Sanctuary Baines Camp



In a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and surrounded by papyrus and a grove of trees, Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River.  Baines’ is also one of only two camps to offer you the opportunity to walk with elephants.

The Camp

Named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines, this is Sanctuary’s smallest camp with just five suites. An eco-friendly property built using only commercially grown wood, with over 150,000 recycled aluminium cans incorporated within the walls to provide insulation. The camp is raised above the permanent water of the Boro River while wooden walkways connect the main areas and luxury rooms. The swimming pool and the wide wooden deck that surrounds the main dining and sitting room is the ideal place to relax while observing the varied wildlife present here. Watch hippos wallow at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or see one of the many elephants who live in the area.

The five suites at Baines’ are luxurious and boast ensuite facilities and four-poster beds. Safari ceiling fans create a breeze at even the warmest times of the year.  Should you wish, your bed can be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck for a night under the stars, overlooking the shimmering waters of the Boro River where hippo can often be spotted  You can also decide to take an indulgent soak under the stars on your own private viewing deck in our opulent star bath.

Activities & Wildlife

Well known for big cat and bird population, the Okavango Delta is a haven where animals have been protected for decades and know they will not be disturbed.  When at Baines Camp you have the opportunity to see animals up close with your expert guide on morning and evening game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles. A night game drive is the perfect means to see some of the nocturnal animals one wouldn’t see during the day time. The concession also boasts a diversity of landscapes with desert, dry savannah, lagoon and swamps all in close proximity. During higher water levels game drives will be combined with motorised boating excursions. (Night drives are seasonal, depending on water levels.)