Zambezi Queen named World's Leading Boutique Cruise at World Travel Awards 2017. Picture: Supplied.

The Zambezi Queen was named the World’s Leading Boutique Cruise at the World Travel Awards in Vietnam on Sunday. 

This is the fifth time the Zambezi Queen has been awarded this accolade at the World Travel Awards. 

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.  

General Manager for the Zambezi Queen Collection, Wayne Suttie, said they were thrilled about the award.

“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 park is home to elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion. 

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.

- IOL