Sanctuary Baines' Camp is located on a huge private concession
bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, home to
some of the most spectacular wildlife on Earth. This is one of the
smallest and most intimate camps in the Okavango Delta, 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. The local community in Maun was
invited to collect as many cans as they could, and paid a fee for
every can collected. These cans were then incorporated into the
camp buildings, forming the backbone of the structures.
Elephant interaction - An extraordinary treat
available at Sanctuary Baines' Camp is the opportunity to go
walking in the bush with three semi-habituated elephants. Jabu,
Thembi and Morula are elephants that were orphaned nearby and
adopted by Doug and Sandi Groves. The elephants 'take' guests on
long walks, foraging in the area in absolute safety. They show
travelers how they look for food, strip leaves from branches with
their long trunks and take showers in the lagoons of the delta.
This activity includes a leisurely paced walk with a trio of
semi-habituated elephants, observing and interacting with them, and
a picnic lunch in their company
Helicopter flights over the delta - These
scenic flights involve flying west of the game drive routes towards
the permanent delta, exposing to guests areas which are unreachable
by vehicle or boat. Guests have the option of the doors being
removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities. This is done
with the utmost consideration to guest safety. The activity
highlights the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta exposing the
many animal species of the region.
The five tented suites at Sanctuary Baines' are opulent and
luxurious, with adjoining outdoor bathrooms and four-poster beds
swathed in mosquito netting. 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 are often be spotted.