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About Baines' River Camp

Africa has a spellbinding effect on most first time travellers. Many who have grown up on this continent will tell you that Africa will stay in their blood forever, no matter where they might end up in the world - it is home. In the heart of the African subcontinent lies a destination known as the real Africa. This is Zambia, where you will find remote wilderness areas, breathtaking scenery, wildlife in abundance, and a kind-hearted people. There, in the midst of the unspoilt African bush on the northern bank of the Zambezi River, directly opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools World Heritage Site, you will discover Baines’ River Camp.

This true Colonial-style safari lodge, named after the famous artist and explorer Thomas Baines, offers a wide variety of activities in and around the Lower Zambezi National Park, including specialized photographic workshops, fly-fishing clinics, elephant studies and birding weeks, each hosted by internationally renowned expert guides who are passionate about the African bush and their subject.

You will feel at home from the moment you arrive at Baines' River Camp. This luxurious and intimate safari lodge is set amid Tamarind and Jackalberry trees and can accommodate up to 20 guests. You can choose between King and Twin Suites and our private two-bedroom Baines Cottage is ideal for young families. On arrival, a friendly face awaits you in the Selous Bar with a refreshing drink before you unpack and get ready for your first activity. Or you may prefer to just take in the scenery and settle down with your binoculars on our main verandah to gaze over the Zambezi, Africa's fourth largest river.

Spa: We offer massages and beauty treatments in the privacy of your room. Treatments are limited to facials, pedicures, manicures and nail re-varnish.

Conference Venues: The Boardroom is equipped with HD digital projector, canvas projection screen, flip chart, air-conditioning, and floor mounted electrical sockets for laptop charging. It can seat up to 16 delegates comfortably.

  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A 25% deposit will be required within 14 days of a reservation being made. The balance will be required 30 days prior to arrival. Failure will result in
bookings being subject to re-confirmation and immediate payment. For reservations made within 30 days of arrival, full payment will be required at the
time of booking. Provisional...
A 25% deposit will be required within 14 days of a reservation being made. The balance will be required 30 days prior to arrival. Failure will result in
bookings being subject to re-confirmation and immediate payment. For reservations made within 30 days of arrival, full payment will be required at the
time of booking. Provisional bookings are automatically released after 14 days.
Group bookings are strictly subject of single payment of the deposit and of the balance. Group bookings can only be confirmed accordingly.
Payment of any and all extras are to be settled prior to departure. Please note that, at present, Baines’ River Camp does not offer credit card facilities.
Extras can be settled in USD, GBP, EUR or ZMK at the rate of exchange on the day of departure.
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Baines' River Camp is 448.3km from the centre of Lower Zambezi Region , the nearest airport 97.4km (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling