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Baines Camp

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana

Overview

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is located on a vast private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and with its vast and diverse wildlife species is one of the premium destinations in the world for a dynamic safari experience and offers a truly unique wilderness safari in Africa.

An intimate safari camp, Sanctuary Baines’ was named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines. This is Sanctuary’s smallest camp with just five suites set on elevated platforms in the tree line with wooden decks that offer expansive views over the permanent water of the Boro River and a lagoon teeming with life. An eco-friendly property, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp was built using only commercially grown wood, with over 150,000 recycled aluminium cans incorporated within the walls to provide insulation.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Internet Access

What to Expect

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.

  • Romantic sky beds and star baths on your private deck
  • Located on a private concession which means we can offer walking and night drives
  • Seasonal Mokoro excursions and motorised boating available
  • Eco-friendly camp built from cans

Highlights

Accommodation

Named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines, this is Sanctuary’s smallest camp with just six suites. An eco-friendly property built using only commercially grown wood, with over 150,000 recycled aluminium cans incorporated within the walls to provide insulation.

The Baines Camp is raised above the permanent water of the Boro River while wooden walkways connect the main areas and luxury rooms. The swimming pool and the wide wooden deck that surrounds the main dining and sitting room is the ideal place to relax while observing the varied wildlife present here. Watch hippos wallow at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or see one of the many elephants who live in the area.

Star Baths & Sky Beds

The six suites at Sanctuary Baines Camp 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.

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.)

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, the 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)

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Experience the magnificent Okavango Delta by air with Helicopter Horizons Scenic Flights – a completely personalised experience offering the very best of the untamed wilderness and wildlife in widescreen. These scenic flights involve flying west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas which are unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta.

Helicopters are a perfect way to explore deep into the Delta exposing permanent waterways, palm islands, and lagoons, with sweeping views of floodplains and incredible game sightings. Doors are removed for unrestricted views which offers great photographic opportunities

Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Laundry Service
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Customer Testimonials

  • Jennth Norz
    San Francisco

    My trip to Botswana was absolutely amazing! The wildlife was stunning, and the landscapes were breathtaking. The accommodations were also fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a Botswana getaway to anyone looking for an unforgettable African adventure.

  • Rory Gibson
    Traveler

    I recently went on a Botswana safari, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife, and we saw everything from elephants to lions to hippos. The lodges were also very comfortable and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for an adventure in Africa.

  • Jessica Cosby
    New York City

    Botswana is a beautiful country with so much to see and do. I went on a mokoro (dugout canoe) safari in the Okavango Delta, and it was a peaceful and unique way to experience the wildlife and scenery. The lodges we stayed at were also top-notch and had everything we needed. I would highly recommend Botswana as a destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

  • Brittany Webster
    Traveler

    My Botswana getaway was everything I had hoped for and more. The wildlife was incredible, and I felt like I was in a nature documentary the whole time. The lodges we stayed at were also very comfortable and had great amenities, like swimming pools and spa services. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for a luxury African safari experience.