Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession where you can enjoy romantic sky beds and star baths on your private deck.
Baines Camp is one of only two camps situated in this huge concession that would be considered a proper mixture of wet and dry land epitomizing everything that is unique and wonderful about the Okavango Delta. It is an intimately small camp with just 5 large guest suites all with their own private decks overlooking the Boro River.
Much like its sister camp Stanley’s, Baines Camp main focus is the experience with the habituated Elephants although here it is not possible to go on Elephant back safaris which we really like. It does not mean you get less time with them and the experience you do have is a more wholly enriching one. A full morning walk foraging with the 3 orphaned Elephants followed by a picnic lunch with them is a real highlight. We should just say that at Tailormade Africa we are generally against this kind of thing but we think that it is so well managed by the guardians, Doug and Sandi Groves that any fears of exploitation or ill treatment of the animals never comes up and we are happy to recommend it whole heartedly. It is just fantastic!
The camp itself is lovely. Sanctuary Retreats whom own Baines and its sister camp Stanley’s, have a real knack of blending aesthetic luxury with traditional values of a safari camp and experience. The service standards are extremely high with the dining experience being of a very high order.
The Elephant experience is a key factor to want to visit this camp but Baines has the full card of safari activities to fall back on. The game viewing is very good, though can be a little seasonal and we would generally recommend combining this camp with another much drier camp in the Okavango or of course the Linyanti Game Reserve north of the Okavango.
This intimate camp allows you to watch hippos wallow at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or see one of the many elephants that live in the area from the wide wooden deck that surrounds the pool and main areas.
There are six suites set on elevated platforms with wooden decks. The suites feature a luxury bedroom, en-suite facilities and private viewing deck. The four-poster beds are fully mobile and can easily be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck if guests want to enjoy a night under the stars,overlooking the shining waters of the Boro River. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe and minibar.
Wi-Fi available in the rooms.
Power in Room
In Room Safe
Full Day Game Drive
Night Drive Safari
Sundowner Boat Cruise
Mokoro Boat Safari
Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo
Elephant Back Safari
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