Awesome way to be on a Safari

Zambezi Queen Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
9 Night Discover Africa (Cape Town To Johannesburg)
Sail Date: May 09, 2014
Ship: Zambezi Queen
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

My husband I had a package with AMA WATERWAYS for an African Safari that included 4 evenings on the ZAMBEZI QUEEN.  It was absolutely the most fantastic experience one could wish for.  We were greeted by a very friendly staff and Captain, Wayne.  The bedrooms were lovely with small balconies with french doors - I would opp for the upgrade next time, but was still happy with our room. We went on several river safaris viewing elephants playing at the rivers edge, hippos, cape buffalos, birds, you name it - we saw it.  The river safaris were small boats that glided down the river and held 10 people comfortably.  One day was spent on a land safari in Chobe National Forest - we must have seen 50 elephants, 50 giraffes, hundreds of kudus, cape buffalos, and a leopard!  WOW!  Another treat was to visit the village of Josephine's (hostess on the Zambezi Queen) brother in law, Charlie.  The Village put on a special show for us and shared their beautiful Africian crafts.  We had a special "Bombay Dinner" one night and again were graced with Africian music and dancing.  The food on this Cruise was excellent, buffet style for breakfast and lunch with served dinners in the evening.  The excellent attentive staff led by an energetic fun captain made for a marvelous trip that we would love to repeat.  P.S.  The Zambezi Queen is a 14 room luxury "houseboat"  - it was a perfect blend to the rest of the trip, which included 3 evenings in Cape Town, 4 evenings on the Zambezi Queen, 2 evenings in Victoria Falls, 1 evening near JoBurg, 3 evenings in the bush at Tintswalo Lodge - ALL WERE LUXURY!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was attentive and lovely

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Would upgrade next time to the room with larger balcony

Ship Tip

This ship is really not comparable to other ships! It is more like a luxury houseboat - with only 14 rooms.

Motorcoach Transfer Kasane To Chobe River Landing Site

5 out of 5

Board Zambezi Queen

5 out of 5
We were greeted with song and something to drink

Disembark Zambezi Queen

5 out of 5
Wayne and staff sang "Happy Birthday" to me. I hated to leave

Motorcoach Transfer Chobe River Landing Site To Victoria Falls

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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