Baines' Camp Tented Camp
Baines' Camp is a small and intimate luxury camp nestled in the treeline on the banks of the Boro River, in Botswana's Okavango Delta. This minimal-impact lodge is situated in a 260 000 acre private concession area, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve. Game drives are in open 4x4 vehicles which are able to drive off-road and at night. Each of the 5 intimate suites has been craftily constructed from recycled material and buffalo dung, and offers sweeping views over the river and surrounding bush.
* Baines’ Camp Highlights
- ∞ Small, intimate camp in the Okavango Delta
- ∞ 5 exclusive elevated luxury safari-tent suites
- ∞ Private viewing decks
- ∞ Swimming pool with thatched salas
- ∞ Gourmet cuisine and vintage wines
- ∞ Walking safaris or water excursions (subject to water level)
- ∞ Open 4x4 game viewing drives
- ∞ Off-road driving and night drives permitted
- ∞ Views over the expansive Boro River
More about this accommodation
Baines' Camp, named after the famous 19th Century explorer and artist, Thomas Baines, is known as an exclusive and intimate camp with only 5 luxury suites. Each suite is elevated on a wooden platform offering an expansive view over the Boro River and lagoon from the private deck. The suites offer en-suite facilities as well as a mobile four-poster bed which can be rolled out onto the viewing deck (mosquito net and all). This gives guests the option of a romantic night sleeping underneath the stars. Each room comes equipped with ceiling fans, in-room safe, a fully-stocked mini bar and hairdryer.
Baines' Camp offers year-round rewarding game and bird viewing. Professional resident guides conduct game viewing drives in 4x4 open vehicles in the early morning as well as spotlit night drives, great for viewing shy nocturnal species. Because the lodge is within a private concession area, game drive vehicles are able to go off-road to get closer to prime animal sightings like lions, leopards and wild dogs. Guests are able to explore the waterways by mokoro (dug-out canoe) or by motorised boat (subject to water levels). Walking safaris are available as well as the educational elephant interaction experience (available at an additional cost).
The main lodge houses the dining area, lounge and viewing deck, where guests can enjoy gourmet meals and enjoy the view over the lagoon. It's connected to the individual suites by raised wooden walkways. The entire lodge is built in an eco-friendly way, using natural materials and recycled waste material. There is a beautiful swimming pool area, equipped with two thatched salas and comfortable recliners.
Baines' Camp can only be reached by light aircraft. It is a 10-minute flight from Maun, followed by a 20-minute game drive from the airstrip to the lodge.
- ∞ Park entrance fee
- ∞ Accommodation
- ∞ Emergency medical evacuation
- ∞ All meals
- ∞ All game viewing activities (excluding the elephant activity)
- ∞ All drinks - alcoholic and non-alcoholic (excluding premium brands)
- ∞ Laundry service
- xTransport to the lodge
- xPersonal travel insurance
- xPremium brand drinks
- xAll items of a personal nature
ø Long Stay Specials at Top Botswana Camps
Long-stay specials may apply during 2016 and 2017 (seasonal). Please ask!
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