The Zambezi Queen (Chobe
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 70km 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. Access to the Zambezi
Queen on the Namibian side is made possible by a 30 minute
charter flight from Victoria Falls to Impalila Island
followed by a 10 minute boat ride aboard one of our tender
The first and second levels of the boat incorporate 14
cabins - all of which have their own private balconies and
have been tastefully furnished with either a double or two
Of the 14 suites, 4 are master suites, some with their
own private outdoor areas. These master suites are all
larger than the 10 standard suites. Because of the
limitations regarding power, remaining suites have not been
fitted with air conditioning units.
However, each private space has been designed with the
African summer in mind, and clever use of shutters situated
on the outer edge of the deck and ceiling fans ensures a
cool experience even during times of the year when external
temperatures soar. Uniquely, the entire boat including the
top deck, living and dining area, has mosquito screening.
The top deck consists of the dining room, the lounge
including a wood burning fireplace, a bar and a sunbathing
area complete with private pool.
The interior furnishings have been designed by one of
South Africa’s top designers and this can be seen by the
elegant, timeless look that has been created. Also to be
found in the living area is a library of books, numerous
games and a telescope for studying the stars at night. When
looking at the design it is apparent that no expense has
been spared in creating a house boat of a world class
standard, and this is especially so, when one considers this
boat was built on the banks of the Chobe River.
Situated on the 3rd level with unobstructed views on
three sides, our guests will dine in absolute opulence
whilst taking in the unique African surrounds.
In order to create a menu that reflects the flavors of
Africa, we have commissioned Pete Goff-Wood, self-styled
food alchemist and one of South Africa's top chefs. He has
long been involved in all things pertaining to the African
palate and has huge experience in authentic cuisine.
All sous chefs and waiters have been specially trained at
his Cape Town-based training center. The bar contains both
local and imported spirits, wine and beers.
Game Viewing / Activities:
From Boat: 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
Surrounding Area: Land-based half day 4x4 game viewing in
Botswana's Chobe National Park (Zambezi Queen has its own
guides, all of whom are groomed by Garth Thompson,
world-renowned expert in the field of guiding in Africa)
Land-based cultural tour of a local village.
A light aircraft 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 Okavango Delta.
The above is at an additional cost.
Accommodation Rates: From $800 per person per night
sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested