Experience a luxurious safari in one of Southern Africa's wildest parks: Baines' River Camp - named after naturalist and explorer Thomas Baines and set on the northern bank of the Zambezi River in Zambia's superb Lower Zambezi National Park. Explore the wilderness on game drives, river cruises, canoe safaris or even on fishing expeditions.

With only 12 luxurious suites available, the camp delivers impeccable, personalised service, excellent dining and fantastic facilities. The lodge also offers safari workshops with topics such as photography, bird watching and fly-fishing - a great way to learn a little more about this extraordinary environment.


  • Excellent location in big game country
  • Superb game viewing & bird watching
  • Game drives, river cruises & canoe safaris
  • Fascinating safari workshops
  • Flexible dining & fine cuisine
  • Excellent beauty & massage treatments
  • Same-day laundry service at no extra cost

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Enjoy spectacular views of the Zambezi River from the Selous Bar, lounge, dining area and 11m swimming pool.

Gather around the outdoor boma-style fireplace every evening and swop safari stories from the day's game viewing. On colder evenings, seek comfort beside the fireplaces in the bar as well as the lounge area. You might want to take a book from the library in The Boardroom, also offering a quiet place to check your emails.

Relax with a massage or beauty treatment in your suite or out on the veranda.

General Facilities

    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


Meals at Baines River Camp are at your own convenience and served according to your schedule and preference. You don't even have to eat in camp: delicious breakfast or lunch picnics may be packed for you to enjoy out on your game drive or boat cruise.

Evening dining is a relaxed affair, enjoyed with either fellow guests on the outside dining area, under the African night sky or as a private dinner on your veranda. Choose your starter, main and dessert over a pre-dinner drink, presented by the talented chefs Crispin and Titus. If you fancy something entirely different, discuss your preferences with the staff.

Junior Suite

Baines River Camp offers eight classically stylish, safari-inspired suites, each named after a different African explorer and featuring magnificent views of the Zambezi River. Suites feature an inviting patio with comfy outdoor furniture, en suite bathrooms with a walk-in shower and dressing area and either a king-size or twin beds. Two of the suites feature outdoor showers.

Suites come standard with air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, cotton percale linen, pure down duvets and pillows, a complimentary mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities plus a safe and hair-dryer.

Junior Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Twin bed available


  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • River cruises
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Fly fishing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $730 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $540 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $500 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $700 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $500 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Baines' Cottage,Explorer Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Baines Camp was great to get to after a long journey. The staff were excellent. A great alternative to use the the boats for game viewing.

    Adrian Darrah, July 2015

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Madelein Norval

Madelein Norval

Africa Safari Expert

"A lovely camp on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi that offers a true Africa experience. This camp works for first time visitors to Africa who are slightly nervous about a bush lodge / tented camp. You can experience a wide range of activities, from tiger fishing to walking safaris, everything available on your door step."



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