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Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen is a 28 guest river ship built specifically for cruising Botswana’s Chobe River. She was constructed in the early 1990s and has since won numerous awards for the onboard experience she offers guests, as well as her unique itineraries and excursions.

Offering state-of-the-art interiors and all of the modern amenities you could wish for, Zambezi Queen is the perfect choice of ship should you be seeking a holiday that combines the laid-back ambience of a river cruise with the opportunity to journey through the heartland of one of Africa’s greatest wildernesses.

Zambezi Queen Itineraries

The itineraries available for Zambezi Queen cover approximately 25km of the Chobe River. The river, which flows through Chobe National Park, is densely populated by wildlife, with elephants, lions, cheetahs and buffalo all roaming freely. Throughout your Zambezi Queen cruise, you will be treated to a range of excursions, with boat safaris, jeep safaris and the chance to visit an African village amongst the most popular.

The core itineraries on the Chobe River are 2, 3 or 4 nights but these can be designed to fit in between - or either side - of an excursion-packed land programme. The options available include pre-cruise stays in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, while post-cruise you can choose to enjoy a Rovos Rail journey or go on a 3-night safari adventure in Kruger National Park.

If you would prefer to design your own African experience, you can also book a 2-4 night itinerary and let our Voyage Consultants tailor-make your pre and post cruise stays. Using our portfolio of luxury hoteliers, transfer companies and excursion operators we offer a near-endless array of possibilities - just let us know what you would like to do, and we’ll do the rest.

What's included on a Zambezi Queen cruise?

When you are onboard Zambezi Queen, the following elements are included within your fare:

  • All meals, soft drinks, hot drinks and local beer and wine.
  • Tender boat excursions for bird watching and water-based game watching.
  • A tour of an African village.
  • Fishing (catch and release).

Accommodation, Dining & Facilities

Accommodation on Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen offers 14 suites across three different categories. There are 4 Master Suites (300.sq ft.), 8 Category A Suites (235 sq. ft) and 2 Category B Suites (215 sq. ft). All of the suites have private balconies and are equipped with climate control, an en-suite bathroom (with complimentary toiletries), ample storage space and a mini-safe.

Dining on Zambezi Queen

There is one dining venue on Zambezi Queen; ‘The Dining Room’. This light, airy space offers seating for all guests and benefits from panoramic views across the plains during the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here, with menus consisting of international cuisine and traditional African dishes such as moroho (South African greens with chilli and onion) and pap (porridge made from coarsely ground maize).

Facilities on Zambezi Queen

  • Air-conditioned top deck - with a plunge pool and sun loungers.
  • The Bar - locally-sourced beverages and imported spirits, beers and wines.
  • The Lounge - unobstructed views and comfortable couches.
  • Reading Room
  • Gift Shop

For more information regarding Zambezi Queen or to receive a quote for a sailing, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677 or make an online enquiry for one of the itineraries below.

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Zambezi Queen Cruises

Date Name Duration
21 Feb 2020 Stars of South Africa 14 days
21 Feb 2020 Rivers & Rails Of Africa 12 days
21 Feb 2020 Discover Africa 9 days
23 Feb 2020 Golden Trails of East Africa 16 days
24 Feb 2020 Wildlife And The Falls 12 days
24 Feb 2020 Discover Africa 9 days
13 Mar 2020 Stars of South Africa 14 days
13 Mar 2020 Rivers & Rails Of Africa 12 days
13 Mar 2020 Discover Africa 9 days
15 Mar 2020 Golden Trails of East Africa 16 days
16 Mar 2020 Wildlife And The Falls 12 days
16 Mar 2020 Discover Africa 9 days
27 Mar 2020 Stars of South Africa 14 days
27 Mar 2020 Rivers & Rails Of Africa 12 days
27 Mar 2020 Discover Africa 9 days
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More information

If you would like more information on the Zambezi Queen or would like to discuss a cruise, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.