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.

Explorer 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.

Explorer Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • River cruises
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Fly fishing

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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