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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.
  • Intimate Camp
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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 FlightsLowHigh
    6 Jan -31 March 20181 Apr -14 June & 1 Nov-20 Dec 201815 Jun -31 Oct & 21 Dec - 6 Jan 2019
    Maun Airport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstripPer person, one wayUSD 170USD 185USD 190
    Stanley’s | Baines airstrip to Maun AirportUSD 150USD 170USD 175
    Maun Airport to Chief’s airstripUSD 215USD 240USD 245
    Chief’s airstrip to Maun AirportUSD 200USD 220USD 230
    Maun Airport to Kasane AirportUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Chief’s airstrip to Kasane AirportUSD 400USD 420USD 430
    Kasane Airport to Chief’s airstripUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstripUSD 200USD 220USD 230
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Kasane AirportUSD 400USD 420USD 430
    Kasane Airport to Stanley’s | Baines airstripUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Kasane Airport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,one way
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD 390USD 390USD 390
    Livingstone Airport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD 390USD 390USD 390

     

    Road Transfer Prices
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 75
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 305
    Livingstone to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Livingstone to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & ChumaPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Kazangula ferry crossingPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 20

    ActivitiesPrices
    LowHigh/Peak
    6 January -
    31 March 2018
    1 April - 14 June/
    1 November -
    20 December 2018
    15 June - 31 October/
    21 December -
    6 January 2019
    Walking with Elephants (Stanley's Camp / Baines' Camp)USD280USD400USD500
    Private vehicle and guide - per dayUSD575
    OtherPRICES
    Guide roomUSD170
    Meet and greetUSD18

    Please note:
    • The rates are valid from 01 Jan 2018 to 06 Jan 2019
    • The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking.
    • 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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    Internal Flights Low High
    7 Jan - 31 March 2019 1 Apr - 31 May &
    1 Nov - 20 Dec 2019
    1 Jun - 31 Oct &
    21 Dec - 5 Jan 2020
    Maun Airport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip Per person, one way USD 190 USD 205 USD 215
    Stanley’s | Baines airstrip to Maun Airport USD 170 USD 185 USD 190
    Maun Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 235 USD 260 USD 270
    Chief’s airstrip to Maun Airport USD 215 USD 240 USD 250
    Maun Airport to Kasane Airport USD 455 USD 475 USD 485
    Chief’s airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 430 USD 455 USD 465
    Kasane Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 455 USD 475 USD 485
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstrip USD 215 USD 240 USD 250
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 430 USD 455 USD 465
    Kasane Airport to Stanley’s | Baines airstrip USD 450 USD 475 USD 485
    Kasane Airport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,one way
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD 420 USD 420 USD 420
    Livingstone Airport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD 385 USD 385 USD 385

     

    Road Transfer   Prices
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 95
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane Airport Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 85
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 375
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane Airport (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Livingstone to Kasane Airport Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 95
    Livingstone to Kasane Airport (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 375
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 95
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 375
    Kazangula ferry crossing Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 20

    Activities Prices
    Low High/Peak
    6 January -
    31 March 2019
    1 April - 1 May /
    1 November -
    20 December 2019
    1 June - 31 October /
    21 December -
    5 January 2020
    Walking with Elephants (Stanley's Camp / Baines' Camp) USD305 USD440 USD545
    Private vehicle and guide - per day 0
    Other PRICES
    Guide room USD180
    Meet and greet USD19

    Please note:

