- Type: Luxury Vessel
- Summary: A floating boutique hotel in a class of her own
- Feature: Enjoy unparalleled wildlife viewing along the Chobe River
- Rooms: 10 standard suites & 4 master suites
- Location: Chobe National Park, Botswana
- Star rating: 5 Star
- Nearest airport: Kasane International Airport
Location and transfer
Short road transfer from Kasane Airport to Kasane Immigration Centre and then a short tender boat ride to board the Zambezi Queen.
The stylish vessel boasts just 14 air-conditioned cabins, four of which are master suites. The standard suites have an en suite shower room and full-length sliding shutters onto the private balcony. The larger master suites have both front and side sliding doors onto the balcony for panoramic views of the river and its wildlife.
Water-based safaris provide a different perspective on the wildlife that can be found along the Chobe River, bordering Namibia and Botswana. Each day, tender boats will take you in search of the wildlife, particularly the vast herds of elephants that can often be seen along the shoreline and splashing in the water amongst hippos and crocodiles. During the drier months, from March to November, many animals gather on the river bank in search of food and water. From September, the migratory birds start to arrive making it the best time for birders. Birding safaris are conducted by tender boat and led by a knowledgeable guide. Open-billed storks, rock pratinacoles and carmine bee-eaters are just some of the 450 bird species that can be seen along the captivating Chobe River.
Culture & History
Hop on a tender boat for an excursion to a local village, located on the flood plains of the East Caprivi in Namibia. This is home to the Subiya tribe who have lived here for over 100 years. Woven baskets and beaded jewellery can be purchased and make great souvenirs, all while helping the villagers to make a living.
Keen photographers can enjoy access to a custom-made photographic safari boat. Accommodating just six guests, each of the swivel chairs has a mounting for SLR cameras and offers 360-degree views of the river and its surrounds. An experienced photographic safari guide will assist you in getting the perfect shot.