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Zambezi Cruises

The Mantis Collection

About Zambezi Cruises

Zambezi Queen Collection operates in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The fleet comprises two cruise ships: the 136-passenger Via Australis and the 210-passenger Stella Australis. Service is exceptional, the food is superb and there is an open bar serving quality South African wines.

  • Who goes on Zambezi cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Zambezi cruise?

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Murray River Wonders & Kangaroo Island

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  • Fully escorted tours – Departures from January - March 2022
  • 3nt Murray River paddlewheeler cruise with all meals and sightseeing
  • 4* hotel stays in Adelaide and Kangaroo Island with breakfast
  • All flights, taxes & transfers included - Call (02) 8313 5926 to book

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Who goes on Zambezi cruise ships?

Most passengers come from English-speaking countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand. While children older than 12 are permitted onboard, the line is not particularly child-friendly.

Do I have to dress up on a Zambezi cruise?

No. There is no dress code and the main criteria is to bring comfortable, loose clothing suitable for the African climate.

Is everything free on Zambezi cruises?

No, but a lot is, with rates including all meals, daily game viewing on tender boats, select shore visits, airport transfers and soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, beer and wine. Premium alcoholic beverages, gratuities and visa fees are not included.

What are Zambezi’s most popular activities?

Don't expect a typical river cruise. The boats only sail a 15-mile stretch of the Chobe River and move slowly between the same mid-river moorings all the time. Shore visits -- usually for game drives or village visits -- are offered, but it's not uncommon for people to stay onboard and just take in the view from the boat. And there's plenty to see: more than 450 species of birds, plus one of the densest populations of elephants on the African continent. Hippos and crocodiles can be seen frequently, and some passengers might be lucky enough to spot leopards coming down to the banks to drink. There are also opportunities to go tiger fishing on a catch-and-release basis.

Why go with Zambezi?

  • Luxurious African safari-lite experience.
  • Exceptional wildlife spotting opportunities from viewing decks.
  • Beverages included in the fare.

Best for: Adventurous, wildlife-loving travelers; groups seeking to charter an African houseboat

Not for: Big-ship cruisers looking for extensive onboard activities and late-night parties

Zambezi Queen Collection Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Could not be better!

I have wanted to go on a safari for a long time but my wife was hesitant. We chose this trip because it was fully guided and we have sailed with AMA previously. This did not disappoint us and my wife loved each... Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Zambezi queen

Great way of seeing the wildlife from another perspective. Incredible amount of elephants, hippopotamus, crocodiles seen from close This is not a cruise, but a boat safari and a hotel/boat The food was good... Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Safari Cruise on the Chobe River

In September 2013 my husband and I spent 4 nights on the Zambezi Queen, a lovely and well-run houseboat on the Chobe River. This was truly a highlight of our month-long stay in Southern Africa! The cabin was very... Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

AMAWaterways - Golden Trails Of Africa

The Great Migration - Tanzania Sitting quietly in our Toyota Landcruiser, hidden behind a large Acacia tree on the Tanzanian side of the Mara River the air is full of apprehension. Behind us, likely close to a... Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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