Cruise the Chobe River on a luxurious but Intimate Yacht
A water-based African safari provides an entirely different experience from a land-based safari, and you can't get any more water-based (or any more luxurious) than a cruise through Namibia and Botswana on the Zambezi Queen. Floating slowly down the Chobe river, past banks lined with hundreds of elephants, hippos, water buffalo and crocodiles, watching the sunset while sipping a sundowner, is simply divine. The ship carries along smaller boats to explore the shoreline, go fishing for tigerfish, etc., and a highlight of the cruise was an amazing feast put on for us by local villagers on a small island, by a roaring fire under the star-filled sky... The Zambezi Queen is a 150 foot river boat with a maximum of 28 passengers and an amazingly warm and gracious staff - this is truly an experience not to miss; relaxing, peaceful, exciting, awe-inspiring and spiritual all in one...
By David Joseph
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