Old Africa Safaris - Kubu Queen

Plot 268
Shakawe, Botswana

Old Africa Safaris is owned and operated by husband and wife team Greg & Kate Thompson. They manage the Kubu Queen Houseboat, which is based on the Okavango River in what is known as the “pan-handle” section of the Okavango Delta (a World Heritage Site). This spectacular wetland wilderness boasts a variety of freshwater angling species, most famously the Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus Vitatus) as well as many bream species, such as the Largemouth Bream from the genus Serranochromis, the Nembwe (Serrranochromis robustus), the Thinface Largemouth (Serranochromis augusticeps) and the Humpback Largemouth.

Boarding the Kubu Queen at a private base camp, you will be able to partake in an Old African Style river safari and embark on an unforgettable river adventure, exploring the unspoilt waterways, lush islands and papyrus swamps. You will be in the expert hands of a professional guide who will ensure that you experience all that the area has to offer. You can expect to see plenty of hippo and crocodiles as well as the African Elephant whilst on your fishing expedition. The area is also home to the shy and endangered Sitatunga Antelope as well as the rare Pels Fishing Owl.

Known as a ‘Fisherman’s and Nature Enthusiast’s Paradise”, the Okavango River also boasts an exciting phenomenon that occurs each year, known as the “Barbel (Catfish) Run”. This occurs from end August through to November. Come during this period to witness the river “boiling” with shoals of catfish which “run” upstream, hotly pursued by Tiger Fish. This makes for spectacular fishing. Following the runs are flocks of egrets, and the majestic African Fish Eagles, among many other few bird species.

This is a truly remarkable fishing experience in an untamed paradise.

We look forward to having you onboard!

Please note fishing season is closed for the months of January and February.

Old Africa Safaris is owned and operated by husband and wife team Greg & Kate Thompson. They manage the Kubu Queen Houseboat, which is based on the Okavango River in what is known as the “pan-handle” section of the Okavango Delta (a W

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Boat Specs

Locally-built boat (Houseboat) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 60HP Mercury engines.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Okavango River - Okavango Delta
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Greg Thompson
Shakawe, Botswana
Member since October 2016
Born in Zimbabwe, schooled in South Africa and having spent his working life as a Professional Guide and Fisherman in Botswana, Greg is as passionate about fishing as he is about breathing. He has guided on all of the major river systems in Botswana and finally settled on the OKAVANGO where he has been based for the past 20 years. With over 20 years experience in his field he has an extensive knowledge of the fauna and flora of the area, especially all the aquatic species. He is renowned as one of the best fisherman in Botswana and has won numerous angling competitions in Botswana as well as in Namibia. He is an accomplished boatman and has traversed the Okavango Delta on many occasions. His return guests each year are testament to his expertise as a Professional Guide in the Okavango.