The Zambezi Queen is a luxury 42-metre houseboat offering a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday in one of the most remote locations on the planet, while still being surrounded by comfort and elegance.
The houseboat consists of 14 suites featuring your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and game viewing right from your room. There are three room categories here. The standard suite, Master Suite and a triple Suite. All appointed beautifully and very comfortable. What we particularly like about the rooms are the views from each suite, out over the Chobe river and African bush beyond. Waking up in the morning and looking out is pretty incredible, to say nothing of the wonderful sounds of the river at night.
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. In fact, the banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent - estimated at approximately 120 000.
One can spend 2 or 3 nights on board enjoying the park though there is a minimum requirement of 2 nights. The safari days are very flexible with a range of activities on offer, that you can choose between. Of course, if you just want to laze around the boat and watch the world go by from the main Pool, it would be perfectly acceptable to do so.
These houseboat experiences are extraordinary and offer guests a truly unique way of experiencing Africa and safari in general.
What an Amazing Nine Week Trip!!
Right from the beginning, we were very impressed with their wealth of knowledge for our destinations (Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia) and how quickly they identified our needs and designed an itinerary that was within our budget.... Read more
Truly the Holiday of a Lifetime
It was a great pleasure planning our holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana with Clyde as he has a huge amount of expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the countries which we lacked and needed advice about and he was extremely eager to help us get things right ... Read more
I found them willing to discuss which trips are suitable for my requirements.
They are very aware of costs and the type of experience you want, I was looked after very well met off the plane, directed to my small aircraft, looked after in every camp ... Read more
We were completely satisfied with everything.
Clyde was informative, knowledgable, personable and even called us at home in the US to discuss our requirements ... Read more
Incredible experience and our best trip to date!
This was our fourth trip to Africa and certainly our best to date. We started planning nearly two years in advance and Clyde was with us every step of the way sharing his personal experiences and ideas ... Read more
Excellent service, demonstrating a high level of knowledge and experience, delivering top quality.
Our experience throughout with Tailormade Africa was excellent. We felt that Clyde understood our requirements ... Read more
Tailormade Africa perfectly crafted every single amazing detail of our return trip to Botswana!
We trust, respect and adore our friend Clyde Beaty, co-founder of Tailormade Africa ... Read more
Exceptional service with unparalleled level of attention to detail.
Clyde at Tailormade Africa really takes the time to get to know you on personal level. Only once he's done that, he's able to recommend the right trip with the right budget. I highly recommend him ... Read more
A memorable trip!
We were delighted with the tailor made itinerary Clyde arranged to fulfil our long held wish to combine a journey on the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana ... Read more
A holiday of a lifetime!
From the outset, Clyde has been fantastic. He tried very hard to understand our brief and came up with suggestions that we would never have considered on our own. He was flexible and willing to make changes ... Read more