Baines Camp


For Africa insiders, Botswana offers the best of the best when it comes to safari adventures. All Sanctuary Lodges offer singular and ultimate comfort.


Established in 2004, the exclusive Baines’ Camp is located on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve on a private Concession, and is run by the same management as Chief’s Camp and Stanley’s Camp.


The camp lies directly on the Boro River, on a water-rich lagoon. This area is part of a private Concession in the neighbourhood of the Moremi read more » Game Reserve.


Offering a mere five very romantic and comfortable chalets, this camp, with its excellent service offers a magnificent holiday experience. The luxurious suites at Baines’ Camp are built on raised platforms and offer maximum privacy.


The decking offers a wide view over the permanently flowing Boro River and neighbouring lagoon. The lodge is named after Thomas Baines, explorer and artist, who explored Botswana and the neighbouring regions in the nineteenth century.


Baines’ Baobab is also named after him, and when you see his paintings of the area, you’ll see what a lasting impression the region made upon him.


The main area of the lodge is a huge sundeck, where dinner under the skies is offered in the evening. As you dine you can enjoy wonderful views across the lagoon and river.


Naturally the lodge offers a swimming pool, a real hit especially in the heat of summer. Take a refreshing dip, and then stretch out under the southern African sun, discover the beauty all around, and above all enjoy the luxury on offer here.


A very special offering from this camp in co-operation with sister camp Stanley, is an “Elephant Activity” experience. You have the opportunity to go on a safari walk with the African elephants of the Delta. These pachyderms are used to the presence of humans, and the idea of this activity is to facilitate communication between you and them.


Escape the Northern winter and discover the endless variety of wildlife of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. To spend some time at the tiny and exclusive Baines’ Camp is a first-class once in a lifetime experience.


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All five luxury suites at Baines’ Camp are very spacious, and appointed in a way which recalls the luxury of long-past times.


How about this? The four poster beds are moveable, so that you may sleep read more » under the stars if that’s your wish. We think you'll agree that just thinking about sinking into a soft bed and gazing up at the night skies of Botswana is a pleasure in itself.


A well-thought out and luxurious en-suite helps to make the ambience of these chalets complete. Every room also offers a hairdryer, ceiling fan, and minibar. Electricity is available constantly thanks to a combination of batteries and silenced generators.


And Baines’ Camp prides itself on a tradition of service. There is a daily laundry service on offer. From your private wooden deck you have all the time in the world to enjoy the marvellous view over the Boro River and nearby lagoon, which is teeming with wildlife.


The main camp area’s large open-air terrace offers alfresco dining and views over the lagoon and swimming pool area.


A sensational start to the day is to enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool. The camp itself is not closed in by fencing: you can enjoy uninterrupted views, but this also means that generally children under nine are not permitted at the camp unless by prior arrangement (Intosol is happy to help with this).


Wonderful views, exclusive and comfortable accommodation, and all the wonders of nature to see are waiting for you at Baines’ Camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. It’s no everyday holiday: just the thing, perhaps, to start off a honeymoon trip? One could hardly imagine a more lovely start to a long life together…


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The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world and famous for its animal and plant variety and populations. And here in this dream landscape we find the small but select Baines’ Camp, an read more » El Dorado for animal lovers.


The camp can be reached by light plane: either in 15 minutes from Maun or in one hour and ten minutes from Kasane. The camp has a small registered airstrip, and the overland transfer to the camp proper takes about 25 minutes.


Take the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals in the area, either on land or on the water. The magic of the Delta landscape unfolds before you as you explore by Mokoro, the traditional canoes of the area.


Of course if you’d prefer to move a little more quickly, we also offer motorized boats. Or take off overland on foot, accompanied by an experienced guide who can bring you a little closer to the natural wonders of the area.


Countless canals and waterways, both narrow and wider, wend their way through the landscape, offering myriad habitat opportunities for small and large animals. Discover the area either by Land Rover (also by night), on foot, or with either Mokoro or motor boat.


An unbeatable highlight of this camp the chance to walk on safari with the elephants that live in the neighbourhood. Three locals by the names of Jabu, Thembi and Morula are used to having humans accompany them.


Get to know the individual characteristics of these three giants at first hand. These pachyderms are happy for you to really get up close and touch them – an experience we’re sure you won’t easily forget.


For this and many other reasons, a stay at Baines’ Camp offers you the unique opportunity to experience the animal world of Africa from close enough to touch. You’ll hardly believe it: and that’s a promise!


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