Chobe River Safaris
• Cruising on the Chobe River • Fantastic wildlife viewing • Village visit
The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent - estimated at approximately 120,000. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.
The Zambezi Queen and Chobe Princesses navigate approximately 25 km of the Chobe River, allowing you to enjoy moments such as waking up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river or watching a fish eagle take flight, all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.
Zambezi Queen: Offers luxury accommodation in the form of 14 tasteful and luxurious suites - ten standard suites and four spacious master suites, all with outer decks so you can soak up the revitalising Chobe River breeze and appreciate uninterrupted views of the unique African landscape beyond.
Chobe Princess: As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you'll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience. With only a small number of guests per boat staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water.
Chobe Princess - 3 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Kasane > Chobe River Safari This afternoon you will be collected from Kasane and transferred to the cruise. Cruise the river at sunset, with a welcome briefing and mouth-watering dinner.
Day 2: Chobe River Safari Relax on board with a good book and binoculars, or explore the spectacular Chobe River with a tender boat and an experienced guide, getting up close and personal to the wildlife and birdlife of the area. For the adventurous, try your hand at tiger fishing - one of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers most predatory fish! Enjoy lunch and take in the wonders of the Chobe River and National Park as you cruise. The afternoon activities can include an exciting river safari or fishing excursion and afterwards enjoy dinner and stargazing.
Day 3: Chobe River Safari > Kasane Early morning cruise while you enjoy breakfast. Disembark after breakfast and you will be transferred back to Kasane. (The 4 Day itinerary will also include a cultural experience, with a guided walk in a nearby rural village, or a visit to our resident 2000 year old baobab tree - a landmark to remember!)
Zambezi Queen - 3 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Kasane > Chobe River Safari Today you will be collected from Kasane and transferred to the cruise. Enjoy an afternoon sail on either the Safari Boat or on tender boats.
Day 2: Chobe River Safari After breakfast in the dining room, cruise in a motorboat for up close water-based game viewing. Sail on the Chobe River while enjoying lunch. Visit a traditional village, or view game from a small motorboat. Dinner is in an African boma on the shore of the Chobe River, including African singing and dancing, followed by stargazing.
Day 3: Chobe River Safari Early morning cruise while you enjoy breakfast. Disembark after breakfast and you will be transferred back to Kasane. (The 4 Day itinerary will also include additional water based game viewing on tender boats and also an option for a visit into Chobe National Park at an additional cost).
Zambezi Queen: All suites have private balconies and fans, full length sliding shutter doors for both privacy and protection from the sun, mosquito screens and the finest finishes. Four Master Suites have their own private deck with outdoor furniture and panoramic views. On entering the first of 3 decks, guests will find a well appointed air-conditioned reading room which includes a library of books on the fauna, flora and history of the area, numerous games, and a computer facility with internet access. This level also includes a curio shop and cruise director's office. The remainder of the first deck and the entire second deck contain the 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites. The third level/entertainment deck includes the following: dining facilities, an open plan lounge area with unobstructed views, a computerised telescope for exploring the African night sky and a well appointed bar with the finest wines and spirits. All internal areas on the top deck are protected by mosquito screens which allow for a comfortable environment for dining and relaxing. There are two outside areas on the top deck, one aft which provides a shaded area with comfortable seating and the other on the foredeck which includes a plunge pool and sun bathing area.
• 2 or 3 nights in your selected cabin category • All transfers to/from Kasane Airport • All meals while on board • Standard beverages (excludes spirits and premium) • Safari activities by motorboat • Cultural tour of a local village • Tiger and bream fishing (in season)
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs 3 days depart Mondays and Wednesdays
4 days depart Fridays
5 days depart Mondays
3 days depart Mondays and Wednesdays
Booking conditions • Children from the age of thirteen are welcome on board the Zambezi Queen
• Children from the age of seven are welcome on board the Chobe Princesses
• Children from the age of thirteen are welcome on board the Zambezi Queen • Children from the age of seven are welcome on board the Chobe Princesses