From R4950 PPS

Zambezi Voyager

From R4950 PPS

Overview

Zambezi Voyager would like to welcome you aboard.

We consider ourselves more than a Houseboat and not just another Lodge in Africa. Zambezi Voyager is a luxuriously appointed, fully serviced and activity driven floating lodge, that operates on the Zambezi and Chobe rivers.

Our area of operation is within a water Wilderness and we offer a boat and guide per room, so you can have a choice of either; taking a safari on the Chobe River, concentrating on the photographic opportunities of an environment considered the Jewel of Namibia, having a fishing trip with a " happy ending ", or simply travelling through a piece of Africa in distinctive comfort and style.

Zambezi Voyager accommodates 10 passengers in either twin or double bedded accommodation. The well appointed berths are tastefully decorated with soft stone textures and hand made linen.

The entertaining decks combine a comfortable compliment of private lounges overlooking the idyllic waterways. The open air decks offer a choice of cooling off in the jacuzzi or soaking up the African sun on the sun loungers on the top deck. Zambezi Voyager is an exclusive experience affording you privacy amongst some of the most scenic beauty of the African water and Savannah.

The Chobe National Park is a game rich environment that attracts interest from all around the world. Most come to view the abundance of game, however, you can not help but witness the enormous elephant activity and be transfixed by their behaviour. It is a stepping stone to the Okavango Delta.

Impalila Island is located near by and is the only place where 4 countries meet each other.

One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, The Victoria Falls (the smoke that thunders ) is a day trip away.

Our aim is to take you on a voyage of discovery, to pristine natural environments that are inaccessible to most.

Zambezi Voyager pays special attention to the culinary delights served. A professional chef has developed the menus and they change as the seasons do.

The Upper Zambezi and Kasai Channel has some of the best river fishing in the world. The targeted species are Tigerfish, Bream and Catfish.

All activities will be conducted from tender boats. Each cabin will have its own tender boat and guide where possible, however staying aboard Zambezi Voyager is an activity in itself. From the elevated position of the viewing deck you have a birds eye view of the surrounding floodplains and waterways.Game viewing will take place on the Chobe River. Viewing game from the water is a memorable experience, the game does not feel threatened from a waterborne source therefore the photographic opportunities are exceptional. The Chobe has the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and for this reason alone the Chobe is a must for any visitor to Zambezi Voyager. There are vast buffalo herds and numerous plains game species that traverse the area as well as the possibility of sighting predators such as Lion, Wild Dog, Hyena and Leopard.

All clients aboard Zambezi Voyager will be part of the Zambezi culture. The river communities that live along the banks of the river are known as the Lozi and Masubia. Visitors are able to experience their lifestyle by simply observing as they tend to their daily duties or be more participatory as guests in one of their villages. Here we have the opportunity to understand how they live their way of life.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking

    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Restaurant

    Local Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours

Rates

Cabin

Sleeps 2
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Rates Include: Accommodation in a double or twin room All meals daily Tea & Coffee Guided activities + Water Based Game Viewing + Cultural Visits + Bird Cruises & Walks + Floodplain walks + Sunset Cruises + Stargazing + Fly fishing + Conventional fishing + Photographic Safari Fishing, 20 litres fuel per person per day Fishing Licenses Namibian Tourism Levy River transfers to and from the houseboat Rates Exclude: Curio purchases Road & air transfers Imported beers, spirits & wines Lost fishing tackle Game drives by vehicle into Chobe National Park

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015       R 7425   R 4950
February 2015       R 7425   R 4950
March 2015       R 7425   R 4950
April 2015       R 7425   R 4950
May 2015       R 7425   R 4950
June 2015       R 7425   R 4950
July 2015       R 7425   R 4950
August 2015       R 7425   R 4950
September 2015       R 7425   R 4950
October 2015       R 7425   R 4950
November 2015       R 7425   R 4950
December 2015       R 7425   R 4950
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 8 June 2015
  • 1 IN EVERY 10 BOOKINGS FREE
  • This is a Free Accommodation Participant.
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Location

Chobe River, Caprivi Strip

Map Zambezi Voyager in Zambezi River  Livingstone  Zambia

Guest Comments

This was not at all worth the money we paid to stay on the Zambezi Voyager. Having stayed on houseboats on previous occasions we were very disappointed. To start with the rooms looked like they haven't had guests for months and without cleaning them they handed them to us. With spiderwebs against the walls and insect nests on a few of the pillows we had a hard time settling in. Also with no drinking water from the taps you will expect them to at least refill your water cannister in the room daily but even that was to much to ask. With regards to the staff, everything you ask was very hard work for them. It felt like they are doing us a favour by being there. One evening I asked for a bag of chips for a snack as everyone was peckish and the waiters answer was "no, dinner will be ready soon." Also there was a mishap where the waiters put the wrong breakfast infront of one of the other guests, she thought he must have gotten it wrong because he does not write down anything and started eating. 10 min later when the next few plates start to arrive he comes out with her scrambled eggs. She unfortunately almost finished eating the omelette and send it back to the kitchen. The next moment the chef was there asking very loudly why she was eating the omelette if that was not what she ordered, she can't do that they make the food to what we order and now she will have to make another Omelette. We felt that this was a very drastic reaction. Where in the world does a chef come and have harsh words with their guests.

Even with the fishing if we asked to do something different our guide would say no, we are going to do this now. Now, I have been working in the tourism industry for 10 years. To me this is unacceptable. If a guest asked for something you do your utter best to provide that. If you can't you apologise and suggest something else, better or equal to what the guest asked for. As a guide you can make suggestions and try and guide a guest to do what you planned but ultimately its the guests choice.

Two of us slipped and fell from the steps leading to the roof as the kitchen grime packed on the mosquito netting on the window and the steps. This should be cleaned daily to avoid accidents like that. Not once after you slipped quickly pull a dry mop over it.

And last but not least the FOOD..... Where to start. We understand that the food will be limited as the kitchen is small and they don't have all the recourses like a mainland kitchen, but, the portions of protein is so small if we did not have some of our own snacks, we had to take from our car, we would have been hungry all the time. They can at least put out snacks during the day so people can take some when they get peckish. Their High Tea before you leave on your'e afternoon activity can hardly be called a high tea. At least give one salt and one sweet snack. To combine the two in one snack hardly makes a good dish. And then dinner for our last night on the boat. Some kind af asian Pork dish. Where in Africa do you get a proudly ASIAN dish for dinner on your last night in Africa? And with that said maybe if it was better prepared I would have a different opinion on it but it was soggy fat between a few fillet pieces with more sauce on one plate than water in the Chobe. Its the worst food I have ever had on a holiday.

All in all, it was a very disappointing stay. I will not recommend this boat to anyone and I will most definitely not return. EVER. I think they are extremely over priced for what you get.

With that said, I would like to inform you that there is a lot of miss advertising around this boat as there are very few pictures that represent the boat for what it is and all the information we got on the fishing was wrong. Every document we received from Zambezi Voyager indicates that September is the best month for Tiger fishing. With this in mind we booked for September as we went there for Fishing, and only fishing. Getting the shock of a lifetime on arrival with our guide telling us you don't catch Tigers in September. June is the best month for fishing. We feel very strongly that this should be changed on ALL their paperwork. Miss advertising will give you very few return clients.

- Stephani Du Preez