Zambezi QueenZambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

From: $640.00

The Zambezi Queen provides a luxurious environment for discerning safari enthusiasts to enjoy a unique perspective into game viewing in Namibia and Botswana. Suites have been beautifully appointed, the top deck is spacious with a small plunge pool.


Zambezi Queen

Chobe River / Namibia and Botswana

Cruising the waters of the Chobe River the Zambezi Queen is a 42 meter long luxurious houseboat providing an  exquisite opportunity to enjoy this unique area. The banks of the Chobe River are lined with lush vegetation making the vantage point of the houseboat a fantastic place from which to spot birds.

The Namibian side of the river offers some excellent game viewing and guides are able to explore the banks with Elephant approaching your boat to within mere meters. Game drives into Chobe National Park are possible at additional cost and this is well worth the adventure.

Visits to Impalila Island to see the 2000 year old Baobab, cultural tours to local villages, catch and release fishing as well as extraordinary sightings of Elephant herds as they swim the channels from the park onto Sedudu Island will keep you enthralled.

The top deck of the boat has a dining area, bar and viewing deck at the stern with a small plunge pool.


The boat has 14 suites with beautiful interiors, air conditioning and incredible views from a small private balcony. There are two triple rooms to cater to small families or as a children’s room. Rooms can be made up as doubles or twin beds.

Children from 13 years are welcome on board.

There are weekly departures every Monday and Wednesday for 2 nights and every Friday for 3 nights.

Rates for Zambezi Queen:

  • $640 PPPN Sharing Jan, Feb and Dec Standard Suite
  • $750 PPPN Sharing Jan, Feb and Dec Master Suite
  • $770 PPPN Sharing March to November Standard Suite
  • $910 PPPN Sharing March to November Master Suite


Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia and Botswana.

Combine this with Gunns Camp, Chinzombo or King Lewanika Lodge. A more affordable houseboat is the Chobe Princess.

Learn more about the Kavango Zambezi Conservation Area.

How to get there

Fly In

Fly into Livingstone’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport with British Airways, South African Airways or Kenya Airways.

It is essential that you purchase a KAZA Visa to reduce your visa costs.

On your arrival in Livingstone you will be met by your safari assistant who will assist you with your transfer to the Kazungula Border post. Here you will exit Zambia into Kasane in Botswana where you will be met and assisted with your luggage.

You will then be transferred by motorized boat to the Namibian Immigration Office, where you’ll get your passport stamped. Please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen as there is a short walk to the immigration office.
When arriving at the Kasane and Namibian Immigration Offices guests needs to fill in the required immigration forms to gain access and departure permission from the relevant authorities. This process can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete and needs to be considered in terms of timing and pre-planning when coming to stay on one of the houseboats or at the lodge.

For assistance with flights, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Guided water based game viewing and birding
  • Fishing
  • Local village tour
  • Road transfers – Kasane Airport to Immigration
  • Boat transfers – Kasane and Namibia Immigration


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Community Development Levy
  • Land based game drive in Chobe National Park

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