Chobe River Front, Botswana 5 Star Zambezi Queen (3 Days) ZIMQ2N

Chobe National Park| Chobe River Front| Botswana| Africa

Overview

Introduction

A Zambezi Queen safari is an experience quite different to a land-based safari. If you like to be up before dawn with the birds, or watch game coming down to the river’s edge from the comfort of your bed, it’s entirely up to you. It’s a very flexible itinerary with activities ranging from game viewing, fishing, birding, to cultural tours and photo safaris on offer. The choice is yours. Your 5 star Zambezi Queen safari can be packed with adventure and experiences or a slow, laze down the mighty Chobe River.

Accommodation

2 Nights Zambezi Queen by Mantis

Room: Standard Suite
A FLOATING BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN A CLASS OF HER OWNMoving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury ...

Itinerary

+ Day 1

After arriving at Kasane Airport in Botswana, you will be transferred to the Chobe River where a delicious lunch awaits you on the Zambezi Queen. The houseboat provides a unique vantage point from which to spot some of the myriads of wildlife which call the Chobe National Park home. You’ll be able to get closer to some of the animals than you can on a normal safari when you join the guide in a tender boat for an afternoon water-based safari. Under the vast and star-laden sky, accompanied by the night chorus of hippos grunting, lions roaring and night birds calling, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and then fall asleep in your luxurious suite to be ready for the adventures of tomorrow.
Overnight: Zambezi Queen or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 2

If you enjoy going on game drives, then staying on the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen will be the best game drive you’ve ever had. Or should that be game float? Being on the river, in the heart of the Chobe National Park which boasts the highest concentration of wildlife for its size in Africa, will be one of the memorable experiences of your life. Especially if you’re lucky enough to see whole herds of elephant frolicking in the water or even swimming across it. Taking short trips on the river in the tender boat will bring you even closer to the wildlife as they come down to the river to drink. Every animal has to drink so the riverbank is the perfect place to see baboon, gentle giraffe, hyena, impala, lechwe, majestic kudu, puku, sable, solitary leopard, lion, warthog, waterbuck, the rare painted wild dog, blue wildebeest, and zebra among the many other species that live in the Chobe. At night you can watch hippos leave the river and stroll around on land looking for succulent grass to eat. While the bush on land can sometimes seem quiet, at night the river is a veritable wild orchestra. A houseboat is the ultimate luxury safari and to be able to sip sundowners while you cruise one of the big rivers in Africa through one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet is an unmatched experience.
Overnight: Zambezi Queen or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 3

After your breakfast cruise, you’ll leave the Zambezi Queen and be transferred to Kasane Airport for your flight home or your flight onward to another adventure.

Activities and Services

Terms and Conditions

PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION:

  • Make sure that you get your passport stamped at the airport when you enter Botswana
  • You’ll then be met by a representative at the airport who will help with your luggage and transfer you to the Kasane Immigration Office (KIO) in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Once you arrive at KIO, a Zambezi Queen Collection staff member will meet you and help with formalities at passport control as you exit Botswana
  • You’ll then be transferred by a smaller tender boat with a Zambezi Queen Collection staff member to the Namibian Immigration Office
  • You then need to get your passport stamped at the Namibian Immigration Office. Please wear comfortable shoes, as there is a short walk to the immigration office

Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 6 meals - 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea and local beer & wine
  • Guided water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • Guided water-based fishing - tiger & bream fishing only in season and tiger fishing is strictly catch and release (subject to availability of fishing boats)
  • Guided water-based photographic (non-professional) safari - please note there is only 1 photographic boat which is subject to availability at time of reservation
  • Guided land-based cultural tour of local village
  • Road transfers from and to Kasane International Airport, Botswana and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River
  • Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office, Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office located on the Namibian side of Chobe River
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dedicated driver/guide

Excludes

Unless otherwise specified

  • All flights, related costs, and taxes (international and local)
  • All meals and beverages (bottled water, coffee, tea, soda, specialty beverages and alcohol)
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Porterage and tipping
  • Trip insurance and items of a personal nature
  • Community development levy (currently ZAR100 per person per night) will reflect as a separate line item on all invoices issued. The funds collected will supplement community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care and basic community services