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  • 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 floating boutique hotel in a class of her own

Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Best of all, as a guest on the vessel, you can enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance.

Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.

Unlike a land-based lodge, Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25km of the Chobe River, allowing you to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing. In fact, 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.

Celebrated South African fashion designer Jenni Button created the luxury houseboat's classic yet contemporary interior, using understated tones that make the wildlife on the banks of the river the star of the show. And, just like at any contemporary hotel, you can expect first class service at every turn. Whether you’re enjoying a gin and tonic on the upper deck at dusk or attempting to land your very first tiger fish, our highly experienced team will be on hand to meet your every need.

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RATES & INFORMATION  2017
As a guest on the Zambezi Queen you’ll enjoy a truly unique and luxurious river safari holiday in complete comfort and elegance. We offer two and three night itineraries which depart every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

2 NIGHT ITINERARY

Rate is per person sharing for 2 nights. All rates are in American Dollars (USD).
Departs on a Monday & Wednesday. Only available dates are listed.

2017 Departure Date Standard Suite Master Suite
January 4  $990 $1,180
February 8  $990  $1,180
March 1, 6, 20  $990  $1,180
April Fully booked  $1,200  $1,440
May 3, 29  $1,200  $1,440
June 12  $1,200  $1,440
July 31  $1,200  $1,440
August 30  $1,200  $1,440
September 27  $1,200  $1,440
October 23, 30  $1,200  $1,440
November 1  $1,200  $1,440

3 NIGHT ITINERARY

Rate is per person sharing for 3 nights. All rates are in American Dollars (USD).
Departs on a Friday. Only available dates are listed.

2017 Departure Date Standard Suite Master Suite
January 6, 9, 27 $1,485  $1,770
February Fully booked $1,485  $1,770
March Fully booked $1,485  $1,770
April 28 $1,800 $2,160
May 5, 26 $1,800 $2,160
June 2, 9, 23 $1,800 $2,160
July 7, 14, 21 $1,800 $2,160
August 11, 18 $1,800 $2,160
September 1, 29 $1,800 $2,160
October 6, 27 $1,800 $2,160
November 3, 17, 24 $1,800 $2,160
Deceember 15,  18, 22, 25, 29 $1,800 $2,160

Above rates are per person sharing on a double occupancy basis for either 2 or 3 nights
Monday 9 January 2017 is a 4-night sailing
Monday 18 December 2017 is a 4-night sailing sold at a 3-night sailing rate
Monday 25 December 2017 is a 4-night sailing sold at a 3-night sailing rate
Closed due to annual maintenance from 29 November to 14 December 2017
Single supplement is an additional 25% for travel between January and March
Single supplement is an additional 50% for travel between April and December
Zambezi Queen reserves the right to limit the number of single room rates per trip
Zambezi Queen reserves the right to amend the published rates without notice
Available dates above are subject to change by management discretion
 

Note:

  • 16 November – 22 December 2016 Closed due to annual maintenance
  • Monday 26 December 2016 will be a 4-night sailing at the 3-night Itinerary rate
  • All prices in South African Rands (ZAR)
  • Above rates are per person sharing on a double occupancy basis, for either 2 or 3 nights
  • Single supplement an additional 25% for LOW SEASON: JANUARY TO MARCH
  • Single supplement an additional 50% for HIGH SEASON: APRIL TO DECEMBER
  • Zambezi Queen reserves the right to limit the number of single room rates per trip.
  • Zambezi Queen reserves the right to amend the publi shed rates without notice

Rates Include:

  • Accommodation on board Zambezi Queen
  • All meals on board Zambezi Queen
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee & tea, beer & wine throughout your stay on ZQ
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season
  • Road Transfers to & from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office on the Botswana side of the Chobe river on Zambezi Queen
  • Arrival & Zambezi Queen Departure Day.
  • 15% VAT and tourism levy

Rates Exclude:

  • Air tickets
  • Alcoholic beverages (such as bubbly, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half- day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park (passport required)
  •  This game drive can only be done on the arrival or departure day depending on your arrangements
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Visa Fees

Optional Excursions:

