Luxury African River Safari houseboat in the great Chobe River
The Zambezi Queen is a 42-metre long five-star floating boutique hotel offering unsurpassed elegance and luxurious comfort. It will take you on a unique African river safari traversing 25 kilometres of the mighty Chobe River, known as a wildlife photographer's paradise. The main lounge and dining area offer unobstructed views of the picturesque surroundings. There are fourteen luxurious suites from where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and unparalleled game-viewing from the comfort of your own luxurious bed or private balcony. Two and three night itineraries are available. Sumptuous cuisine is served on board and the hospitality is superb.
At the lodge
The main areas consist of a dining room, a bar and a comfortable lounge with unobstructed views of the surrounding African landscape. Three delicious meals a day are served in the dining room. There is an air-conditioned reading room on the first level which contains books about the area, a DVD player with wildlife documentaries and computer facilities. The top deck has a pool, a sunbathing area and a relaxation area with comfortable seating.
The Zambezi Queen has fourteen luxurious suites - ten standard suites and four master suites. The stylish interiors were designed by renowned South African designer Jenni Button. Each suite has its own private balcony, en-suite bathroom and full length sliding shutters for panoramic views of the river. Hairdryers, toiletries, gowns and slippers are provided. The rooms also have king-sized beds, private safes and fans. Master suites are slightly bigger, and have larger balconies that house two deckchairs and a table.
The Chobe River is one of the best destinations for wildlife photographers in Africa and photographic safari boats are available on request. The Zambezi Queen also offers water-based game drives by tender boat, from where you can see the animals from even closer, bird-watching safaris where you can enjoy the unique and diverse birdlife and fishing safaris where you may catch a tigerfish, one of the greatest fighting fish in the world. Local cultural tours are also available.