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Zambezi Queen

A Mantis Waterway Experience



A Luxurious African river safari

NB! The Zambezi Queen sails on scheduled departures every Monday (2 nights), Wednesday (2 nights) and Friday (3 nights). 

Cruising along the Chobe River is a royal treat when you are onboard the Zambezi Queen. A floating boutique hotel with a plunge pool and sublime social spaces on the upper deck. With Nambia on one side and the Chobe National Park on the other; the wildlife and landscape scenes unfold and change before your eyes.

Bring your camera! The photographic moments are out of this world, and you can get closer to the action by going out on a tender boat.

Experience the thrill and tranquillity of an authentic African adventure, with all the luxurious comforts of a boutique hotel.


Designed to keep you cool

The Zambezi Queen’s stylish suites are havens of rest. From your king-sized bed and private balcony, you have uninterrupted views of the African landscape and wildlife. Fitted with air-conditioning, the 4 Master Suites and 10 Standard Suites overlook the flowing waters of the great Chobe River. Each one has an en-suite bathroom with eco-sensitive amenities.


What to look forward to onboard the Zambezi Queen. All included in your rate.


The Zambezi Queen cruises down the Chobe River, the natural border between Botswana and Namibia. While it is officially located in Nambia; the Zambezi Queen is only accessible from the Botswana side of the Chobe River. Seeing the Chobe National Park from the Zambezi Queen is a unique experience. The landscape and wildlife scenes, along with the riverbank, change daily as you tranquilly float through the wilderness.

November – March: Prolific game drives

November to March, and sometimes April as well, is known as the wet season in this region. The wildlife moves freely through the Chobe National Park as there is an abundance of water and this makes for exceptional game viewing. Game drives in the Chobe National Park are included in your stay.

June – October: Lots of wildlife on the riverbanks

This is when the Chobe River banks come to life. Many animal species gather around and stay close to the main water source, and you can watch them as the Zambezi Queen floats by. Going out on the tender boats is great at any time of the year, and even more special during this time. Don’t forget to book a trip on the specialised photographic boats; you won’t want to miss out on capturing the momentous activity.

September: Fantastic for birding

There are, in general, about 450 bird species in the Chobe region. Birding season starts in September, when the first migrants arrive, boosting the bird population by up to 20% compared to the winter months.

NB! Access:

Chobe River, the natural border between Botswana and Namibia, Africa


Tiger Fishing on the Chobe

The Zambezi Queen Collection offers all-year-round fishing expeditions on the Chobe River.
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Photography on the Chobe River

Custom-designed photographic safari boats.
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Chobe River Birding

With over 450 bird species, the Chobe River should be on every birder's bucket list.
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