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Baines Camp

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

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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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    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

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    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

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    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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