Zambezi Queen Collection are delighted to announce the release of their 2025/26 rates for the Zambezi Queen and Chobe Princesses as well as the official opening of their calendar for this rate period.

Zambezi Queen Collection also have an exciting update that will delight your clients. Non-premium spirits will now be included in our packages, so guests can enjoy a G&T on Zambezi Queen Collection.

Meet the team

Taking the Helm of the Chobe Princesses is Given Mayumbelo, a familiar face and a remarkable team member. With a legacy spanning more than 20 years with the Zambezi Queen Collection, Given has recently taken on the role of managing all three Chobe Princess houseboats. 

We sat down for a quick chat with the man of the hour

Q: Given, can you share your background and how you joined the Zambezi Queen Collection team?

A: I’m a local man from Impalila Island. I began my career with the Namibian Red Cross before joining Ichingo Chobe River Lodge in 2003 as a chef. In 2004, I helped with the launch of the three Chobe Princesses – the first houseboats on the Chobe!

Q: Can you share some special moments from the past 20 years?

A: It’s been an amazing journey growing professionally – from housekeeping to guiding to captain and manager. The tourism industry requires being a jack of all trades.

Q: What inspires you about working on the Chobe?

A: This region where the four countries meet is so unique. I look forward to showcasing its beauty and hundreds of elephants to our guests. My local expertise will help craft world-class experiences for our guests. 

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