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Chobe Princess Houseboats

INFOFACILITIESVisas and Logistics

The Chobe Princess Houseboats is located on the Chobe River, within the Chobe National Park. This collection is a proud product of the Zambezi Queen Collection. With only a few passengers onboard, staying here is like being on your houseboat. The suites offer endless views from your private deck.


Zambezi Queen

These houseboats are a rebranding of the Zambezi Queen Collection, previously known as Ichobezi houseboats. The Zambezi Queen Collection includes the Zambezi Queen Houseboat and the three Chobe Princess Houseboats. These are smaller and more exclusive boats. The Chobe Princess Houseboats are ideal for couples and private groups.


Luxury Experience

These houseboats offer a once-in-a-lifetime luxury experience. Perfect for honeymoon couples or wedding anniversaries, or even a reunion to catch up with friends. Have a drink on the deck and feel the African sun on your skin. Observe elephants cross the river, count crocodiles and lose yourself in abundant beautiful bird life.

These houseboats have undergone extensive refurbishment and are now on an international luxury standard. Chobe Princess 1 has five luxury suites, while Chobe Princess 2 & 3 have four suites each.


  • King-size beds
  • Twin beds on request
  • Air conditioning
  • With 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

Visas and Logistics

Visas for Namibia and Botswana are a requirement when getting onboard the Chobe Princess Houseboats, as the boats are registered in Namibia. Guests will go through immigration formalities, so it is essential to have Visa arrangements in place. European travellers do not need a Visa to enter Botswana.

Transfers by small tender boat will take guests to their houseboats 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 time is from 13:00 at Kasane Immigration. Self-drive guests will have access to a safe parking space for their vehicle while enjoying their stay on the Chobe Princess Houseboat. Guests will arrive back at the Kasane immigration at 10:00 am.

Chobe National Park Includes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
  • 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 airport and Kasane immigration office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river
Chobe National Park Excludes


  • Air tickets
  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any Kasane lodges
  • Half-day 4x4 game viewing in Chobe National Park
  • Community Development Levy (ZAR 100.00 per person per night)
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Visa fees
  • Fuel levy
  • Community Development Levy
Chobe National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights

Rates are:
Subject to room and rate availability

  • Inclusive of 15% VAT

  • Quoted, invoiced and payable in ZAR

  • They are quoted per person per night on a double occupancy basis based on the set departure dates.

Rates exclude:

  • Community development levy

  • Fuel levy

  • Air tickets & visa fees, additional transfers to/from Zambia, Zimbabwe and

    Namibia or any of the nearby Kasane lodges

  • Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines),

    curio store purchases and gratuities (discretionary)

  • The Chobe Princesses accommodates children aged seven and above.
  • Children aged 7-12 will 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
  • Only children aged seven can share a cabin with two adults. This is limited to one place per night per houseboat and is subject to availability at the time of reservation
  • Please note that no babysitting services, separate activities and menus are available for children
Chobe National Park Product Pricing


 Rates 2023


Per person sharing


2023 Cabin
Rate superior Cabin Rate
March - Nov   R 10667   R 12801
Dec, Jan, Feb   R 7932   R 9518

 Rates 2024

  Per person sharing

Per person sharing

2024 Cabin Rate Superior Cabin Rate
Dec, Jan, Feb   R 9 518   R 10 850
March - Nov   R 11 733    R 13 441

Please note these additional levies will reflect as a separate line item on all invoices issued:
• Community development levy (ZAR 90 per person per night). The funds collected will supplement our community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care and basic

community services.
• Fuel levy (ZAR 250 per person per night). Once the petrol price stabilises, we are committed to dropping this surcharge.

Chobe National Park Accommodation Location


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  • 7-Day Best of Chobe Safari

    Enjoy The Best of Chobe Safari and go on a game drive or boat cruise twice a day. Stay in a luxury camp and the beautiful Chobe Hotel.
  • Okavango Lodge Safari

    Okavango Lodge safari will take us to the Pan handle of the Okavango River. We visit all the contributory rivers to the Okavango.
  • Botswana Adventure Safari

    Botswana Adventure Safari is the perfect combination of wild and comfortable safari adventures, Moremi, Savuti and Chobe National Park.
  • Boat Cruise & Game Drive Day Trip

    Experience Chobe National Park, Botswana - in ONE day - with both a boat cruise & game drive! Lunch at a lodge is also included.
  • 3-Day Chobe Camping Safari

    Chobe Camping Safari is the perfect escape into the wild. Experience the wildlife of Chobe along with spectacular sunsets and game drives.