The Kubu Queen Accommodation Fishing About the Kubu Queen “The Barbel Run” Activities

The Kubu Queen

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.


Accommodation 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.


Peak Tiger season is in the Summer months ( Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec) where we also experience a natural phenomenon known as the Barbel Run. This spectacular time of year allows for excellent Tiger Fishing and our dates are usually booked well in advance for these months.

About the Kubu Queen

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.

“The Barbel Run”

This occurs as the seasonal floodwaters of the Okavango River begin to reside. The majority of the fish species inhabiting this river rely on the seasonal flood to breed.


What the area is famous for is the abundant fish and birdlife that thrive in this environment. The activities offered by the the Kubu Queen are ideally suited to this namely , specialized fishing and birding safaris.