Sanctuary Baines' Camp

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Overview

Baines' Camp is a luxurious and intimate safari lodge on the southern edge of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Set in a private concession for sheer exclusivity, the camp sits under shady trees overlooking a large, perennial lagoon just off the Boro River. Guests at Baines' Camp are at the heart of the legendary Okavango Delta wildlife experience and will enjoy a variety of classic game viewing activities: morning, afternoon and early evening spotlit game drives are offered, as are canoe trips, walking safaris and motorboat excursions.

It is also a camp which is able to offer you an extraordinary and unique experience: the opportunity to go walking in the bush with semi-habituated elephants and their handlers. This unforgettable experience will deepen your understanding of these remarkable creatures and your appreciation of their intelligence and sensitivity.

Highlights

  • Located in a private concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve
  • Excellent game viewing
  • Gentle interaction with semi-habituated elephants
  • Mobile beds allow you to sleep outside under the Milky Way
  • Utterly romantic - bathe under the stars by candle light in a copper tub
  • Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro and motorboat

Activities

  • Elephant interactive experience
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Mokoro trails
  • Guided walking safaris
A perfect romantic getaway experience, which is great for honeymooners looking for a private natural bush experience. Great option for first time safari experiences as it combines both land and water activities.
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Rooms

Suite

Small and intimate, Baines' Camp features just five luxurious suites, each set on an elevated platform. The suites are designed for comfort, and have ceiling fans and spacious en suite bathrooms.

Each also has its own private wooden deck, allowing you to enjoy the views in privacy, while the spacious bedrooms have a romantic feel with softly draped fabrics and luxurious four-poster beds that are fully mobile so you can choose to sleep under the African stars - simply ask the staff to wheel them outside for you!

Facilities

Grab a refreshing drink from the bar and head to the main viewing deck that overlooks the lagoon and the swimming pool, complete with two salas. This part of the Okavango Delta is superb for game viewing and bird watching, which you can even do while you relax in the swimming pool or sip a drink on the deck.

But of course you will explore the area further on guided walking safaris or on morning and afternoon 4X4 game drives - and the fact that Baines' Camp is located in a private concession means that you can enjoy thrilling night drives as well. For the ultimate safari experience, you will be given the opportunity to spend a day and interact with semi-habituated elephants as you join them in their daily foraging treks.

Baines' Camp also offers a range of water-based safaris. Excursions by mokoro (dug-out canoes) will give you the opportunity to discover the details of the teeming Okavango Delta environment close up, while motorboat trips will offer you a more exhilarating experience.

Dining

The main area of Baines' Camp features a large open-air deck for a truly African outdoor dining experience. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, complemented by vintage wines while looking out over the lagoon.

General facilities

  • Star bed
  • Star bath
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available

Amenities

  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito net
  • Safe in room

Rates

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2018-04-01 — 2018-06-14Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $860
2018-06-15 — 2018-06-30Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,435
2018-07-01 — 2018-08-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,605
2018-09-01 — 2018-10-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,435
2018-11-01 — 2018-12-20Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $750
2018-12-21 — 2019-01-06Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,605

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Sanctuary Baines' Camp
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Ray Chambers

"The differences between the three camps and the countryside around them made it all very interesting. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and brilliant at finding the wildlife. All in all, a wonderful trip."
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Catarina Penetra

"Baines Camp is very good, with great activities for the guests like the elephant walk safari, having dinner in the bush, the boat trip and the "star bed". The service was excellent and also the food."
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Terri Rubinstein

Our last stop was Baine's Sanctuary. The setting is beautiful and again the tents and food all very good. The highlight here was of course the elephant experience! So, yes the elephant experience was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and communing with the elephants. I also, just realized that I confused where we slept out and had the baths on the deck. It was not Lebela...it was here! Both were very nice touches.
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Marcia Wilson

We enjoyed our trip to the Delta very much. I seem to always have my "travel agent" hat on when we travel because I'm always comparing and contrasting different camps, countries, etc! It seemed as though most of the guests were only staying at Wilderness properties but we were glad to have stayed at the Sanctuary camps to compare. Both of us felt that Baines' and Chief's did a bit better job all around and had a better management style. We heard that from a few other people as well and actually from a couple who had been to Ivory Lodge in Sabi before going to Botswana. We did get the room that I had requested at Baines and Kings Pool but not at Chiefs. We absolutely loved the "star bed" at Baines and slept outside 2 of the 3 nights. In the middle of the last night, an elephant decided to eat part of the tree that was less than 10 feet from the bed and that was an interesting experience! All in all, we're glad we went to the the Delta (the water was lower this year than in the last 3 years we were told but still beautiful) but don't feel that Botswana offers good value for the quantity of the game that we saw. That seemed to be a fairly prevalent opinion that we heard from others as well. So, you'll be glad to hear that we continue to sing the praises of South Africa and Sabi Sand and will continue to encourage people to visit!
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Sue Fullerton

Baines' Camp topped it off nicely - what a way to end the trip. Each lodge and accomodation had different ways of making the stay enjoyable but Baines was beyond belief - taking the bed out onto the deck so that we could sleep under the stars and the bubble baths and champagne out on the deck were unexpected delights. They were very quick to react to our every request without any fuss whatsoever. Just magnificent
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Teresa Brusio

"Lari & Andre of Baines' Camp were so down to earth and friendly.The Elephant experience is something I would highly recommend to future clients."
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John Rushford

"Both the Stanley and Baines' camps were fantastic with Baines being over the top. Meals at both were top notch!"
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Maria Vittoria Beria

Very nice camp and accommodation, good wildlife and nice staff. We spent two out of the three nights with our bed out on the deck and it was a wonderful experience. It is to be noted that the unusually high amount of water in the delta made all transfers logistically complicated (as in driving on a Land Cruiser that would go underwater for more than half its height!).
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Melinda Hamway

"The highlights of the trip for me were the game drives at Baine's camp. The staff was knowledgeable and we saw LOTS of wildlife (including leopard, lions with cubs, black rhino, hippos, etc)."
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Soren Ellemann

"It was outstanding on all counts and you can recommend it to your new clients.The people, the animals and the nature can not be better."
DG

David Garcia

"Nice facilities but just not as good as LV (Little Vumbura ). So glad we got to see the both of them."
LC

Laurelle Coulson

Absolutely wonderful! - There again we couldnt fault a single thing! it was marvelous!! I'm not one to recommend places usually but two people in the office are travelling around next June/July and i have mentioned your company already to them, I would also go back to Baines. I think maybe two nights isnt enough - three would be better so you get two full days drives etc.
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