sale now on
Holiday Search
per person
River Journeys
May - May

Discover Africa by boat on this journey of the Chobe River and Bumi Hills. Staying on board the boutique floating hotel, Zambezi Queen, watch the wildlife from the comfort of your bed. Depart on visits to local villages and hop on a smaller boat for water safaris – seeing elephants up close is a moment to be treasured. Finish your tour in Bumi Hills, Zimbabwe, where the scenic lake dominates the landscape.

At a Glance

  • Cruise along the Chobe River
  • Zambezi Queen five-star houseboat
  • Water safari and local village visit
  • All meals included throughout
  • Spend time at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe
  • Boutique lodge with unbelievable views

Create your personal perfection

Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours

  • Share our insights
  • Design around you
  • Plan to perfection
  • Work to your budget



Practical Info


  • Days 1 - 2
    UK to Kasane
    Arriving at Kasane Airport you will be met and guided to Chobe Marina Lodge. After some time to relax, you will be transferred to the Zambezi Queen ahead of three nights on the Chobe River.
  • Days 2 - 5
    Zambezi Queen

    The Zambezi Queen isn’t like any boat you’ve seen before. More like a floating boutique hotel, it houses luxury suites and features an outdoor deck with plunge pool. Dining at the restaurant is always a treat, with your own private table overlooking the changing scenery.

    Moving 25km along the Chobe River, which borders Namibia and Botswana, each day brings new adventures. Visit a local village, try your hand at fishing, and board a tender boat for a water safari – getting close to the elephants is a special experience.

    Although, if you’d rather relax on the boat and admire the views, that’s fine too. Time here can be spent exactly how you like. We wouldn’t blame you for spending a lazy day just watching the game from your bed.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Days 5 - 9
    Bumi Hills

    Enjoy one last morning on the Chobe River as you watch the sun rise and do some animal spotting. Then it’s time to enter back into Botswana and catch your flight from Victoria Falls Airport to Bumi Hills Airstrip.

    Spend the next four nights at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe. Set on a remote hilltop, it overlooks the endless blue lake and game-rich shoreline below. Whether at the infinity pool or in one of ten rooms, the views are to die for. And as part of only a small number of guests, the service is always exceptional.

    Head out on the lake for a private boat cruise, and if you’re lucky, you might catch one of the many tiger fish. Explore the lake side by foot on the search for dinosaur footprints, and venture on a game drive on the lookout for lions. The option for adventure is always there.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
  • Day 10

    Board a flight from Bumi Hills Airstrip to Victoria Falls Airport, then take your return flight home.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • {{pp.Title}}
{{e.nextTopLevelPoint(e.point).Title}} {{e.prevTopLevelPoint(e.point).Title}}

Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

10 Days from £4,989 per person
Based on 2 adults sharing

This trip includes

3 nights on the Zambezi Queen River cruise in a Standard Suite 
All meals and drinks on the river cruise for your stay (premium drinks excluded) 
A land-based cultural tour of a local village
Road transfers to/from Kasane airport 
4 nights at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge 
Road transfer from Kasane Immigration to Victoria Falls airport 
Return scheduled flight from Victoria Falls Airport to Bumi Hills Airstrip 



This trip excludes

Supplements apply for high,peak and festive seasons.

Tailor make these tours with Destinology

Speak to a specialist

Share your ideas, tell us what you’re expecting and ask us as many questions as you like; together we can identify what will make your trip exceptional – only then will we begin to tailor-make your holiday.

Tailored to fit

We will use our destination expertise to plan an itinerary that will work for you – your personal specialist is happy to respond by phone, email or text. Your trip will be refined and reshaped until you love the way it looks, and it fits you perfectly!

The Destinology Distinction

We partner with only the finest hotels & resorts that we feel exemplify the Destinology experience. It’s these close relationships that help us to offer our clients that little bit more. We live luxury and we think you should too.

More River Journeys Inspiration

14 days from £3,250 per person
Mekong River Journey
Cruise Saigon to Siem Reap in style with Heritage Line
11 days from £4,215 per person
South Africa
The Zambezi Queen and Victoria Falls with Cape Town
10 days from £2,095 per person
Tranquil Kerala
Backwaters, canals, beaches and houseboats