Chobe Princess River Safari (3 or 4 Days)

Chobe Princess River Safari

2 or 3-night packages on luxury Chobe Princess Houseboats (river safari adventure). Hop on a tender boat to get up close to wildlife and birds or fishing. Romance and abundant wildlife on this luxury Botswana trip.

The Chobe Princess Houseboats are the little sisters of the larger Zambezi Queen offering a smaller vessel that is able to navigate more of the rivers; due to its size. Based on the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers fringing the Chobe National Park.

The Chobe Region is spectacular at any time of year. Each season has its own special magic. However, the summer months (from November to March) at Chobe are bursting with lush greenery and new life. Lovely hot days are cooled by afternoon rains, leaving the air crisper and colors brighter. A fantastic time of year for photography! From April to October, you can expect to see a little more wildlife as they are drawn to the river when the rains have ended.

Relax on board one of the deluxe houseboats, while the experienced team takes care of your every need. Your all-inclusive package lets you completely unwind and enjoy your incredible holiday. Accommodation, transfers, meals, drinks, expert guides, and safari activities are all included.

Activities onboard Chobe Princess


No trip to the Chobe is complete without trying your hand at fishing for Tiger. One of the most sought-after sport fish; the tiger fish; offers anglers the opportunity to land a great fighting fish. Furthermore, get bragging rights for those who manage to land an 8 pounder or more.
A jet boat also allows clients access to the Chobe rapids, some of the most exciting fishing waters in the area. We offer both conventional equipment as well as fly fishing equipment. All equipment is included in our rate. Fishing is strictly on a catch-and-release basis.

The Chobe and Zambezi Rivers will delight and challenge both the angling enthusiast and the novice. With over 100 kilometers of rivers and waterways available to guests, we offer you the best possible chance of experiencing the thrill of landing a legendary Tiger fish. Or the satisfaction of catching any one of the many other species found within the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. The quality of your guides and their success in finding those elusive spots that will yield the best catches are well renowned.

Chobe Princess tiger fishing
Chobe Princess tiger fishing

Game Viewing:

Staying on board the Chobe Princess Safari boats is like being on a permanent game viewing vehicle. This is because the docking sites are all situated overlooking some of the prime game viewing areas. Huge herds of elephant can be seen all year round; often swimming across the river in front of our houseboats; to get to the lush Caprivi grasslands. Buffalo, lion, lechwe, puku, giraffe, zebra, sable, kudu, and leopard are all frequently seen in this area. Promising guests who stay an unforgettable wildlife experience.

Chobe National Park safari
Chobe National Park safari

Photo Safaris:

Owing to the wonderful sightings that both the wildlife and birds provide, the Chobe Princess Houseboat is perfectly situated to offer fantastic photographic safaris. To aid in capturing that perfect moment; a customized photographic boat is available to guests (on request). This allows great stability, 360 views, and pure comfort.

The angles and light that being on the river delivers offer clients some of the most breathtaking photos. It is for this reason that the Chobe River has become one of the wildlife photographers’ hot spots in Africa.


Summer in the Chobe is a colorful affair; with over 450 species of bird being found in the grasslands and waterways. Chobe Princess Safari boats have access to the Chobe National Park and the Caprivi wetlands; both of which are home to some of the more distinct birds such as African Skimmers, Rock Pratincoles, and the African Finfoot.

Old favorites are also to be found in huge numbers such as the kingfishers, the herons, and of course Fish Eagles. While having access to your own private guide and tender boat; means that you are able to spend as much time as you like on the river; with exceptionally knowledgeable birding guides.

Chobe Princess River Safari Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Kasane – Chobe

Transfer by road from Kasane Airport to Kasane River Immigration office (included). From here a short trip across the river to the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers takes you to Impalila Island. Embark on your Chobe Princess Luxury Houseboat Safari.

If you arrive with the 1 pm and 2 pm transfers, you’ll have lunch. If you’re transferred at 3 pm or 4 pm you’ll enjoy a selection of snacks. Once all guests have boarded in the late afternoon; if the weather permits; we’ll go in search of some big game. This is the perfect time of day to make the most of that golden glow of the African sunset. Get some iconic shots of the animals as they gravitate towards the river before night falls.

