• Romantic sky beds and star baths on your private deck
  • Located on a private concession which means we can offer walking and night drives
  • Seasonal Mokoro excursions and motorised boating available
  • Eco-friendly camp built from cans

Sanctuary Baines' Camp has its own registered private airstrip which is located approximately 45 - 60 minutes from the camp depending on water levels.

The drive from the airstrip to the camp will take approximately 45 minutes.


The camp is accessible by air from:

  • Maun (10 minutes)
  • Kasane (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Sanctuary Chief's Camp (15 minutes)

Please note the luggage restriction for all flights is 20kg per person in a soft-sided bag.  

Green season usually begins in late November and lasts through early March. This season has hot sunny days with occasional afternoon thundershowers cooling down the surrounding area. Average daily temperatures range from 20°C-38°C. The dry season runs from late May to early October. In winter (June–August) temperatures can plummet as low as 0°C at night with a daily maximum of around 26°C-28°C.

Clothing should be cool and comfortable. Greens, browns and khaki coloured clothing are advisable for safaris especially when doing a walking safari. We suggest long sleeves and long trousers and for morning and evenings due to mosquitoes and a fleece jacket as it could be cold early mornings. Sturdy and comfortable shoes are essential. A complimentary overnight laundry service is offered in the camp.

Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are essential. Binoculars and good cameras are an absolute must. The camp provides a torch as well as complimentary mosquito repellent and toiletries.

We advise all travellers to take precautions against malaria and we recommend speaking with your GP or personal physician four to six weeks before departure. Travellers from or through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas must provide an international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever upon arrival into Botswana.

All extras can be paid for with Visa, MasterCard and traveller’s cheques. US dollars, Pounds, Euros and Rands are also accepted; however change will be given in the local currency. Diners Card and American Express Cards are not accepted.

Tipping is not obligatory but generally accepted rates are $15 per guest per day for the guide and $15 per guest per day for the rest of the staff.

Sanctuary Baines’  Camp prides itself on its personalised services. Please  let us know if you have any special requests, interests,  dietary requirements,  allergies or medical conditions.

Guests  celebrating  their  honeymoon  will  receive  special  surprises  during  their  stay.  All  attempts  are  made  to  keep honeymooners separate from other guests.

Our honeymoon services include:

•  Sparkling wine on arrival in the room

•  Romantic turn downs

•  Private candle lit dinner at the pool deck

•  Private island lunch in the bush (dependent on weather and vehicle availability)

•  Star Bath set up as a surprise (dependent on weather)

•  Sky Bed rolled out onto room deck for a night under the stars

We welcome children 6 years and older at Sanctuary Baines’  Camp.

Our  friendly  guides  will  be  able  to  offer  special  children’s  activities.  These  include  teaching  them  the  art  of  poling  a mokoro,  a local dug-out canoe  commonly used in the Delta. It is propelled through the  shallow waters of the delta by standing  in  the  stern  and  pushing  with  a  pole,  in  the  same  manner  as  punting.  Find  water  and  identify  edible  plants  in  the bush. Learn how to make  rope  out of natural materials.

Children  under  15  years  are  required  to  share  with  an  adult.  The  camp  is  able  to  accommodate  1 triple  per  night.  Private vehicle  must  be  booked  for  children  aged  5  years  and  younger.  Children aged  15  years  and  younger  aren’t  allowed  on walking safaris. Housekeepers are able to baby sit children while  guests are  on an activity.

Breakfast,  lunch,  snacks  during  activities  and  dinners  are  all  included  in  your  stay.  Breakfast  is  served  before  the  morning game  activity.  During  your  morning  game  viewing  activity,  coffee,  tea  and  a  selection  of  pastries  and  biscuits  will  be  served out in the bush. Lunch will be enjoyed back at the camp.

Afternoon  and  evening  game  drives  include  classic  sundowner  cocktails  and  canapés  at  specially  selected  spots  before returning  to  the  camp  for  pre-dinner  drinks  and  dinner.  Romantic  private  dinners  on  your  room  deck  or  by  the  pool  can  be arranged  upon  request.  With  prior  notice,  our  camps  are  able  to  arrange  halaal  meals,  however,  please  note  our  kitchens aren’t  strictly  halaal  and  our  chefs  are  not  trained  in  halaal  food  preparation.  Unfortunately,  we  are  unable  to  arrange  kosher meals.

Meals typically consist of the following:

•  Breakfast: Continental and full English Breakfast

•  Lunch: Table d’Hote with a variety of choices, one being a vegetarian

•  Dinner:  Table d’Hote,  3 course meal with 2 to 3 choices,  one  being a vegetarian

Summer Schedule:  September - April

•  05:30 Wakeup call

•  06:00 Breakfast

•  06:30 Depart for morning game  viewing

•  12:00 Lunch

•  16:30 Depart for afternoon game  viewing

•  20:30 Dinner

Winter Schedule:  May - August

•  06:00 Wakeup call

•  06:30 Breakfast

•  07:00 Depart for morning game  viewing

•  11:30 Lunch

•  16:00 Depart for afternoon game  viewing

•  20:00 Dinner

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Conservation & Community


The Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop employs five local women in Kasane.


Sanctuary Retreats has partnered with Rhino Conservation Botswana, the Botswana Defence Forces and others to translocate 20 rhino, both black and white, from South Africa to Botswana where they will be safer from poachers.


School children participate in a two-day excursion with activities structured around raising appreciation of the African elephant. These children gain awareness of this species’ importance in the ecosystem.


Stay 5 nights across our safari lodges and camps in East and Southern Africa and receive your 5th night free.

  • Valid for stays from 1st December 2023 - 31st May 2024
  • Book by 31st January 2024
  • Applicable on all Sanctuary lodges in East and Southern Africa
  • Offer can be combined with long stay discount but not with other offers
  • Excluding Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Olonana and Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Subject to availability
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

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Experience a honeymoon like no other with Sanctuary Retreats.

Spend your honeymoon at our portfolio of luxury safari camps and lodges and receive 50% off your stay for you or your partner.

This special offer can be combined with our existing long stay discount for even greater savings.

  • Offer valid for new bookings from 15th September 
  • Valid for travel between 15th September 2023 - 31 December 2024
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Valid for travel within 6 months of marriage certificate
  • Can be combined with the long stay discount
  • Cannot be combined with other offers
  • Offer does not apply to GK Suite at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, GK Suite at Sanctuary Olonana or Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

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We will be waiving our single supplement for all camps and lodges across East and Southern Africa in April 2024 and October 2024, as well as in all low season months.

  • Valid on new bookings from 28th Jul 2023
  • Subject to availability 

Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:

  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%

To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.


  • Offer can be applied to single and multi-camp stays at any of Sanctuary Retreats’ camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia
  • Percentage discount varies based on selected property, seasonality and length of stay.
  • Please see selected property page for rates
  • Discount not valid on peak season bookings at Sanctuary Chief's Camp - please enquire for details
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