The exclusively chartered, all-suite m.s. Zambezi Queen offers a truly intimate, sophisticated and elegant small river ship experience while retaining the essence of all that is distinctively African. Whether game-viewing from one of the small excursion boats, attempting to land a tiger fish, or watching through the restaurant’s panoramic windows for the animals to gather at the water at dusk, guests experience Botswana’s exotic Chobe National Park—home to one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent—from a luxury small ship specifically designed to navigate the great Chobe and Zambezi Rivers.

Each tastefully furnished Suite has a private balcony, one double bed or two twin beds, windows with shutters, fans and private bathroom with shower.

Onboard dining features international and regional cuisine prepared by the locally trained culinary staff using the freshest vegetables, fruit, fish and local ingredients. Full English breakfast, buffet lunch and formal dinner are served daily in the opulent, air‑conditioned Dining Room, with unobstructed views on three sides.

Public areas have been designed with a timeless southern African elegance and include the air-conditioned lounge and bar, sunbathing area with small pool, and library with books, games and telescope for stargazing. The entire ship, including the top deck and living and dining areas, has mosquito screening.

The m.s. Zambezi Queen meets European inland water safety standards and was built on the foundation of responsibility toward the environment, including a water-jet propulsion system to prevent damage to the riverbed; fuel-efficient, low-emission generators; solar-heated hot water; and an onboard water purification plant.

Ship Specifications
Officers and Crew: 30
Language: English
Staterooms: 14
Accommodations Size: 215 to 300 square feet
Length: 150 feet
Width: 27 feet
Built: 2009

The m.s. Zambezi Queen is featured in:

The Pride of South Africa
Namibia | Botswana | Zimbabwe


Stateroom 3


Cocktail Area


Dining Area


Open Air Lounge


Splash Pool

The above Deck Plan is Thomas P. Gohagan & Company's generally used configuration.
Deck Plans may vary slightly by individual travel program.


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