The mainly open plan design of the lodge area is based on the colonial style of a bygone era, offering guests magnificent views of the Zambezi River from The Selous Bar, the lounge and dining areas and from the 11 meter swimming pool. The outdoor boma-style fire place is lit every evening and on cold winter evenings the fireplaces in the bar and in the dining room offer extra comfort. Our library collection is housed in The Boardroom and two workstations in one of the lounges offer a quiet and private spot to comfortably catch up with your Email.

Beauty Treatments & Massages

Everyone deserves a bit of “me-time” and we invite you to enjoy a massage or beauty treatment from the comfort of your suite or private veranda. Our wellness menu offers treatments to pamper your body and relax your mind, including specialised massages, Gatineau facials, manicures and pedicures. With the sounds of the African bush in the background, the bank of the Zambezi offers the perfect setting to unwind and spoil yourself. Click here for our Wellness Menu.


The air-conditioning in your suite only operates during the running hours of the camp’s generator. The inverter system will allow for the operation of bedside lights, bathroom lights and ceiling fans throughout the night.

In the suites you will find the following amenities and facilities:

  • Personal safe;
  • Complementary mini-bar;
  • Coffee and tea making facilities;
  • Bathroom amenities: conditioning shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, hand soap, loofah, shower cap and a basic vanity kit;
  • Hand wash powder for ladies’ smalls;
  • Personal insect repellent spray and cream, room insect spray.

The camp offers a same day return laundry service at no additional charge.


Power at the camp is supplied through a super-silent 240V generator which is operational during limited periods of the day. At night, and during certain parts of the day, when the generator is switched off, a battery operated inverter system will provide limited power in the Explorer Suites. Certain areas of the main lodge area are also connected to an inverter system.


Although cellular telephone reception is intermittent and only available in certain areas of the camp, our V-SAT system ensures that our guests can enjoy wireless internet connectivity anywhere in the main lodge area. For those unfortunate enough to have to do some “real” work whilst at Baines, the main lodge offers two private workstations with leather swivel chairs in quiet surrounds for guests’ use.

All boats and vehicles are fitted with a mobile radio that will ensure contact with the camp. For emergencies, the camp operates a satellite telephone.


The camp operates three Toyota Landcruiser open game-drive vehicles, four motorised aluminium boats in various sizes for river activities and four canoes.

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