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Botswana / Zambezi Queen

A stylish and sophisticated floating boutique hotel boasting an unparalleled level of designer chic. Featuring an upper deck lounge, bar and sun deck with plunge pool, the elegant dining room enjoys unobstructed views over the water and floodplains. Just fourteen suites promise an exclusive experience, each furnished in modern African décor with floor-to-ceiling windows that lead onto a private balcony. Four Master Suites are located at the front of the boat with balconies and views on two sides. A full breakfast, buffet lunch and formal dining in the evening are included with complimentary local wines and beers. Two and three night cruises are offered; complimentary activities include a water based safari by tender boat, a cultural village visit and tiger and bream fishing when in season.

from £865pp

Prices based on a two night cruise on a fully inclusive basis (excluding spirits) with game viewing activities.

Chlidren over 6 years of age are welcome.

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Our pricing aims to give an indication of the price range from low to high season. Low season for Botswana is generally between the months of January and March, high season runs from June to October. Supplements may apply to peak periods such as Christmas and Easter. Prices are per person per night based on 2 sharing. Regional departures and single supplements are available on request. Accommodation only prices do not include flights. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.

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Paddle a mokoro on a river safari

The Zambezi Queen offers its passengers luxurious river safaris and unrivalled experiences within one of Africa's last true wildernesses. Spot elephant and buffalo on land safaris in Chobe National Park, visit a local village or glide along the Chobe River in a traditional mokoro as carmine bee-eaters dart along the banks.

When is the best time to visit Botswana?

The best time to visit Botswana for game viewing in the delta areas is during the dry winter season from April to October when animals are drawn to water sources. Days are warm and sunny although nights can drop below freezing – in October temperatures can be particularly hot. The Okavango area tends to be more moderate than the Kalahari where seasonal differences are more extreme and activities vary according to wet (November – March) and dry (April – October) seasons.

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Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.

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