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Chobe River Boat Cruises

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Taryn1987 wrote a review Nov 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I decided to take advantage of a locals special to celebrate our wedding anniversary and I think this will go down as one of our best holidays ever. We absolutely loved the experience of being on a floating hotel and the whole experience was sublime- from the food, to game viewing and to the staff. Accommodation was beautiful and I can't recommend this holiday enough.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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oboolsen wrote a review Oct 2021
plettenberg bay75 contributions42 helpful votes
After a long-awaited holiday from the pandemic, we thought of visiting the Zambezi Chobe Princess again. We travelled with two friends from Cape Town and had the best time ever! We did a lot of shuffling of on and off transports, car and boat, immigration and paper work for our PCR tests but finally arrived on our Princess “One”. I must say it was timely and organized getting to the boat and off we went while enjoying a beautiful lunch. Our viewings and the variety of animals were unsurpassed. All the staff was exceptional, our accommodation comfortable but Ellis, our chef, was beyond amazing. What talent! Please do not hesitate to experience this trip, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Graham E wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions6 helpful votes
MY wife and I had three nights on the Chobe Princess 1 towards the end of June 21. The houseboat experience was very good but was marred by very unfriendly and rude staff at the Impalila Police Station on Impalila Island, where the Immigration and health inspector was located. Unfortunately our travel agent failed to advise us that we needed another Covid test to get into Namibia (The Chobe Houseboat is located on the Namibian side of the Chobe River) WE had already spent 6 nights in Botswana at Reserves, and they would have accepted our Covid test results if they were only 7 days old but they were 8 days old. The young inexperienced health inspector did not know what to do with us. WE are British but have SA Permanent Residence status and live in Cape Town. After having a meeting in the middle of the River with the owners of the boat it was eventually agreed that we would have to isolate on the boat away from other guests until we produced another negative Covid test the following day which we did. But this bad experience marred our holiday for this part of the trip. The boat staff were however excellent (Luckily we had booked the upstairs superior cabin so could have our meals upstairs away from the other 5 guests. The food and service were all excellent and we even had our own separate game viewing from a smaller boat until we could mix with the other guests. Overall the service and attention we got from the staff was very good. Would certainly recommend this trip and hope you do not have the same problem as ours. The Namibian authorities need to send their staff on communication skills in dealing with tourists. Their aweful attitide is not going to attract tourists to that part of Namibia. The Head of Police told my wife to "F O and not to bring your dirty diseases into our country "
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Tshentsho wrote a review Jan 2021
Gaborone, Botswana89 contributions19 helpful votes
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Great experience Friendly staff Learnt a lot from the guide about history of the counties, land and wildlife Had fun in the 3 hour boat ride Got to see a lot of animals
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Daydream812740 wrote a review Apr 2020
17 contributions38 helpful votes
We experienced a late afternoon cruise on the peaceful Chobe River while touring in Africa. It is, simply put, a breath taking experience. You view herds of elephants, and hippos grazing, crocodiles, water foul, and so much more. The sunset was exquisite, and a lasting memory from our African trip. Make time to do this on your adventure!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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