OVERVIEW ON BAINES CAMP IN OKAVANGO DELTA
Baines Camp is located on a vast private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines, this is a small camp with just five suites. An eco-friendly property, Baines Camp was built using only commercially grown wood, with over 150,000 recycled aluminum cans incorporated within the walls to provide insulation. The five suites are set on elevated platforms that offer expansive views over a permanent lagoon on the Boro River. All have en suite facilities, traditional safari ceiling fans and four-poster “sky beds” swathed in mosquito netting. The beds can easily be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck for a night under the stars. For the ultimate indulgence, guests can enjoy a “star bath” on the deck. There is a communal 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. See prowling lions looking for prey at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or watch one of the many elephants who live in the area.
Location Of Baines Camp
Baines Camp is located on the Boro River, in the 260,000 acre private concession NG32 which neighbors the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is accessible by air from Maun (15 minutes), Kasane (1 hour 30 minutes) and all other delta camps. The camp has its own registered private airstrip located approximately 50 minutes from the camp.
Safari Experience At Baines Camp
The Okavango Delta is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife on Earth with leopard, crocodile and elephant all seen close to Baines Camp. Because the camp is located on a private concession, guests have the opportunity to see animals up close on both morning and evening game drives. Guests can also discover the signs of the bush, accompanied by their guide and armed ranger, on exciting walking safaris. Baines Camp and non-profit charity Living With Elephants invite you to explore Africa from an elephant’s perspective. Meet and interact with Jabu, Thembi and Morula, a trio of semi-habituated orphaned elephants, while walking in their gigantic and silent footsteps though the African wilderness. Exclusive to guests at Baines Camp and Stanleys Camp, this is a truly uplifting experience.
Activities At Baines Camp
Game drives – Enjoy two daily game drives, spotting wildlife from open-sided 4X4 vehicles, accompanied by professional guides. Game drives are available at night to discover nocturnal species.
Mokoro safaris – Explore the area up close at the gentle pace of a mokoro, a dug-out canoe excursion (subject to water levels).
Walking safaris – The wildlife is spectacular all year round and because Baines is set in a private concession guests can get very close in perfect safety with one of the guides.
Motorized boat excursions – Baines’ Camp has motorized speedboats that can be used when the rivers are in flood.
Elephant interaction activity – Explore Africa from an elephant’s perspective, walking in the gigantic and silent footsteps of three semi-habituated elephants. The elephant interaction activity is very popular, and in order to avoid disappointment we recommend pre-booking. (Additional cost)
Summary For Baines Camp
- On the permanent water of the Boro River in a 260,000 acre private concession neighbouring the Moremi Game Reserve
- Access is by air from Maun (15 minutes), Kasane (1 hour 30 minutes) and all other Delta camps
- Transfer time is approximately 50 minutes from the camp’s own registered private airstrip
- Five suites set on elevated platforms with wooden decks
- The four-poster “sky beds” are fully mobile and can easily be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck for a night under the stars
- “Star baths” are available upon request
- Minibar, hairdryer, ceiling fan and mosquito nets available in all suites
- Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner included in your stay
- Breakfast is served before the morning game activity. Lunch can be enjoyed back at the camp
- Afternoon tea is served before the afternoon game activity
- Evening game drives include classic sundowner cocktails and canapés at specially selected spots before returning to the camp for pre-dinner drinks and a three course dinner
- Romantic private dinners on your deck can be arranged upon request
- The camp offers morning and evening game drives in customized vehicles
- Mokoro and motorized boating excursions offer the perfect way to see wildlife from a different perspective
- Get up close and personal with guided walking safaris
- The Living with Elephants interaction activity affords a few people each day the opportunity to accompany a trio of elephants on their walk through the bush and see the wilds of Africa through the eyes of an elephant (additional cost)
- Children under 12 years are not accepted at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp.