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Captain's Cabin

Livingstone, Zambia

Activity Description

Offering the fabulous combination of the mighty Zambezi River and the elegance of the African Queen Cruise Company, a cruise on the African Queen or the African Princess is an unforgettable experience.

The African Queen Cruise Company operates two luxurious vessels. The African Queen is a triple deck, 70 foot catamaran, furnished with Rhodesian Teak, Beech Wood and brass finishes. She was launched on the 7th of May 2001 and can accommodate a total of 120 passengers. The African Princess, launched on the 31st March 2005, is similar in design and build to the African Queen, though slightly smaller, with a passenger carrying capacity of 80 passengers.

Full bars on both upper and lower decks serve a selection of cocktails and iced drinks, while the onboard galley presents freshly prepared hot and cold snacks and meals. For those wanting a more exclusive voyage, the Captain’s Cabin is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion.


Duration2 hours
WhenThroughout the year, subject to availability.
WhereThe cruise departs from and returns to the Royal Landing at the water's edge.
WeatherAll weather, the cruise may delayed should there be a thunderstorm or heavy rain.
What to WearComfortable Clothing, it is advisable to wear flat shoes, and bring a sun hat
Things to BringSunglasses Sunblock Camera with spare batteries and memory card
Guests or SpectatorsVisitors not joining the cruise are welcome to browse the curio shop at the Royal Landing, or purchase refreshments while waiting for the cruise to return.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Return road transfers from accommodation venues in the Livingstone area
Refreshments and snacks during the Cruise

ExclusionsItems of a personal naure


For a personalized and exclusive service fit for Royalty, enjoy the view from our top deck in the company of the Captain of the African Queen or the African Princess. Private staff will serve you bottled wines, premium brand drinks and tasty snacks within the comfort and privacy of the Captain’s Cabin.

You will be accompanied by your private guide from the time of collection at your hotel, during the cruise and on your exclusive transfer after your unforgettable experience.

Customer Reviews

We were advised that when boarding started to try and get on the upper deck but reading reviews we decided that for a little extra we would book in the Captain's Cabin and we are so pleased that we did!! We were the only ones there, so there were the 2 of us, the Captain and the Butler who was so attentive but never in your face, our glasses were never empty and the snacks were delicious!! Especially pleased that I informed them ahead of time that my wife is vegetarian, they really looked after her!! The Captain was very informative and chatted to us the whole trip pointing out hippos and crocodiles. It was raining but totally undercover and was one of the best trips we have ever done. We were picked up in a private mini bus by Paul the Captain and Alex our driver and transferred to the boat, where we embarked immediately and had a glass of Champagne in our hands before anyone else arrived for boarding.When the trip ended Alex was waiting to return us to our hotel again just the 2 of us. A huge thank you to Paul the Captain, Stafford the Butler and Alex the driver, they made our trip for us!! Only word of caution I can say is that if you have a mobility problem the stairs up to the Captain's cabin are very steep and are almost a ladder,my wife was pleased she was not wearing a dress!! - Brian Askham

Very nice experience, good view of many animals and lovely sunset, Made it special by being collected from the hotel by the Captain and having our own space on the top of the boat, recommended. - Keith Edney

Excellent organization, short term change of pick-up (drop-off) location was no problem, captain already greeted us at pick-up. Sunset cruise itself on Sambesi River was magnificent, had the whole upper deck for 2 persons for ourselves, the captain and one dedicated waiter. Impressive drink selection and canapes - well worth the price! - Michael Jaeschke

This experience is worth every penny. it was one of the highlights of the holiday. great for adults and children alike, there were 4 adults and 4 children. the view is spectacular, the staff are wonderful and the experience excellent. I don't have the word to describe how wonderful. we saw Elephant heard, Hippo by the dozen, water snakes, Crocodiles... it was fantastic..... THANK YOU TO ALL especially the captain. we had an 86 year old lady with us and the captain met us at the car, helped her on to the boat and up the stairs, he is just terrific. - maxine ash

A wonderful sundowner boot-tour We enjoyed it and just can recommend to do this trip as well !! - Torsten Beyer

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