Baines’ Camp is Sanctuary’s smallest camp set in an idyllic, private concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. This luxury Botswana Safari camp is one of only two that offers guests the unique experience of walking with elephants. The Camp also features both land and water based activities. Named after the famous 19th century artist and explorer Thomas Baines, the intimate Baines’ Camp comprises of only five luxury suites. Overlooking the Boro River and built on elevated wooden platforms, the suites lie nestled amongst a grove of trees surrounded by papyrus. With sky beds and star baths on your own private deck amidst extraordinary views over the lagoon and permanent water of the river, the Camp offers guests a romantic haven teeming with wildlife.Read More
The suites are luxuriously appointed with every care taken to ensure utter comfort for it’s guests and are equipped with en-suite facilities, ceiling fan and an in-room safe. An unusual feature of these suites is that the four-poster beds are fully movable and can be wheeled onto the private wooden decks with ease, giving guests the romantic opportunity of sleeping under the stars.
At the main lodge, the central deck provides an idyllic oasis for fine dining outdoors, whilst the swimming pool offers a refreshing relief from the heat of the day. On either side of the pool, there are also two thatched salas which provide a relaxing retreat for weary travellers. This eco-friendly Camp has been built incorporating over 150 000 recycled aluminium cans within it’s walls for insulation (collected by the local community in Maun, with a fee paid for every can), and using only commercially grown wood.
The wealth of animal and bird life in the Okavango Delta can be viewed on game drives from open-sided 4×4 vehicles accompanied by highly skilled guides, motorised speedboats when the rivers are in flood, or by exploring the surrounding area at your own pace by taking a mokoro (wooden dug-out canoe) excursion available all year round.
If you prefer to spotting wildlife on foot, walking safaris can be arranged which allow guests to get close to wildlife in perfect safety and accompanied by professional guides.
Another exhilarating activity at this Botswana Safari lodge is the opportunity to interact and walk with three semi-habituated elephants. For guests who would like to experience these majestic animals up close and personal, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp offers the unique Living with Elephants activity.
For spectacular all year round wildlife and a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a romantic luxurious setting, you have to look no further.