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Zambezi Queen Houseboat


The Zambezi Queen Houseboat cruises on the Chobe River next to the Chobe National Park. The houseboat is accessible from Kasane through Kasane immigration. Additionally, arrangements can be made for transfers from Livingstone or Victoria Falls. The Zambezi Queen Houseboat is equipped with 14 suites on board and is therefore the biggest boat cruising the Chobe River. To point out, the departure dates are set, comprising of two or three-day itineraries.

A unique aspect

The Zambezi Queen is the only houseboat experience with game drives in the Chobe National Park. Undoubtedly, this combination offers a unique perspective of the Chobe region. Furthermore, cruising along the river is an excellent opportunity to experience the abundance of the natural wildlife of the Chobe National Park.

The Experience

Endless wildlife views and endless animal activity are a guarantee since you’ll be on the most luxurious boat available in Chobe.

The Zambezi Queen is a great two or three night option since it offers a tranquil and comfortable experience while visiting the Chobe National Park. Above all, the Zambezi Queen promises an abundance of wildlife sightings and birding opportunities.

Suite Facilities

  • Ten standard suites and four master suites. Maximum of 2 people per suite except in 2 x standard suites
  • 2 x suites offer a 3rd single bed for a third adult or one child ( 7 – 15)
  • Four master suites have 2 x balconies with outdoor furniture and full-length curtains. The two master suites on the lower deck have sun lounges
  • All suites have en-suite bathrooms (shower only)
  • All suites have two 3/4 beds
  • The beds can be twin or king-size bed configurations upon request
  • Each room has a private balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Full-length sliding shutters for the sun and privacy
  • Air conditioning and standing fans


Houseboat Facilities

  • Zambezi Queen has three floors
  • Curio shop with clothing and handmade articles
  • Lower and middle floor with suites
  • The top floor includes dining, lounge, and bar area with unobstructed views.
  • Two outdoor areas on the top floor: a shaded area with furniture plus a plunge pool and sunbathing area
  • All common areas have mosquito screens
  • Smoking only permitted on deck

Fishing Calendar

Fishing is a popular activity throughout the year.

Download our fishing calendar and fact sheet for more information

Chobe National Park Includes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine
  • Guided water based game viewing and bird watching on smaller tender boats
  • Guided (non-professional) water-based photographic safari
  • Cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season (all fishing is strictly catch and release)
  • Arrival & departure road transfers from Kasane airport to Kasane immigration
  • Boat transfers between Kasane immigration and the Zambezi Queen
Chobe National Park Excludes


  • Premium beverages (spirits, sparkling wine and dessert wine)
  • Visa fees, gratuities and curio shop purchases
  • Chobe game drive - can be arranged at additional charge
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Community development levy of ZAR 130 per person per night. The funds collected will go towards community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care and basic community services
Chobe National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights

The Zambezi Queen Houseboat sail on the Namibian side of the Chobe River.

The Zambezi Queen is sailing on weekly set departures:

Monday: 2 night sailing;  or 4 night sailing

Wednesday:  2 night sailing

Friday:  3 nights sailing


  • Children aged 13 and above are welcome on board the Zambezi Queen Houseboat and are charged the applicable adult rate
Chobe National Park Product Pricing


2024 RATES

Standard Suite Per person sharing per night Per single person per night
March – November 2024 R 14800 R 19240
December 2024 – February 2025 R 13320 R 17320
Luxury Suite Per person sharing per night Per single person per night
March – November 2024 R 17460 R 22700
December 2024 – February 2025 R 15710 R 20430


Standard Cabin Per person sharing per night Per single person per night
March – November 2024 R 11840 R 15390
December 2024 – February 2025 R 10660 R 13850
Luxury Suite Per person sharing per night Per single person per night
March – November 2024 R 13970 R 18160
December 2024 – February 2025 R 12570 R 16340
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