You don’t have to be in a large city to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime happy hour experience. Sometimes all it takes is a nice glass of wine and impossibly beautiful surroundings. One such place is aboard the Zambezi Queen, a luxury riverboat moored on the Chobe River in Namibia. The river divides Namibia and Botswana and in the middle of the famous river is a rich diversity of wildlife including hippos, elephants and Cape buffalo.
There’s nothing quite like sitting on the back of a boat, watching the sun slowly sink below the horizon as the sounds of hippos grunting at each other echo off the river banks. As darkness finally overtook us I raised my glass to the grumpy hippos and thanked them for a memory that I know will last a lifetime.