Chobe National Park Game Drive:
• 3-hour Non-private Open Vehicle in the Chobe National Park PRICE: 560.00 per person (minimum 2 PAX)
• 3-hour Private Open Vehicle in the Chobe National Park PRICE: 970.00 per person (minimum 4 PAX)
• 6-hour Private Open Vehicle in the Chobe National Park PRICE: 1 950.00per person (minimum 4 PAX) INCL. picnic lunch
All game drive rates included Park fees, mineral water & cool-drinks
Please Note:
Clients that stay on ZQ for 2-nights can only do the Chobe Game Drive on either arrival of departure day (time permitting)
Clients that stay on ZQ for 3-nights can do the Chobe Game Drive on Sunday morning

Accessibility to Zambezi Queen:

Zambezi Queen sails on the Chobe River between Namibia &Botswana
(Please check Visa Requirements for both countries)
Zambezi Queen is moored on the Namibian side of the Chobe River.
Zambezi Queen Meeting Point is at Kasane Immigration Office, Kasane, Botswana
Passengers are meet by our ZQ staff between 13h00 & 16h00 on arrival day at Kasane Immigration Office
Please try to be there by 13h00 so that you can have lunch on ZQ.
If arriving after 14h00, then a snack will be served on Zambezi Queen.
Passport Control: Kasane Immigration Office as you are exiting Botswana
Boat transfer: Kasane Immigration Office (Botswana) to Namibia Immigration
Passport Control: Namibia Immigration Office as you are entering Namibia
Boat transfer: Namibia Immigration Office to Zambezi Queen
Please note:
• Kasane Immigration Office is where our ZQ representative meets all our passengers
• Kasane Immigration Office is situated in the centre of Kasane Town, Chobe River (Botswana)
• Kasane Immigration Office is only 5km from Kasane Airport (BBK)

Please note the following transfer can be booked with Zambezi Queen:

The following transfers can be booked by Zambezi Queen Reservations
Road Transfer: KIO – BBK Airport (Botswana) is about 10 minutes (Cost is included in ZQ rates)
Road Transfer: KIO – VFA Airport (Zimbabwe) is about 90 minutes (Cost is ZAR 690.00 per person one way)
Road Transfer: KIO – LVI Airport (Zambia) is about 120 minutes (Cost is ZAR 840.00 per person one way)
Road Transfer: KIO – Katima Mulilo (MPA) Airport, Namibia is about 120 minutes (Cost on request)
Please note that these rates are valid from 01-Jan-16 to 31-Dec-16
Transfer prices are subject to fuels costs
Transfer prices above are quoted on non-private transfers
Private Transfer Prices are available on request

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES:

  •  Check- in time is between 13h00 and 16h00
  •  NB – Kasane Immigration on the Chobe River closes at 16h30 and guests are advised to arrive no later than 16h00
  •  Guests arriving before 13h00 on arrival day make use of the facilities of a lodge in Kasane town
  •  Check-out time is between 08h30 and 10h30
  •  NB – Kasane Immigration on the Chobe River opens at 07h30
  •  Guests departing after 10h30 on departure day make use of the facilities of a lodge in Kasane town
CHILD POLICY:
  •  Children under 7 are not permitted;
  •  Children aged 7 – 15 years (inclusive) are allowed on Zambezi Queen
  •  One Child sharing with One Adult, Child receives a 20% discount off the applicable adult rate
  •  One Child sharing with Two Adults, Child receives a 50% discount off the applicable adult rate.
  •  Two Children sharing with One Adult, One Child receives a 20% discount off the applicable adult rate  & the younger child 50% discount off the applicable adult rate
  •  Standard Suites 24 and 26 are our triple rooms which offer a third single bed which can be used for either a 3rd Adult  or 1 child (aged 7 to 15 Years)
  •  Children 16 years and older are considered adults
PAYMENT TERMS FOR FIT’s:
  •  30% deposit is required within 7 days of confirmation in order to secure a booking.
  •  The full balance is required 90 days prior to departure.
  •  If a booking is made less than 90 days prior to departure, full payment is required to confirm the booking.
CANCELLATION POLICY FIT’s:
  •  If a cancellation is made 4 months or more prior to ZQ departure, the deposit will be refunded less bank charges
  •  If a cancellation is made 120 – 91 days prior to departure, all deposits are non-refundable
  •  If a cancellation is made 90 days or less prior to departure, full payment will be applied as the cancellation penalty
PAYMENT TERMS FOR AD-HOC GROUPS from 10 to 28 PAX:
  •  20% Deposit is required within 21 days of confirmation, in order to secure a booking
  •  30% Second deposit is required 8 months prior to ZQ departure date
  •  50% Balance is required 3 months (90 days) prior to ZQ departure date.
  •  If a group booking is made less than 90 days prior to departure, full payment is required to confirm the booking.


