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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is our smallest camp with only five luxurious suites. With star baths and sky beds on your private deck, this is a romantic oasis.

Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. We encouraged the local community in Maun to collect cans, with a fee paid for every can, which were recycled to form the backbone of the camp’s structures. Baines’ is also one of only two camps to offer you the opportunity to walk with elephants.

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    This is Sanctuary's smallest and most intimate camp, with only five luxurious suites. Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, this low environmental impact camp has been built using commercially grown wood and recycled tin cans.
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    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. 
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    The five suites at Sanctuary Baines' are opulent and luxurious, with ensuite facilities and four-poster beds. Traditional safari ceiling fans create a cooling breeze at even the hottest 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. Or take an indulgent soak under the stars on your own private viewing deck in our opulent star bath. At Baines' Camp, the sky's the limit.
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    Sanctuary Baines' Camp prides itself on its personalised service and this includes your culinary preferences and needs. Please let us know how we could make your experience even more memorable. From delicious dining with spectacular views to sundowners drinks in the middle of the bush - Sanctuary Baines' Camp has so much to offer.
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Secluded Bush Brunch

Start the day with a delectable meal consisting of a full English and continental breakfast, before departing for your morning game drive. If you decide to experience our unique elephant interaction activity you will meet Jabu, Morula and Thembi and enjoy a secluded bush brunch in the company of these three gentle giants - now that is lunch with a difference. Elegant high teas are served in the afternoon just before departing for your afternoon game activity. It is often hard to believe that the chefs are able to make such delicious cakes, cookies and treats - all here in the middle of the African bush! On return, relax at the pool or sip on a cocktail on your private viewing deck before returning to the main area for your three course plated dinner.

Special Dinners

If you are celebrating a special occasion we could arrange a special private dinner by the pool for a romantic night under the African stars - the perfect way to start an evening under the African sky.

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    Internal Flights Low High Peak
    6 Jan -31 March 2017 1 Apr -14 June & 1 Nov-20 Dec 2017 15-30 June & 1 Sep-31 Oct 2017 1 Juli-31 Aug & 25 Dec -5 Jan 2017
    Maun Airport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip Per person, one way USD 170 USD 185 USD 185 USD 185
    Stanley’s | Baines airstrip to Maun Airport USD 150 USD 170 USD 165 USD 165
    Maun Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 220 USD 240 USD 240 USD 240
    Chief’s airstrip to Maun Airport USD 200 USD 225 USD 220 USD 220
    Maun Airport to Kasane Airport USD 420 USD 440 USD 425 USD 425
    Chief’s airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 400 USD 425 USD 410 USD 410
    Kasane Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 420 USD 440 USD 425 USD 425
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstrip USD 200 USD 225 USD 220 USD 220
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 400 USD 425 USD 410 USD 410
    Kasane Airport to Stanley’s | Baines airstrip USD 420 USD 440 USD 425 USD 425
    Kasane Airport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,one way
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD 370 USD 370 USD 370 USD 370
    Livingstone Airport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD 335 USD 335 USD 335 USD 335

    Please note:
    • The rates are valid from 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
    • Intercamp flights are quoted on a ‘seat in aircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service on arrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
    • Intercamp flights and road transfers can only be carried out during daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions.
    • The timing and duration of flights and transfers may differ considerably depending on factors beyond the control of Sanctuary Retreats and operators involved.
    • Early departures from lodges may be necessary to accommodate intercamp flight schedules.
    • Luggage on intercamp flights is restricted to 20kgs per person in soft side bags.
    • Walking with Elephants activity has a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 10 guests; is subject to availability; minimum age is 9 years.
    • Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February on an annual basis.

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06 Jan 2017 to 14 Jun 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 715 USD 570 USD 500 USD 430
Single Rate USD 715 USD 570 USD 500 USD 430
3rd Adult Sharing USD 535 USD 430 USD 375 USD 320
Child rate** USD 360 USD 285 USD 250 USD 215
15 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 305 USD 1 175 USD 1 045 USD 910
Single Rate USD 1 955 USD 1 760 USD 1 565 USD 1 370
3rd Adult Sharing USD 1 110 USD 1 000 USD 890 USD 775
Child rate** USD 650 USD 585 USD 520 USD 455
01 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 455 USD 1 385 USD 1 310 USD 1 240
Single Rate USD 2 185 USD 2 075 USD 1 965 USD 1 860
3rd Adult Sharing USD 1 240 USD 1 175 USD 1 115 USD 1 050
Child rate** USD 730 USD 690 USD 655 USD 620
01 Sep 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 305 USD 1 175 USD 1 045 USD 910
Single Rate USD 1 955 USD 1 760 USD 1 565 USD 1 370
3rd Adult Sharing USD 1 110 USD 1 000 USD 890 USD 775
Child rate** USD 650 USD 585 USD 520 USD 455
01 Nov  2017 to 20 Dec 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 715 USD 570 USD 500 USD 430
Single Rate USD 715 USD 570 USD 500 USD 430
3rd Adult Sharing USD 535 USD 430 USD 375 USD 320
Child rate** USD 360 USD 285 USD 250 USD 215
21 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 5-7 nightsnights 8+ ni8+ nights ghts
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 455 USD 1 385 USD 1 310 USD 1 240
Single Rate USD 2 185 USD 2 075 USD 1 965 USD 1 860
3rd Adult Sharing USD 1 240 USD 1 175 USD 1 115 USD 1 050
Child rate** USD 730 USD 690 USD 655 USD 620
Rates are per person per night in US$
Longer duration pricing is valid for single & multi-camp stays

Rates are in US$ per person per night and include VAT, all meals, all game viewing activities (with the exception of Walking with Elephants activity at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp & Sanctuary Baines’ Camp), park fees, laundry services, emergency medical evacuation, all beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic with the exception of champagne and premium brands), airstrip transfers and return airport transfers (Kasane Airport to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero).

