Baines Camp

Chairs are placed around a firepit at Baines Camp in the Okavango Delta.

Baines Camp is one of the most sumptuous and intimate safari accommodations in the Okavango Delta.

Price From:
POA
Type:
Lodge
Level:
Exclusive Top-End
Star Rating:
Five Star
Location:
Okavango Delta, Botswana
No of Units:
5

Baines Camp is situated in a private concession that borders the Moremi Game Reserve in the south-eastern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Baines Camp is right on the Boro River, which flows year-round. The Okavango Delta is one of the areas with the richest and most abundant wildlife in Africa. From major species like elephants, lions and leopards to the less common African wild dog and cheetah, the amount of wildlife in the Okavango Delta is incredible.

Baines Camp offers a unique and private experience, as there are only five rooms on site. All the units consist of elevated platforms on stilts, each with its own private view of the Boro River. Even though the camp is in the middle of the African bush, the private en suite rooms offer modern luxuries. Amenities include a mini bar, ceiling fan, hairdryer, an in-room safe and four-poster bed with mosquito netting. Another fabulous feature is that the bed is fully mobile and can be wheeled out onto your own private deck, if you wish to sleep under the stars. At night, a bubble bath can be enjoyed in a metal tub out on the deck.

Baines Camp serves first rate food that is more European than African. The day starts off with a choice of an English or a continental breakfast. If you’ve opted for the lodge’s world-renowned elephant interaction experience, you will meet three gentle giants named Jabu, Morula and Thembi and enjoy a picnic-style lunch in the company of elephants. The chefs really pull out all the stops for high tea, served in the afternoon, with a delicious array of treats, cookies and cakes. After all the day’s activities, a three-course plated dinner is served. On request, a private dinner can also be arranged.

Baines Camp conducts morning and afternoon game drives daily. As it falls within a private concession, guests also enjoy the option of a night drive. For an immersive and educational exploration of the bush, walking safaris are ideal. The traditional way to explore the Delta, however, is by mokoro (local canoe) gliding quietly along the waterways. To top it all off, you can also stroll alongside the camp’s semi-habituated rescue elephants.   

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