The Zambezi Queen has once again been named the World’s Leading Boutique Cruise at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017 which took place at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam on 10 December 2017. This is the fifth time the Zambezi Queen has been awarded this accolade at the World Travel Awards. The Awards are voted for by travel and tourism professionals and business and leisure travel consumers worldwide, and this accolade recognises the commitment to excellence which the Zambezi Queen has demonstrated in the last 12 months.
The Zambezi Queen (part of the Mantis Collection of properties) is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering supreme sophistication along the Chobe River – one of the most remote locations on the planet.
Wayne Suttie, General Manager for the Zambezi Queen Collection, is thrilled that the Zambezi Queen has once again been awarded this top honour. “Receiving an accolade such as this at a global level is incredible for any brand. The Zambezi Queen has always been a well-loved and respected global brand, and together with the unique African safari surrounding and all of the other one-of-a-kind experiences that are synonymous with the Zambezi Queen, she really is so deserving of this award”.
Unlike a land-based lodge, the Zambezi Queen navigates roughly 25km of the Chobe River, allowing guests to explore different vantage points and enjoy unparalleled game viewing. The banks of the Chobe National Park boast one of the densest populations of elephant on the African continent – estimated at approximately 120 000. The Park is also home to a large number of buffalo, leopard and lion, along with a variety of antelope and abundant birdlife.
Each of the 14 suites on the Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and private balcony, where guests can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Guests enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by complete comfort and elegance. What could be better than waking up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watching a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed? These are just a few of the magnificent treats that await guests aboard the Zambezi Queen.
Celebrated South African fashion designer Jenni Button created the luxury houseboat’s classic yet contemporary interior, using understated tones that make the wildlife on the banks of the river the star of the show.
And, just like at any contemporary hotel, guests can expect first class service at every turn. Whether they’re enjoying a gin and tonic on the upper deck at dusk or attempting to land their very first tiger fish, the Zambezi Queen’s highly experienced team is always on hand to meet guests’ every need.