Baines's Camp is a luxury safari lodge located under shady trees of the Okavango. The camp is small and intimate featuring just five suites. Baines Camp is situated on a private concession neighbouring the Moremi, it is superb for viewing all animal and bird species
Baines' Camp Introduction
Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. We encouraged the local community in Maun to collect cans, with a fee paid for every can, which were recycled to form the backbone of the camp’s structures. Baines’ is also one of only two camps to offer you the opportunity to walk with elephants.
Named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines, this is Sanctuary's smallest camp with just five suites. An eco-friendly property built using only commercially grown wood, with over 150,000 recycled aluminium cans incorporated within the walls to provide insulation. The camp is raised above the permanent water of the Boro River while wooden walkways connect the main areas and luxury rooms. 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. See prowling lions looking for prey at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or watch one of the many elephants who live in the area.
The five suites are opulent and luxurious, with ensuite facilities and four-poster beds. 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 the private wooden deck for a night under the stars, overlooking the shimmering waters of the Boro River where hippo can often be spotted.
- An intimate, luxury camp set amongst the shady trees and water of the Okavango Delta.
- The lodge, named after the famed nineteenth century explorer and artist, Thomas Baines is located in the 260 000 acre private concession.
- The camp prides itself on its personalized service.
- Offering walking safaris, morning and evening game drives and mokoro and other boating activities, even some fisihing!
- The Living with Elephants Interation is an optonal activity, where you can have a walk in the bush with three semi-habituated elephants. Jabu, Thembi and Morula are elephants that were orphaned nearby and adopted by Doug and Sandi Groves. The elephants 'take' guests on long walks, foraging in the area in absolute safety. They show travellers how they look for food, strip leaves from branches with their long trunks and take showers in the lagoons of the delta. What better guide to the African bush than a fully-grown African elephant?
Baines' Camp Game Viewing and Activities
The area around Baines’ Camp is wild and unspoilt and offers incredible game viewing as well as bird watching. Guests can expect a lot of predator activity in the area and is good all year round. Activities include game drives in open 4X4 vehicles as well as night drives to discover nocturnal species. Mokoro (dug–out canoe) excursions are also an option and guests can explore the area at a gentle pace of a poled mokoro (offered most of the year, subject to water levels). Motorised boat safaris are offered in especially adapted safari motorboats (offered most of the year, subject to water levels). Guests can also go on a guided walking safari and explore the area on foot with expert, armed professional guides. The unique and educational elephant interaction is also available.
Little Vumbura is one of the Delta's best safari camps. Located in the northern part of the Okavango Delta the camps offers an excellent year round safari experience. Sleeping only 12 guests in six suites, the camp is perfect for guests seeking a small and intimate camp.
Beautiful Botswana Safari
This 12-night luxury safari offers guests the opportunity to explore the highlights of Botswana & Victoria Falls and includes the interesting Makgadikgadi Pans, the world renowned Okavango Delta, the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve, the game- packed Chobe National Park as well as the magnificent Victoria Falls.