Zambezi Queen

Why cruise on this ship?

The beautiful Zambezi Queen was specifically designed for safari river cruising on the Chobe River and offers a sophisticated design to maximize animal sightings.

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Dining

Indulge in the wonderful Zambezi dining experience with specially imported South African wines, all of which are expertly paired with gourmet meals prepared by on-board skilled chefs.

Main Restaurant

While on board the Zambezi Queen, our guests will dine in absolute opulence whilst taking in the unique African surrounds. Situated on the 3rd level, the dining room offers unobstructed views on three sides. Experience delectable dishes such as butternut and macadamia soup and fillet of beef with bordelaise sauce paired with the perfect wine. Bountiful breakfasts and lunches prepare you for your invigorating daily adventures, and during the evening, enjoy multi-course dinners.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Wine
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Traditional African-themed Dinner

On one of the nights, enjoy an African-themed dinner with traditional dishes and entertainment.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

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

With panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the boat, everywhere you go you can take advantage of magnificent wildlife viewing.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

Pool Deck

The top deck features an open-air Sun Deck complete with a plunge pool. Unlike a typical river cruise that travels from one port to the next, the Zambezi Queen was designed for an entirely different purpose—to facilitate optimal game viewing along the Chobe.

Features

  • Pool Deck

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.

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature
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Star Gazing

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

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature

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.

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature
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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.

Features

  • Excursions
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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.

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature

Health and fitness

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

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Plunge Pool

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

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Kids and teens

Please Note: the ship does not feature any childrens facilities.

Accommodation

AmaWaterways offer a sophisticated onboard experience designed to maximize animal sightings. Your comfort is ensured when staying in any of the 14 balcony staterooms (which range up to 300 sq. ft), all decorated in contemporary style.

CAT. 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.

Stateroom features include:

  • In-room temperature control and fan

  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding and oversized king beds (can also be configured as two single beds)
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and sliding shutters for privacy and protection from the sun
  • Outside balcony
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and electronic safe
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

CAT. 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.

Stateroom features include:

  • In-room temperature control and fan
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding and oversized king beds (can also be configured as two single beds)
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and sliding shutters for privacy and protection from the sun
  • Outside balcony
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and electronic safe
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

CAT. 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.

Stateroom features include:

  • In-room temperature control and fan
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding and oversized king beds (can also be configured as two single beds)
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and sliding shutters for privacy and protection from the sun
  • Outside balcony
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and electronic safe
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Upper Deck

  • Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Pool Deck
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Middle Deck

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

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

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