The Zambezi Queen operates on the Chobe River, situated between Namibia and Botswana. The boat is based on the banks of the Caprivi Strip and is only a few kilometers from the place where uniquely, four countries meet, namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Unlike a land-based lodge, the Zambezi Queen allows for an entire stretch of river to be explored from a vantage point making for incredible game viewing.
The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it's a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African. Celebrated South African fashion designer Jenni Button lent a hand in the classic yet contemporary interior with understated muted tones. Cleverly, this not only highlights the feeling of space but allows the eye to be drawn to the constant movement of the wildlife on the banks of the river. When looking at the design it is apparent that no expense has been spared in creating a house boat of a world class standard, and this is especially so, when one considers this boat was built on the banks of the Chobe River. Each suite features air-conditioning and a private balcony, offering unobstructed views of the river and vistas. Enjoy remarkable game viewing from the comfort of your bedside.
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The Zambezi Queen offers 14 tastefully furnished suites in two superior categories – 10 Standard Suites and 4 Master Suites located on the lower and middle decks. All suites feature magnificent views from floor to ceiling windows. An outer deck allows you to step outside to experience the African breeze. Each private space was designed with the African summer in mind and the clever use of shutters and air conditioning ensures a cool experience even during times of the year when the temperatures on the Chobe soar. Suites can be configured with either double or two single beds. Each suite features air-conditioning and a private balcony, offering unobstructed views of the river and vistas. Enjoy remarkable game viewing from the comfort of your bedside.
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Situated on the 3rd level with unobstructed views on three sides, guests will dine in absolute opulence whilst taking in the unique African surroundings. In order to create a menu that reflects the flavours of Africa, Zambezi Queen has commissioned Pete Goff-Wood, self-styled food alchemist and one of South Africa's top chefs. He has long been involved in all things pertaining to the African palate and has huge experience in authentic cuisine. All sous chefs and waiters have been specially trained at his Cape Town based training centre. The bar contains both local and imported spirits, wine, and beers. All soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee are included as well as quality wines and beers during meals and during game viewing activities.
The air-conditioned upper-deck consists of a dining room, a comfortable lounge with unobstructed views, as well as a bar. The forward deck features a plunge pool with inviting sun loungers. The elegant, timeless interior furnishings were designed by one of South Africa’s foremost designers. A restful ambiance is created by the use of muted tones, allowing the eye to be drawn to the kaleidoscope of movement from the banks of the Chobe. It becomes apparent from the moment you step on-board the Zambezi Queen that no expense was spared in creating one of the world’s most unique experiences.
Botswana’s Chobe is a destination in itself for those looking to experience the thrill of wildlife up close. Capture that sense of adventure with water-based game drives by tender boat, allowing you to explore nature at its best. During season, Tiger and Bream fishing are offered with tackle and bait as well as a stocked cool box to help ensure the wait is worth it. With such a magnificent array of wildlife, the birdlife is notable too and keen birders will be in their element. Experience the gentle nature of rural Africa along the banks of the Chobe by visiting a local village on the Namibian side of the river. Here you can interact with the locals and browse their selection of handmade crafts. Whether dining on the upper deck restaurant while watching the animals gather at dusk, doing a water-based river safari from a private boat, or attempting to land your first tiger fish, our professional team will be on hand to meet your every need