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Zambezi Queen

Discover Zambezi Queen

The Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat moving along the banks of the great Chobe River. The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephants on the African continent and the Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.

There are 14 suites on Zambezi Queen, all featuring air-conditioning and your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and the African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight - all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed. On the upper deck, you'll find the dining room, bar and a comfortable lounge with unobstructed views.

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Expert View

  • A unique experience - a floating safari in a prime wildlife area
  • See elephant, buffalo and hippo from the cocktail deck
  • Birdwatching, fishing, village tours and cruises on smaller boats
  • Sunsets and excellent photographic opportunities

At a glance

  • 14 Suites
  • 13 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Capture that perfect moment on the custom-designed photographic safari boats, available on request. Expect swivel chairs, seat mounts for resting SLR cameras and a safari photography guide."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke itinerary.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

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