with good quality clothing and handmade articles
The remainder of the lower deck and the entire middle deck contain the 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites.
The top deck includes the dining area, an open plan lounge area with unobstructed views, and a well-stocked bar.
All internal areas on the top deck are protected by mosquito screens which allow for a comfortable environment for dining and relaxing
There are two outside areas on the top deck, one aft which provides a shaded area with comfortable seating and the other on the foredeck which includes a plunge pool and sun bathing area
Smoking is only permitted on the aft deck of the upper deck
From the moment you step on-board the Zambezi Queen, it becomes apparent that no expense was spared in creating one of the world’s most unique river safari experiences.
The Zambezi Queen sails on scheduled weekly departures every Monday (two-nights or four-nights), Wednesday (two-nights) and Friday (three-nights).
Expect nothing less than luxury houseboat accommodation on the Zambezi Queen.
It offers 14 tasteful and luxurious suites - ten standard suites and four master suites which all come with outer decks so you can soak up the revitalising Chobe River breeze and appreciate uninterrupted views of the unique African landscape beyond.
The master suites are slightly bigger, and have larger balconies that house two deckchairs and a table.
They also feature both side and front sliding doors for a truly panoramic view of your surroundings.
Each suite was designed with the warm climate in mind: clever use of shutters, air-conditioning and a fan ensure you keep cool, even during times of the year when temperatures soar.
All suites come with en-suite bathrooms (shower only) and full length sliding shutters for both privacy and protection from the sun. Hairdryers, toiletries, gowns and slippers are provided for your comfort, while electronic safes in each room are ideal for storing your valuables.
All suites accommodate two adults, and two of the larger standard suites can take a maximum of three adults. Suites can be configured with either one double or two single beds.
- Air Conditioning
- Balcony / Deck
- Dressing Gowns
- Electrical Outlets