Sanctuary Baines Camp

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Located in :
Okavango Delta
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Sanctuary Baines Camp

At a glance
Located in :
Okavango Delta
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The exclusive and intimate Baines Camp nestles within a huge private concession that borders with the Moremi Game Reserve in the world-renowned Okavango Delta. The elevated camp was named after the 19th-century explorer and painter Thomas Baines Built and was constructed using only commercially grown wood and over 150 000 recycled aluminium cans. Surrounded by papyrus beds and sheltered by shady trees, Baines Camp offers expansive views of the Bora river and lagoon that teem with wildlife.


  • Located in NG 32 private concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Experiences: Game drives, mokoro excursions, boating safaris, elephant interactions, walking safaris, scenic helicopter flights, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets

The detail

Baines' Camp prides itself on offering an impeccable personalized service, luxurious accommodation, and attention to detail, which ensures an unforgettable safari experience.

Baines’ Camp offers five luxurious Suites, elevated on platforms overlooking the shimmering Boro River. Each suite features an opulent outdoor bathroom with a bathtub and shower, spacious bedrooms with a four-poster bed that can be wheeled out onto the deck, mosquito netting, comfortable seating, overhead fan, in-room safe, hairdryer, minibar, Wi-Fi, and a wooden viewing deck.

The camp facilities include a dining area, lounge, bar, laundry service, swimming pool with salas, and an expansive viewing deck.

There are flexible meal times at Baines’ Camp. Delectable breakfasts, brunches, and lunches are prepared and served to suit your activities and personal preferences. Guests may select bush brunches or lunch picnics, or enjoy gourmet meals in the verandah-style dining room.

The Okavango is famed for its big cats and birdlife, and guests can participate in a variety of game and bird viewing activities. Expert guides accompany guests on morning and evening game drives. During higher water levels, game drives are combined with motorized boating excursions. Walking safaris afford the opportunity to track and follow Okavango wildlife, and learn about the plants, birds and habitats of this wilderness. Alternatively, guests may pole along the tranquil waterways in a mokoro and view the animals from the water.

The Living with Elephants activity is a must-do. This leisurely walk with two semi-habituated elephants is an extraordinarily enriching experience, giving guests a chance for personal interaction with these gentle giants.

Sanctuary Baines' Camp is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxury safari getaway.

Price includes

  • Airstrip transfers, All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (with exception of premium brands and Champagne), All game viewing activities (with the exception of Walking with Elephants activity at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp and Sanctuary Baines’ Camp) - please refer to individual Camp Guides for a list of available activities, Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 5 Pay 4: Valid on bookings confirmed before 31st March 2023, Valid for travel between 1 February 2023 to 31 August 2023
Last minute SPECIAL
Stay 5 nights at any combination of Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp and Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma and receive your last night for free. Valid on bookings confirmed before 31st March 2023, Valid for travel between 1 February 2023 to 31 August 2023
Honeymoon SPECIAL
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Kim Abrahams
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Absolutely Stunning! Enjoyed every minute and it was treated to come back to a bubble bath under the stars after a long time long day!!! We loved all of the Sanctuary camps and guides, but this was special! The most amazing sunset! Ready to go back today!
We traveled with friends and stayed 2 days. Amazing landscape with beautiful vistas and stargazing. The staff was outstanding and very attentive. Dinners on the deck were wonderful with the nice variety and good wines. Make sure you do the Elephant interaction with Doug and Sandy- not to be missed. Nighttime was noisy with frogs/ birds and hippos walking right past your deck! Bring your earplugs if you are a light sleeper but what a treat to sleep in the bush with all the animal activity around you. Also, if available, take a sundowner boat ride on the river. Fred, our guide, was excellent and we communed with hippos and even fished as the sun set over the Savannah- a very tranquil sight! Definitely recommended!
This camp of all of the camps we have stayed in throughout Africa was a little bit more rustic but the service was wonderful and the room/cabin was cute. The game drives were wonderful. One night we came back from dinner and there were matching bubble baths set up out on the outside deck overlooking the reeds and the river. At night you could hear the hippos in the water. The next night our bed was moved out onto the deck and we slept under the stars. It was an amazing experience. There were lanterns and candles everywhere which was lovely when we arrived. The last night we had a private dinner at the pool with fabulous food and wine and a guard to protect us from the lions. Overall this was a spectacular visit. We love Botswana and loved Baines Camp. We would visit again in a heartbeat!
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Feb 8, 2023
Spending 40 years in the travel…
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Jan 27, 2023
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Jan 11, 2023
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Nov 26, 2022
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Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
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Nov 12, 2022
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