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Chobe Princesses

Cruise the Chobe river on two or three night safari trip with a diffrence. Relax and enjoy the views from thiscosy houseboat.



Accommodation Type

Safari Lodge

Accommodation Level

Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.

Price Guide


Chobe Princesses

This is a safari experience with a difference. Your home is a cosy houseboat on the Chobe River with daily tender boat trips to see game and birds. Let yourself be spoilt by the crew as you enjoy freshly prepared meals and relax in the lounge or on deck taking in the scenery.

An easy-going Chobe River cruise, with opportunities each day for wildlife watching from a tender boat, ideal for observing and photographing game and birds, as well as trying your hand at catch and release fishing (seasonal) and visiting local communities. There are no set routines, you liaise with the other passengers and crew to decide how to spend each day, and of course you’re equally welcome to remain on board Chobe Princess relaxing and taking in the views.

The upper and middle decks are the main social areas. Unwind in the lounge and bar from where you can admire the changing scenery and watch wildlife as you cruise along the Chobe River. For outdoor relaxation you have a plunge pool and an open deck area with loungers.

Cuisine is an important aspect of the cruise, and a good chance to chat to other guests around the large communal table. You have a choice of a light continental or full cooked breakfast, lunch is a set menu, both served as buffets, and dinner is a three-course meal. To make life easier, all meals, soft drinks, bottled water, tea, coffee, local wine and beer are included, as are the boat safaris, seasonal fishing and a village visit.

There are three Chobe Princesses. Two are 18 metres long and have four suites each, and the third is a little larger and has five suites. All suites provide comfortable accommodation, have a private bathroom and large windows so you can observe wildlife from the privacy of your own room.

These boats offer two and three-night cruises every week. You can book an individual suite or a whole boat for exclusive use.

Times to go

Chobe Princesses operate cruises throughout the year. In terms of wildlife the months June to August have the greatest concentrations of game, while November to May are best for birds with summer migrants present.

Chobe Princesses highlights

  • Enjoy life on a small houseboat
  • Boat safaris to see elephant, buffalo, lion and birds
  • Cool off in the plunge pool
  • Spacious cabin-suites
  • Visit a local village
  • Meals and drinks included

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Chobe Princesses

Chobe Princesses


  • 4 or 5 suites, depending on the boat
  • The boats operate all year
  • Children aged 7 and older are welcome


  • Lounge-bar
  • Dining area
  • Plunge pool
  • Limited mobile phone coverage


  • Tender boat game viewing
  • Tender boat bird watching
  • Tour of a local, village
  • Catch and release fishing (in season)
  • Use of special photographic boat (needs to be pre-booked)

Two of the Princesses have four suites each and the other has five. Each suite sleeps up to two people and can be configured as a twin or double.

They are air conditioned, have fans, a safe and large mosquito-proofed sliding windows.

All are en-suite with a shower, hand basin, toilet and a supply of toiletries. Hair dryers are available on request.

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