Baine’s Camp

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Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is our smallest camp with only five luxurious suites. With star baths and sky beds on your private deck, this is a romantic oasis.

Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. We encouraged the local community in Maun 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 also one of only two camps to offer you the opportunity to walk with elephants.

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Baines’ Camp, Okavango Delta

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is our smallest camp with only five luxurious suites. With star baths and sky beds on your private deck, this is a romantic oasis.

Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. We encouraged the local community in Maun 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 also one of only two camps to offer you the opportunity to walk with elephants.

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Wildlife

The fantastic array of wildlife here can be explored in 4×4 vehicles, by boat, canoe, or on foot. The delta has about 122 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds and 1300 species of flowering plants.

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 a hippo sleeping under your private viewing platform. There’s also a good chance of seeing lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, impala, zebra, wild dog and hyena.

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Activities

GAME DRIVES

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.)

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WALKING SAFARIS

Find out how to track and follow even the most elusive of animals in the Okavango. With Baines’ Camp being set in a private concession, there is the opportunity to get very close on foot in perfect safety with one of our guides. This is an exciting activity and a little nerve wracking for first-timers who have only ever driven around in a safari vehicle and enjoyed sitting above lion, elephants and other animals. On foot, one cannot approach these animals, obviously, but learning about them, walking their walk and seeing the bush at their level is a wonderful and educational experience.

MOKORO & MOTORISED BOAT EXCURSIONS

One of the best ways to see the wildlife around Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is in one of the locally made dugout canoes, known as mokoros. These used to be carved from ebony but are now made from commercially grown wood and fibreglass to protect the fragile environment of the Okavango. In one of these traditional crafts it is possible to float around the waterways and lagoons that make up the delta, looking for crocodiles in the water, but also getting a remarkable view of the plains game from a new and exciting angle. This gentle and informative mode of safari is unique to the river Bushmen, comprising three different tribes who made the Delta their home. For the less intrepid, Baines’ Camp also has motorised speedboats that can be used when the rivers are in flood. (All water based activities are seasonal and based on the water levels of the delta)

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Baines’ Camp Reviews

“We spent a couple of days at Baines Camp and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was fantastic. Our guides were top notch and the Delta is a world of its own. Especially great if you are into birding but we also saw just about everything.” – Jeff H

“Baines Camp What a beautiful days we had over here. The camp was not full booked, so private…..lovely! A lovely Camp, beautiful room, clean, the good staff and of course the excellent guide Fred. The managers are very kind, and it was very nice to listen to there stories.” – BernaDienaar

“t is probably one of the most private camps in the Delta and in mid-October we were just able to do all the activities offered: Our exceptional guide Fred took us out in a boat, on a walking safari, where we passed a sleeping elephant, on a mkoro and – well – in the car.” – NirakMunich

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