The glittering event took place at the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre with hospitality leaders from across the region, in attendance. The World Travel Awards celebrates its 24th anniversary this year and is recognised across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
“We have recognised the leading lights of African tourism tonight and I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all of our winners” said World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke who extended his heartfelt appreciation to Rwanda for hosting the event.
The World Travel Awards are voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide and this accolade recognises the commitment to excellence Ichingo Chobe River Lodge has demonstrated over the past year.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge features eight large air-conditioned Meru safari tents set on a secluded island beneath a riverine canopy on the banks of the Chobe River. Guests can step out on to their own private balcony to listen to the rapids, relax on their sumptuous bed and then head to the dining room or bar for something delicious to eat or drink. Because of its unique geographic location, the game viewing and birdwatching in and around Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is second to none. The lodge’s location is particularly well known for its high quality fishing in over 100kms of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, where avid fishermen can hook tiger fish, bream and several other fresh water species.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge was recently grouped with the prestigious Zambezi Queen and three smaller houseboats known as the Chobe Princesses to form the Zambezi Queen Collection, a stable of truly unique properties that capture the true spirit and adventure of Africa.
Winners from the event will go forward to complete in the World Travel Awards Grand Final, this year taking place at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam on the evening of 10th December.