Baines' Camp is in a private concession bordering the famous Moremi Game Reserve, and overlooking some spectacular floodplains and Boro River.
The Camp is set in a grove of trees, surrounded by papyrus beds, and is has a low environmental impact, and is uniquely built using commercially grown wood, and the walls contain recycled tin cans!
Baines’ offers accommodation for a maximum of 10 guests, in 5 opulent suites, with en suite facilities and four-poster beds swathed in mosquito netting. Ceiling fans create a cooling breeze at even the hottest times of the year. You can even choose to have your bed wheeled out onto the private wooden deck for a night under the stars.
The main lodge area which houses the dining and lounge areas is surrounded by an extensive deck, part of which is given over to a sparkling swimming pool, and ideal place to relax, and watch the world of wildlife go by
Game viewing is enjoyed on morning and afternoon drives, which extends into the evening.... giving you an opportunity to see some of the more nocturnally active species. You might also want to explore the area more on a morning bush walk… a great way of learning more about the local environment.
Perhaps one of the best ways to see the wildlife around Baines’ Camp is in one of the locally made dugout canoes. In one of these traditional craft it is possible to glide around the waterways and lagoons that make up the Okavango, looking for hippo and crocodile in the water, but also getting a remarkable view of the plains game from a new and unique angle. In addition to the mekoro, there are also motorised speedboats that can be used when the rivers are in flood.
There are two option additional activities available to you Baines' (additional cost)…. You have the chance to walk with elephants. You are ‘taken’ on a walk by three semi-habituated elephants, as they forage in the area. They 'show' guests how they look for food, strip leaves from branches with their trunks and bathe in the lagoons of the delta. What better guide to the African bush than a fully-grown African elephant? This activity includes a leisurely paced walk, and a picnic lunch in their company.
Another thrilling experience is to see the Okavango by helicopter - you get to see more of this pristine area, and have the chance to spot a large variety of game. Explore places that are not accessible by vehicle. The helicopter used provides incomparable comfort with air conditioning, leather seats and a large cabin, easily seating 6 passengers. Each passenger is provided with a headset which allows guests to freely talk to each other as well as the pilot.
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