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.