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 not normally seen during the day. Key wildlife include lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, impala, zebra, wild dog, hyena, and hippo. 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 are combined with motorized boating excursions.
Find out how to track and follow even the most elusive of animals in the Okavango. With the camp being set in a private concession, there is the opportunity to get very close on foot in perfect safety with your guide and an armed ranger. One of the best ways to see the wildlife around Baines' Camp is in one of the locally made dugout canoes, known as mokoros. In one of these traditional crafts it is possible to float around the waterways and lagoons that make up the delta, looking for crocodiles in the water, but also getting a remarkable view of the plains game from a new and exciting angle. For the less intrepid, the camp also has motorized speedboats that can be used when the rivers are in flood.
From delicious dining with spectacular views to sundowners drinks in the middle of the bush - Baines' Camp has so much to offer. Start the day with a delectable meal consisting of a full English and continental breakfast, before departing for your morning game drive. During your morning game viewing activity, coffee, tea and a selection of pastries and biscuits will be served out in the bush. Lunch will be enjoyed back at the camp. Afternoon tea is served just before the afternoon game activity and offers a selection of cakes, sweet and savory treats, tea, and coffee and fresh fruit juices. Afternoon and evening game drives include classic sundowner cocktails and canapés at specially selected spots before returning to the camp for pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Romantic private dinners on your room deck or by the pool can be arranged.
Additional available activities to consider is the incredible experience of walking with three orphaned elephants in the bush brought up in the area by their guardians Doug and Sandi Groves. Every morning the elephants go for a walk around their home range, foraging for food. A few people each day are able to accompany them on their walk through the bush and see the wilds of Africa through the eyes of an elephant - a truly uplifting experience that makes a lasting impression on all who share their time with the elephants. This activity which is about four hours includes a leisurely paced walk with a trio of semi-habituated elephants, followed by a picnic lunch in their company. Another exciting optional activity is a scenic flight over the permanent delta, exposing areas unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities.
AT A GLANCE
- 5 luxury suites with traditional safari ceiling fans
- Each suite features star bath and sky bed on a private deck
- En-suite bathroom with indoor shower and double vanity
- Central swimming pool
- Wildlife viewing directly from the lodge
- Located in a 260,000 acre private concession neighboring the game rich Moremi Game Reserve
- Wildlife includes lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hyena, zebra, impala, cheetah, giraffe, warthog, hippo and more
- Early morning and late afternoon into evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
- Walking safari
- Mokoro excursions and motorized boating
- Exclusive unique elephant interaction activity and scenic helicopter flights available at an additional cost
- All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
- Wi-Fi in all suites
- Electricity supplied by silent packed generator and battery system