The following non-private road transfers can be booked by Zambezi Queen Reservations:
Road Transfer: KIO – BBK Airport (Botswana) is about 15 minutes (5KM) Cost is included
Road Transfer: KIO – VFA Airport (Zimbabwe) is about 90 minutes (105KM)  Cost is excluded
Road Transfer: KIO – LVI Airport (Zambia) is about 120 minutes (85KM) Cost is excluded
Road Transfer: KIO – MPA Airport (Namibia) is about 2 1Ž2 hours (140KM) Costs is excluded
Private road transfer rates on request.
 
Flights:
The attached Flight Schedule indicates that flight options to Zambezi Queen.
The flight costs are excluded from the Zambezi Queen rates.
 
Airports:
BBK = Kasane Airport (Botswana) is about 15 minutes from Kasane Immigration Office
VFA = Victoria Falls Airport (Zimbabwe) is about 90 minutes from Kasane Immigration Office
LVI = Livingstone Airport (Zambia) is about 120 minutes from Kasane Immigration Office
MPA = Mpacha Airport in Katima Mulio (Namibia) is about 2 1Ž2 hours from Kasane Immigration Office
 
Visa Requirements:
The traveller and/or travel agent is responsible for determining what documentation is required, and ensuring any such documentation - including passports, visas, medical certificates and unabridged birth certificates, has been obtained
before travel and is in order.
Visa Requirements for Foreign Travellers to Namibia
Visa Requirements for Foreign Travellers to Botswana
 
Unabridged Birth certificate update:
As of 1 June 2015 new documentation requirements came into effect for
under 18s travelling to and from South Africa.  Everything you need to know about the new regulations is in these
'Frequently Asked Questions' and answers issued by South Africa's
Department of Home Affairs. Find out more: South African Immigration Act FAQ

 
 

ACCOMMODATION:

  • Zambezi Queen offers 10 Standard Suites and 4 Master Suites - maximum of 2 persons per Suite except for 2 Standard suites (Suite #24 & #26) which offer a third ¾ single bed which can be used for the 3rd Adult or 1 child (aged 7 to 15 Years)
  • All suites have is en-suite bathrooms (shower only)
  • All suites have 2 x ¾ single beds which can be made up as Twin or King bed configuration on request.
  • All suites have their own private balcony with outdoor furniture allowing guests amazing views of the Chobe River and surrounds.
  • All suites have full length sliding shutters for both privacy and protection from the sun
  • All suites have air conditioning and standing fans
  • 4 Master Suites have 2 balconies with outdoor furniture and full length sliding shutter doors for protection from the sun

Note: The 2 Master Suites on the lower deck have sun loungers.

2-NIGHT PROGRAM

DAY 1 Monday / Wednesday

13h00 – 16h00 Estimated Time of Arrival at Kasane Immigration Office (Botswana)
Meet the Zambezi Queen staff at Kasane Immigration Office, who assist you with your luggage and the immigration process.
Your luggage will be taken by the Zambezi staff to your Zambezi Queen suite.
Passport Control: Kasane Immigration Office as you are exiting Botswana
Boat Transfer: Kasane Immigration Office – Namibia Immigration Office
Please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen as there is a short walk to the immigration office
Passport Control: Namibia Immigration Office as you are entering Namibia
Boat Transfer: Namibia Immigration Office – Zambezi Queen

Note: Kasane Immigration Office & Namibia Immigration Office closes at 16h30 thus all passengers
must arrive before 16h00 at Kasane Immigration Office on the Botswana side of the Chobe River

Guests embarking before 14h00 on Zambezi Queen will be served a buffet lunch on board.
Guests embarking after 14h00 on Zambezi Queen will be served snacks on board.

Welcome and Safety Briefing
Enjoy an afternoon sail on either the main vessel or on tender boats (weather dependent)

19h30 Three-course set-menu Dinner
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading lights & LED lighting available)
Enjoy a quiet African night.
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 2 Tuesday / Thursday

06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dining / lounge area on the upper deck
07h30 Breakfast commences on board the Zambezi Queen
After breakfast you have the option of one of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat
  • Or Local Village Tour in Namibia

Return for lunch on board Zambezi Queen
Rest and Relaxation

3-NIGHT PROGRAM

DAY 1 Friday

13h00 – 16h00 Estimated Time of Arrival at Kasane Immigration Office (Botswana)
Meet the Zambezi Queen staff at Kasane Immigration Office who assist you with your luggage and the immigration process.
Your luggage will be taken by the Zambezi Queen staff to your Zambezi Queen suite.
Passport Control: Kasane Immigration Office as you are exiting Botswana
Boat Transfer: Kasane Immigration Office – Namibia Immigration Office
Please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen as there is a short walk to the immigration office
Passport Control: Namibia Immigration Office as you are entering Namibia
Boat Transfer: Namibia Immigration Office – Zambezi Queen

Note: Kasane Immigration Office & Namibia Immigration Office closes at 16h30 thus all passengers
must arrive before 16h00 at Kasane Immigration Office on the Botswana side of the Chobe River.

Guests embarking before 14h00 on Zambezi Queen will be served a buffet lunch on board.
Guests embarking after 14h00 on Zambezi Queen will be served snacks on board.

Welcome Safety Briefing
Enjoy an afternoon sail on either the main vessel or on tender boats (weather dependent)

19h30 Three-course set-menu Dinner on-board Zambezi Queen commences
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading lights & LED lighting available)
Enjoy a quiet African night.
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 2 Saturday

06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dining / lounge area on the upper deck
07h30 Breakfast commences on board the Zambezi Queen
After breakfast you have the option of one of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat
  • Or Local Village Tour in Namibia

Return for lunch on board Zambezi Queen
13h30 Lunch on board Zambezi Queen
Rest and Relaxation
Enjoy the pool deck or spend time in the lounge as you view the river and the wildlife around you
In the afternoon you have the option of one of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat

19h30 Three-course set-menu Dinner on-board Zambezi Queen
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading lights & LED lighting available)
Enjoy a quiet African night.
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 3 Sunday

06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dining / lounge area on the upper deck
07h30 Breakfast on board the Zambezi Queen
After breakfast you have the option of one of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat
  • Or Land based 4 x 4 safari in the Chobe National Park (passport required) (additional cost)

Return for lunch on board Zambezi Queen
Rest and Relaxation
Enjoy the pool deck or spend time in the lounge as you view the river and the wildlife around you
In the afternoon you have the option of one of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat

19h30 Traditional African dinner on board the Zambezi Queen, including African singing and dancing
Enjoy the pool deck or spend time in the lounge as you view the river and the wildlife around you
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading lights & LED lighting available)
Enjoy a quiet African night.
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 4 Monday


06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dining / lounge area on the upper deck
07h30 Breakfast on board the Zambezi Queen
08h30 - 10h30 Disembarking the Zambezi Queen depending on onward arrangements
Boat Transfer: Zambezi Queen - Namibia Immigration Office
Passport Control: Namibia Immigration Office as you are exiting Namibia
Boat Transfer: Namibia Immigration Office - Kasane Immigration Office
Passport Control: Kasane Immigration Office as you are entering Botswana

We trust you enjoyed your Zambezi Queen River Safari

Rates Include:

  • Accommodation on board Zambezi Queen
  • All meals on board Zambezi Queen
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee & tea, beer & wine throughout your stay on ZQ
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season
  • Road Transfers to & from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river

