With only a small number of guests per boat staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you’ll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience.
Two of the 18-metre Chobe Princesses contain four cabin suites, while the third is slightly larger with five suites. Each cabin sleeps two people – either in a king-sized bed or in two single beds if you preferand each has its own private view onto the ever-changing landscapes beyond. Along with air-conditioning, cabins are fitted with mosquito-proofed windows and en-suite bathrooms with a shower, toilet and basin. Luxurious toiletries are provided for your comfort, as well as insect repellant for a peaceful night’s sleep. Hairdryers are available on request.
On the upper entertainment deck, a spacious lounge and bar area encourages you to take time out while there’s also a plunge pool that’s perfect for a refreshing dip.
Staying on board one of the Chobe Princesses is like being on a permanent game viewing vehicle, but with a much higher comfort factor. You can step off the boat and partake in a water-based game drive by tender boat, allowing you to experience the enormous diversity and concentration of wildlife up even closer.
Whilst on your game drive you will catch sight of huge herds of elephant as they swim across the water, as well as buffalo, lion, crocodile, lechwe, puku, giraffe, zebra, sable, kudu and the occasional leopard as they gather to quench their thirst at watering holes. Besides animal life, you’ll also see a huge variety of birdlife and plant life as you listen to the sounds of a hippo grunting and breathe in the sweet smell of African grass.
No trip to the Chobe is complete without trying your hand at a fishing safari where if you’re lucky, you may even catch a tiger fish. One of the greatest fighting fish in the world, the tigerfish is the most sought-after prize of these waters and is known for its ferocious spirit. It’s not all about tigerfish though. You may also hook one of the many bream species, African pike, tilapia, catfish or upper Zambezi yellowfish as you explore over 100 km of the Chobe and Zambezi rivers, as well as the winding Kasai Channel and thrilling Chobe and Mambova rapids.
Guests can also go on a walking tour to a 2000-year-old baobab tree where you’ll learn more about the medicinal and spiritual value of Impalila Island’s flora. For more adventurous guests, if you have the inclination to climb the tree, you’ll be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the meeting place of two rivers and four countries.
• All meals
• All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine
• Road transfers to and from Kasane International Airport and Kasane Immigration Office on arrival and departure
• Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration office
• Activities and excursions including guided game viewing by tender boat, guided fishing from a well-equipped fishing boat, guided birding, a guided walk on Impalila Island to see the ancient Baobab tree or a visit to a local village on the Namibian side of the Chobe River
• All fuel
• All equipment hire (eg fishing rods, lures etc). Please note that we reserve the right to charge for lost or damaged equipment
• All fishing licenses (if required)
• 15% Namibian VAT
• 01% Namibian Tourism Levy
The three Chobe Princesses run on scheduled 2 and 3 night departures.
Does drifting down the Chobe River and spotting incredible wildlife scenes sound like the perfect way to spend a few days?