After the sunset cruise; return back on board and freshen up before meeting your Captain on the upper deck. After a safety briefing; you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course plated dinner along with an excellent choice of wines. Finish off with a hot drink or nightcap at the bar before retiring to the night sounds of Africa in the distance.

Chobe Princess Standard Cabins have beautiful big windows that slide open to let in those ever-changing river views. Chobe Princess Superior Cabins each have their own private balcony.

Day 2 & 3 (if 2-night itinerary, follow day 4 for disembarkation): Onboard Houseboat – Chobe National Park

Spend your days game viewing or bird watching by boat in the Chobe National Park. Watch huge herds of elephants and a variety of other wildlife come down to drink at the river. Relax on the upper deck by the small pool or try your hand at fishing or a spot of bird watching.

Watch the sunrise as you sip on your coffee and decide on your activities for the day. It’s all up to you and depends on the type of holiday prefer. Perhaps you want to enjoy a water-based safari or a village tour on the Namibian side of the river? Or for the more adventurous a walking tour to a 2000-year-old baobab tree? You may even decide to simply remain on board as the Chobe Princess houseboat glides its way along the banks of the Chobe River.

After your morning activities, enjoy lunch on board while using your unique vantage point to spot wild animals and drink in the expansive views. Join your guide in the afternoon for a water-based safari on a tender boat where you can get up close to an array of wildlife, including some of the 120 000 elephants for which the Chobe is well known. After a delicious dinner, settle down for a restful and tranquil night in your cabin.

Day 3 or Day 4:

Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast as you do your last bit of animal spotting and take some memorable pictures. Bid our crew a reluctant farewell and then make your way via tender boat to the Namibian Immigration Office. Once you’ve had your documents stamped you’ll be transferred via tender boat to the Kasane Immigration Office, where you’ll have your documents stamped once again before entering Botswana.

We recommend extending your stay to fully appreciate the magnificent Victoria Falls and surrounds.

All Rates are in South African Rand (ZAR)

2 Night itinerary departs on Mondays & Wednesdays
3 Night itinerary departs on Fridays
Create a 4-night itinerary from a Monday and finish on a Friday; for those who are not in a rush or are celebrating something really special like a honeymoon, birthday, etc.

Per person sharing per nightStandard
Superior Cabin
1st January to 28th February 2023R7 932R9 518
1st March to 30th November 2023R10 667R12 801
1st to 31st December 2023R7 932R9 518

Chobe Princess luxury safari boat rates include:

Full board,
All house wines and beers,
All soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water,
Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats,
A land-based cultural tour of a local village,
Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly on a catch-and-release basis),
Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river.

Chobe Princess River Safari rates exclude:
Premier brand drinks,
Community development levy,

Single Supplement is 30% on the per person rate (Chobe Princess reserves the right to limit the number of singles).

Chobe Princess Houseboat Child Policy

The Chobe Princess Houseboats accept children 7 years old and above.
Children aged 7-12 receive a 50% discount on the applicable adult rate.
Children aged 13 and older are considered adults and will be charged the applicable adult rate.
A 30% single supplement applies to single children.
Only one child between the ages of 7 and 12 can share a cabin with two adults. This is limited to one cabin per night per houseboat and is subject to availability at the time of reservation.

We have special offers throughout the year for the Chobe Princess:

Chobe Princess Houseboats Honeymoon Special

Brides get a 25% discount on their stay
Our honeymoon package offers a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a gift, along with a romantic turn down.

Returning guest discount – Receive 5% discount on your accommodation when you return

Chobe Princess exclusive-use discount – Save 10% on the exclusive use of a Chobe Princess houseboat. Set your own schedule, there will be no other guests. Just you, your family, or friends and those 360-degree views. It’s like having your own private villa on the water!

Staying in one of the three Chobe Princess Houseboats is like being on your very own luxury houseboat. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes; you’ll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience.

The easiest extensions to the Chobe Princess River Safari are Okavango Delta for great safari experiences; Victoria Falls for some adventure activities and South Africa for further safari, beach, or cultural experiences.

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