    •  The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking.                                
    •  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.                                
    •  Private vehicle is subject to guide/vehicle availability and cannot be guaranteed.                                
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Sanctuary Baines' Camp   
01 Nov 2018 to 20 Dec 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 750 $ 600 $ 525
Single Rate $ 750 $ 600 $ 525
3rd Adult Sharing $ 563 $ 450 $ 394
Child rate** $ 375 $ 300 $ 263
21 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 605 $ 1 525 $ 1 364
Single Rate $ 2 408 $ 2 288 $ 2 046
3rd Adult Sharing $ 1 364 $ 1 296 $ 1 159
Child rate** $ 803 $ 763 $ 682
07 Jan 2019 to 31 Mar  2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 860 $ 688 $ 602
Single Rate $ 860 $ 688 $ 602
Child rate  $ 430 $ 344 $ 301
01 Apr  2019 to 31 May  2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 990 $ 792 $ 693
Single Rate $ 1 485 $ 1 188 $ 1 040
Child rate  $ 495 $ 396 $ 347
01 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun  2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 580 $ 1 422 $ 1 264
Single Rate $ 2 370 $ 2 133 $ 1 896
Child rate  $ 790 $ 711 $ 632
01 Jul 2019 to 31 Aug  2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 750 $ 1 663 $ 1 488
Single Rate $ 2 625 $ 2 495 $ 2 232
Child rate  $ 875 $ 832 $ 744
01 Sep 2019 to 31 Oct  2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 580 $ 1 422 $ 1 264
Single Rate $ 2 370 $ 2 133 $ 1 896
Child rate  $ 790 $ 711 $ 632
01 Nov 2019 to 20 Dec  2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 860 $ 688 $ 602
Single Rate $ 860 $ 688 $ 602
Child rate  $ 430 $ 344 $ 301
21 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 750 $ 1 663 $ 1 488
Single Rate $ 2 625 $ 2 495 $ 2 232
Child rate  $ 875 $ 832 $ 744

These rates are in US$ per person per night and include VAT.
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.

Rates Include

  • Airstrip transfers (or return airport transfer from/to Kasane Airport for Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero),
  • All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (with exception of premium brands and Champagne),
  • All game viewing activities (with the exception of Walking with Elephants activity at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp & Sanctuary Baines’ Camp),
  • Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees.

Rates Exclude

  • International and domestic flights, landing fees, and road transfers to and from other camps and lodges,
  • Travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities and all other items of a personal nature.


Accommodation Information

  • Triples are subject to availability at time of confirming a booking.
  • The following are the maximum numbers 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 a maximum of 3 rooms/tents per camp/lodge (maximum 2 in Sanctuary Baines' Camp) in Low season (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and the Honeymoon Suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero).  

Children Policy

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

Child Rates (excluding Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite)

  • One child aged 15 or younger stays free of charge in Low season when sharing with 2 adults, subject to availability of a triple room/tent.
  • One or two children aged 15 or younger sharing with one adult in Low season pay the child rate.
  • One child aged 15 or younger pays the child rate when sharing with 2 adults in Medium, High and Peak season, subject to availability of a triple room/tent. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.

Child Rates (Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite)

  • One child aged 6 - 15 inclusive stays free of charge in Low season when sharing with a minimum of 4 paying adults, subject to availability of a triple room/tent.
  • A second child aged 6 – 15 inclusive staying with a minimum of 4 paying adults pays child rate in Low season.
  • One or two children aged 6 – 15 inclusive pay child rate when sharing with a minimum of 4 adults in Medium, High and Peak seasons.
  • In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.
  • For example one child aged 6 - 15 inclusive staying with 3 adults pays the applicable adult fare in Low, Medium, High and Peak seasons.
  • Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite additional services
  • The rates for the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite include the following additional services at no extra charge: exclusive use of a game drive vehicle, private safari guide, private chef, dedicated waiter and housekeeper, and premium brand drinks and champagne.

Payment Terms

  • A non-refundable 20% deposit is payable within 7 days to confirm a booking with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
  • If a booking is made 60 days or less before arrival the full cost of the booking is payable immediately to confirm the booking.
  • Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of the booking with cancellation penalties payable to Sanctuary Retreats.
  • All cancellations should be made in writing and cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.

Cancellation Terms

  • All cancellations should be made in writing. Cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.
  • Cancellations received from the 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 until arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Additional fees 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 apply for group bookings and exclusive use of a lodge or camp and will be advised at time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking. 
  • 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.

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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