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Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. It is best to consult with the high commission of the country being travelled to in the country being travelled from as requirements vary and change constantly. Botswana Safaris will not be held responsible for any incomplete or incorrect information regarding the visa process gathered by the traveller.

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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

A relaxed, intimate river safari experience

With only a small number of guests per boat and no set itinerary or departure dates, staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own luxury houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water. 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.

Each houseboat has a minimum of three smaller "tender" boats for use on daily excursions that take your fancy: mark off over 450 bird species found in this wetland paradise, try your hand at landing a tiger fish, or capture Africa's unique beauty on a photographic safari. Whatever you choose to do, your day trips will be personal and flexible because you’ll be sharing the tender boats with a small number of guests. Alternatively, simply laze on a deck chair with an ice-cold drink in hand as you soak up the tranquility that surrounds you.

Each cabin on board the Chobe Princesses is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, and each has its own private view onto the ever-changing landscapes beyond. As you lie on your king-sized bed, spot an elephant grazing on the riverbank nearby, or see a fish eagle diving for its prey. On the upper entertainment deck, a spacious lounge and bar area encourages you to take time out while there’s also a plunge pool that's perfect for a refreshing dip. After a day spent doing as you please, fall asleep with the calls of hyena or even a lion drifting through the open doors of your cabin.


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RATES & INFORMATION
With only a small number of guests per boat and no set itinerary or departure dates, staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own luxury houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water. 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.

1 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Per Adult Sharing $470
Per Adult Single $611
Per Child (12 and under) $235
Guide / Pilot $118


Rates are quoted in United States Dollars (USD)
Rates are quoted per night per adult or per child
There are no set departure dates for the Chobe Princesses
Single supplement is an additional 30%
Zambezi Queen Collection reserves the right to limit the number of single room rates per trip
Zambezi Queen Collection reserves the right to amend the published rates without notice
Maintenance dates for the Chobe Princesses:
8 cabins closed 09/01/17 - 06/02/17
5 cabins closed 06/02/17 - 06/03/17

What is include

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine
  • Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office on arrival and departure
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration office
  • Activities and excursions including guided game viewing by tender boat, guided fishing from a well-equipped fishing boat, guided birding, a guided walk on Impalila Island to see the ancient Baobab tree or a visit to a local village on the Namibian side of the Chobe River
  • All fuel
  • All equipment hire (eg fishing rods, lures etc). Please note that we reserve the right to charge for lost or damaged equipment
  • All fishing licenses (if required)
  • 15% Namibian VAT
  • 01% Namibian Tourism Levy


Optional Extras

  • Air tickets are excluded from the rate but can be booked through our in-house travel agent
  • Shared or private transfers from Victoria Falls International Airport, Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, formerly Livingstone Airport, and Katima Mulilo Airport can be arranged at an additional cost
  • Premium beverages (spirits, sparkling wine and dessert wine)
  • Visa costs, gratuities and curio shop purchases at the village
  • Chobe National Park Game Drive

Child Policy

  • All children are welcome
  • Only one child under the age of 8 can share a cabin with two adults. This is limited to one cabin per night per houseboat and is subject to availability at time of booking
  • Children 13 years and older are considered adults
  • Please note that no separate activities and/or menus are available for children

Payment Information
Reservations will only be guaranteed once payment is made and monies have been received in accordance with the following schedule:

Individual Reservations (FIT):

  • An individual reservation is classified as any booking comprising 1 to 6 guests (3 suites)
  • Bookings are held as provisional until the applicable deposit is received and you are contacted with an updated invoice / confirmation
  • Once a deposit is received, the booking will be regarded as confirmed and you are subject to the applicable cancellation policy
  • Balance of payment must be received at least 30 days prior to arrival


Group Reservations:
A group booking is classified as any booking exceeding 7 passengers / clients (4+ rooms) per booking.
All bookings are held as provisional until the applicable deposit is received and you are contacted with an updated invoice / confirmation
Once a deposit is received, the booking will be regarded as confirmed and you are subject to the applicable cancellation policy
On a confirmed group reservation, should rooms be reduced, the Zambezi Queen Collection will make every effort to resell those suites, but the below outlined cancellation policy applies should we be unsuccessful in reselling those cabins
Balance of payment must be received at least 90 days prior to arrival.

Waitlists:
Our reservations office are able to waitlist bookings on certain dates only. Such requests should be sent to us via e-mail. Should the space clear you will be notified in writing and the standard booking procedures will apply.

Deposit Policy
All reservations are subject to the following deposit policy.

FIT (01-03 rooms) Group (04-13 rooms) Applicable Deposit Fee
60 days + prior to travel 90 days + prior to travel 50% Deposit is payable
Less than 60 days 90 days or less prior to travel Full amount payable

Cancellation Policy

All reservations are subject to the following cancellation policy.

FIT (01-03 rooms) Group (04-13 rooms) Applicable Cancellation Fee
60 days + prior to travel 91 days + prior to travel Deposit is refunded less bank charges
60 - 31 days prior to travel 90 - 61 days prior to travel 50% of the total booking value is forfeited
30 days prior to travel 60 days prior to travel 100% of the total booking value is forfeited

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