The Mantis Collection

The Mantis Collection
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Zambezi Queen is owned and operated by The Mantis Group, which has hotels and eco-lodges worldwide. The boat is also featured by luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways, which sells four nights onboard as part of extended Africa packages. The vessel itself is stunning, all done up in tasteful neutrals with African artwork, zebra rugs and faux (of course)-leopardskin cushions. Service is exceptional, the food is superb and there is an open bar serving quality South African wines.

About The Mantis Collection

Mantis is a family run collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the World. Divided into five distinct groups, its specialist areas include Boutique Hotels, Game Reserves, Eco Lodges, Ski Lodges and Chalets and Yachts, which includes Zambezi Queen.

The Mantis Collection Fleet

The Mantis Collection's most famous ship is The World, which is basically a floating apartment block -- people live onboard rather than take short cruises -- with apartments rather than cabins.

The line also operates Cruceros Australis, a two ship line which operates in one of the most beautiful wilderness regions in the world: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, at the southernmost tip of South America. The fleet comprises two cruise ships: the 136-passenger Via Australis and the 210-passenger Stella Australis. From September to April each year, these vessels sail every week from Punta Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina), navigating the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel down to Cape Horn.

Mantis also owns and operates a number of luxury yachts in various destinations including the 100-passenger M/V Pikai and the 48-passenger Yacht La Pinta, which both sail in the Galapagos Islands.
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80% Loved It

I have wanted to go on a safari for a long time but my wife was hesitant. We chose this trip because it was fully guided and we have sailed with AMA ... Read more
by Gagent
Great way of seeing the wildlife from another perspective. Incredible amount of elephants, hippopotamus, crocodiles seen from close This is not ... Read more
by calypso555

In September 2013 my husband and I spent 4 nights on the Zambezi Queen, a lovely and well-run houseboat on the Chobe River. This was truly a ... Read more

by momkr

The Great Migration - Tanzania

Sitting quietly in our Toyota Landcruiser, hidden behind a large Acacia tree on the Tanzanian side of the ... Read more

by skibum2017
This is not a cruise! At most they sail between moorings, but we did not even travel that far. We have been on at least 12 safaris, and thought a ... Read more
by Traveler2001Traveler
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