Rates 2018-03-23T13:42:13+00:00

RATES: CHOBE PRINCESSES

With only a small number of guests per houseboat, a stay aboard one of our three Chobe Princesses provides a sense of intimacy and exclusivity for every guest. Larger groups also have the opportunity to book the entire houseboat for their very own private villa on the water.

The Chobe Princesses sail on scheduled weekly departures every Monday (two-nights), Wednesday (two-nights) and Friday (three-nights).

Our rates vary throughout the season, so please take this into consideration when planning your stay.

For further information regarding our rates, itineraries, child policy, activities, payment information and other important details, please select your applicable travel date below.

2018
2019

2018 Rates

Rate is per person sharing for 2 nights. All rates are in South African Rands (ZAR).
Departs on a Monday & Wednesday. Only available dates are listed.

2018 Departure Dates Rate
April 18, 23, 25, 30 R14,220
May 7, 9, 16, 21, 28, 30 R14,220
June 6, 18, 20, 25, 27 R14,220
July 4, 9, 11, 16, 25 R14,220
August 1, 6, 13, 20, 29 R14,220
September 26 R14,220
October 1, 17, 29 R14,220
November 5, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 R14,220
December 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 R11,550

Rate is per person sharing for 3 nights. All rates are in South African Rands (ZAR).
Departs on a Friday. Only available dates are listed.

2018 Departure Dates Rate
April 20, 27 R21,330
May 4, 18, 25 R21,330
June 8, 15, 22, 29 R21,330
July 6, 13, 20, 27 R21,330
August 3, 10, 17 R21,330
September 14, 28 R21,330
October 12, 19, 26 R21,330
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 R21,330
December 7, 14, 21, 28 R17,325

2019 Rates

Rate is per person sharing for 2 nights. All rates are in South African Rands (ZAR).
Departs on a Monday & Wednesday. Only available dates are listed.

2019 Departure Dates Rate
January 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 R11,550
February 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 R11,550
March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 R15,356
April 1, 3, 8, 10, 22, 24 R15,356
May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 R15,356
June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 R15,356
July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 R15,356
August 5, 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28 R15,356
September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 30 R15,356
October 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 R15,356
November 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 R15,356
December 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 R12,474

Rate is per person sharing for 3 nights. All rates are in South African Rands (ZAR).
Departs on a Friday. Only available dates are listed.

2019 Departure Dates Rate
January 4, 11, 18, 25 R17,325
February 1, 8, 15, 22 R17,325
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 R23,034
April 5, 12, 19, 26 R23,034
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 R23,034
June 7, 14, 21, 28 R23,034
July 5, 12, 19, 26 R23,034
August 2, 16, 23, 30 R23,034
September 6, 13, 20, 27 R23,034
October 4, 11, 18, 25 R23,034
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 R23,034
December 6, 13, 20, 27 R18,711
  • Rates are per person sharing on a double occupancy basis for either 2 or 3 nights
  • Single supplement is an additional 30% on the per person sharing rate
  • Chobe Princess reserves the right to limit the number of single room rates per trip
  • Chobe Princess reserves the right to amend the published rates without notice
  • Available dates are subject to change at management discretion

EXCLUSIVE USE POLICY:

  • Clients are able to book an entire Chobe Princess on an exclusive use basis and a ‘per boat, per night’ rate will be charged
  • The best available rate for exclusive use will be determined by demand for that period and at the discretion of management when booking
  • We reserve the right to limit single rooms per trip
  • The payment and cancellation policies for a ‘Group Reservation’ will apply

• Accommodation
• All meals
• All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and local beer & wine throughout your stay
• Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
• A land-based cultural tour of a local village
• Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)
• Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river
• Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office*
• 15% Namibian VAT
• 1% Namibian Tourism Levy

*When arriving at the Kasane and Namibian Immigration Offices guests needs to fill in the required immigration forms to gain access and departure permission from the relevant authorities. This process can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete and needs to be considered in terms of timing and pre-planning when coming to stay on the Zambezi Queen.

• Air tickets
• Premium alcoholic beverages (such as sparkling wine, spirits & dessert wines)
• Additional transfers to and from Zambia/Zimbabwe/Namibia or any of the Kasane Lodges
• A land-based half-day 4×4 game viewing in Botswana’s Chobe National Park
• Curio shop purchases
• Gratuities (at your discretion)
• Visa Fees

• The Chobe Princesses accommodates children of all ages
• Children aged 12 and under will receive a 50% discount on the applicable adult rate
• Children aged 13 and older are considered adults and will be charged the applicable adult rate
• Only 1 child aged 7 or under can share a cabin with 2 adults. This is limited to one cabin per night per houseboat and is subject to availability at time of reservation
• Please note that no babysitting services, separate activities and/or menus are available for children

PAYMENT TERMS

FIT Reservations (1 – 7 PAX)

• Provisional reservations can be held for 14 days, at which point the reservation will be released, or an invoice issued for deposit payment
• 30% deposit payment is due within 7 days of invoice date to confirm the reservation
• The full balance payment is due 2 months prior to check-in date
• If a reservation is made within 2 months of check-in date, full payment is due immediately to confirm the reservation

Group Reservations (8 – 26 PAX)

• Provisional group reservations can be held for 14 days, at which point the reservation will be released, or an invoice issued for deposit payment
• 10% deposit payment is due within 7 days of invoice date to confirm the reservation
• A further 40% deposit is due 4 months prior to check-in date
• The full balance payment is due 2 months prior to check-in date
• If a reservation is made within 2 months of check-in date, full payment is due immediately to confirm the reservation

Tour Series (3 or more departures per year with a minimum of 8 PAX per departure)

• 10% deposit payment is due 6 months prior to check-in date to confirm the reservation
• A further 40% deposit is due 4 months prior to check-in date
• The full balance payment is due 2 months prior to check-in date

A Community Development Levy (ZAR 65.00 per person per night) applies to all reservations. This is excluded from the rates and will reflect as a seperate line item on your invoice. The funds collected will supplement our community projects and initiatives run by the Zambezi Queen Collection to assist with education, health care, sanitation and basic community services.

CANCELLATION POLICY

FIT Reservations (1 – 7 PAX)

• If cancelled 3 months + prior to check-in date: 30% deposit is fully refundable
• If cancelled 3 – 2 months prior to check-in date: 30% cancellation charge applies
• If cancelled 2 months or less prior to check-in date: 100% cancellation charge applies

Group Reservations (8 – 26 PAX)

• If cancelled 6 months + prior to check-in date: 10% deposit is fully refundable.
• If cancelled 6 – 4 months prior to check-in date: 10% cancellation charge applies
• If cancelled 4 – 2 months prior to check-in date: 50% cancellation charge applies
• If cancelled 2 months or less prior to check-in date: 100% cancellation charge applies

Tour Series (3 or more departures per year with a minimum of 8 PAX per departure)

• If cancelled 6 months + prior to check-in date: No cancellation charge applies
• If cancelled 6 – 4 months prior to check-in date: 10% cancellation charge applies
• If cancelled 4 – 2 months prior to check-in date: 50% cancellation charge applies
• If cancelled 2 months or less prior to check-in date: 100% cancellation charge applies