Baines’ Camp


Baines’ Camp is located on a vast private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. This is one of the premium destinations in the world for a dynamic safari experience and offers a truly unique wilderness safari in Africa.

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Baines’ Camp Overview

Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. Baines’ was named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines. The camp has just five suites set on elevated platforms in the tree line with wooden decks that offer expansive views over the permanent water of the Boro River and a lagoon teeming with life.
Please note that a maximum of 20kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights, including hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all luggage is soft-sided (only bags without wheels are permitted)

Baines’ Camp Rooms

The five luxury suites are set on elevated platforms with wooden decks that offer expansive views over a permanent lagoon on the Boro River. Each luxury suite features ensuite facilities, a private viewing deck and four-poster “sky beds” swathed in mosquito netting.
The four-poster beds are fully mobile and can easily be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck overlooking the shimmering waters of the Boro River. For the ultimate indulgence, guests can enjoy a “star bath” on the deck. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, minibar, and mosquito nets. Ensuite facilities include an indoor shower and double vanity. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all of the rooms of the camp.


6 Jan – 14 Jun / 1 Nov – 20 Dec

15 Jun – 30 Jun / 1 Sept – 31 Oct

1 July – 31 Aug / 21 Dec – 5 Jan

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Baines’ Camp Inclusions

• All meals
• All drinks (excluding premium brands)
• Park fees
• Laundry
• Emergency medical evacuation
• Two daily shared game viewing activities. These include morning and evening game drives, mokoro excursions and motorised boating (seasonal) and walking safaris
• Return transfers to and from Baines’ Airstrip to the camp

Baines’ Camp Exclusions

• Premium alcoholic drinks
• Additional activities including scenic helicopter flights over the Delta and the elephant interaction activity
• Gratuities to driver / guides and staff
• All items of a personal nature, telephone calls and curio shop purchases
• Private vehicle and guide

Baines’ Camp Amenities

• En-suite bath
• Shower
• Mosquito Nets
• Mini Bar
• Hairdryer
• Fans

Baines’ Camp Facilities

• Swimming Pool
• Star beds and star baths
• Wi-Fi
• Bar

Baines’ Camp Activities

The game viewing around camp is thrilling. Water crossings are part of the adventure and watching zebra standing belly-deep grazing is a sight to see! Because Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is set in a private concession, there is the opportunity to venture out after dark on night game drives to see the nocturnal animals. Key wildlife include: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, impala, zebra, wild dog, hyena, and hippo.

The following activities are included in your stay:

Game drives: Enjoy game drives, spotting wildlife from open-sided 4X4 vehicles, accompanied by professional guides. Because the camp is located on a private concession, guests have the opportunity to see animals up close on both morning and evening game drives to discover incredible nocturnal species.
Mokoro excursions and motorised boating: One of the best ways to view the wildlife is in a mokoro, a locally made dugout canoe or a motorised boat. Explore the waterways and lagoons that make up the Okavango Delta as you see the plains game from a new angle. (Subject to water levels). Generally mokoros are available from January to October and motorised boating from February to September but can’t be guaranteed.
Walking safaris: Discover the signs of the bush, accompanied by your guide and armed ranger on exciting walking safaris. The camp is set in a private concession meaning guests can get very close in perfect safety with one of our guides

Bush Skill Adventure

Learn what it takes to survive in the delta from those who grew up in the area. Our local expert guides are ready to share their knowledge and expertise. By day put your bush skills to the test while at night indulging in the luxuries of this five star camp. The Bush skills adventure is perfect for a father and son weekend away or for a family who wants to experience a real learning adventure. The activity is available at no extra cost to a minimum of four and a maximum of six guests. In the case of two guests wanting to do the activity a private vehicle would need to be booked and paid for when making the booking. We suggest guests stay at least three nights in order to experience all the activities in this program. Learn how to:
• Pole a mokoro
• Make traditional spears for fishing and how to catch fish in the delta (catch and release basis)
• Track and identify animal foot prints
• Find out how to identify and find edible plants (seasonal)
• Learn how to make rope out of natural materials
• Find water in the bush
• How to construct and place traps to catch wildlife (theory practical only)
• Palm nut harvesting
• Build a shelter, navigate by the stars / sun
• Weave a basket

Baines’ Camp Additional Activities

Elephant interaction activity:
Sanctuary Retreats and non-profit charity Living with Elephants invite you to explore Africa from an elephant’s perspective. Guests are able to enjoy the incredible experience of walking with three orphaned elephants in the bush brought up in the area by their guardians Doug and Sandi Groves. Every morning the elephants go for a walk around their home range, foraging for food. A few people each day are able to accompany them on their walk through the bush and see the wilds of Africa through the eyes of an elephant – a truly uplifting experience that makes a lasting impression on all who share their time with the elephants. This activity which is about four hours includes a leisurely paced walk with a trio of semi-habituated elephants, followed by a picnic lunch in their company. We recommend pre-booking. The activity is offered to a minimum of two guests and available to children 9 years and older. Please note the elephants are on leave each year from 15 January – 15 February (Pre-booking is essential.)
Scenic helicopter flights:
Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the permanent delta, exposing areas unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities. Guests are able to choose between a 30, 45 or 60 minute tour in a three seater, one turbine Bell Jetranger helicopter. This activity is offered on a year round basis. Guests are able to choose when they would like to do the activity, however we would recommend early morning and late afternoon as this time usually provides the best light for photography. Preferred flight times can be requested in camp when making a booking.


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