The Brand New Zambezi Queen

May 28, 2010

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I must admit, life doesn’t get much better than relaxing and being pampered aboard a 5-star cruise boat… unless of course you are in the midst of Africa’s most beautiful ecosystem cruising the Chobe River.  Bordered by Botswana and Namibia, the Chobe is home to the largest concentration of elephants on earth and a huge diversity of other wildlife from buffalo to lion, hyena, puku, impala, giraffe…the entire Ark! The brand new Zambezi Queen gives you luxury and wildlife all at once.

The contemporary design of the boat is a nice contrast after experiencing some of Botswana’s classic safari lodges. zambezi queen bedroomIt offers 14 opulent cabins, a small outdoor plunge pool for cooling off in the hot months, a very chic bar with a classy/cool lounge area and wood-burning fireplace, an air-conditioned library filled with documentaries on African history and wildlife and meals created by qualified South African chefs.

From your cabin balcony or the top deck you have outstanding game viewing.  You also have the option of participating in land excursions on either the Botswana or Namibian side (which are included in the price).  The area is home to over 400 different species of bird, 120,000 elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion and the rare puku among others.

Make sure when you’re booking with us to ask for advice regarding which rooms are cooler (only the reading room has air conditioning).  This is a great option to combine with Zambia, Zimbabwe or other parts of Botswana such as the Eden-like Utopia of the Okavango Delta!

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