Zambezi Queen Houseboat Packages

Zambezi Queen luxury Chobe houseboat

Zambezi Queen Houseboat Packages in Chobe National Park. A safari package with a difference from a luxury houseboat. Daily itinerary and packages at the best rates.

Glide along the Chobe River onboard the luxury Zambezi Queen houseboat safari. Choose to do as much or as little as you like. Whether you want to stay on the boat to indulge in massages, swim, and sunbathe on the deck; or take a tender boat to fish for Tigerfish, visit a local village, or scout the shores for wildlife. This is a great alternative to a normal Chobe National Park safari; where you sit in open vehicles on sometimes bumpy, dusty roads looking for wildlife especially; if you are also visiting other game reserves.

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Houseboat safari on Zambezi Queen
Houseboat safari on Zambezi Queen

Although Chobe National Park is famous for its huge elephant population of approximately 120 000; there is plentiful other wildlife. In the dry winter months great concentrations of elephant, buffalo, and zebra congregate along the river; with giraffe, impala, and roan antelope being seen in the forests. The birdlife is diverse, if not overwhelming in its numbers. Waterbirds, including pelican, are common.

Zambezi Queen - Elephants come down to river
Zambezi Queen – Elephants come down to the river at sunset

The 2-night departures are on Mondays and Wednesdays and the 3-night departures are on Fridays. Stay for 4 nights starting on a Monday and finishing on a Friday.

Zambezi Queen Houseboat Packages - Two Night Itinerary

Day 1

Guests arriving with the 1 pm or 2 pm transfers will be served lunch; while guests being transferred at 3 pm or 4 pm; will join us for a snack before the sunset cruise; by tender boat starts. This is the perfect time of day to make the most of that golden glow of the African sunset; by getting some iconic photographic shots of the animals as they gravitate towards the river before night falls.

Return to the Zambezi Queen; no doubt with a stunning array of photos waiting to be swapped with fellow guests. The Captain will give an official welcome and safety briefing on the upper deck with a welcome drink. The cheerful atmosphere continues; as you make your way to the dining room where a delightful three-course dinner is served; with an excellent choice of paired wines. Retire to the distant night sounds of Africa.

Zambezi Queen photography tour
Zambezi Queen photography tour

Day 2

Unlike most lodges expecting guests to rise at the crack of dawn; we have a leisurely start to the day when meeting up for breakfast; before the morning activities start.
Activities include water-based safaris, bird watching, visiting a traditional village on the Namibian side of the river; or fishing.  Or stay on the boat to take in the wildlife, indulge in massages, or swim and sunbathe on the deck.
Lunch is served as the Zambezi Queen makes its way along the Chobe River. The unique vantage point allows for magnificent views. Pick a spot on the deck or in the air-conditioned interior to enjoy; before the afternoon activities start.
Your afternoon water-based safari on a tender boat; allows you to get up close to some of the wildlife on the banks of the river.
Enjoy an African-themed dinner before settling down for a quiet night on the Chobe River.

Day 3

Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast before bidding our crew a reluctant farewell.

Zambezi Queen Houseboat Packages - Three Night Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 are the same as the first two days of the Zambezi Queen Houseboat Safari 2-night itinerary above.

Day 3

After a hearty breakfast, you will have the choice of either a water-based river safari by tender boat or fishing for tiger or bream. Return for lunch on board the Zambezi Queen and some time for relaxation before the afternoon activities start. Again, you have the choice between tiger or bream fishing, game viewing by tender boat, or bird watching.
Return to the main vessel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Enjoy a morning cruise during breakfast before bidding our crew a reluctant farewell.

The 4-day itinerary would enjoy one extra day in Chobe to do activities that you wish.

Chobe wildlife - hippo
Chobe wildlife – hippo

Zambezi Queen Houseboat Packages Rates

To see the difference in room types visit the accommodation listing for Zambezi Queen Houseboat

Zambezi Queen Houseboat PER NIGHT RatesSTANDARD SUITE (10)MASTER SUITE (4)
1st January until 28th February 2022R10 285R12 130
1st March until 30th November 2022R12 460R14 705
1st until 31st December 2022R10 285R12 130
1st January until 28th February 2023R11 104R13 099
1st March until 30th November 2023R13 454R15 881
1st until 31st December 2023R11 104R13 099

Rates are per person sharing per night
Single supplement is an additional 30% on the per person sharing rate all year round; however single rooms per trip may be limited.

Zambezi Queen Houseboat Rates Include / Exclude

Zambezi Queen Houseboat Packages Rates include:

Accommodation onboard Zambezi Queen
All meals onboard Zambezi Queen
All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee & tea, local beer & wine throughout your stay on Zambezi Queen
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 catch-and-release)
Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office on arrival and departure.
15% VAT and tourism levy.

Rates Exclude:
Air tickets
Premium alcoholic beverages (such as bubbly, spirits & dessert wines)
Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
A land-based half-day 4×4 game viewing in Botswana’s Chobe National Park (passport required) – Optional Excursion.
Curio Shop purchases
Community Development Levy
Gratuities (at your discretion)
Visa Fees.

Zambezi Queen Child Policy

Children aged 13 and older are welcome aboard the Zambezi Queen and are charged the applicable adult rate
Standard suites 24 and 26 are available as triple rooms which offer a third single bed. This can be used for either a 3rd adult or one child. A 3rd adult sharing a triple room will receive a 20% discount on the above per person sharing rates.
Please note that no babysitting services, separate activities, and/or menus are available for children.

Check-in time is between 1 pm and 4 pm and check-out time is between 8.30 am and 10.30 am.

Take advantage of these special offers on the Zambezi Queen:

Zambezi Queen Honeymoon Special – brides get a 25% discount on their stay

Our honeymoon package also offers a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a gift, along with a romantic turn down.
Valid all year

Zambezi Queen exclusive use accommodation discount – Save 10%

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!

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

Please note: Availability is quite difficult in peak times so we would recommend booking well in advance. If we still don’t have availability; there are smaller houseboats that are also run by the Zambezi Collection (called Chobe Princess); so are a great 4* option. Have a look at the options at our Chobe Princess Safari House Boat and Chobe Princess River Safari for the tour itinerary.

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