Seniors Travel To Africa for Luxury Cruise

Aug 12th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

The Zambezi Queen may just have the royal suite on their boat that you are looking for. The Week has selected this hotel as their Hotel of the Week.  Why? Welcome aboard the Zambezi Queen, a new riverboat with 14 spacious cabins that have panoramic windows, zebra-striped pillows, and black-and-white prints by Cape Town–based photographer Horst Klemm. His expertise is also sought after by many well-known lodges in the safari and tourism industry. His life-long love affair with Africa, its people and its rich heritage are visible in the uniqueness of his photographs which make every one of them a work of art.

 The Zambezi Queen operates on the Chobe River, situated between Namibia and Botswana. The boat is based on the banks of the Caprivi Strip and is only a few kilometers from the place where uniquely, four countries meet, namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.

 But it’s not just about the boat: the Zambezi’s two- to three-night itineraries include open-air barbecues with oxtail-and-impala stew; rides on 14-seat launches that get you even closer to the wildlife; and visits to traditional villages where fishermen still ply their trade in makoro (dugout canoes made of ebony). At night, travelers dine on prime beef fillet with Chateau potatoes before stargazing from leather Marconi sofas in the lounge. Two- and three-day cruises from $400 per night per person, all-inclusive.

The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it’s a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African.  Safari enthusiasts now have a new way to see where the wild things are.  The boat cruises along the Chobe River, whose banks host hippopotamuses, elephants, and rare puku antelope.  Enjoy the top desk whirlpool with a glass of Stellenbosch Pinot Blanc.

 Highlights include two to three night itineraries with village visits, open-air barbecues with ox-tail and impala stew and trips with 14-seat launches to get even closer to the action and the animals.  Got room for me?  jeb



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