Africa’s most luxurious river boat with the allure of a boutique hotel
Located along the banks of the great Chobe River, the Zambezi Queen, affectionately known as the ZQ, offers world-class sophistication in one of the most remote locations on earth. With only 14 suites, the ZQ is as unique and adventurous as it is comfortable and elegant. In fact, it is unsurpassed in all aspects and the last word in Luxury African River Safaris.
Each suite features air-conditioning and a private balcony, offering unobstructed views of the river and vistas. Enjoy remarkable game viewing from the comfort of your bedside.
Around 2008, two entrepreneurs saw the potential of restoring the boat to its former glory. A period of intensive re-designing and planning ensued. A third deck was added, giving the ZQ its imposing iconic look now famed worldwide.
Celebrated South African fashion designer Jenni Button lent a hand in the classic yet contemporary interior with understated muted tones. Cleverly, this not only highlights the feeling of space but allows the eye to be drawn to the constant movement of the wildlife on the banks of the river.
Once the champagne bottle had smashed against the hull of the elegant new ZQ, it took to the waters again – only this time languidly making its way along the banks of the Chobe National Park, famed for its prolific wildlife.
Wildlife expert Jack Hanna had the chance to visit the Zambezi Queen during a trip to Botswana and Namibia. Zambezi Queen is southern Africa’s first luxury river safari and eco-friendly floating hotel.