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This is a sister camp to Stanleys and as such can sometimes offer a great game experience for such a short distance flight from Maun.
Unlike Stanleys though, the emphasis here is more on the camp itself. With its unique lodging made from recycled drinks cans, its position on a fantastic Delta lagoon, to the ability to roll out your bed and sleep under the stars… everything to make this a camp of supreme relaxation.
There are day and night drives to keep you busy, plus good water excursions. You will also be able to take advantage of the excellent experience where you are able to walk with a group of habituated elephants (at extra cost)
The fantastic array of wildlife here can be explored in 4×4 vehicles, by boat, canoe, or on foot. Famed for its big cat and bird population, the Okavango Delta is a peaceful haven where animals have been protected for decades and know they will not be disturbed.
At Baines’ Camp, you have the opportunity to see animals up close with your expert guide on morning and evening game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles. A night game drive is the perfect means to see some of the nocturnal animals one wouldn’t see during the day time. The concession also boasts a diversity of landscapes with desert, dry savannah, lagoon and swamps all in close proximity. During higher water levels game drives will be combined with motorised boating excursions. (Night drives are seasonal, depending on water levels.)
Whenever you are visiting, there is always something to be seen from the wooden deck surrounding the main dining room. So don’t be too surprised to see prowling lions hunting for prey at the edge of the lagoon. There’s also a good chance of seeing leopard, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, impala, zebra, wild dog, hyena and hippo.
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.
The local community in Maun is encouraged to collect cans, with a fee paid for every can, which were recycled to form the backbone of the camp’s structures.
Baines Camp is a small and intimate camp built almost floating on the waters of the Okavango Delta. There are only 5 accommodation facilities here. IThe Lodge is built in a wooded patch of a small island that fronts onto an often hippo filled waterway.
What makes this camp interesting is the way it was built. Uniquely eco-friendly, the building was erected using commercially grown wood with walls that are made from recycled cans of drink and plaster. This is an old African village style of room with its thatched roofing and really works well with a pleasing effect.
The main living area is small and intimate as it should be for the limited number of guests. the main lounge is on polished darkwood flooring and grass matting and has comfortable leather seating. Nearby is a small well stocked library.
The decking veranda is in a large semi circular shape and moves through onto another covered outside area, through the decked fire pit area and on to the outside, alfresco dining position. Further on still is the covered dining area should the weather dictate meals be served under thatch. Nearby is the lodges small plunge pool. The whole effect of this raised deck lodge is very pleasing.
Each accommodation suite is built in a similar manner to the main living areas and are all reached via raised walkways.
They all have ample seating area on a veranda that takes full advantage of the views. Inside is a very nice and airy semi round living space, with polished wooden flooring and cowhide rug, this also has ample seating to relax.
The six suites at Sanctuary Baines’ 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. Or take an indulgent soak under the stars on your own private viewing deck in an opulent star bath. At Baines’ Camp, the sky’s the limit.
Rates are per person per night – all inclusive
- 6 January - March & November - 20 December $930
- April - May $1090
- June $1795
- July - August $1995
- September - October $1795
- 21 December 3 January $1995
Please note: The above rates are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles guarantees that our rates will be below retail rates.