The Zambezi Queen is a 14-room, 5-star, luxury boutique hotel cruise boat in South Africa.
The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it’s a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African. The resort boat offers 2 and 3-night luxury cruise excursions, perfect for a weekend getaway or short mini vacation within an extended stay in Africa.
The Zambezi Queen operates on the Chobe River, situated between Namibia and Botswana. The boat is based on the banks of the Caprivi Strip and is only a few kilometers from the place where uniquely, four countries meet, namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. The Zambezi Queen cruises on the banks of the magnificent Chobe National Park with its teeming wildlife and approximately 120,000 elephants and over 400 species of birds. The boat is also only 70km by road from one of the great wonders of the world, namely the Victoria Falls. The Zambezi Queen is conveniently located about 80km from both Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone Zambia and 3km from Kasane International Airport all of which have international airports and operate regular scheduled flights out of Johannesburg, with Kasane been ideally suited to charter flights.
The first and second levels of the boat incorporate 14 cabins – all of which have their own private balconies and have been tastefully furnished with either a double or two single beds. Of the 14 suites, 4 are master suites, some with their own private outdoor areas. These master suites are all larger than the 10 standard suites. Because of the limitations regarding power, none of the suites have been fitted with air conditioning units. However, each private space has been designed with the African summer in mind, and clever use of shutters situated on the outer edge of the deck and ceiling fans ensures a cool experience even during times of the year when external temperatures soar. Uniquely, the entire boat including the top deck, living and dining area, has mosquito screening.
Situated on the 3rd level with unobstructed views on three sides, guests will dine in absolute opulence whilst taking in the unique African surrounds. In order to create a menu that reflects the flavors of Africa, the Zambezi Queen has commissioned Pete Goff-Wood, self-styled food alchemist and one of South Africa’s top chefs. He has long been involved in all things pertaining to the African palate and has huge experience in authentic cuisine. All sous chefs and waiters have been specially trained at his Cape Town-based training centre. The bar contains both local and imported spirits, wine and beers.
It is on this great expanse of untamed water an adventure unlike any other awaits with this nice boutique hotel cruise boat. Why join the crowds on land-based game drives when you can experience the thrill of it all from your own private suite aboard a luxury 45 meter boat? The Zambezi Queen operates in 5-star opulence, and is all about pampering, indulgence, and superior comfort.