A stay on-board a houseboat within the Zambezi Queen Collection is often combined with a trip to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. We’ve gone one step further by suggesting you combine a stay on the Zambezi Queen or Chobe Princesses with the incredible Okavango Delta, before heading on to Victoria Falls.
The Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, and a Zambezi Queen Collection Houseboat Stay (6/7 nights)
There is excitement galore with our combination package that takes you into the Okavango Delta and onto Victoria Falls!
Easily accessible from Maun by air, this package offers two nights at Baines Camp in the Delta. Raised above the permanent water of the Boro River with wooden walkways connecting the main areas to the luxury rooms, the eco-friendly Baines Camp is built using only commercially grown wood. The camp is set in a grove of trees and surrounded by papyrus beds, and you’ll also have the opportunity to walk with elephants.
The swimming pool and the wide wooden deck that surrounds the main dining and sitting room is the ideal place to relax while soaking up the varied wildlife. Spot prowling lions looking for prey at the edge of the lagoon, or watch one of the many elephants strolling through the area.
The five suites at Sanctuary Baines are opulent and luxurious, with en-suite facilities and four-poster beds. Traditional safari ceiling fans create a cooling breeze at even the hottest times of the year. Should you wish, your bed can be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck for a night under the stars, overlooking the shimmering waters of the Boro River where you’ll often be able to spot a hippo. Or, take an indulgent soak under the night sky on your own private viewing deck in an opulent star bath.
Returning to Kasane, you’ll board one of the luxury houseboats within the Zambezi Queen Collection, before being transferred to the Royal Livingstone in Zambia for two nights. Situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, the hotel stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River and each room has its own private verandah. It’s named in honour of Dr. David Royal Livingstone, an African explorer from the Victorian era, and the interior design reflects the elegance of bygone days while being blended with a more traditional African architectural touch.
Two nights at the hotel gives you ample time to explore the area, with a trip to the Victoria Falls possibly the most iconic of them all. You can also choose from a host of optional activities on offer, from sunset cruises to white water rafting to bungi jumping for those travellers seeking an adrenalin rush.
After your stay, you can choose to transfer to Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport for your onward flight connections.
Please bear in mind that guests returning to South Africa from Zambia must be in possession of a yellow fever certificate