Rates Exclude:

  • Air tickets
  • Alcoholic beverages (such as bubbly, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers to/from Zambia / Zimbabwe / Namibia / any of the Kasane Lodges
  • A land-based half- day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park (passport required)
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Visa Fees

What to pack for your Zambezi Queen River Safari:
Passport
Sun block, sunglasses, sun hats, swimming costume, comfortable shoes, flip flops, Camera, cellphone & camera chargers
Medication you may need (limited medical assistance available)
Formal attire is not necessary as our evening dress is casual
We provide hairdryers, pool / bathroom towels and standard hotel amenities

Zambezi Queen sails on the Chobe River, which is the natural boundary between Botswana & Namibia. Sailing
is subject to weather and water conditions and at the discretion of the Captain.
Please note that the timings above should be used as guideline only as all services are dependent on outside
factors. Itinerary is subject to change at managements discretion.


 

Special 4-Night Itinerary


DAY 1 Monday 26 December 2016

13h00 – 16h00 Estimate Time of Arrival at Kasane Immigration Office (Botswana)
Meet the Zambezi Queen staff who assist you with your luggage and the immigration forms.
Your luggage will be taken by the Zambezi Queen staff to your Zambezi Queen suite.
Passport Control: Kasane Immigration Office as you are exiting Botswana
Boat Transfer: Kasane Immigration Office – Namibia Immigration Office
Passport Control: Namibia Immigration Office as you are entering Namibia
Boat Transfer: Namibia Immigration Office – Zambezi Queen

Note: Kasane Immigration Office & Namibia Immigration Office closes at 16h30 thus all passengers
must arrive before 16h00 at Kasane Immigration Office on the Botswana side of the Chobe River
Passengers embarking before 14h00 will be served a buffet lunch on board Zambezi Queen
Passengers embarking after 14h30 will be served a snack on board Zambezi Queen

Welcome on board the world-class Zambezi Queen
Enjoy an afternoon sail on either the main vessel or on tender boats
19h00 Safety Briefing
19h30 Dinner on-board Zambezi Queen commences
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading lights & LED lighting available)
Enjoy a quiet African night.
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 2 Tuesday 27 December 2016

06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dining / lounge upper deck
07h30 Breakfast commences on board the Zambezi Queen while sailing to our second mooring (weather permitting)
After breakfast you have the option of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat on the Chobe river
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat on the Chobe river

Return for lunch on board the main vessel
Rest and Relaxation
Enjoy our pool deck or spend time in the lounge as you view the river and the wildlife around you
In the afternoon you have the option of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat on the Chobe river
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat on the Chobe river

19h30 Dinner on board the Zambezi Queen
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading light & LED lighting available)
Enjoy the quiet African night
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 3 Wednesday 28 December 2016

06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dinning / lounge upper deck
07h30 Breakfast on board the Zambezi Queen
08h30 Depart the main vessel for a land based game drive in the Chobe National Park (passport required)
Return to Zambezi Queen for a lunch on board Zambezi Queen
Rest and Relaxation
Enjoy our pool deck or spend time in the lounge as you view the river and the wildlife around you
In the afternoon you have the option of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat on the Chobe river
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat on the Chobe river

19h30 Dinner on board the main vessel
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading light & LED lighting available)
Enjoy the quiet African night and watch the stars from the your window
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 4 Thursday 29 December 2016

06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dining / lounge upper deck
07h30 Breakfast commences
After breakfast you have the option of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat on the Chobe river
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat on the Chobe river
  • Or Local Village Tour in Namibia

Return to the main vessel for lunch
Rest and Relaxation
Enjoy our pool deck or spend time in the lounge as you view the river and the wildlife around you
In the afternoon you have the option of the following activities:

  • Water based game viewing on tender boat on the Chobe river
  • Or Fishing from fishing boat on the Chobe river

19h30 African-themed Dinner on-board the Zambezi Queen with staff singing & dancing
22h00 Generator shuts down and the inverter system kicks in (only reading light & LED lighting available)
Enjoy the quiet African night and watch the stars from the your window
Overnight: Zambezi Queen

