page contents


Our Clients are our biggest supporters, would you like to know what our clients think about us? Take a look for yourself bellow.


The Zambezi Trader, with all its trimmings, immediately dispelled all my personal fears and misgivings as warm smiles and friendly staff welcomed me aboard.

What surprised me first was the very scale of everything.

280 tons of ship, I was told, with 3 separate levels 150ft in length. 35 cabins that comfortable sleep 50 guests, a huge dining room, lounges, bar areas upstairs and down, a viewing deck, a pool deck and a sunning area with scattered lounging chairs.

At the top luxury air conditioned bedrooms with private sitting rooms, outside balconies and on-suit bathrooms are serviced with crisp, clean linen and designer toiletries. Double beds are surrounded by enormous mosquito nets that left me feeling like I was inside a room within the room. Even the 2 bed smaller cabins looked more than comfortable.

In the morning I was the first to the filter coffee table for my fix, (with a biscuit), although the selection of Earl Grey teas also looked very inviting.

All meals were served hotel style.

Self serve breakfast with yogurt, cereals and fresh fruit juice followed by a full cooked selection of eggs, bacon, sausages, even fritters and pancakes. Then there was the fresh toast, made right in front of me, with real butter and a selection of spreads to complete the meal. Dinners were also a scrumptious treat. Sometimes served upstairs with silk tablecloths and silver crockery.

A well stocked bar always awaited with cocktails, shooters and anything I could dream up besides what I normally drank.

While the food was an adventure in itself the fun didn’t stop there. It always seemed that music and laughter were the order of the day. Organised games wet my appetite to the more crazy sporting activities; like jumping off the top deck (11 metres above the water), or tubing, fishing and game viewing or simply chilling in the pool and soaking up the sun.

The shear space on board allowed me my freedom. I never felt on top of anyone even when an extra 110 passengers came on board for an afternoon booze cruise and comedy show.

It may seem difficult to comprehend that many total strangers can get along so well in this space but I am convinced that everyone genuinely had fun and became friends. On the way back to harbour, I would hazard a guess that everyone felt the same certain sadness I felt at having to disembark.

To all the staff and crew that made this trip so enjoyable I say a huge “thank you”.

To anyone considering a trip on the Zambezi Trader I say, “THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER HOUSEBOAT. NO! It is a unique floating hotel with an atmosphere and vibe like no other”.

May each trip be as successful,

A well satisfied traveler.