Situated in the far northeast of Botswana’s Chobe National Park.

The Chobe Riverfront (also known as the Serondela area) is renowned for high concentrations of wildlife which roam lush floodplains and dense mahogany and teak woodlands. Large breeding herds of elephants converge to drink from the Chobe River during the dry winter months, along with great numbers of giraffe, sable and buffalo. More than 460 bird species have been recorded here, including the Pel’s fishing owl, carmine bee-eaters, fish eagles, storks, herons and all manner of kingfishers.

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Zambezi Queen is a truly unique and luxurious way to experience northern Botswana.

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Stay at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Offering panoramic views of the floodplains from its peaceful setting on a hill above the Chobe River, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero has 14 family-friendly guest cottages and one romantic honeymoon suite. Each thatched cottage comes with an indoor and outdoor shower, a large free-standing bath, a private balcony and preloaded iPads and, like the main lodge area, is surrounded by lush, manicured gardens.

Splash around in the stunning split-level swimming pool or unwind in the full-service spa, which has a serene treetop treatment room and a range of treatments and rituals of the highest quality to relax, restore and revitalise guests. Morning and evening game drives to neighbouring Chobe National Park and tranquil sunset riverboat cruises give visitors the opportunity to get closer to the area’s astounding concentration of game, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, lion, cheetah and hyena.

Stay on The Zambezi Queen

This 5-star, 42-metre-long floating boutique hotel is a truly unique and luxurious way to experience northern Botswana. Drifting along the Chobe River in one of the most remote parts of Africa, the decks and balconies of the Zambezi Queen offer guests optimal game viewing with an ever-changing landscape as the backdrop. Herds of elephant can be seen wading in the shallows from the comfort of your bed, while a gourmet breakfast is prepared for you. Meals on board this luxury houseboat are created from seasonal ingredients sourced from local markets and include an African themed dinner on one night of your stay.

Accommodation on board comprises four large master suites with panoramic views and 10 standard suites, all with outer decks for enjoying uninterrupted views and the cooling breeze from the river. Guests can escape the heat in the open-plan air-conditioned dining room, lounge and bar or take a dip in the plunge pool on the forward deck, followed by an ice-cold gin and tonic while the sun goes down. Just like at any luxury hotel, every experience is complemented by first class service at every turn.

Guest Feedback
"Everything was incredible, even better than the first trip. We knew Mala Mala [in the Sabi Sand, South Africa] was a special place, and now we have added Xaranna [in the Okavango Delta, Botswana] to our list… it was pure magic. Truly, a once in a lifetime experience."

Carrie | South Africa & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"Our experiences were overwhelmingly wonderful and we will treasure so many memories forever. We were extremely lucky to see so many animals that are not easy to see including, leopard, cheetah and the African painted dogs – what made it so authentic was watching the trackers and guides enjoy the surprise of many experiences with us."

Mike & Frances | Zimbabwe, South Africa & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

Chari-Beth, USA | South Africa, Zambia & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"Everything was incredible, even better than the first trip. We knew Mala Mala [in the Sabi Sand, South Africa] was a special place, and now we have added Xaranna [in the Okavango Delta, Botswana] to our list… it was pure magic. Truly, a once in a lifetime experience."

Carrie | South Africa & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"Our experiences were overwhelmingly wonderful and we will treasure so many memories forever. We were extremely lucky to see so many animals that are not easy to see including, leopard, cheetah and the African painted dogs – what made it so authentic was watching the trackers and guides enjoy the surprise of many experiences with us."

Mike & Frances | Zimbabwe, South Africa & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"We visited South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. The accommodations were next level. There are no adequate words to describe the experience in the bush with the Big 5 and beyond. The people are the most gracious, appreciative, and kind I’ve ever encountered. If you want a worry free, experience of a lifetime you must use Timelines Africa. I can’t wait to go back!!"

Chari-Beth, USA | South Africa, Zambia & Botswana Trip

Guest Feedback
"Everything was incredible, even better than the first trip. We knew Mala Mala [in the Sabi Sand, South Africa] was a special place, and now we have added Xaranna [in the Okavango Delta, Botswana] to our list… it was pure magic. Truly, a once in a lifetime experience."

Carrie | South Africa & Botswana Trip