The Chobe Princesses are 3 luxury houseboats (smaller than the Zambezi Queen) which explores the lush Chobe River landscape in search of wildlife sightings as you drift down the water in comfort. There are no set itineraries or departure dates and the small number of guests per boat add to the privacy and well-being of their guests. An entire boat can be booked on an exclusive basis, the most intimate of safari experiences. Every afternoon you will stop at different mooring points for the night.
Comfortable and modern hospitality areas centre around the lounge and bar in a partially covered communal deck. Wine and dine in and open-air area with meals specially prepared by dedicated and experienced chefs. At any time you can chill in a small plunge pool as you cruise down the river. This has to be the most unique, relaxing and fun way to game view there is. On 2 of the houseboats there is an upper deck with sun-loungers which enhances your sightings. Drinks are served throughout the day which includes after-dinner and night caps.
Each houseboat has 4 or 5 tastefully decorated large cabins. They are equipped with air-conditioning, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and hand basin, twin or king-sized beds, a safe and mosquito-proofed windows. A focal point of every cabin is the large sliding window which affords the most sublime views of the ever-changing Chobe River scenery as you drift by. Complimentary toiletries and insect repellent are provided. Hair-dryers are available on request.
You will be cruising along 50kms of prime Chobe river frontage where you can witness some of the finest wildlife viewing in southern Africa. Activities are best conducted away from the main houseboat in dedicated tender boats. These small motorboats accompany the safari boats on their travels and are used to ferry guests on daily excursions of their choice.
Fishing: Try your luck on a fishing safari. You might catch the famed tiger fish or if not, there are many species of bream, African pike and catfish in the rivers and meandering channels. Fishing equipment is included on the trip as is a highly knowledgeable guide.
Photography: Chobe is a photographer's paradise especially in the early morning and just before sunset. Sundowner: Enjoy game viewing and a thirst-quenching drink as the beautiful sun sets.
Cultural: Take a tender boat to Ijambwe, a local Namibian village. On your visit you will meet village elders and locals who can inform you of their traditions and daily routines. This is one of the best ways to learn more about the inhabitants of this beautiful country. Purchasing locally made arts and crafts gives you a great souvenir from your trip and helps the locals earn a living. The children will always welcome gifts such as school books and clothing. Villagers will show their appreciation by performing traditional dances and songs at the end of your tour.
Walking: Guests of the Chobe Princesses can take a walking tour on Impalila Island. This offers the opportunity to climb a 2000 year-old baobab tree with a great view of where 2 rivers and 4 countries meet.
On the Kwando River, perfectly situated to visit the Nkasa Rupara (Mamili) & Mudumu Reserves.
Just outside the town of Katima Mulilo lies this small river front lodge. The accommodation is rustic with open fronted bungalows overlooking the river.
Explore the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers on an adventurous houseboat holiday. Certainly one of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways of exploring the waterways of this area.
This unique tented camp offers the experience of a lifetime. Each chalet is built on elevated stilts to accommodate the seasonal flooding of the great Chobe River, the natural border between the Camp and the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Home to a seasonal large animal migration, this is the wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Take a boating opportunity to glide through the waters, entering the wonderland that is the Zambezi. Guests have the opportunity to float along the river on a boat cruise and see the wildlife in the Chobe National Park. And evenings are spent in laughter and good spirits around a warm boma fire.
Overlooking the Chobe River and Botswana's Chobe National Park, this boutique hotel offers an excellent opportunity to experience all the wildlife and activities the Chobe Region has to offer.
Within the Chobe National Park lies the fascinating game rich Savuti area. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is ideally positioned on the edges of the Ghoha Hills overlooking the Savuti Plains.
One of the best lodges in this area has accommodation in both traditional land based units as well as on two houseboats.
A four room private camp set inside the Nkasa Rupara National Park. A remote and private location in Namibia's least visited hidden gems of a game park makes this a must visit lodge. The lodge can also be booked for exclusive use on a self catering basis.
Jackalberry Camp is situated in an exclusive concession inside the Nkasa Rupara NP (Mamili) situated 150km west of Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region (Caprivi) of Northen Namibia.
