Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Zambezi Queen navigates up to 25km of the Chobe River, allowing guests to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing in complete comfort and elegance.
The Chobe National Park boasts 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 and is within travelling distance of one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Zambezi Queen offers luxury accommodation in the form of 14 tasteful and luxurious suites - ten standard suites and four master suites, all with outer decks so you can soak up the revitalising Chobe River breeze and appreciate uninterrupted views of the unique African landscape beyond.
The Zambezi Queen offers set departure There are set departures 3 times per week (Monday & Wednesday are 2-night safaris, Friday is a 3-night safari)
The suites are located on the lower and middle deck and can be configured as follows:
All suites are equipped with:
When you visit the Chobe National Park, you will never forget the first glimpse of the dazzling, deep blue Chobe River, as it winds its way through sandy terrain, small towns, lush floodplains, dense forests of cathedral mopane trees, and endless broadleaf woodlands. The park is named after this majestic river that protects 10.700 km² of the northern Kalahari desert, providing ensuing wilderness and a game density that is steadily remarkable.
Famed for its massive elephant populations, big herds of buffalo (matched only by some large lion prides) and incredible birdlife, Chobe National Park will leave an everlasting memory. Where else can you find such an amazing riverfront, with bustling wildlife, undisturbed predators, heavenly landscapes and tranquil lodges? The most accessible area of the park is the Chobe Riverfront, this is also where you will find the largest concentration of wildlife. For a more predator-rich area: head off to Linyanti Marshes. Or nourish your soul in the remote Savuti area. Wherever you go in this park, wildlife encounters are plentiful and all of Chobe feels like true wilderness. It is a place that can be enjoyed by everyone: couples, families and seasoned Africa travellers.
We will explain more about the different areas below. But first, a little bit about the history of this special place.
The original inhabitants of Chobe were the Bushmen, followed by the – impressively named – Hambukushu, Bayei and Basubiya. In the 1850s, locals saw explorer David Livingstone passing through the area on his way to the Victoria Falls (a little over an hour away from Chobe National Park), and some big-game hunters seeking trophies and ivory. Luckily, for all the flora and fauna of this unique land, the area was first protected as a game reserve in 1961 and proclaimed as national park in 1968.
Up to this day the game-density remains exceptional. You will be forced to halt frequently because a parade of wildlife wants to pass by. Much better than stopping for a red light in traffic, right? Moderating the number of visitors to the park keeps it from feeling ‘too busy’, adding to the remote and exclusive Chobe safari experience.
Set departure dates:
Kasane Airport (Botswana): 15 minutes from Botswana Immigration Office
Victoria Falls Airport (Zimbabwe): 90 minutes from Botswana Immigration Office
Livingstone Airport (Zimbabwe): 120 minutes from Botswana Immigration Office
Katima Mulilo Airport (Namibia): 120 minutes from Botswana Immigration Office
Zambezi Queen by Mantis, Namibia
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