The people, service, food, and guiding were excellent. We saw Wild Dogs (only sighting for us during the entire 2 week safari) and that off-set the very wet nature of the camp's location. We had to pass through a LOT of water just to get to and from the camp, even to go on a game drive. This was the smallest and most rustic of the 5 camps we visited in South Africa and Botswana. That said, we really enjoyed our 2 night stay and the surprise couple's bubble bath on the deck the last night was a nice treat after a long day. If you don't mind the wet location (comes with the territory) and less than luxury accommodations (we didn't mind), we can definitely recommend Baines Camp for a 2 night stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is our smallest and most intimate camp, built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a huge private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. 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. See prowling lions looking for prey at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or watch one of the many elephants who live in the area. 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Baines` Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
- Sanctuary Baines' Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta