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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 giant boat available.

The Zambezi Queen is a great overnight or two-day 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, beer and wine
  • Game viewing and bird watching on smaller tender boats
  • Cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season
  • 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
  • Travel insurance
Chobe National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights
The Zambezi Queen sails on scheduled weekly departures every Monday (two nights or four nights), Wednesday (two nights) and Friday (three nights). Our rates vary throughout the season, so please take this into consideration when planning your stay. Rates include.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine
  • Guided water-based game viewing and birding
  • Guided water-based fishing (all fishing strictly catches and release)*
  • Guided (non-professional) water-based photographic safari**
  • Guided cultural tour of a local village
  • Guided walks on Impalila Island for Ichingo Chobe River Lodge guests only.
  • Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River***
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office and Namibia Immigration Office located on the Namibian side of the Chobe River***

* Subject to availability of fishing boats. Please note fishing excursions are limited to 1 tank of fuel per boat per day ** Subject to availability of the photographic boat *** When arriving at the Kasane and Namibian Immigration Offices, guests must fill in the required immigration forms to gain access and departure permission from the relevant authorities. This process can take 45 to 60 minutes to complete and needs to be considered in terms of timing and pre-planning.

  • Rate is per person per night sharing for either a 2, 3 or 4-night itinerary.
  • All rates are in South African Rands (ZAR), including 15% VAT.
  • Available rates are subject to change at management discretion.
  • Prices in foreign currencies are an estimate only. All official quotes will be supplied in South African Rands.
Chobe National Park Product Pricing


 Rates 2023/24

  Per person sharing per night 2023 Per person sharing per night 2024
     Suite Lux  Suite    Suite Lux Suite
Dec, Jan, Feb   R 8883 R 10479   R 10660 R 12575
March - Nov   R10764 R 12 704   R 11840 R 13975



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