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Zambezi Queen

This graceful, white, triple-deck riverboat with her large windows and balconies is an impressive sight as she cruises on the Chobe River between Botswana and Namibia.


Moored on the Chobe River at Kasane, northern Botswana

Accommodation Type

River cruise boat

Accommodation Level

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Zambezi Queen

This graceful, white, triple-deck riverboat with her large windows and balconies is an impressive sight as she cruises on the Chobe River between Botswana and Namibia. ZQ, as she is widely known, has 14 spacious suites distributed over the middle and lower decks. All are cooled by air-conditioning and have private, contemporary bathrooms. Each has full length windows and a balcony, where you can sit and watch life in, on and by the river.

The restaurant is located on the upper deck, where you’ll have fine all-round panoramic views as you savour haute cuisine created by the skilled kitchen staff. Three meals are served each day: a continental or full cooked breakfast, buffet lunch and a buffet or a la carte dinner. The adjacent lounge-bar has large, cushion-strewn sofas and chairs and a wood burning stove for cooler evenings. There’s a selection of books and games and a telescope for star gazing. With picture windows on three sides this large space is light and airy. Décor and furnishings feature warm, earthy tones, easy on the eye and emphasising the sense of space. The open forward deck is a mecca for sunlovers with its loungers and plunge pool.

Chobe National Park is famous for its elephants, often seen in huge herds, as well as buffalo, antelope, lion, leopard and whole host of birds including fish eagles, kingfishers and bee-eaters. You’ll see many of these as you relax on board, but you’ll also have the chance to board smaller tender boats for closer scrutiny of the waters and riverbanks, led by one of the boat’s expert guides. Seasonal fishing for bream and tigerfish is popular and there are opportunities to visit villages, meet the locals and buy handicrafts.

Zambezi Queen Highlights

  • 2 or 3 night luxury African river safari cruise
  • Sit in supreme comfort and watch wildlife on the riverbanks
  • Large, air conditioned suites with private balconies
  • Wildlife viewing from small boats
  • 3 delicious meals a day
  • Cool off in the plunge pool
  • Visit a local village

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Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen


  • 14 cabin suites
  • Open all year round
  • Children aged 7 years and over are welcome. There are 2 triple cabins.


  • Large, open plan upper deck with dining and lounge areas
  • Bar
  • Collection of books and games
  • Open deck with sun loungers
  • Plunge pool


  • Wildlife viewing from the boat
  • Game watching from tender boats
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing (seasonal) with tackles and bait provided
  • Village visit


The suites are spacious (from 215 ro 300 sq. ft.), well designed and furnished, with floor-to-ceiling windows, large beds, African wildlife prints on the walls and private balconies.


  • 14 suites: 10 standard, 2 triple cabins which can accommodate a child and 2 adults, and 4 master suites
  • Bed(s) – can be configured as 2 twins or a double
  • Clothes storage space
  • En-suite with shower cubicle, hand basin and flush toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Master suites have a larger outdoor area with sun loungers

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    The Zambezi Queen Collection is committed to empowering local communities. They support several projects including university scholarship funding, supply of medical equipment, stationery, transport, training. They have provided boreholes, water pumps and building materials to several local villages, built a sophisticated sewage system and more.

    And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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