Experience the thrill of a unique African safari from the deck of your own private suite aboard a luxury 45 meter vessel based on the magnificent Chobe River which divides Botswana from Namibia. There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa’s raw wilderness as this stretch of untamed waters. The Chobe River separates the Botswana’s Chobe National Park from Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, and has in the process created one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent.
Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11 000 km² of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world – currently estimated at about 120 000. Along with the elephants, prides of lion, massive herds of buffalo, the elusive leopard as well as numerous species of planes game and prolific bird life, make this a nature lover’s paradise. Hippos and crocodiles in the waters below, as well as Africa’s ultimate freshwater game fish, the voracious fighting tiger fish, make this truly a unique place under the African sun.
It is on this great expanse of water that an adventure unlike any other awaits. Zambezi Queen operates in simply stated luxury, and is all about pampering, indulgence, and personalised comfort in the heart of Africa’s prime wilderness.
Zambezi Queen cruises along the banks of the Chobe River and is uniquely situated only a few kilometers from the point where 4 African countries meet, namely Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is also only 80km by road from one of the great wonders of the world - the magnificent Victoria Falls. The world famous Chobe National Park, with its teeming wildlife and approximately 120 000 elephants and over 400 species of birds makes this an exceptional wildlife safari experience. Access: - Zambezi Queen is conveniently located about 80km from both Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia) and 3km from Kasane International Airport, Botswana. - Transfers from Livingstone or Victoria Falls airports to Zambezi Queen are by road and ake approximately 90 minutes depending on border crossing times. -Access to Zambezi Queen on the Namibian side is made possible by a 30 minute charter light from Victoria Falls to Impillia Island followed by a 10 min boat ride aboard one of our tender boats. - 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 Zambezi Queen’s docking station. - There is also an air charter company that operates from an airstrip on the adjacent island hat can pick up and drop off at any spot within 300km of Kasane. The benefit here is that here will be only one border clearance necessary as it is Namibian based. Contact Zambezi Queen for further information.
The first of the vessel’s three levels boasts an air-conditioned reading room, which offers a comprehensive library of books on the area and numerous games. There is also a computer facility with internet and a Curio shop. The remainder of the first and the entire second level contain the 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites. Situated on the third level are the dining facilities alongside an open-plan lounge area with fireplace. A computerized telescope for exploring the African night-time sky is situated on the fore deck. A stylish bar stocked with the finest wines and spirits is provided to ensure all your creature comforts are taken care of. All these areas are protected by mosquito screens which allow for a comfortable and pleasant environment for relaxing wining and dining. The outside areas on the top deck also include a shaded area with seating and a pool as well as a sun bathing area. At the aft section, there is another shaded seating area. Sustainable, responsible tourism lies at the heart of this project, with one of Zambezi Queen’s major concerns being the preservation of this unspoilt area. The Zambezi Queen has therefore been designed and built to very specific requirements. It does not use conventional propellers but a jet propulsion system which reduces damage to the river bed and enables the boat to operate in very shallow water. At night it switches over to a low emission power system for lighting, refrigerators and other requirements. This unique system will allow guests to enjoy the sounds of the bush undisturbed by the unwanted sounds of modern technology. All hot water requirements are provided by solar panels which transfer the sun’s energy to storage boilers. Taps and showers incorporate the most advanced water saving designs available. Whether dining on the top level while watching the wildlife gather at the water’s edge at dusk, game viewing from one of the private boats, or attempting to land your first Tiger fish, Zambezi Queen’s professional team will be on hand to meet your every need.
The Zambezi Queen offers 14 Suites of which 4 are rated Master Suites. All suites have private balconies and full length sliding shutters for both privacy and protection from the sun, sliding mosquito net doors and the finest finishes complete this cocoon of creature comforts amidst the wild and untamed Africa.
- Kasenu village walk
- Chobe 4x4 Game Drive
- Boma Evening
- Star Gazing EveningImpalila Island
- Game Viewing by Boat
- Beach Lunch