Partner Content: Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

Perched above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019,
By Sanctuary Baines’ Camp
Sanctuary Baines Camp
Sanctuary Baines Camp
Photograph by Sanctuary Baines Camp

Perched above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, with its standalone suites on stilts, has been transformed with larger spaces, extended decking and bold artistic interiors. This papyrus-framed luxury camp doesn’t simply overlook the Okavango Delta, it ensures guests feel fully part of this wildlife-rich ecosystem where desert meets wetland.

The six raised abodes have light and airy bedrooms opening out onto curved terraces overlooking the river. As intimate as this camp feels, there’s still an impressive sense of scale with high windows letting in the bright African sun and framing those endless Delta horizons. Connecting so deeply with nature couldn’t be more effortless or relaxing, and couples can relish the feeling of sharing this only with one another.

After an exhilarating game drive, nothing is more tranquil than an indulgent soak in the ‘star bath’, a unique freestanding bathtub on each private terrace. The suites’ four-poster beds roll out for guests to sleep under the clear, starry Delta night skies, hear the murmur of the river and listen out for the hum of the nocturnal creatures, another unique feature of the camp.

Discover a world entirely interconnected by wooden walkways — greet the hippos and step straight from the camp’s jetty into a boat. Follow the raised boardwalks and find communal spaces encircling a sculptural earth formation and rising acacia thorn tree. A colourful lounge with cool hanging chairs and intimate seating areas tempts you in one direction, while al fresco dining awaits in the other. Come evening, guests head to the boma to sip on freshly-made cocktails.

Safaris in this biodiverse region allow guests to learn about the ecosystem and conservation practices. During the flood season, traditional mokoro (canoe) rides can be arranged. Walk with orphaned elephants, Jabu and Morula, through the bush, guided by renowned specialists Doug and Sandi Groves, watching the animals forage. Together with the Living with Elephants Foundation, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp works to secure the future of these majestic giants.



The chance to take an indulgent soak under the night skies in a unique star bath —there’s one on every private terrace


• Six luxurious suites
• Swimming pool
• Star baths
• Sky beds
• Restaurant
• Wi-fi

• Game drives
• Night drives
• Walking safaris
• Mokoro excursions
• Motorised boat excursions


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