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Baines Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Spectacular riverside location
- 'Living with elephants' experience
- Intimate camp with impeccable service

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Overview

A ‘Sanctuary’ property, Baines Camp is a high end, luxury safari camp located in a private reserve in the Okavango Delta, Northern Botswana. This eco-friendly camp is fantastically small with a wide range of activities and situated above a beautiful lagoon.

Made from recycled tin cans and commercially grown wood, the camp has a limited impact on the environment and blends in to its natural surroundings. The circular main building houses a lovely dining area and sitting room and leads out to a pleasant camp fire area. A large wooden deck and swimming pool are the perfect places to relax and wooden walkways connect the guest suites.

The activities offered at Baines are strong and include game drives, walking safaris and motor boat safaris. The private game reserve gives the camp the freedom to offer night drives and unrestricted access to the surrounding bush. An untouched wilderness, being away from the well-worn tracks of other reserves, is a huge advantage.

A highlight for many is the ‘Living with elephants’ experience. A small conservation project near by invites guests to come and meet their three resident elephants and spend the day walking and enjoying a picnic lunch. An unusual and hugely popular activity, the Living with Elephants project is a great way to get up close to these magnificent creatures.

One of the smallest camps you will find, there are only five luxury suites. Each suite houses two guests and is elegantly furnished with four poster beds and large ensuite bathrooms. Unusually, mains electricity and wifi are in every room and the private decks give guests the opportunity to enjoy a night or a bath under the stars.

Children over 12 years old are welcome at Baines; younger families will need to hire a private vehicle for children under this age to be accepted. There are no specific programmes for kids but the guides do their best to tailor the experience to each guest.

Baines Camp is an idyllic, intimate camp that offers a high level of service and safari. For those looking for a more authentic experience in an untouched habitat this is a sure winner.

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