Nestled on the northern banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Baines River Camp’s expert staff and its remote wilderness location offer an unforgettable experience in an area some call the “real Africa”.
Accommodations at the camp consist of eight colonial style bush suites with additional rooms available for pilots and specialist guides. Each suite has a choice between a king-sized bed or two twins dressed in pure down blankets and fine linens. The elegantly furnished suites also come with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-bars, and personal safes. A private veranda overlooks the river for exceptional views. For families or small groups, the Baines Cottages comes with two en suite bedrooms as well as a spacious open‐plan dining, lounge and kitchen area. A wide veranda with a lovely river view is ideal for al fresco dining.
Named after the famous artist and explorer Thomas Baines, the camp is located near the Lower Zambezi National Park, the first carbon-neutral national park and opposite Mana Pools National Park. Once the private game reserve of Zambia’s president, the park comprises 2,542 square miles of true wilderness away from the large crowds. A small area on the valley floor is home to many of the bigger mammals including elephant, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck, kudu, zebra, and crocodiles, and occasionally, roan, eland, and the Samango monkey. There are plenty of birds in the area including fish eagles, red-winged pratincole, the elegant crested guinea fowl, black eagle, and vast swarms of quelea.