Think wellness is only spa treatments and manicures? Well, think again! Wellness is one of the hottest trends for 2022 travel and goes way beyond the standard notions of what it means to prioritise your wellbeing. According to the World Health Organisation, “wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” So, there you have it! To improve your wellbeing is a truly multidimensional exercise incorporating the physical, mental, social and many other aspects.
Here at the Zambezi Queen Collection, we are firm believers that there is no better place to get your wellness on than in nature. Here is our pick of amazing wellness experiences on the Chobe:
Disconnect to reconnect
A river safari ticks all those wellness trend boxes. Incorporating elements of an immersive nature holiday and far away from any crowds, the Chobe River is a haven of wellness experiences for travellers looking to find some inner peace.
Peace of mind has also never been more critical. Opt for one of the Chobe Princesses if you’d like to travel in an exclusively safe bubble with few guests onboard or with just your friends and family in your very own private villa on a floating hotel. There’s no better way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with loved ones.
The most leisurely game viewing
Forget the traditional crack of dawn, chilly game drive. You’ll enjoy unparalleled game viewing as you sail along the Chobe River. From your unique vantage point on the water 24/7, you’ll enjoy a different view of the landscape, birdlife and wildlife.
The Zambezi Queen’s 14 luxurious suites offer uninterrupted game viewing and sunsets, all with private balconies and floor to ceiling windows.
Max out your river safari and opt for one of the four master suites nestled at the bow of the boat. The Master Suites are more spacious, but they also have two balconies. The larger balcony makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or sundowner in private, all while game watching from your front-row seat.
On deck, hop into the plunge pool for a spot of game viewing!
Eat for wellness
On board our luxurious Zambezi Queen, our superb locally trained Namibian chefs will whip up an array of seasonal dishes, combining the best of local flavours with world-class culinary concoctions. All meals are included and consist of a full English breakfast, a buffet lunch and a choice of two plated menu options for dinner.
Come dusk, snuggle up and enjoy a sundowner and snacks at the bar and lounge on the upper deck. Perhaps the best form of wellness there is?
Get up close to nature
If you can haul yourself away from the plunge pool, embark on a photo safari, game viewing, fishing and birding safari – all included whether you’re staying on one of our houseboats or at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge.
Hop on a tender river safari boat to get up close to some of the stunning wildlife, take a morning birding cruise down the river with a knowledgeable guide or try your hand at catching a Tiger Fish. You’ll learn all about the Chobe during these water-based game viewing, fishing and birdwatching excursions. Marvel at over 450 bird species or enjoy some of Africa’s best tiger fishing.
You’ll leave feeling truly one with nature and with every wellness box ticked!
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Sustainable, responsible or ‘green’ travel – call it what you will – is more at the forefront than ever. In many ways, we have a clean slate. A chance to do things better as travellers. Rest assured that when you travel with us, you’re supporting sustainable travel.