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About Sanctuary 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. This is Sanctuary's smallest and most intimate camp, 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.

Named after the 19th century explorer and painter Thomas Baines, this camp is raised above the permanent water of the Boro River while wooden walkways connect the main areas and luxury rooms. The swimming pool and the wide wooden deck that surrounds the main dining and sitting room is the ideal place to relax while observing the varied wildlife present here. See prowling lions looking for prey at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or watch one of the many elephants who live in the area.

The five suites at Sanctuary Baines' are opulent and luxurious, with en-suite facilities and four-poster beds. 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 can often be spotted. Or take an indulgent soak under the stars on your own private viewing deck in our opulent star bath. At Baines' Camp, the sky's the limit.

Chef Steve, head chefs at Sanctuary Baines' Camp, grew up in the area with his parents who from an early age taught him how to fish, track animals and pole a traditional mokoro. Luckily for us he soon realised his passion was creating mouthwatering dishes in the kitchen and in 2006 he joined the Sanctuary Retreats team hoping to realise this dream. Today Steve is an excellent chef and too happy to share one of his favourite dishes. If you are celebrating a special occasion we could arrange a special private dinner by the pool for a romantic night under the African stars, the perfect way to start an evening under the African sky.

  • Response Rate: 50%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 63 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

* These rates are fully inclusive of all meals, all game viewing activities (with the exception of Elephant Activities at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp & Sanctuary Baines' Camp) park fees, laundry services, emergency medical evacuation, all beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic with the exception of premium brands) and return airport transfers from... * These rates are fully inclusive of all meals, all game viewing activities (with the exception of Elephant Activities at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp & Sanctuary Baines' Camp) park fees, laundry services, emergency medical evacuation, all beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic with the exception of premium brands) and return airport transfers from Kasane Airport to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero.
* Single Supplement - Applies to all lodges and camps during High and Peak season and is calculated at 50% of the NETT rate
* Payment is only accepted in US$.
* All prices are subject to increase.
* Sanctuary Baines' Camp - No Children under 12 years allowed. Children below 15 years of age are required to share a room with an adult. Child Rate: Children under the age of 12 years, sharing will a full paying adult, will pay 50% of the adult rate.

Acceptance of a quotation from Sanctuary constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions which take effect immediately.

A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required at the time of booking. Alongside this, and in order to fully secure the air fare(s), Sanctuary will also require full payment of all air tickets. The remainder of the tour cost is payable 60 days prior to departure. If the reservation is made within 60 days of departure, the entire tour price must be paid at the time of confirmation.

Please contact your Sanctuary Retreats travel consultant or Travel agent for payment details.

Refunds are not made for any missed services, except for verifiable extenuating circumstances. Please see our LIMITS ON ABERCROMBIE & KENT, trading as SANCTUARY RETREAT's RESPONSIBILITY clause below. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of the program. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a per diem basis. Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. Sanctuary will not accept any liability for any claims that are not received within 30 days of the termination of your program. All claims for days missed while travelling should be made in writing within 30 days of the program.


Abercrombie & Kent (Pty) Ltd, trading as Sanctuary Retreats, its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns (collectively A&K), does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip with the exception of a limited number of vehicles. It purchases transportation (by aircraft, coach, train, vessel or otherwise), hotel and other lodging accommodations, restaurant, ground handling and other services from various independent suppliers (including from time to time other affiliated Abercrombie & Kent companies). All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, A&K, trading as Sanctuary Retreats, is not liable for any negligent or willful act of any such person or entity or of any third person.

In addition and without limitation, A&K, trading as Sanctuary Retreats, is not responsible for any injury, financial or physical loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to personal property in connection to the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of aircraft or other means of transportation or for failure of any transport mechanism to arrive or depart on time.

There are many inherent risks in adventure travel of the type involved here, which can lead to illness, injury or even death. These risks are increased by the fact that these trips take place in remote locations, far from medical facilities. Passenger assumes all such risks associated with participating in this trip.

In the event of a cancellation or material alteration to the trip as a result of the circumstances as described in this clause Sanctuary may in their sole and absolute discretion:

a) offer the traveller(s) alternative travel arrangements or products of comparable standard as may be appropriate in the circumstances; or

b) if alternative travel arrangements or products are not offered by Sanctuary, Sanctuary will make a prompt proportional refund of monies paid by the traveller.

Sanctuary may charge a reasonable fee to cover the administration costs associated with providing alternative travel arrangements or products.

