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Baines' Camp

Baines' Camp

Okavango Delta

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Set amongst the shady trees and water of the Okavango Delta, the intimate Sanctuary Baines' Camp is named after the famed 19th century explorer and artist, Thomas Baines. This area, situated on a vast private concession neighbouring the Moremi Game Reserve, is superb for viewing all animal and bird species.

Guests here have the opportunity to see animals up close with your expert guide on morning and evening game drives in open 4x4 vehicles. A night game drive is the perfect way to see some of the nocturnal animals not active during the day time.

One of the best ways to see the wildlife around Sanctuary Baines' Camp is in one of the locally made dugout canoes, known as mokoros. These used to be carved from ebony but are now made from commercially grown wood and fibreglass to protect the fragile environment of the Okavango. In one of these traditional crafts it is possible to float around the waterways and lagoons that make up the Delta, looking for crocodiles in the water, but also getting a remarkable view of the plains game from a new and exciting angle. For the less intrepid, the camp also has motorised speedboats that can be used when the rivers are in flood. All water based activities are seasonal and based on the water levels of the Delta.

Walking safaris are a speciality at Baines', with skilled guides introducing the area's natural wonders. Find out how to track and follow even the most elusive of animals in the Okavango.

The choice of activities does not end there, however. A unique and educational elephant interaction is also available to guests at Baines', where guests can spend the morning walking with a herd of semi-habituated elephants, learning about their daily habits, from the foods they eat to their favourite bathing spots.

The camp features just 6 suites with en-suite facilities and 4 poster beds, set on elevated platforms in the tree line with private wooden decks that offer expansive views over the shimmering permanent water of the Boro River where hippo can often be spotted. Traditional safari ceiling fans create a cooling breeze at even the hottest times of the year. Should you wish, your bed can be wheeled out onto your deck for a night under the stars, or take an indulgent soak in an opulent star bath. At Baines' Camp, the sky's the limit.

The swimming pool and the wide wooden deck that surrounds the main dining and sitting room is the ideal place to relax while observing the varied wildlife present here.

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Rates Include

All meals; all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except premium brands); shared game viewing activities (except elephant activity); airstrip transfers; emergency medical evacuation; Park fees; and a laundry service are included.

Children Policy

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children aged 9 years and older are permitted on the walking with elephants activity with their parents.

Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 15 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Baines' Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.

Experience Botswana with Sanctuary Camps

Featured Accommodation

Sussi & Chuma
Sussi & Chuma
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Chobe Chilwero
Chobe National Park
Baines' Camp
Baines' Camp
Okavango Delta

Destination: Zambia and Botswana.

Located in stunning locations, each property featured on this 8 night itinerary is completely individual in its design but all have the same aim - to allow guests to have a 'real' experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in lodges that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism. The real advantage however is by combining the properties, which are all within the Sanctuary portfolio, you get a special discounted rate everywhere.

This is a 8 night itinerary including Victoria Falls - Zambia, Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Sussi & Chuma
  • 2 Nights at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
  • 3 Nights at Baines' Camp
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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General Information For Guests

The suites feature a luxury bedroom, en-suite facilities and private viewing deck. The four-poster beds are fully mobile and can easily be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck if guests want to enjoy a night under the stars. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, mosquito nets and a minibar.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms.

The main area consists of the dining area, lounge, boma and bar. There is also a swimming pool.

Activities that are available include game drives, walking safaris, night drives, mokoro excursions and boat safaris. All water based activities and night drives are seasonal and based on the water levels of the delta.

Activities that can be arranged for an additional cost include walking with elephants and scenic helicopter flights.

Please note the elephants are on annual leave from 15 January to 15 February each year.

A laundry service is included.

Babysitting services can be arranged (additional cost).

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.

Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 15 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.

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