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Zambezi Queen, Chobe River, Botswana
Deep in the heart of the African wilderness, where the mighty waters of the Chobe River run through Namibia into Zimbabwe falling over the iconic Victoria Falls in a dazzle of thunder and spray, you’ll find the Zambezi Queen, a floating hotel that combines the best of luxury and elegance with the wild essence of Africa.The view is ever-changing: elephants wading in the shallows or crossing in merry groups, fish eagles wheeling overhead, sunsets that will take your breath away. Experience it all from your private suite aboard the luxury 45 metre houseboat, surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness.Embarking from her base in Namibia, the Zambezi Queen cruises along the Chobe, taking in a huge variety of wildlife both on the shore and in the river itself. Guests can enjoy unparalleled photographic opportunities, whether viewing game from the deck or by tender boat – a unique chance to get up close to wildlife on the river’s banks.This leisurely safari allows you to experience the thrill and tranquillity of a bushveld adventure, with all the civilized comforts of a luxury hotel. Just 80km away by road, you’ll find the Victoria Falls, one of the great wonders of the natural world. Many guests choose to combine a stay on board the Zambezi Queen with a visit to this incredible sight.The Matusodona accommodates 10 Suites and 4 Master Suites - all are en-suite with private balconies, king size beds and are furnished to the highest level. Two of the four Master Suites have their own private deck with outdoor furniture and the remaining two having superb panoramic views with doors and windows on two sides. 2/3 night itineraries available with rates from:• Standard suite pp sharing from USD 1485• Master suite pp sharing from USD 177This includes: Accommodation; All meals; All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine; water based game viewing and bird watching on smaller tender boats; land based cultural tour of a local village; tiger and bream fishing in season; arrival & departure road transfers from Kasane airport to Kasane immigration; boat transfers between Kasane immigration and the Zambezi QueenExcludes: Premium beverages (spirits, sparkling wine and dessert wine); visa fees, gratuities and curio shop; purchases; Chobe NP game drive - can be arranged at additional charge; travel insurance.