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Baines Camp

Okavango Delta

Rating: Deluxe    

Baines Camp overview

Sanctuary Baines Camp offers high quality accommodation in a tranquil setting in the Okavango Delta bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is named after the famous 19th century explorer and artist Thomas Baines.

There are just six suites here, making this Sanctuary's smallest camp. Each suite stands on raised platforms. From you deck you have views over the Boro River and a lagoon teaming with wildlife and after dark you can enjoy some great star gazing. Each bedroom is decorated with draped fabrics and has a four-poster bed which can be wheeled onto the deck so you can sleep under just a mossie net and enjoy the night stars! The deck also has a bathtub, forming a star bath. Inside the room there is a ceiling fan, minibar and safe as well as an ensuite bathroom.

The main area has a large open deck where meals can be taken while enjoying views of the lagoon. There is a swimming pool. ideal for a cooling dip.

Activities include mokoro and motorised boat safaris and guided walking safaris as well as game drives. You can also visit the Living with Elephants Foundation and spend time with the orphaned elephants in their care. This activity needs to be booked in advance. 

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Open: Sanctuary Baines Camp is open all year. 

Location: On the banks of the Boro Boro River in a large private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. The camp is a 15 minute flight from Maun. 

Rooms: Six luxurious suites set on elevated decks. The beds can be wheeled out onto the deck for a night under the stars. The deck also includes a star bath

Activities:  You’ll be have a broad choice of activities including game drives, night drives, mokoro rides and walking safaris, all excellent ways to experience the bush and its wildlife. A special activity you should try (for an extra fee) is the elephant interaction. Meet Jabu and Morula, the two orphaned elephants, and accompany them as they go for their morning walk, followed by a picnic lunch in their company. Scenic helicopter flights are available for an additional charge.  

Facilities: These include a lounge, dining deck, firepit, plunge pool and sunbathing area and shaded deck.  

Dining: Meals are served communally on the main deck or can be taken in private on the tent's own deck. 

Children: The camp accepts children 12 years of age and over. 

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi access in the main areas of the camp.

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Sanctuary Baines Camp works with the Living With Elephants Foundation, dedicated to securing the long term future of its elephants. The foundation provides rescued elephants, which cannot be released into the wild, with a safe home in a natural habitat where they have plenty of room to roam. During your stay you can spend time with Jabu and Morula, the foundation's current elephants. 

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