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Rivers & Rails of Africa
Departing : 13 Mar 2018 View Tour Info

Ship Facts

  • Sizeboutique
  • Styleluxury
  • Launch Year2009
  • Languageen
  • Gross Tonnage1000
  • Length46
  • Width8
  • CurrencyUSD
  • Speed24
  • Capacity30
  • Crew Count22
  • Deck Count3
  • Cabin Count14
Accommodation

Master Suites (MS)

All suites feature magnificent views from floor to ceiling windows. An outer deck allows you to step outside, sit in the sitting area and experience the African breeze. Each private space was designed with the African summer in mind and clever use of shutters and sliding mosquito net doors along with a floor mounted fan ensures a cool experience even during times of the year when the temperatures on the Chobe soar. Suites can be configured with either double or two single beds.

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. 

Standard Suites (SA)

All suites feature magnificent views from floor to ceiling windows. An outer deck allows you to step outside, sit in the sitting area and experience the African breeze. Each private space was designed with the African summer in mind and clever use of shutters and sliding mosquito net doors along with a floor mounted fan ensures a cool experience even during times of the year when the temperatures on the Chobe soar. Suites can be configured with either double or two single beds.

Triple Suites (SB)

All suites feature magnificent views from floor to ceiling windows. An outer deck allows you to step outside, sit in the sitting area and experience the African breeze. Each private space was designed with the African summer in mind and clever use of shutters and sliding mosquito net doors along with a floor mounted fan ensures a cool experience even during times of the year when the temperatures on the Chobe soar. Suites can be configured with either double or two single beds.

Entertainment

Relaxing on the top deck is a truly luxurious experience, take a dip in the pool before sitting back in the shady area with a good book, or rejuvenate with a beauty or massage treatment with one of the friendly and experienced beauticians.

Lounge & Bar

An open-plan air conditioned lounge and dining area with unobstructed and unsurpassed views, and a well appointed bar stocked with the finest wines and spirits are waiting to entertain you.

Observation Deck

Aft of the ship located on the top deck, the observation deck provides a shaded area with comfortable seating to watch the ever changing view; elephants wading in the shallows or crossing in merry groups, fish eagles wheeling overhead and sunsets that will take your breath away.

Curio Shop

On entering the lower of 3 decks, guests will find a well-stocked air-conditioned curio shop with good quality clothing and handmade articles from the local region.

Enrichment

Located on the Chobe River the ship is within travelling distance from one of the great wonders of the world – the magnificent Victoria Falls, as well as the world famous Chobe National Park, which borders the Chobe River, teeming with wildlife and approximately 120,000 elephants, as well as over 400 species of birds, making this an exceptional wildlife safari experience.

Bird Watching

With such a magnificent array of wildlife, the birdlife is notable too with over 400 species to spot keen birders will be in their element.

Star Gazing

Make sure to use the astronomical telescope situated on the foredeck to explore the African night-time sky. With no lights for miles around, the stargazing is spectacular.

Water Based Tours - Game Drives

Botswana’s Chobe is a destination in itself for those looking to experience the thrill of wildlife up close. Capture that sense of adventure with a water-based game drive by tender boat, allowing you to explore nature at its best! Water-based game viewing on smaller boats enables close-up viewing in an environment where the animals do not feel threatened.

Tours

Experience the gentle nature of rural Africa along the banks of the Chobe by visiting a local village on the Namibian side of the river. Here you can interact with the locals and browse their selection of handmade crafts.

Fishing

During season, Tiger and Bream fishing are offered with tackle and bait as well as a stocked cool box to help ensure the wait is worth it.

Dining
  • All meals included during the cruise with complimentary wine and beer
  • Enjoy delicious cuisine while observing the surrounding wildlife
  • Bar includes local & imported spirits, wine and beers

Main Restaurant

Scrumptious and mouth-watering, meals are prepared using only fresh ingredients sourced from the local markets. Breakfast offers a hearty choice of dishes with oats cooked in cream a popular choice. Buffet lunch offers a delectable choice including healthy options while dinner alternates between a la carte and buffet-style. The kitchen staff are all locally trained Namibians and proud to display their skills; it shines through in every plate served. The bar stocks both local and imported spirits, wine and beers. Included in the rate is all locally sourced wines, beers, soft drinks and water.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Elegantly-appointed public areas
  • Enclosed air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar
  • Open-air pool deck for 360-degree game watching
  • Eco-friendly with water jet propulsion system, solar heating system and onboard water purification plant
Health and Fitness

Please note: there is no spa or gym facilities on board.

Plunge Pool

Take a cooling dip and feel refreshed while watching the passing scenery and wildlife upon the Chobe River.

Facilities

Age Restriction

Children under 7 are not permitted.

Dress Code

Dress is casual aboard the Zambezi Queen. They suggest you bring along the following:

  • Lightweight trousers and long sleeved tops
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellant and camera
  • raincoat and hat

 

Smoking Policy

Smoking is forbidden on all internal areas on the Zambezi Queen. Smoking is only permitted on the outside area of the entertainment deck.

Dietary Requirements

Wherever possible, special dietary requirements will be accommodated, but this should be finalised and agreed prior to confirmation of the booking.

Disabled Facilities

Reasonable efforts are made to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants, but no responsibility will be undertaken for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Deck Plans

Upper Deck

 

  • Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Poole Deck

 

Middle Deck

 

  • Master Suites 21 & 20
  • Standard Suites 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29
  • Triple Suites 24 & 26

 

Lower Deck

 

  • Reception
  • Gift Shop
  • Master Suites 10 & 11
  • Standard Suites 12 & 13

 

Upcoming Zambezi Queen Cruises
Chobe River Cruises
5 Nights

Visiting : Kasane - Chobe National Park - Kasenu Village

Departing : Mar 2018 +8 , Apr 2018, May 2018, Jun 2018, Jul 2018, Aug 2018, Sep 2018, Oct 2018, Nov 2018

On Board : Zambezi Queen

from £13,495pp
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