Book a stay aboard the Nguni Voyager Houseboat

Nguni Voyager Houseboat

by / Thursday, 26 September 2013 / Published in Botswana

Nguni Voyager Houseboat:

Nguni Voyager is a luxuriously appointed river voyager comprising of 5 spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin bed arrangements.  The private bathroom comprises of a shower, basin and toilet.   What is unique is that each cabin has its own private tender boat and guide allowing clients the freedom to decide the days’s activities at their own leisure.   Accommodation is located on the bottom deck.

Maximum number of passengers on board at any given time: 10

Middle deck consists of 2 private lounges with a small reference library, communal dining area,  galley (kitchen), Captains Bridge, viewing deck and relaxing Jacuzzi with seating area alongside.

Top deck or the viewing deck has a seating area to leisurely sip sundowners, catch up on some supreme birding, or stretch out in the sun on one of the sun loungers. In the evenings this top viewing deck becomes prime position to familiarise one’s self with the African night sky…

Game viewing:

Water based game viewing from the main vessel and private tenders while based on the Chobe River in Chobe National Park. This area is one of the prime game viewing destinations in Africa. Sightings of 2 of the big 5 are almost guaranteed on a daily basis in the form of Elephant and Buffalo while cats are often spotted leisurely lapping up water or just taking a stroll on the water’s edge. Not being restricted to having to leave the park after sunset to head back to a lodge, Nguni’s clients are afforded the opportunity to allow Africa to lull them to sleep with her lullaby while on the waters of Chobe.


Nguni’s area of operation boasts home to over 500 species of birds found in the following varied habitats: the floodplains (water birds), woodlands savannah, riverine forest & mopani woodlands. Birding is conducted either directly off the main vessel, from small tender boats or by foot on the surrounding floodplains and woodland/forest areas.

Cultural village visit:

Nguni has formed warm relationships with many of the Namibian villages who are welcoming to all clients. On a typical village visit clients are shown around and introduced to the various village life elements by one of the headmen and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. After the tour through the village, the locals then put on a small dance and encourage the guests to join them. Small beaded necklaces and other curios are for sale afterwards. A truly warm Caprivian village experience.


Nguni operates on the Chobe & the Upper Zambezi rivers which are not only well known for their prolific game and birding experience, but also house a couple of surprises beneath the water’s surface in the form of Tiger fish, Bream & Barbel. Our guides are local experts on how to land the big one. Nguni’s prime fly fishing season opens in May and continues on through until August. During this season the river has dropped after its flood and the fish are hungry. Any fly fisherman’s dream. During the months of November through to February fishing methods range from spinning, drift bait, trolling and fly fishing for the more experienced fisherman.


After a day out on the river, clients can either return to toast Africa on the viewing deck, accompanied by some sumptuous snacks prepared by our on-board Chef’s, or head out onto a private tender boat with their guide and snap up some African sunset shots while drifting leisurely along the water.


Nguni is located on the Chobe River, close to the town of Kasane in north eastern Botswana. From January to early May the boat cruises the Chobe River, within the Chobe National Park, for unsurpassed game viewing.  May to August is spent on the Upper Zambezi for some of the best tiger fishing with fly to be had anywhere in Africa. It then returns to the Chobe for the wildlife again. The collection point is by tender boat and is from Kasane Immigration.   The hours of immigration are from 07h00 until 16h30.   At Kasane immigration you will clear out of Botswana and then climb into the tender boat to be taken to Impalila Island where you will clear into Namibia for the duration of your stay on-board Nguni Voyager.


Nguni Voyager is responsible for all the water based transfers, all land based transfers are for the cost of the client.   For further information on booking transfer please contact our booking office.

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