Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River, Botswana/Namibia

Guide to special places to stay: Houseboats & Riverboats

Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River, Botswana/Namibia

© Zambezi Queen

Houseboats and riverboats

Houseboats are a great way to explore a region with ample rivers and waterways, you’ll get to see and experience things you wouldn’t on land, be that the wildlife of the Chobe River in Botswana, or the people who make their homes on the waterways in Kerala. It’s a unique way of getting around.

The pace allows you to stop and relax and just enjoy the sights of Kerala backwaters around you - not for everyone but certainly fascinating. I do not know how the cook managed to make such delicious food in such a small space and our bed was soooo comfortable.

Christine MacDougall - Travel Consultant

Born and bred in Africa, Chris travels to explore and drink in nature in the wild. Chris is diligent, caring and a bit bonkers.

Call:  01473 890499

The Tribes Foundation

Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

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