Group Size: Basedon Minimum of 2 passengers
Departs: Scheduled deaprtures during the year
Located along the banks of the Chobe River between Namibia and Botswana, the 42-metre Zambezi Queen is the 5 star flagship of the collection. The lower and upper decks of the vessel incorporate 14 suites each with their own private balcony. Luxurious living areas open-out onto the expansive viewing deck and relaxing pool area. The opulent upper deck with its air-conditioned dining and leisure areas offers the best views of the river and its abundant wildlife. Easily manoeuvrable tender boats get you up close to wildlife and birds at the water’s edge. You can set off on a photographic safari, go tiger fishing, visit a local village or simply make the most of your stylish surroundings onboard.
Day 1 - Chobe River
Mid-afternoon transfer on arrival from Kasane Airport to the Chobe River for a game viewing cruise en route to the Zambezi Queen before check-in and dinner onboard. (D)
Located along the banks of the Chobe River between Namibia and Botswana, the 42-metre Zambezi Queen is the 5-star flagship of the collection. The lower and upper decks of the vessel incorporate 14 suites each with their own private balcony. Luxurious living areas open out onto the expansive viewing deck and relaxing pool area. The opulent upper deck with its air-conditioned dining and leisure areas offers the best views of the river and its abundant wildlife. Easily manoeuvrable tender boats get you up close to wildlife and birds at the water’s edge. You can set off on a photographic safari, go tiger fishing, visit a local village or simply make the most of your stylish surroundings on board.
Day 2 to Day 3 - Chobe River
Enjoy some of the scheduled activities on offer. (BLD)
Day 4 - End of Zambezi Queen Tour
This morning after breakfast tour ends with a transfer to Kasane Airport. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
The start of out trip to the Zambezi Queen experience on the Chobe River was superb, apart from the customs experience going in and out – but it was African! Superb accommodation, views and activities, with amazing staff; well worth having the experience
We lost a case coming in to Windhoek, but the company took charge and found it for us and had it delivered day 2 of the trip; they were really well organised, and we had our own vehicle and guide – I was expecting to have to share with at least a few other folk, but there was only myself and the wife on our twosome with our personal guide Juan. He was fantastic, so thoughtful and attentive and so very knowledgeable about his country, it’s geology, floras and fauna – and even its astronomy. A magic person who looked after us magnificently for the entire tour; Another plus was the scenic flight to Swakopmund from Sossusvlei – this is an absolute must; it’s amazing seeing the desert and dunes on the ground, but from the air its absolutely breath-taking; it knocks the spots off the ballooning which is essentially 45 mins of up and down, with no flight path over the dunes. Visited them all – Dune 45, Big Daddy, Big Mama and a whole pile more; great elephant encounters, and lessons on tracking 😊 Superb – and more wildlife than you could possibly want – the only thing we didn’t see was leopard, and that’s really not surprising.
It then just got better and better with a great catch up with our mates in Swakopmund, a geological wonderland in Damaraland, the delights of the Etosha and then a final stop at the Cheetah park as a break before back to Windhoek & home; millions of photographs as per usual!
The one thing we have learned now, is that for us fuddy-duddies, the last day and night of the trip needs to be activity free, as we need the time to just catch up with what we’ve experienced and have a gentle repack before the long aircraft hauls begin.
Bench put together a remarkable Namibian experience for us and we had a wonderful trip, We will have to go back sometime, as there is still the North and South of the Country to do, and Juan, our guide had some lovely suggestions for a combination air/road safari next time 😊 Ultimate Safari’s, his company specialise in these boutique safari’s with Bench, and they are very, very good at it.