Chobe National Park accommodation

Chobe Princess Houseboats

Chobe princess houseboats
Chobe princess houseboats

Chobe Princess Houseboats


The Chobe Princess Houseboats are a collection of houseboats made up of the previously named Ichobezi and Pride of the Zambezi Houseboats.

These houseboats have been re branded into the Zambezi Queen Collection. The Zambezi Queen Collection includes the Zambezi Queen Houseboat and the three Chobe Princesses Houseboats. These are smaller and more exclusive boats. Ideal for couples and private groups.

The Chobe Princesses have undergone extensive refurbishment and are all now on the same luxury standard. Chobe Princess 1 has 5 luxury suites while Chobe Princess 2 & 3 have 4 suites each.

  • King Sized beds.
  • Twin beds on request.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Large sliding windows, all cabins have river views.
  • Bathrooms have a shower, wash basin and toilets.
  • Hairdryers are available on request.
  • Guest amenities provided: soap, shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and insect repellent.

Guests are however required to have visas for Botswana and Namibia as the boats are registered in Namibia and guests will go through immigration formalities. A small tender boat will take guests to the Houseboat from Kasane immigration via Impalila Island immigration. The boat transfer is about 20 minutes depending on where the Chobe Princess Houseboats are moored.

Check in is from 13:00 at Kasane immigration. Self Drive guests will be shown a safe place to park their vehicles. Guests will be dropped back at Kasane immigration at 10:00 am on the day of departure.


  • Accommodation on board the Chobe Princess
  • All meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All house wine, local beers, ciders, soft drinks, mineral water, tea & coffee
  • Activities including game viewing by tender boat, fishing, guided birding, visit to Impalila Island
  • All fuel
  • All equipment hire(eg fishing rods, lures etc)
  • All fishing licenses
  • Road transfers from Kasane airport to Kasane immigration
  • Boat transfers from Kasane immigration to the Chobe Princess


  • Visa costs for Namibia & Botswana
  • personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic spirits like gin, brandy, rum, whisky desert wines & sparkling wines
  • 4x4 game drive in Chobe NP - can be arranged at additional charge
  • curio purchases in the village
  • staff gratuities



Child policy: 

  • only 1 child under 7 years can share a suite with 2 adults and is limited to 1 suite per houseboat per night.
  • this is due to the size of the cabins.
  • children above 12 are charged on adult rates
  • no separate activities for children and no special menus

Check in: between 13:00 and 16:00 at Kasane immigration

Check out: 10 am at Kasane immigration


International rates 1 Jan 17 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 Dec 17
per adult sharing USD 380 USD 470
single USD 494 USD 611
per child 12 & under USD 190 USD 235
SADC rates 1 Jan 17 - 31 Mar 17 1 Apr 17 - 31 Dec 17
per adult sharing ZAR 3700 ZAR 4620
single ZAR 4810 ZAR 6000
per child 12 & under ZAR 1850 ZAR 2310