Baines Camp: Our View
Baines Camp is operated by Sanctuary Resorts who have an international reputation for the high quality of their lodges, their service and their food. In this private concession Sanctuary own both Baines and Stanleys Camp, and Baines is the more upmarket of the two.
Baines Camp offers a very intimate and personal experience, with only 5 rooms. The four poster beds in the luxury rooms are fully mobile. On request visitors can sleep on the deck outside under the stars. This, together with the beautiul scenery and highly personal service, gives a very romantic ambience. Private dining is offered on request, making this camp perfect for honeymoons or special occasions.
Another very special optional addition offered here is the half day elephant interaction with researcher Doug Grove which is a truly magical experience and not to be missed.
The large amounts of water around Baines makes the game viewing in this concession to be less predictable than other parts of the Okavango Delta and limits game drive areas. The safaris here tend to be more relaxed than other camps. However, compared to other luxury camps it is very competitively priced and the fact that both game drives and water activities are offered makes for a good all round safari.
Baines is good value option for clients looking for a combination of a luxurious camp and decent game viewing. For clients whose main focus is having a really intense safari experience and very high quality game viewing and who are not so concerned about luxurious accommodation, then there are better options to look at.
Baines Camp: Quick Facts
- Only 5 luxury rooms with ensuite bathrooms - so very intimate
- four-poster beds can be moved outside onto your private deck so you can sleep under the stars
- Perfect for honeymoons or special occasions
- private concession so vehicles can go off road and night game drives permitted
- day and night game drives, walking safaris and mokoro trips offered
- half day walking with the elephants interaction tour offered (additional cost)
Baines Camp: The Details
Baines Camp was named after the famed nineteenth century explorer and artist Thomas Baines and is set amongst shady trees. It is located in the southern part of the Okavango Delta close to Chiefs Island and is in an especially scenic area surounded by water.
The 5 spacious tented suites are of a very high standard and are particularly novel in design as they are partly built from recycled tin cans! They are on elevated wooden decks with beautiful views over the Boro River. A very unique feature are the beds that can be moved out onto the private deck to give an atmospheric sleeping under the stars experience. On request a Star bath on your deck can also be arranged.
The main area is connected to the rooms by a walkway and features a large dining and lounge area and a swimming pool on raised decks overlooking the river. This is the perfect place to relax in the afternoons.
Activities offered include day and night game drives, mokoro and boat safaris.