Luxury safaris are always magical and life changing, but so much of Africa is also populated with luxury safari boats which give you a whole new perspective – see elephants splash and drink on the shoreline, and hippos and crocodiles up close, as well as simply whiling away the hours on the peaceful rivers and lakes of Africa. Here are our top five luxury safari boats:
Zambezi Queen (Zambia): The Zambezi Queen is located on the banks of the Chobe River in a remote area with only 14 suites to make it calm and relaxing. You can enjoy terrific game viewing from your very own bed. Wherever you are the experienced team is willing to give you a hand. The Zambezi queen provides water-based river safaris from one of the private boats seeing hippos and many other wildlife. The boat was refurbished around 2008 and the interior design was done by the celebrated fashion designer Jenni Button.
Mozambique Dhow Safaris (Northern Mozambique): On the Mozambican Dhow Safari you can do activities such as island hopping, diving, sea kayaking throughout the Quirimbas Archipelago, and snorkeling off deserted white sandbanks and into the sea – then later sleep in the mobile eco-fly camps on the uninhabited tropical islands. The chef will cook up some amazing seafood at the end of your day!
Siwandu Camp lake boat (Tanzania): Siwandu provides game drives and game walks accompanied by expert guides to make you feel closer to nature and see the smaller species. The boat cruisers add just another dimension and offer a an unrivalled chance to enjoy dining under the canopies of the boat, while watching the animals come down to drink and view the variety of bird life flying around.
Selinda Canoe Trail (Botswana): Although this is a very different kind of boat safari to anything we have mentioned above it still deserves an entry into this list just because of it’s location. You will spend your time idling lazily down the Selinda spillway through an area with no roads, and abundant wildlife. Nights are spent reminiscing around the camp fire before retreating to your comfy fly camp bed.
Lake Kariba House Boat (Zimbabwe): Lake Kariba is a huge man made dam which offers wonderful game viewing from the river banks. The boat itself is very relaxed and offers guests the chance to see the best of Zimbabwe.
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