KUBU QUEEN HOUSEBOAT, a private owner operated houseboat on the Okavango River in the Pan-Handle Section of the Okavango Delta, BOTSWANA. 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 a legendary houseboat and known throughout the Okavango Delta. Specialist river guide, Greg Thompson and his crew operate exclusive river safaris along the course of the Panhandle section of the Okavango. Aboard the Kubu Queen Houseboat you will experience the very best of what this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site has to offer. Activities include: Boating, fishing (Tiger Fish & Bream), birding & leisurely river cruises.
The Kubu Queen is a 12 x 4 metre , double decker riverboat ideally suited to the waterways of the Okavango Delta's upper reaches. She is powered by twin 60HP four stroke motors and gets her energy from the sun via solar power.
Accommodation on the boat includes 2 x double bedded cabins downstairs and 2 x single beds 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 to eight guests.
In order to accommodate larger groups of up to twelve guests we incorporate a small mobile camp. This camp is carried on-board 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.
"It has to be said……the two of you run an unbelievably successful operation. From booking the trip right to the end, everything ran seamlessly. Greg, your enthusiasm and extraordinary effort shines through. All of us were blown away with the trip as our best expectation was exceeded.