Rates exclude
travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne and premium brand drinks, landing fees, internal flights, and road transfers to and from other lodges or camps. Rates are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice anytime at the sole discretion of Sanctuary Retreats. All bookings are subject to the Sanctuary Retreats trading terms and conditions.

Accommodation Information
Triples are subject to availability at time of confirming a booking. The following are the maximum number of triple rooms/tents available per night in each camp or lodge:
Sanctuary Baines' Camp - 1 triple room per night

There is one guide room at each Sanctuary Retreats lodge or camp which can be booked at a rate of $180 per night, subject to availability.

Long Stay Rates
Long stay rates depend on duration of total stay and season of travel. The total stay can be in one lodge or camp only, or be made up of shorter stays in two or more Sanctuary Retreats camps or lodges anywhere in Africa together. Stays in more than one camp or lodge do not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary. For example, if booking a total of 6 nights with Sanctuary Retreats in 3 different camps with 2 nights in each camp, use the ‘5 – 7 nights’ rates for each of the camps.

Single Occupancy

There is no supplement for single occupancy of rooms/tents in low season (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite and Geoffrey Kent Mini Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and the Honeymoon Suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero). All single occupancy bookings in high and peak season are charged at the single rates listed.

Children Policy
Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Children of all ages are welcome at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero and Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp. Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with an adult. A private vehicle must be booked for game drives including children aged 5 and under. Children 15 years and younger are not permitted on walking safaris.

Child Rates

Children aged 2 and younger stay free of charge at any time. One child aged 3 - 15 inclusive stays free of charge in low season when sharing with 2 adults (4 adults in Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite), subject to availability of a triple room/tent. A second child aged 3 – 15 inclusive staying with 4 adults in the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite pays child rate in low season. One or two children sharing with one adult in low season pay the child rate (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite). One child aged 3 – 15 inclusive pays the child rate when sharing with 2 adults in high and peak season (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite), subject to availability of a triple room/tent. One or two children aged 3 – 15 inclusive pay child rate when sharing with 4 adults in the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite in high and peak season. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.

Cancellation Terms
All cancellations should be made in writing and cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.
  • Cancellations received from date of booking to 61 days prior to arrival incur a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received from 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received from 30 days prior to the booked date of arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Additional fees may apply for cancellation of airline tickets and other services which will be advised as soon as possible after receipt of the written cancellation. Special cancellation terms may be applicable for group bookings or exclusive use of a lodge or camp and will be advised at time of booking

PLEASE NOTE

  • All charges for flights, transfers and activities may fluctuate and are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking.
  • Inter-camp flights are quoted on a ‘seat in aircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service on arrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
  • Inter-camp flights and road transfers can only be carried out during daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions
  • Early departures from lodges may be necessary to accommodate inter-camp flight schedules.
  • Luggage on inter-camp flights is restricted to 20kgs per person in soft side bags.
  • Walking with Elephants activity has a maximum of 10 guests and is subject to availability; minimum age is 9 years.
  • Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February on an annual basis.

The fantastic array of wildlife here can be explored in 4x4 vehicles, by boat, canoe, or on foot. The delta has about 122 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds and 1300 species of flowering plants.

Whenever you are visiting, there is always something to be seen from the wooden deck surrounding the main dining room. So don't be too surprised to see a hippo sleeping under your private viewing platform. There's also a good chance of seeing lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, impala, zebra, wild dog and hyena.

RECENT SIGHTINGS AT SANCTUARY BAINES' CAMP

Elephants have been seen regularly recently at the camp which has been a real treat for the guests! Hippos have also made a regular appearance at the camp.

Sightings of elephants and hyenas have been very high for guests while enjoying a Sanctuary Baines' Camp game drive!

Lion sightings in the Delta have been rather good of late, with buffalo and antelope also seen regularly.

Elephant, lion and hyena sightings were plentiful in June at Sanctuary Baines' Camp, much to the delight of the camp's guests. Buffalo, wild dog and leopard sightings were also quite good recently. Interesting sightings were: Some wild dogs were spotted eating impala close to the camp's airstrip.

Plains game are plentiful and guests spotted lions, leopard and hyenas. Our guides also spotted two male giraffes fighting - this behaviour is shown as they try to prove their strength to the other males in the area.

Our guides also spotted lots of beautiful flamingo. These stunning birds congregate in the wetlands each summer and can be seen in huge numbers.

Predator sightings were excellent and included those of leopards, hyenas and lions.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Safaris

    Safaris

    HEART OF THE DELTA : 5 night safari: The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, supports a rich and colourful wildlife just waiting to be explored. Combine two of our Delta camps with this itinerary.

    Heart of The Delta

  • Getting There & Away

    Getting There & Away

    Sanctuary Baines' Camp has its own registered private airstrip which is located approximately 45 - 60 minutes from the camp depending on water levels.
    During higher water levels, you will be greeted at the airstrip and transferred by vehicle to the boating station, five minutes from the airstrip, before being transferred by boat to the camp. The boat transfer is about 50 minutes. The camp is accessible by air from Maun (10 minutes), Kasane (1 hour 30 minutes) and all other delta camps. Sanctuary Chief's Camp to Sanctuary Baines' is a 15 minute flight. Please note the luggage restriction for all flights is 20kg per person in a soft-sided bag.
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