If a material alteration becomes necessary within 90 days of the departure date for any reason other than the circumstances described in this clause, Sanctuary will endeavor to offer comparable products or a full refund of all monies paid by the traveller(s).

All accommodation, room type(s) and specification are as shown in the itinerary

Meals are as shown in the itinerary.

Return transfers are provided on arrival and departure from airstrip to lodge/camp and only where specified in the itinerary.

Accommodation and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Sanctuary's control. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued. Sanctuary also reserves the right to withdraw a tour or any part of it, to make such alterations to the itinerary or the tour inclusions as it deems necessary or desirable, and to pass on to tour members any expenditures or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control.

In case of any appreciable variation in the tour price due to these circumstances, Sanctuary reserves the right to make adjustments to the tour costs as necessary.

Specific requests should be advised at time of booking. Please note that every effort will be made to secure special requests, however; they cannot be guaranteed. Certain special requests may require upfront payments.

Transportation will be as specified in the itinerary.

Sanctuary provides handling of baggage only as specified in the quotation. Weight restrictions for baggage on some routes on internal/domestic flights may apply; details of which will be provided with pre-tour documentation. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the tour and Sanctuary assumes no liability for lost or damaged baggage. Baggage insurance is strongly advised.

Please check with your international carrier for other baggage restrictions applicable to your international flight.

Hotel taxes as imposed by city and state governments are included. Airport taxes are included where specified in the itinerary.

Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, camp staff, ship crew and Tour Managers are not included and are at the discretion of the traveller.

The tour price includes planning, handling and operational charges and is quoted based on the current rates of exchange and tariffs. Entrance fees as part of scheduled sightseeing tours are also included in this price. This price is subject to revision in line with significant changes in foreign currency, tariff rates, taxes etc.

The cost of obtaining passports, visas, excess baggage charges, items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, fax charges and excess baggage charges unless expressly included in writing, are not included in the tour price.

Sanctuary reserves the right to take photographs during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a program with Sanctuary, travellers agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs. Travellers who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to Sanctuary prior to final payment and they will be exempted from this photography waiver clause.

Please ensure that you consult your personal physician about anti malaria precautions and other inoculations and vaccinations before travel. Where applicable, please ensure that whilst travelling you carry a valid Yellow Fever certificate.

It is the responsibility of travellers to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to their respective government agencies. In the event of an active State Department or government agency Travel Warning against travel to specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the traveller still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the traveller assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

Traveller(s) represent(s) that neither he nor anyone traveling with him has any physical condition or disability that could create a hazard to himself or other members of the tour. Sanctuary reserves the right to remove from the trip, at the sole expense of the traveller, anyone whose condition is such that he or she could create a hazard to himself or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other passengers on the trip.

Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event occurring while passengers are not on board their aircraft. International air carriers are also subject to international air conventions limiting their liability. These limitations of liability are explained on the e-ticket or on the reverse of the airline ticket and when issued, this constitutes the sole contract between the respective air carrier(s) and their passengers.

Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Sanctuary cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.
Sanctuary strongly recommend all clients take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to date of travel. This insurance should cover cancellation and curtailment, all medical expenses including evacuation/repatriation, personal baggage, personal liability, death and permanent disability and travel document insurance. Sanctuary cannot be held responsible for any costs arising from such loss or injury.

Any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions, to the Limits on Abercombie & Kent, trading as Sanctuary Retreat's Responsibility clause, to the brochure, to any information relating in any way to the trip, to the trip itself or to any products or services related to the trip, shall be settled in the first instance by binding arbitration in the applicable legal forum as detailed in clause 26 of these Terms and Conditions. In lieu of a personal appearance at arbitration the arbitration may be conducted by telephonic means. Arbitration is the exclusive forum in the first instance for dispute resolution and except as otherwise provided by statute, each party shall bear its own costs and expenses and an equal share of the arbitrator and administrative fees.

This agreement shall be construed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with, and shall be governed by the laws of South Africa It is agreed between Sanctuary and the travellers that all lawsuits against Sanctuary arising under, in connection with, or incidental to the tour shall be filed, if at all, in the courts of South Africa to the exclusion of the courts of or in any other country or jurisdiction.
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Sanctuary Baines' Camp is 50.3km from the centre of Moremi Wildlife Reserve , the nearest airport 241.6km (Katima Mulilo Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Nhabe Museum

(66.2 km from Moremi Wildlife Reserve)

Shows arts, crafts and artifacts of local Artists. Changes the theme of its exhibition every 6 months.