World Journeys | Chobe River Safaris

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.

The Zambezi Queen and Chobe Princesses navigate approximately 25 km of the Chobe River, allowing you to enjoy moments such as waking up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river or watching a fish eagle take flight, all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.

Chobe Princess: 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. With only a small number of guests per boat staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water.

Zambezi Queen: Offers luxury accommodation in the form of 14 tasteful and luxurious suites – ten standard suites and four spacious master suites, all with outer decks so you can soak up the revitalising Chobe River breeze and appreciate uninterrupted views of the unique African landscape beyond. All suites have private balconies and fans, full length sliding shutter doors, mosquito screens and the finest finishes. Master Suites have their own private deck with outdoor furniture and panoramic views. On entering the first of 3 decks, guests will find a well appointed library and a computer facility with internet access. The third level is home to dining facilities, an open plan lounge, a computerised telescope for exploring the African night sky and a well appointed bar. There are two outside areas on the top deck, one aft which provides a shaded area with comfortable seating and the other on the foredeck which includes a plunge pool and sun bathing area.

Special Offer

Special valid until 29/03/2024

Book by 29 March for a free night!

Book by 29 March 2024 and enjoy three nights for the price of two on any December 2024 Friday sailing aboard the Zambezi Queen. Offer is subject to availability and may not be combined with any other offer.

  • Summary


    3 Days / 2 Nights from NZD $1,654*


    Botswana, Multi Country Tours - Africa

    Type of Journey

    Cruise, Wildlife


    • Cruising on the Chobe River • Fantastic wildlife viewing • Village visit

  • Departure Dates

    3 day departures are on Mondays and Wednesdays
    4 day departures are on Fridays
    5 day departures are on Mondays
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Accommodation in your selected cabin category
    • Transfers to/from Kasane Airport
    • All meals while on board
    • Standard beverages (excludes spirits and premium)
    • Safari activities by motorboat
    • Cultural tour of a local village
    • Tiger and bream fishing (in season)
    • Community Development Levy (amount subject to change)
    • Fuel levy on Chobe Princess (amount subject to change)

    Not Included

    • Premium alcoholic beverages such as sparkling wine, spirits and dessert wines
    • Gratuities

  • Pricing

    Description Twin

    Chobe Princess, from
    1 Jan – 29 Feb
    1 Mar – 30 Nov
    1 – 31 Dec
    Zambezi Queen, from
    1 Jan – 29 Feb
    1 Mar – 30 Nov
    1 – 31 Dec



    Chobe Princess, from
    1 Jan – 28 Feb
    Zambezi Queen, from
    1 Jan – 28 Feb



    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Chobe Princess – 3 day itinerary

    Day 1: Kasane > Chobe River Safari
    This afternoon you will be collected from Kasane and transferred to the cruise. Cruise the river at sunset, with a welcome briefing and mouth-watering dinner.

    Day 2: Chobe River Safari
    Relax on board with a good book and binoculars, or explore the spectacular Chobe River with a tender boat and an experienced guide, getting up close and personal to the wildlife and birdlife of the area. For the adventurous, try your hand at tiger fishing – one of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers most predatory fish! Enjoy lunch and take in the wonders of the Chobe River and National Park as you cruise. The afternoon activities can include an exciting river safari or fishing excursion and afterwards enjoy dinner and stargazing.

    Day 3: Chobe River Safari > Kasane
    Early morning cruise while you enjoy breakfast. Disembark after breakfast and you will be transferred back to Kasane. (The 4 Day itinerary will also include a cultural experience, with a guided walk in a nearby rural village, or a visit to our resident 2000 year old baobab tree – a landmark to remember!)

    Zambezi Queen – 3 day itinerary

    Day 1: Kasane > Chobe River Safari
    Today you will be collected from Kasane and transferred to the cruise. Enjoy an afternoon sail on either the Safari Boat or on tender boats.

    Day 2: Chobe River Safari
    After breakfast in the dining room, cruise in a motorboat for up close water-based game viewing. Sail on the Chobe River while enjoying lunch. Visit a traditional village, or view game from a small motorboat. Dinner is in an African boma on the shore of the Chobe River, including African singing and dancing, followed by stargazing.

    Day 3: Chobe River Safari
    Early morning cruise while you enjoy breakfast. Disembark after breakfast and you will be transferred back to Kasane. (The 4-day itinerary will also include additional water based game viewing on tender boats and also an option for a visit into Chobe National Park at an additional cost).

  • Booking Conditions

    • Price quoted for Zambezi Queen is in a Suite, please enquire for Luxury Suite rates
    • Price quoted for Chobe Princess is in a Cabin, please enquire for Superior Cabin rates
    • As pricing varies seasonally, please request a quote for your specific dates
    • Children from the age of thirteen are welcome on board the Zambezi Queen
    • Children from the age of seven are welcome on board the Chobe Princesses
    • Please enquire for rates for 3 and 4 night options


HLO Ref# 19967
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