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Bullsbrook
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a very select, luxurious, private retreat. The rooms are very secluded and beautifully set up with all mod cons, inc internet access. There is a huge menu to choose from, and the food is fresh and well presented. The staff are friendly and professional. The bubble bath was amazing! We used this camp as a base to attend...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Baines' Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’....

Darien, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 August 2015

What a great place to stay! In August, we went on our first trip to Africa and started here at Baines' Camp. There are only five huts, so our stay was very convivial. The staff and the food were superb, and the candlelit bubble baths on the porch one evening were very romantic. (The sound of a full grown hippo...

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Dear Richard, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and for all the lovely comments. We're pleased you had a great stay despite the colder morning and night. Our team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This camp of all of the camps we have stayed in throughout Africa was a little bit more rustic but the service was wonderful and the room/cabin was cute. The game drives were wonderful. One night we came back from dinner and there were matching bubble baths set up out on the outside deck overlooking the reeds and the river....

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Dear Sylvia, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and for all the lovely comments. We're pleased you had a great and enjoyed all the small touches. Our team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking...

Leeds, England
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We had a lovely 3 days at Baines as part of our honeymoon. The concession is not full of game (at this time of year - July), so if this is a first time safari where seeing animals or the big 5 is your only focus, then you probably don't want to make Baines your only camp. But as part...

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Dear Guest, Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and...

Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Absolutely Stunning! Enjoyed every minute and it was treat to come back to a bubble bath under the stars after a long time long day!!! We loved all of the sanctuary camps and guides, but this was special! The most amazing sunset! Ready to go back today!

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Dear Wendy, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and for all the lovely comments. We're pleased you had a great stay at all our camps! Our team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us...

Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This camp was three days of a 20 day itinerary in Botswana and South Africa. We thought we booked a 5 star camp and there is actually a plaque with five stars hanging in the reception area. Unfortunately this turned out to be a very disappointing experience. For me to award a five star rating there needs to be a...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Baines' Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments, we appreciate all feedback from our guests as it helps us improve the service offered at our properties. Of course, we are disappointed to hear that you did not receive the level of service that you would normally expect from Sanctuary Retreats. We will be working closely with our team to use your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I've got to say that of all the camps that I stayed at in Botswana (4 in total), Baines Camp is my favourite. The staff were so friendly and accomodating. No request was too small or too difficult. The camp itself has a magical setting, right on the Boro River. The whole camp is built on raised platforms and this...

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Dear Claire, Thank you for the kind and detailed review, we're delighted to hear that Baines' Camp was your favourite camp in Botswana! It was a pleasure hosting you and we would be honoured to welcome you back to one of our properties again soon. It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news...

Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We arrived in Baines Camp on May 8, 2015 and spent 3 nights. From the minute we arrived, the staff was incredible. Ice was our guide and he was great. We had so many wonderful animal sightings. There was even an elephant in our camp when we came in for lunch and a hippo under one of the cabins at...

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Dear Guest, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)...

Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

I am a bit conflicted by the Baines Camp. I had the most wonderful Guide - Ice - who was not only knowledgable but had the most amazing laugh, it was infectious. He showed me many beautiful parts of the Delta and ensured I saw anything and everything that was available, he was excellent. I could not have had a...

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Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Baines' despite the small issues you encountered. Thank you for the very comprehensive feedback, which we have passed on to the team. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the...

Mansfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We travelled with friends and stayed 2 days. Amazing landscape with beautiful vistas and stargazing. The staff were outstanding and very attentive. Dinners on the deck were wonderful with nice variety and good wines. Make sure you do the Elephant interaction with Doug and Sandy- not to be missed. Nighttime was noisy with frogs/ birds and hippos walking right past...

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Dear Greg, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is our smallest and most intimate camp, built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a huge private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. An eco-friendly property built using only commercially grown wood, with over 150,000 recycled aluminium cans incorporated within the walls to provide insulation. The 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 ensuite 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Boro River, Botswana, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $1,794 - $3,938 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanctuary Baines' Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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