Celebrate Our Women In Leadership - Zambezi Queen Collection

“If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” -Margaret Thatcher

While we know that our women can say and do, however there is something about women just getting things done! We know the friendly faces you meet on your holiday are the greatest asset of our business.

We’d like to highlight one of our amazing superwomen behind the scenes that orchestrate unforgettable stays at Zambezi Queen Collection!

Meet Doreen, the Regional Manager of the Zambezi Queen Collection

Doreen, our esteemed Regional Manager, who is the driving force behind ensuring our guests’ dreams come true and surpass their expectations. Hailing from Namibia, she has roots in Okahandja, the renowned Garden Town of Namibia, where she worked in the family business before venturing into hospitality.

Her journey with us began in 2017, when she spotted an advertisement seeking an Assistant Manager for the Zambezi Queen. Within a week, she found herself on Kasika Island, stepping aboard the magnificent Zambezi Queen. From that moment, her path was set.

Doreen has recently begun a new adventure at our land based Ichingo Chobe River Lodge. After her remarkable journey aboard the magnificent Zambezi Queen, Doreen’s path has led her to a new chapter filled with exciting possibilities. Join us in welcoming Doreen to Ichingo Chobe River Lodge as she continues her exceptional hospitality career with the Zambezi Queen Collection.

When asked about her favourite aspect of the job, Doreen gleefully shares her love for immersing herself in nature, collaborating with local communities, and warmly welcoming guests from across the globe. Being a woman in the industry has its challenges, but Doreen is proud to have overcome them, finding her voice and asserting herself confidently.

For Doreen, being in her role feels like destiny. The sight of the river and the wonders of nature bring an enduring smile to her face each day. Working aboard the breathtaking Zambezi Queen and at Ichingo Chobe River lodge on the awe-inspiring Chobe River has been  a dream come true.

Doreen wholeheartedly understands the uniqueness of this African corner. “We are staying in a small piece of heaven!” she proclaims, her smile lighting up the surroundings.

Doreen’s dedication and passion embody the spirit of Zambezi Queen Collection, creating an unforgettable experience for each guest.

We asked Doreen five rapid-fire questions:

If you got stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you?
A camera, food and clothes.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Favourite drink and food?
Gin & Tonic, and chicken and vegetables

Favourite view?
The ocean or a river.

Favourite place?
Cape Town, South Africa


Which other women in the Zambezi Queen Collection team would you like to hear from?

Let us know!

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