Wildlife & the Falls
FRC-386017/385974 Zambezi
5 Nights from
£9,450
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All prices are per person, based on double occupancy in Cat. SB stateroom.


Single Supplements: 40% of twin price for Cat. SB & SA. 100% of twin price for Cat. MS.


Airfare: Please call for special roundtrip airfares.


Intra-Africa air: Additional £1020 per person including taxes and fuel surcharges.


Visa: A valid passport and entry visas are required for travel to some African countries. Please consult with your Consulate for more information.


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Zambezi Queen

SA Lower/Middle Balcony £166
MS Lower/Middle Balcony £566

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in an air-conditioned balcony suite
  • All onboard dining, including a traditional African dinner
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and local spirits with lunch and dinner
  • Chobe National Park safari
  • Exclusive private picnic in Chobe National Park
  • Private boat safaris along the Chobe riverbank
  • Visit to an African village for a unique cultural interaction

Land Program

  • 3 nights at the Cape Grace Hotel in an upgraded Luxury Table Moutain view room, including daily breakfast
  • Welcome Reception with drinks and tapas
  • Full-day Cape of Good Hope tour and local lunch with drinks
  • Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain
  • Cape Winelands tour including tastings and lunch OR guided visit to Robben Island followed by lunch
  • 2-night stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in an upgraded Stable Wine room, including daily breakfast
  • Cocktail reception aboard a vintage steam train followed by dinner
  • Guided tour of Victoria Falls National Park
  • Exclusive Sundowner Cruise with tapas
  • 2 nights at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in a Chateau Suite, including daily breakfast
  • Special dinner and presentation
  • Soweto tour with local lunch
  • 3 nights in a suite at an exclusive and luxurious lodge (Tintswalo Safari Lodge or Makanyi Game Lodge)
  • Daily morning, afternoon and evening game drives
  • All meals, drinks and laundry service
  • All airport transfers

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • On board salon & massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare
Itinerary
1
Day 1
Kasane, Botswana

Transfer to the airport this morning and fly to Kasane, Botswana. Here you will be transferred to the Chobe River where tender boats will escort you to board the Zambezi Queen moored on the Namibia side of the Chobe River. This afternoon, enjoy the view as you settle in on the river before a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner on board the vessel.

2
Day 2
Chobe River, Zambezi

This morning embark on a boat safari to explore the Chobe River’s spectacular game viewing. Then journey back to the Zambezi Queen for lunch and time to relax on board. Later today, enjoy a slightly different version of a river safari aboard a special double decker barge which will allow you to venture into the southern channels. This excursion will offer you an unusual viewpoint to observe hippos and elephants in their natural habitat.

3
Day 3
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Join a full day safari of Chobe National Park in open-top 4x4 vehicles. Chobe National Park is home to one of the most dense populations of wildlife in Africa. Be on the lookout for elephants, giraffe, zebra, sable, warthog and cape buffalo. Prides of lions, hyenas and (more rarely cheetahs) are normally visible along the way. Lunch will be a delicious picnic served up under the trees.

4
Day 4
Kasenu Village, Botswana

This morning, enjoy an unforgettable visit to a typical African village to experience the local culture first hand. Spend time with the children of the village as well as its elders and learn about their day-to-day life. After lunch on board, you can choose your afternoon activity including an afternoon safari by boat, bird watching or fishing. Tonight your crew hosts an African-themed dinner complete with singing and dancing.

5
Day 5
Kasane, Botswana

Disembark after breakfast to continue onto the land part of your journey.

 

Sail on board Zambezi Queen
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
HealthFitness

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 Cruises
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Embark Kasane, Mon 20 Nov 2017 On Board Zambezi Queen Disembark Kasane Date Fri 24 Nov 2017 Guide Price cruise and stay £9,450 pp Enquire
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