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Zambezi Queen

19 Reviews

The beautiful Zambezi Queen was specifically designed for safari river cruising through the Chobe River and is complete with an array of features to maximize animal sightings and give guests an up-close encounter of natural wildlife. Introduced in 2009, Zambezi Queen has a 28-passenger capacity and offers an intimate and sophisticated onboard experience. Your comfort is ensured when staying in any of the 14 balcony cabins which are all decorated in a contemporary style. The air-conditioned top deck of the ship offers a dining room, lounge, bar, and pool area for your comfort. Enjoy game watching from your cabin, or visit the top deck for a beverage, sun bathing, and more wildlife watching. For entertainment, guests can peruse the library of books, enjoy a board game, or study the night sky with the onboard telescope. Explore the riverbanks of the Chobe River onboard the unique and exciting Zambezi Queen.

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Dress Code

The dress code onboard Zambezi Queen is country club casual. For more formal events such as the captain's dinner, dressier cocktail attire is recommended.

Fitness / Recreation

Take a refreshing dip in the onboard pool located on the top deck which is the perfect place to cool off while enjoying the surrounding scenery. Travelers can take mini-excursions on smaller boats for a close-up of water-based native bird and game. There is also the chance to see tigers from the main ship during select seasons. There is no fitness center onboard Zambezi Queen.


Guests can spend their leisure time onboard Zambezi Queen in the onboard lounge conversing with other travelers, savoring international wines at the onboard bar, relaxing in the air-conditioned top deck while taking in the breathtaking African scenery, perusing the onboard library for an exciting new novel, or spending their evenings studying the starry night sky with the onboard telescope. There is complimentary tea and coffee throughout the ship so guests will always be hydrated as they enjoy their time onboard Zambezi Queen.


Please contact an Avoya Travel AmaWaterways Specialist to see if there are spa services offered onboard Zambezi Queen.


While onboard Zambezi Queen guests will dine in absolute luxury while enjoying the passing African scenery within Chobe National Park. Located on the Upper Deck, passengers will find a finely decorated dining room offering unobstructed views. In the mornings guests can start their day with a full English breakfast featuring bacon, eggs, sausages, coffee, and all the other traditional dishes. Lunch is a culinary experience centered on a lavish gourmet buffet of both traditional and regional foods. In the evenings an elegant dinner is served where guests can experience delectable dishes such as butternut and macadamia soup or fillet of beef with bordelaise sauce. All dinners and lunches are completed by being paired with the perfect wine or beer that is complimentary with your meal. The plethora of menu items will please the most particular of palates, and leave you energized during your adventure onboard Zambezi Queen.


Please contact an Avoya Travel AmaWaterways Specialist to see if children’s programs are offered onboard Zambezi Queen.



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Ship Reviews

4.9 Stars
19 Reviews
* All reviews are by verified customers that have traveled by booking through a travel agent in the Avoya Network
“Best trip ever ”
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 09/04/2023
Destination: Africa
Reviewed 2 months ago by Giselle
“Water safari”
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 08/18/2023
Destination: Africa
Reviewed 3 months ago by Gerold
“Exceeded expectations in every way”
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 10/21/2022
Destination: Africa
Reviewed about 1 year ago by Susan
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 08/17/2022
Destination: Africa
Reviewed about 1 year ago by Kenneth
“Amazing animals!”
5 Stars
Cruise Date: 08/13/2022
Destination: Africa
Reviewed about 1 year ago by Katherine
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