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Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

The Chobe River separates Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park is best described as a “wildlife park extraordinaire,” as this raw African wilderness has one of the densest populations of wildlife on the continent. Extending over more than 4,500 square miles of dense bush, it is home to around 120,000 elephant, which is the largest population in Africa. Combine this with excellent leopard and lion prides, huge buffalo, waterbuck, roan, eland, sable, giraffe, and puku herds, dense populations of hippo and crocodile in the river, and more than 400 bird species, and you are in a rare slice of paradise.

Now imagine experiencing Chobe’s natural bounty from the deck of the luxurious, five-star, 150-foot-long vessel known as the Zambezi Queen. Opulent, spacious, beautiful, exclusive, and attuned to your every need, the Zambezi Queen is perhaps Botwana’s premiere luxury safari destination. Why tolerate the long drives, brave the bumpy roads, and compete with other tourists for the best views? Instead, do your game viewing from the comfort of the Zambezi Queen, gently cruising down the river. Enjoy lunch or a sundowner while attentive staff watch over you.

The Zambezi Queen has fourteen en-suite cabins of which four are master suites and ten are standard suites. All the suites are on the first and second levels of the boat and have their own private balconies. The décor is beautiful, the furnishings contemporary, and all authentically African. King-size beds and top quality linens make sleeping a particular pleasure. The four master suites are larger than the ten standard suites, and some have their own private outdoor areas. The suites are so designed that full length sliding shutter doors on the outer deck and indoor fans make even the hottest summer days and nights very pleasant. The entire boat, including the top deck, living area, and dining area, has mosquito screening.

Other amenities include a well-stocked, air-conditioned library, a curio shop, and the cruise director's office. The boat’s third level houses the dining facilities, an open plan lounge area with views in the round, a state-of-the-art telescope, and a very well-appointed bar. Two shaded areas on the top deck are perfect for relaxing in comfortable seating, and a plunge pool and sun-bathing area are also provided.

Included in your stay is a full English breakfast in the morning, delicious buffet lunch, and formal dining in the evening, all to a very high standard. The kitchen is staffed by locally trained Namibians, while the head chef is from Zimbabwe.

In order to maximize the bird and game viewing opportunities, the Zambezi Queen has a number of smaller boats that qualified guides will use to get you closer to the wildlife when the draught of the Zambezi Queen does not cooperate.

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