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Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

Learn about the Zambezi Queen river cruise ship – its unique offerings, amenities, accommodations, staterooms, cabin information, and details of luxurious suites, decks, dining, specialty dining, public venues, entertainment, health and fitness facilities, activities for kids and teens, sports and enrichment programs for all family members, pictures and videos.

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Zambezi Queen

The intimate 28-passenger Zambezi Queen made her debut in 2009 in one of the world’s most captivating places, Africa’s legendary Chobe River. Unlike a typical river cruise that travels from one port to the next, the Zambezi Queen was designed for an entirely different purpose—to facilitate optimal game viewing along the Chobe. As this floating hotel drifts along the river, animals perceive no threat and come to the water to drink and bathe, affording you with an amazingly up-close view and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Additionally, to ensure no harm to the environment, the eco-friendly Zambezi Queen uses a water jet propulsion system, fuel-efficient and low-emission generators, and a solar heating system.

The Zambezi Queen provides guests with all the modern-day conveniences to ensure a perfect journey. The top deck features an enclosed air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar, as well as an open-air Sun Deck complete with a plunge pool. The 14 suites, including four master suites, feature air-conditioning and a private balcony where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the river and African landscape. 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.

Bountiful breakfasts and lunches prepare you for your invigorating daily adventures, and during the evening, enjoy multi-course dinners. Throughout the day, be treated to complimentary South African wines, beer, local spirits, soft drinks and bottled water. On one of the nights, enjoy an African-themed dinner with traditional dishes and entertainment.

  • Size boutique
  • Style Luxury
  • Type river
  • Year of launch 2009
  • Year of last refit 2015
  • Gross tonnage 1000t
  • Length 46.0m
  • Width 8.0m
  • Speed 24kts
  • Decks 3
  • Language English
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 28
  • No. of crew 22
  • No. of cabins 14
  • -wheelchair access 0

Gratuities to your Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price. While the amount of these gratuities will depend upon your degree of satisfaction for services received. Gratuities on most vessels, but not all, may be charged on credit card as well as cash.

Children not advised
Designated areas only
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AmaWaterways offer a sophisticated onboard experience designed to maximize animal sightings. Your comfort is ensured when staying in any of the 14 balcony staterooms (which range up to 300 sq. ft), all decorated in contemporary style.


Indulge in the wonderful Zambezi dining experience with specially imported South African wines, all of which are expertly paired with gourmet meals prepared by on-board skilled chefs. 


Relaxing on the top deck is a truly luxurious experience, take a dip in the pool before sitting back in the shady area with a good book, or rejuvenate with a beauty or massage treatment with one of the friendly and experienced beauticians.

Health and fitness

Please note: there is no spa or gym facilities on board.

Kids and Teens

Please Note: the ship does not feature any childrens facilities.


Located on the Chobe River the ship is within travelling distance from one of the great wonders of the world – the magnificent Victoria Falls, as well as the world famous Chobe National Park, which borders the Chobe River, teeming with wildlife and approximately 120,000 elephants, as well as over 400 species of birds, making this an exceptional wildlife safari experience.

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