Houseboat safaris are a wonderful way to experience the wilderness of Africa. The boat makes a fantastic photographic platform allowing you spectacular scenery and wildlife shots. Whether you are viewing game from the decks, fishing or relaxing in the sun on the top deck, houseboat safaris offer you a different way of exploring Botswana.


Chobe houseboats are located on the Chobe River near Kasane in Botswana. Chobe National Park is a popular destination and fills the horizon of the Chobe houseboats. Chobe houseboats offer tranquil locations overlooking the Chobe floodplains. It is known for some of the best sunsets in Southern Africa.


Morning and afternoon game viewing, birding or fishing can be enjoyed in small tender boats, which can easily manoeuvre into smaller channels and onto the shore. Spend the hottest part of the day on the deck; sit back and enjoy the view and cool breeze while the boat is moving on to another spot and adventure. Game viewing by boat is a remarkable experience – see huge herds of elephants come down to drink at the water’s edge as well as other game such as buffalo, giraffe, leopard, lion, kudu, waterbuck, puku, lechwe, impala and baboons.

Zambezi Queen

2 & 3 night packages available

From ZAR 16 170 pppn

Moving along the banks of the Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication. Best of all, as a guest on the vessel, you can enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance.


Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight.

Chobe Princess

2 & 3 night packages available

From ZAR 11 550 pppn

With only a small number of guests, staying on the Chobe Princess is like being on your very own houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, 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.


Try your hand at landing a tiger fish, or capture Africa’s unique beauty on a photographic safari. Whatever you choose to do, your day trips will be personal and flexible. Alternatively, simply laze on a deck chair with an ice-cold drink in hand as you soak up the tranquility that surrounds you.

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