Chobe River biodiversity - Zambezi Queen Collection

An Unforgettable Journey

Embark on a river safari with the Zambezi Queen Collection, experience the richness of the Chobe’s heritage, Chobe River biodiversity, and actively contribute to its preservation. There is no better way to appreciate and contribute to this little slice of Africa’s Eden than on a river safari with us!

Unique Biodiversity Experiences

Think you’ve seen biodiverse landscapes? Until you’ve explored the Chobe River biodiversity, you’ve only scratched the surface! The Chobe Region is a biodiversity hotspot, boasting an array of ecosystems that support a diverse range of flora and fauna, wildlife, fish and birds. So much of what you find here, you simply won’t find anywhere else. Plus, just a 60 minute road transfer away lies the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the spectacular Victoria Falls, offering more biodiversity.

From the winding Chobe River to the lush riverine woodlands and expansive floodplains, and the stretch of world-famous Chobe National Park on one side, you’re treated to changing 360-degree views. And best of all, on a river safari with us, you don’t need to travel to appreciate these views. You simply step onboard and watch the scenery unfold before your eyes as you sail serenely down the calm Chobe River, as the wildlife, the birdlife (all the sightings!) come to you.

Witness the last remaining mega herds of African elephants in the world, marvel at the near-threatened puku antelope found only here and in the nearby Okavango Delta and take to the waters to tackle the mighty Tigerfish! With over 450 bird species to spot, this region is a paradise for avid birders and nature enthusiasts alike.

Local Wildlife Conservation Efforts

At the Zambezi Queen Collection, we understand the importance of preserving habitats and protecting endangered species. That’s why we actively support ongoing wildlife conservation efforts in the region. But it all starts at home – with the local communities.

Through partnerships with local conservancies and landowners, we contribute to habitat management initiatives, wildlife protection programmes, and environmental education campaigns. Our commitment to sustainability extends to the waters of the Chobe River, where we have implemented strict catch-and-release fishing guidelines to promote responsible angling practices and ensure the preservation of fish populations, particularly the iconic Tigerfish.

We were also delighted to achieve a Global Humane Certified™ designation for Humane Tourism™ at all our Zambezi Queen Collection properties. This confirms our commitment to these rigorous animal welfare and responsible tourism standards following audits in August 2023.

“As sustainable and ethical travel continues to grow in popularity, this certification enables the Zambezi Queen Collection to stand out to discerning travellers looking for a humane tourism experience, providing our guests with true peace of mind,” says Kate Powell, General Manager, Sales and Marketing.

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Chobe Bird Biodiversity

Seasonal Bird And Animal Migration

The Chobe Region is a dynamic natural wonderland, with its biodiversity showcased through the fascinating bird and animal migrations that occur throughout the year. From September visitors can witness the arrival of the migratory bird species (such as the dainty Rock Pratincole, African Skimmer, African Pygmy Goose, Southern Carmine Bee-Eater, Woodland Kingfisher and much more) adding to the already impressive avian diversity.

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Endangered Species Spotlight

The Chobe Region is home to several endangered species, making it an opportune destination for those seeking to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitats. The African elephant, a keystone species in this ecosystem, faces numerous threats, including habitat loss and poaching. The region’s efforts to protect these gentle giants are crucial for their survival. And the Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration of elephants on the continent.

Additionally, the critically endangered African wild dog, known for its remarkable social structure and hunting techniques, finds refuge in the Chobe’s protected areas. The Park is one of the best places to see African wild dogs in their natural habitat on the continent, along with the Okavango Delta.

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There are also heaps of endangered feathered friends in the Chobe, such as the secretive African Finfoot, African White-Backed Vulture, Lappet-Faced Vulture, Slaty Egret and many more.

Immerse yourself in the Chobe Region’s exceptional biodiversity by booking an unforgettable river safari experience with the Zambezi Queen Collection.

Not only will you have the opportunity to witness nature’s treasures firsthand, but your visit will also contribute to vital community and conservation efforts that protect these precious ecosystems. Join us on a journey that celebrates the wonders of the Chobe while advocating for the preservation of its remarkable biodiversity.


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