DAY 5 Friday 30 December 2016

06h00 Generator starts up and you are now able to charge your electronic devices
Coffee & Tea available in the dinning / lounge upper deck
07h30 Breakfast commences and everybody starts preparing for their departure
Note: Kasane Immigration Office & Namibia Immigration Office opens at 07h30
08h30 - 10h30 Departing the Zambezi Queen on motorised tender boats depending on onward arrangements.
Boat Transfer: Zambezi Queen - Namibia Immigration Office
Passport Control: Namibia Immigration Office as you are exiting Namibia
Boat Transfer: Namibia Immigration Office - Kasane Immigration Office
Passport Control: Kasane Immigration Office as you are entering Botswana

We trust you enjoyed your Zambezi Queen River Safari


Rates Include:

  • Accommodation on board Zambezi Queen
  • All meals on board Zambezi Queen
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee & tea, beer & wine
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing in season
  • Road Transfers to/ from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river.
  • A land-based half- day 4x4 game viewing in Botswana's Chobe National Park (passport required)
  • 15% VAT and tourism levy

Rates Exclude:

  • Air tickets
  • Alcoholic beverages (sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
  • Additional transfers
  • Curio Shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Visa Fees

 

Zambezi Queen sails on the Chobe River, which is the natural boundary between Botswana &
Namibia. Sailing is subject to weather and water conditions and at the discretion of the captain
Please note that the timings above should be used as guideline only as all services are dependent on outside factors. Itinerary subject to change at management discretion

What is the nearest access point for the Zambezi Queen?
Kasane. There are flights from Johannesburg to Kasane daily.
How far is Kasane from Victoria Falls?
Approximately 90 minutes by road – it can easily be combined with a stay in Victoria Falls.
What is included in the rate?
Apart from the accommodation on-board, three meals daily, all scheduled activities and selected wines, beers, ciders and soft drinks.
What transfers are included?
Road transfers to & from Kasane Airport are included in the rate.
Does the Zambezi Queen sail on the Zambezi River?
No, the vessel was named on the river it was built, but it sails on the Chobe River. The confluence of the Zambezi and Chove River is 5 km from the vessel's first mooring point.
How far does the Zambezi Queen travel on the Chobe River?
Approximately 25 kilometres.
What is the dress-code?
Light and comfortable especially for summer with a hat readily at hand. In winter a pullover is required for early mornings and evenings.
Are guests seated together at meal times?
No, unless they form part of a group booking.
Are children permitted and from what age?
We accept children from ages 7 upwards. Triple rooms are available for kids sharing with their parents (Max 1 child per suite)
What about special dietary requirements?
Where possible, dietary requirements will be accommodated by prior arrangement. Halaal and Kosher meals are regrettably not possible.
What currencies are accepted on-board?
We accept Namibian Dollar, South African Rand, Botswana Pula and US Dollar.
Are credit cards accepted?
Yes, We accept Master and Visa cards.
Is there a gratuity guideline?
Gratuities are at the discretion of the guest. Our Guideline is USD 10.00 per person per day.
Do you offer fishing?
Yes, tiger and bream fishing is possible on the Chobe River. We offer basic fishing tackle for keen fishermen.
Is the water on-board safe for drinking?
All water on-board is purified but we do recommend bottled water.
What are the immigration requirements?
As Namibia and Botswana shares the Chobe River, guests will have to exit Botswana via immigration and enter onto Namibian soil on the other side of the river where they will have to present themselves to the Namibian authorities and be stamped into Namibia
before boarding the Zambezi Queen.
Can you confirm whether all cabins are air conditioned? All our cabins are air-conditioned however please note at 22h00 when the generators are switched and our secondary supply starts then the cabin fans can be used
Can I use my CPAP (small medical supervising device) at night? ZQ switches over onto an inverter system after 22h00 at night & we connect the CPAP to our inverter system. Please indicate when making the booking
Plug points in the suites. We have the 3 prong South African plugs and the 2 prong European plugs in the cabins should you require an American adaptor this is available upon request

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