Baines’ River Camp

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Baines River Camp offers the ultimate luxury safari accommodation in Zambia

For the ultimate canoeing and walking safari holidays in the magical Lower Zambezi National Park, choose the bountiful Baines’ River Camp and get luxury tented accommodation in a glorious wilderness setting for your next Zambian tour in paradise. It’s time you enjoyed a relaxed safari in this oasis of colonial luxury where the river meanders past. 

All visitors to this delightful camping setup can choose the pace of their experience, with no set meal times and a flexible approach to game viewing. Request a packed lunch and head out for a full day of non-stop wildlife viewing on canoes, boats and offroad vehicles. Walking safaris are top-notch in the Lower Zambezi River National Park at Baines River Camp. 

Find this captivating spot directly opposite the famous Zimbabwean getaway of Mana Pools National Park World Heritage Site, Baines Camp being almost an extension of this biodiversity hotspot. Named after the famous explorer and artist, Thomas Baines, this authentic traditional colonial-style safari lodge is not only about wildlife viewing but adds these specialities to its box of treasures – photographic workshops, fly fishing clinics, studying elephants, birding courses and more and all hosted by experts in their fields who are passionate about what they do.  

Just 20 guests can stay here at any one time in 8 Explorer Suites with king or twin beds and the private two-bedroomed Baines Cottage for families or friends – all set beneath picturesque, shady Tamarind and Jackal berry trees. Each suite is named after a famous explorer of Africa and features colourful kelims, charming antiques, leather furnishings, quality fabrics, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning and fans. Bathrooms offer huge indoor showers, tasteful outdoor showers and swimming pool views from gorgeous private decks. 

Start your safari holiday with a welcoming drink at the Selous Bar and soak up the scenery from the main deck, built to take in the swirling Zambezi River. It’s good to know that Baines River Camp also features a beauty spa for massages and facials, while conference delegates love this Zambian venue for small groups of 16 in a boardroom with a difference, in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park! Make full use of modern meeting equipment and delicious catering for your business team.



Find the swish Baines River Camp perfectly positioned amid Tamarind and Jackal berry trees just outside the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, a safari destination second to none. It’s in the midst of the untouched African bush on the northern banks of the Zambezi River, directly opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Heritage Site. 

Welcome to a luxurious and intimate Lower Zambezi colonial-styled safari camp set in a pristine wilderness conservation area teeming with wildlife, offering irresistible Zambian holiday packages with enthralling safari excursions. 

Baines River Camp is a true traditional Zambezi River lodge named after the famous artist and explorer, boasting elegant accommodation in 8 luxury Explorer Suites. Each gorgeous suite is also named after an explorer into Africa and features king or twin beds, classical cotton fabrics, kelims on the natural hardwood floors and leather furnishings. Appreciate minibars, air conditioning, walk-in showers, outside showers and a ceiling fan. Families can book the two-bedroomed Baines Cottage with its private lounge and deck area offering vast river views.  

An ideal Zambia safari holiday destination, Baines Camp exudes an aura of exuberance, relaxation and superfluity. Pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment in the privacy of your suite, or alternatively, select a book from the library and relax on the poolside veranda. Grab a cold beer at Selous Bar before a safari on a canoe down the river or a boat trip to see birds. This innovative camp offers guests diverse activities such as fly fishing clinics, elephant workshops, birding courses and photographic safaris to hear from the real experts how things are done. 

It is also refreshing that at Baines River Camp there are no set meal times and delectable snacks and picnic meals can be prepared and packed for you early in the morning. There is an option to dine with other guests on the veranda, under the stars or if you prefer, dinner can be served in the intimacy of your own private veranda. Choose one of our Voyage2Africa safari packages to this Zambian region and get value for your money in a wilderness hotspot.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Baines River Camp

From $580



  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris 
  • River safaris 
  • Fishing
  • Indulgent spa treatments
  • Conference facilities


  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Two daily safari activities
  • 30-minute beauty treatment or massage
  • Return Royal Aerodrome airstrip transfers
  • Lower Zambezi National Park entrance fee, community and conservation fee and angling fees.
  • Laundry

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  • 8 luxury suites & 2 bedroom Baines’ Cottage
  • Air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, walk-in shower, minibar, decks  
  • Indoor/outdoor dining areas
  • 2 lounges
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Courtyard & fish pond


  • Splendid location overlooking the Zambezi River opposite Mana Pools in Zimbabwe
  • Luxurious and intimate camp for 20 people with a spa and conference facilities 
  • Set within a wildlife-rich area and conservation region of the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Romantic, under-the-stars dining experiences in true colonial safari fashion

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