Kubu Queen

Introducing the KUBU QUEEN HOUSEBOAT, a privately owned houseboat operating on the Okavango River in the Pan-Handle Section of the Okavango Delta.  Moored at the small village of Shakawe in  North Western Botswana. 380 km by road from Botswana’s tourism hub, the town of Maun

The Kubu Queen has a rich heritage in the Okavango.  Built on the water over 30 years ago she is well known throughout the delta.  Specialist river guide, Greg Thompson bought the boat over ten years ago. Greg and his crew restored her to accommodate guests and have been operating exclusive river safaris with her ever since.

The Kubu Queen is a 12 x 4 metre , double decker riverboat ideally suited to the waterways of the Okavango deltas upper reaches. She is powered by economical twin 60 horsepower four stroke motors and gets her energy from the sun via solar power.

kubuqueenAccommodation on the boat  includes 2 x double bedded cabins down stairs and 2 x single sleepers in an outside open air bedroom upstairs. The two upstairs couches can also be converted into sleepers to accommodate bigger groups. The boat is serviced by a separate toilet and individual shower and comfortably accommodates six guests.


In order to accommodate larger groups of up to twelve guests we incorporate a small mobile camp. This camp is carried onboard and set up on the various islands where the houseboat moors each night. The camp is made up of spacious dome tents and a dining tent. All other facilities are shared with the houseboat and guests get to enjoy the best of both a houseboat experience and an island camping safari.