Cruise the Chobe in style

Cruise the Chobe River aboard the gracious Zambezi Queen safari boat.

Pay 2 Stay 3 Nights Jan - March
From R20,748 pps

2 Night High Season Package
Valid: 1 June - 31 Dec 2020


 Perfect for a romantic getaway
 Excellent game viewing by boat

Zambezi Queen video

The Zambezi Queen package
SADC special

This package includes:
  • Return flights ex Johannesburg 
  • Airport taxes
  • Transfers from/to Kasane airport & Kasane Immigration
  • 14% VAT and tourism levy
  • All meals
  • All soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • Quality wines and beers with meals and during game viewing activities
  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village
  • Tiger & bream fishing
This package excludes:
  • Alcoholic beverages (other than wine and beer at meal times and during game viewing activities)
  • Additional transfers
  • Private guiding or additional safari activities
  • Visa Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Curio Shop purchases
Please note:
  • Prices are quoted per person sharing
  • Zambezi Queen accepts children of 7 years and older accompanied by an adult
  • The Zambezi Queen offers set pre departures
  • This package is valid for SADC residents only. A copy of your passport/work permit will be required when making the reservation
  • This package may vary if the costed classes of flights are not available for the dates requested and if there has been a variance to the airport taxes
  • A stay on the Zambezi Queen will combine well with a stay in Victoria Falls. Let us know if you would like to add a night or two onto this package
  • Special rate is applicable for the Zambezi Queen only
  • Special rate is applicable on new bookings made from 1 November 2019 only
  • Special rate is valid for travel on selected 2 night departures only:
    • 16 - 18 December 2019
    • 18 - 20 December 2019
    • 23 - 25 December 2019
    • 25 - 27 December 2019
  • Not available in conjunction with another promotion and/or special rate
  • Single supplement applies
  • Subject to availability



The Zambezi Queen is a luxury houseboat that cruises the banks of the Chobe River and is uniquely situated only a few kilometers from the point where the four African countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia meet. The world famous Chobe National Park, with its abundant wildlife including a hefty elephant population of  120 000 elephants and over 400 species of birds makes this an exceptional wildlife safari experience. 


Boat facilities at a glance:
  • Water based game viewing on tender boat
  • Fishing from fishing boat
  • Local Village Tour in Namibia
  • From the moment you step aboard the Zambezi Queen it will be apparant that no expense was spared in creating her
  • The elegant timeless interior furnishings were created by one of South Africa's foremost designers
  • The air-conditioned upper-deck is where you find the dining room, comfortable lounge with unobstructed views as well as a bar
  • The forward deck is home to the plunge pool and comfortable sun loungers
 In-room comforts at a glance:
  • The boat offers 10 suites and 4 master suites which are  booked on a per person per night basis, much like a hotel room
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Suites can be configured with either double or two single beds
  • Private balconies overlooking the Chobe River
  • Full length sliding shutters for both privacy and protection from the sun
  • Sliding mosquito net doors
  • Floor mounted fan in all suites
  • Private safe


How to make a booking

  • Upon your confirmation that you would like to proceed with a booking your Maplanga consultant will send you a booking form to confirm your holiday.
  • We will require the full names of the people travelling as the names appear in the passport in order to book flights. You can either send us passport copies or send us the names by email.
  • Please note name changes cannot be made after the tickets have been issued.
  • Once a booking is made by you and the travel details confirmed to us we will send you an invoice with our full details indicated.
  • The advertised package is based on flights with restrictive rules. The airlines require payment for flights within 24 hours of making the booking and we will require a deposit to cover the payment. Once flights are paid they are non-refundable. If you prefer more flexibility a higher class of flight must be used.
  • If a deposit is not received within the stipulated period the flights will cancel. We would then have to rebook the flights and this may result in the costed class being no longer available which would affect the cost of the package.
  • Final payment is required a month prior to travel or as the terms and conditions of the service provider/s dictate.
  • When full payment has been made we will send your e-tickets & travel vouchers to you. If you prefer they can collected from our offices in North Riding Estates.
  • Payments can be made by EFT, telegraphic transfer (overseas payments) or via a secure independent online VCS credit card link for Visa and MasterCard that can be sent to you.


  • Visitors travelling to Zambia are required to be vaccinated for Yellow Fever if travelling from South Africa even if only in transit. The inoculation certificate must produced when checking in your luggage.
  • Chobe is a malaria area contact your doctor or travel clinic for suitable medication prior to travel.
  • We recommend that all travellers take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance. Speak to your Maplanga consultant if you would like further information on the Oojah Travel insurance we offer.

 Passports and visas

  • You must have a current passport that is valid for 6 months after travel.
  • There must be at least two empty pages in your passport
  • South African passports require not visas to enter Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia or Botswana
  • Guests who are arriving in Zimbabwe or Zambia including US, British, Australian and Canadian guests can purchase their visas on arrival or online. Please have cash for this. Passports requiring a pre bought visa include Greece, Colombia, India. A Univisa is available for travellers who wish to include Zimbabwe in their itineraries.

Money, currency and credit cards  

  • Only Namibian Dollar, Botwana Pula, South African Rand and USD cash are accepted on board.
  • Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the Zambezi Queen


Chobe lies in a summer rainfall area. The weather is mild in the day and cool at night in winter (May, June July) and warm to hot for all other months with October traditionally being the hottest month of the year when temperatures rise to the late 30's (Celsius)

Child policy

Children from ages 7 upwards are welcome on the Zambezi Queen. Triple rooms are available for children sharing with their parents (A max. of 1 child per suite)


Casual comfortable clothing bearing in mind the time of year you are travelling. Shorts, T-shirts and light shorts for summer and light layers for winter that can be removed as the day gets hotter. Winter nights are cool and will require a fleece jacket, beanie and scarf.


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