The beautiful Zambezi Queen is a sublime vessel, specifically designed for safari river cruising, with a sophisticated design to maximize animal sightings. With several eco-friendly innovations, such as a water jet propulsion system designed to avoid damaging the river bed, a solar heating system and low emission generators, the ship provides unparalleled access to its surroundings whilst maintaining its responsibility to the natural environment it traverses.
Sailing with just 28 passengers, this bespoke ship provides an opulent setting from which guests can witness the most extraordinary African landscapes and wild animals. Your comfort is ensured at all times, with each of the 14 air-conditioned balcony staterooms furnished to the standard of a luxury boutique hotel. The outstanding service provided on board is just one of the many hallmarks of this incomparable voyage.
All 14 staterooms feature their own private balconies overlooking the riverbank, where elephants, hippos, crocodiles and exotic birds are a regular sight. Staterooms are exquisitely decorated and furnished in a contemporary style with a neutral colour palette, offering the most comfortable and luxurious way to experience a safari. Each room includes a large bathroom, king-size bed (facing a floor-to-ceiling window), two bed tables, reading lights, a chair, small closet and wooden floors. The walls are adorned by pieces of art inspired by the colourful safari animals that surround the ship.
On board the Zambezi Queen, guests will dine in luxury whilst absorbing the unique African surrounds. Situated on the upper deck, the dining room offers unobstructed views on three sides. Start the day with a full English breakfast and look forward to the lavish gourmet lunch buffet. Savour delectable dishes, expertly prepared by local chefs, such as butternut and macadamia soup or fillet of beef with bordelaise sauce. Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water are available throughout your cruise.
The top deck is the social hub of the ship, featuring a patio with a private pool, a lounge, bar, small library, dining room and rear patio deck. Unwind by reading a book, keeping cool in the pool, or gazing at the scenery and animals along the river through floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open for spectacular panoramic views. Away from major towns and cities, night-time offers incredible opportunities for stargazing with the sounds of the river and the African night to soothe you.
Immerse yourself in the magnificent African surroundings with fantastic excursions offered every day. Get up close to the animals and birds along the river by taking to the water in a smaller vessel with a guide. From land-based safari excursions, to early morning bird watching, to opportunities to visit local villages - you will return from this exceptional voyage with memories to last a lifetime.