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Zambezi Queen River Cruise & Chobe Safari

A floating boutique 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.

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Cost

R14 800 per person sharing

Dates

1 May – 15 November

Itinerary

Upon arrival at the Kasane Immigration Office, you will be warmly greeted by our dedicated Zambezi Queen Collection representative, who will provide assistance with your luggage and guide you through the passport control process. You’ll then take a boat transfer to the Zambezi Queen, where you will be welcomed with an introduction and a delectable lunch onboard. Lunch is available until 14h00 and guests arriving later will be served a mid-afternoon snack. The afternoon is free for leisure activities, or if time permits, you can join a late afternoon river safari. In the evening, indulge in a delightful 3-course dinner after a map talk that acquaints you with the captivating Chobe area. Unwind and embrace the serene African night.

Muchenje Safari Lodge is situated on the quieter, western side of Botswana’s Chobe National Park, only forty minutes’ drive from Kasane and just over two hours from the Victoria Falls. The lodge is set at the top of an escarpment, overlooking the banks of the Chobe River. The thatched chalets are privately laid out along the edge of the escarpment and decorated with “rustic luxury, each chalet has a deck to enjoy panoramic views of the flood plain. Explore the Chobe region on morning, afternoon and night game drives with professional guides. Venture onto the Chobe River by boat to witness herds of elephants and other wildlife attracted to the water’s edge. You can go on guided bush walks and visit the local village to meet the people that make Botswana such a special place.

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Tour includes

Accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local 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 (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)

Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe River*

Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office*

*When arriving at the Kasane and Namibian Immigration Offices guests need to fill in the required immigration forms to gain access and departure permission from the relevant authorities. This process can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete and needs to be considered in terms of timing and pre-planning when coming to stay on the Zambezi Queen.

Tour excludes

Air tickets and visa fees

Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert), curio store purchases and gratuities (discretionary)

Community development levy. The Community Development Levy will reflect as a separate line item on all invoices issued. The funds collected will supplement our community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care and basic community services.

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