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Houseboat Safaris

Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen and the Chobe Princesses offer luxury in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while being surrounded by comfort and elegance.

Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.

The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.

Zambezi Queen

Ultimate luxury on the Chobe River, on a 5-star floating boutique hotel! Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond

The Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25km of the Chobe River, allowing you to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing.

Zambezi Queen offers 10 standard suites and 4 master suites. Two of the standard suites offer a third single bed which can be used for the 3rd adult or one child. All suites have en-suite bathrooms (shower only), full length sliding shutters, air conditioning and fans, and their own private balcony with outdoor furniture allowing guests amazing views of the Chobe River and surrounds

The Zambezi Queen has three decks, and a well-stocked curio shop. Only children of 7 years and older can be accommodated.

Chobe Princesses

With only a small number of guests per boat and no set itinerary or departure dates, staying in one of the three 4-star 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.

There are three Chobe Princesses operating on the Chobe River. Two of them have 4 suites, one has 5 suites. All suites can be made up as either Twin or Double King bed configuration. The suites have full length sliding windows offering superb views over the river, air conditioning and an electronic safe

The upper deck has sun loungers and towels so guests can relax and soak up the sun while cruising the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. The middle deck has a fully equipped bar, comfortable lounge, dining area and outside deck with a plunge pool. The lower deck consist of the guest suites.

Getting there

The four luxury houseboats that make up the Zambezi Queen Collection are moored on the Namibian side of the Chobe River. You will be met by a representative of Zambezi Queen Collection at the Kasane Immigration Office (KIO).

Transfer from Kasane airport to he KIO (approx. 15 minutes) can be organized and is included. Transport from other airports is an additional cost.

Self-drive guests can book secured parking at the KIO.



Game viewing and birding from tender boats

Fishing (conventional and fly fishing) – equipment, boats, guides and licenses provided

Guided walks on Impalila Island (to ancient Baobab tree or to visit a local village)

Photographic safaris on custom built photography boat (if available).


Game drive (non-private, minimum 2 people)


Low season (1/1-31/3)         CP                            ZQ

2-night itinerary               ZAR 11,550         ZAR 14,970

3-night itinerary               ZAR 17,325         ZAR 22,455

High season (1/4-31/12)       CP                    ZQ 

2-night itinerary               ZAR 14,220         ZAR 18,150

3-night itinerary               ZAR 21,330         ZAR 27,255

These rates are based on per person sharing. for 2 or 3 nights, in a standard room.

Single supplement 30% 

Children till 12 year 50% discount

Departures on set days - please inquire.

RATES INCLUDE: Accommodation and all meals, all house wine, local beers, ciders, soft-drinks, mineral water, tea & coffee on board, activities and excursions, transfers between Kasane Immigration Office and the houseboats.

RATES EXCLUDE: Alcoholic spirit beverages such as gin, rum, brandy, whisky, dessert wines & sparkling wines, all personal expenses and gratuities.

Always ask us for the latest rates as rates may change without notice!