This lodge is located at the only place in the world where four countries meet. It is a wonderful Chobe destination with eight luxury chalets.
Situated in the Mudumu National Park this is one of the east Zambezi Region's most popular lodges.
Nambwa Tented Lodge is within the heart of KAZA and the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park
Settled along the banks of the Kwando River, each tented unit can sleep four people in comfortable beds. With en suite bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, this is an iconic way to experience the Zambezi Region. Elephants, hippos and a myriad of bird species will keep you company amongst waterlilies and the African bush. Spend your evenings around a campfire with the sounds of the Kwando to keep you company. Or visit the lodge a short walk away to enjoy a dining experience of plunge in the pool. In addition, game drives and boat cruises are also available to guests – unless they wish to experience the mighty Bwabwata as a self-drive experience.
The Zambezi Region – Namibia’s Best Kept Secret Along the banks of the majestic Kwando River lies a thatched kingdom. Views stretch across the marshlands of the Bwabwata National Park, as a xylophone of sounds lead the sun to the western horizon and dancing hippos welcome it at dawn. Namushasha River Lodge is home to abundance. The thatch-roofed chalets peak out from between the thick trees, with the slow flow of the Kwando below. Game drives in the Bwabwata National Park where elephant, hippo, and buffalo reside. Or view the wild wonders from the river with a scenic cruise. Discover the wealth the river holds.
The abundance of the Kwando River flows into this intimate setting. Anchored in its own channel along the river, this floating Villa offers an escape like no other. Guests are ferried to the location from Namushasha River Lodge, via a private game drive through the Bwabwata National Park. The entire Villa is equipped to cater to every need. With a selection of snacks, pastries, condiments and more, as well as a wide range of wine, whiskeys and gins – guests will have everything they need. As the sun sets, a crackling fire dances in the fire pit on the terrace. Every evening is spent in blissful peace as your only company is the abundant wildlife moving along the banks of the river.
Nogatsaa Pans Chobe Lodge is in the heart of Chobe National Park with some of the best game viewing right on the doorstep.
A small luxurious houseboat, offers awesome game viewing, bird watching & fishing experiences on the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers.
Sharwimbo River Camp is elevated high on the banks of the Kwando river
Explorers Village offers the modern pioneer a perfect haven from which to investigate Victoria Falls
In the Bwabwata National Park this is a perfect land and water camp with six luxury suites, each with private plunge pool.
A blissfully rugged escape, this is the place for adventure on the Zambezi River. Whether guests are in search of the bright Carmine Bee Eaters, the ultimate Tiger fish catch-and-release, or a relaxing outdoor moment – Zambezi Mubala Camp is the place to be. Offering full lodge facilities, as well as self-catering options, this property truly tickles every kind of fancy. Each tented chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, private braai-facility and can sleep four people. Spend your evening at the lodge bar with a cold G&T and watch the sun set the Zambezi alight.
Criss-crossed with riverine lifelines, the expansive Zambezi grasslands and floodplains are as unexpected as they are bountiful. This is a place of natural splendour. Home to one of the largest colonies of Carmine Bee Eaters, there is no shortage of colour here. The lodge can only be reached by boat, via the Zambezi Mubala Camp, and offers pristine views of the Zambezi River and Zambia beyond. Guests can enjoy sitting by the poolside or joining a sunset boat cruise to end the day in style. Between August and March each year the bee-eaters arrive in full flourish. This is the ideal location for a peaceful zen-breakaway
A luxurious house boat on the Chobe River which offers 2 or 3 night cruises on the Chobe River. An excellent way to celebrate a special occasion or just to relax in these splendid surroundings.
In the far eastern Caprivi this lodge offers lots of water based activities on both the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Very good experience to stay on the boat. Excellent service. Good activities, in the morning the river is like a mirror , the animals reflect in the Chobe. Amazing
The houseboats depart from Ichingo Chobe Island Lodge which is situated on Impalila Island in the Caprivi. Park your car at the Immigration Office in Kasane and you will be transferred to the Lodge.Download Map
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