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The Zambezi Queen is a luxury 5-Star houseboat gliding along the banks of the mighty Chobe River. The Zambezi Queen is essentially a floating hotel, offering unbelievable luxury, as well as some of the most incredible views.
The houseboat is stunning, with exceptional décor, designed by famed South African designer Jenni Button, evoking a classic, yet contemporary chic look. The Zambezi Queen promises relaxation with thrilling wildlife encounters. The houseboat explores about 25km of the vast Chobe River, allowing guests to view the river and wildlife from different sections within the Chobe National Park, ensuring an unparalleled game viewing experience. The Chobe River’s banks are home to a number of wildlife including a large population of elephants and hippo. If you’re searching for a luxury cruise coupled with a fantastic safari getaway, then the Zambezi Queen is the perfect adventure for you!
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. 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 Zambezi Queen consists of 14 luxury suites that are intimate, lavishly decorated and come fully-equipped. There are 10 standard suites and four master suites. Each suite is en-suite, air-conditioned and has a wonderful view of the river and the wildlife. The suites also have a private balcony with deck chairs from where guests can enjoy the cruise down the Chobe.
A cruise safari on the Zambezi Queen is a remarkable experience and something you will never forget. There is nothing quite like enjoying the luxury of a cruise ship and the wildlife views of a safari all neatly packaged into one holiday. Dedicated to planning your perfect getaway, East Cape Tours are on-hand to tailor your holiday to fit your needs. So let us plan your dream cruise safari today.
Some truly incredible wildlife roams along the banks of the Chobe River. Explore the tranquil Chobe on either the Zambezi Queen or one of the Chobe Princesses for a truly remarkable experience. Wildlife are drawn to the waters of the Chobe, and as such guests can observe elephant, zebra, crocodile, lion, buffalo and a plethora of birdlife from the comfort of their houseboat.
The Chobe River is situated along the northern area of the Chobe National Park. The stunning river has plenty of luxury lodges along its bank, and is the primary river used for cruise safaris. The Chobe meets with the Zambezi River, passing Botswana before forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The river attracts plenty of wildlife, making for excellent sights.
Gliding along the Chobe is not all you can expect. As guests make their way down the river they can enjoy a plethora of activities. Fishing safaris are a popular treat and guests have the chance to hook a show-stopper. Bird-watching safaris are also popular, and the Chobe is the best setting for one, with over 450 species calling the river their home. In addition, game viewing can take place from the comfort of your room or the deck. Photo safaris and culture tours are also readily available.