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Baines Camp

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.


Private concession adjoining Moremi Game Reserve

Accommodation Type

Tented safari camp

Accommodation Level

DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.

Price Guide


Baines Camp

Baines Camp is in a private concession adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve.  It has a tranquil setting in a grove of trees by the Boro River. The whole camp is set on raised decks for far reaching views. With just six tents, this is an exclusive camp with a distinctly upmarket feel.  You won’t want to leave. The camp is named after the Victorian artist and explorer Thomas Baines and you’ll see examples of his art work throughout the camp.

Game drives and seasonal motorised boat cruises offer excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. As the camp is on a private concession you’ll be able to venture out on foot with your guide for a more intense nature experience, enjoy a gentle mokoro ride (depending on water levels) and take exciting night drives for a glimpse of nocturnal species.

While here you should visit the Living with Elephants project which aims to promote a more positive relationship between these animals and people, to enjoy the company of their 2 semi-habituated orphaned elephants.  Read more about the ‘Walking with Elephants’ experience. 

Between activities you’ll have time to settle back in a leather sofa, sip a cooling drink and enjoy the expansive views. The wide deck is perfect for chilling, chatting and spotting wildlife by the river. To the back are the main dining and sitting areas, shaded and cool. There’s a swimming pool, too with open and covered decks.

Suites, like the main area set on raised decks, are large with a lounge as well as a bedroom. There are power points for charging batteries, and a minibar filled with a selection of drinks. To the rear is the bathroom with a shower, dual hand basins and a toilet in a separate room. The deck at the front faces the river and is perfect for relaxing.

Star Baths and Star Beds – When you return from your night drive might be surprised with a romantic, star bubble bath waiting on your private viewing deck. Immerse yourself in the scenery of the sparkling waters of the Boro River while sipping sparkling wine under the stars. The four-poster beds at the camp are fully mobile, allowing you the option to sleep under starry skies on your deck too. Keen astronomers will enjoy stargazing the crystal clear Milky Way – from the privacy of your cosy bed.

Baines Camp highlights

  • Spend time with elephants at the Living with Elephants project
  • Take an opulent star bath before sleeping out on a sky bed on your private deck
  • Exciting game drives, guided walks and night drives
  • Seasonal mokoro and boat safaris
  • Intimate 5-suite camp built partly of recycled tin cans!

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  • Six luxurious suites
  • Open all year
  • Children aged 12 years and over are welcome, but from 12 to 16 years they must share a tent with their parents


  • Large central building with shaded and sunny decks
  • Dining area and lounge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Plunge pool
  • Sunbathing area and covered decks
  • Firepit
  • Laundry


  • Game drives
  • Visit the Living with Elephants project
  • Night drives
  • Motorboat safaris (water levels permitting)
  • Mokoro rides (water levels permitting)
  • Nature walks
  • Bush sundowners

The six luxurious suites are reached by wooden walkways and offer secluded accommodation with indoor and outdoor seating, well-equipped bathroom and large private deck.


  • Four poster bed with mosquito net, can be wheeled out onto the deck
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private deck with star bath
  • Lounge
  • Library
  • Battery charging facilities
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer

Tuskwana the Elephant is your guide to choosing acommodation that make a difference to their community or environment. And you can click him for our TRAVEL + PROTECT page.

Tuskwana the Elephant likes this because…

Sanctuary Lodges sponsors long term, viable and self-sustaining projects in areas where they operate. In Botswana Sanctuary Retreats work with Living With Elephants, a non-proft charity. You can visit Living with Elephants from Stanley’s or Baines’ Camp.

And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

You can click on Tuskwana to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.


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