Baines’ River Camp

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stamp3Why photographers love Baines’ River Camp

  • The camp is owner run with a friendly staff and is extremely flexible about arrangements.
  • Great guides offering stunning boat trips, game drives, fishing and canoeing.
  • The camp is right on the river, with extremely comfortable air-conditioned rooms.
  • Photographers will love the conference room, with Wi-Fi, projector.
  • The camp is frequented by elephants and has magnificent views.
  • Its a short hop to Lower Zambezi National Park.

How we rate Baines’ River Camp

Wildlife starstarstar to star
Wilderness starstarstar
Lodge starstarstarstar
Dining starstarstarstar
Vehicles/ Boats starstarstarstar
Guides & Staff starstarstarstar

Baines’ River Camp at a glance

The camp has a classical colonial decor  and feels like a grand home. It takes a maximum of 20 people. There are 8 suites and 2 family rooms. The dining area and  library area are open plan with high ceilings and fantastic views. There is a swimming pool, bar and jetty.

The concession

Baines’ River Camp is in a game management management area GMA bordering  Lower Zambezi National Park. It has the mighty escarpment at its back and overlooks the Zambezi River towards Zimbabwe and Mana Pools. The camp is beautifully appointed with attractive sandbanks, which are great for setting up tripods for landscape photography. It is a 40-minute boat drive from the camp to the national park where you meet your guide and game drive vehicle. It’s amazing boating here  with excellent sightings of hippos, elephants, buffalo, crocodiles and game. Inside the park there are spectacular winterthorn or albida forests, which offer wonderful lighting and great sightings of elephants, lion, wild dog, hippo and large herds of impala and other game. Other game drives in the immediate area are also possible but are less productive.

The seasons

The camp is open year round, and the landscapes are beautiful in the green season especially from March to May. Game viewing is best from May to October. In November the rains start and some of the game areas become inaccessible for game drives.

What Baines’ River Camp costs

Rates start from $470 per person per night. There are very good offerings for groups and SADC offers too.

Photographers need to know

If you want to get to the best game viewing areas for best light you need to leave camp at least an hour before sunrise.

Boating is outstanding at all times of the day.

The good news

This is a family run camp which is very service orientated. They also support local conservation initiatives in the park.