The Pride of the Zambezi is a luxury houseboat on the Chobe River, moored by the entrance to Chobe National Park about 70kms upstream from Victoria Falls. You'll have a range of activities to choose from including game drives and cruises in the national park, bird watching, fishing, village visits and trips to Victoria Falls and Livingstone. There are three fully trained guides to help you make the most of your time.
Five of the cabins are on the bottom deck. They are all en-suite, have fans, safes and built-in storage. Four have windows with river views while the front cabin has a private deck. There is one final cabin, a luxury room, on the top deck, which has sliding doors that open onto a large private deck.
The middle deck is the social heart of the boat with a spacious lounge, dining area and bar. You'll also have access to the plunge pool on this deck. Up a flight of steps you'll find the sun deck complete with sun loungers.
Open: Pride of the Zambezi operates all year. High season runs from 1st June to 30th November and 20th December to 5th January. There are no fixed departure dates, these are based on passenger wishes.
Location: Pride of the Zambezi is berthed on the Chobe River near the entrance to Chobe National Park, some 70kms upstream from Victoria Falls. She does not have set routes, as these are tailor made according to passengers’ wishes.
Rooms: There are 6 cabins in total, accommodating up to 12 passengers. 5 of the cabins are on the bottom deck, 2 on either side of the boat with large windows and the front cabin with its own private deck area. The 6th cabin is on the upper deck and also has a private deck and is used as the honeymoon suite. All are en-suite with showers, hand basins and flush toilets and stocked with toiletries. Cabins have fans, sliding windows or doors with gauze screens, safes and built-in cupboards.
Activities: These include game drives and cruises on tender boats in Chobe National Park, bird watching and fishing (conventional and fly fishing). Pride of the Zambezi has 3 professional guides on board and is equipped with 4 tender boats. Day trips to Victoria Falls and Livingstone can be organised, as can village visits on Impalila Island. Activities are tailored to passenger wishes.
Facilities: The spacious open plan lounge, dining and bar area are on the middle deck. There is a flatscreen TV for guest use and a plunge pool. This deck has a roller shutter system which allows all or part of the deck to be shut down to protect passengers from the elements if needed. There are sun loungers on the upper deck. There is shaded deck space, too.
Dining: Meals are eaten together in the dining area. The chef prepares delicious meals in the galley.
Children: Pride of the Zambezi is not suitable for young children. Those aged 7 years and over are welcome, though there are age limits on certain activities.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no internet access.
A varied safari taking in prime game locations and staying in top-of-the-range accommodation
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499