Safari Travel Trends for 2019

Safari Travel Trends for 2019

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” – Richard Mullin

In a world where skyscrapers tower above us, untouched landscapes are few and far between. In an age where people are more digitally “connected” than ever, the need to disconnect has never been greater; to turn down the noise of the world and reconnect with ourselves and nature.

The way people travel and why is constantly changing. Even the most remote destinations are adapting to the needs of the modern traveller. Yet while travel trends and predictions come and go, the eternal invitation to “switch off” and get into nature is always extended to us.

And that is why African safaris remain some of the most sought-after travel activities available today.

These African safari travel trends have something special written on the horizon:

1. Multi-generational safaris: Have you always wanted to bring your loved ones together for an event so extraordinary, you would be able to fondly reminisce for decades to come? 

Experience the beauty of Africa as a family this year. What could be more memorable than a multi-generational family trip to Africa, including your newest additions, matriarchs, patriarchs and those in between? Baines’ River Camp accommodates up to 20 guests in eight luxury safari suites and a two-bedroom family unit, equipped for your every need.

Research shows that more and more travellers are inviting their parents and children along for adventures like this one. Why not you and yours?

2. Environmentally-conscious travel: As environmental consciousness rises around the world, more consumers are actively looking to support businesses who are doing their part to conserve energy and the environment.

We are extremely proud to be a part of the first carbon-neutral park in the world: a milestone in global conservation. A collaboration between thirteen safari lodges within and around the Lower Zambezi National Park has seen significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reforestation in that region.  

When you visit Baines’ River Camp, enjoy every moment of your adventure knowing that you are partnering with us to support environmental conservation in Africa.

3. Tech-friendly safari travel: While most luxury safari lodges aim to give guests the most authentic bush experience possible, some little modern extras can make your vacation extra special.

Baines’ River Camp suites are equipped with air-conditioning (a life-saver in the African heat) and generator-powered electricity. A state of the art reverse osmosis plant provides the camp with fresh drinking water. While cell phone reception is intermittent, guests have access to wireless internet in the main lodge.

That said, it’s unlikely that you would want to spend too much time browsing the internet. We invite you to “go off the grid” and immerse yourself in a once in a lifetime African experience that will open your eyes to the natural wonders around you.

4. Luxury safaris – two worlds in one: If you enjoy the finer things in life, a luxury safari offers you the best of two very different worlds: ultimate luxury living against a spellbinding backdrop of the unspoiled African bush.

Gone are the days where a safari saw you embark on simple game drives, with stays in even simpler accommodations. Today, luxury safari lodges let you immerse yourself in everything you could dream of in a safari experience, with all the creature comforts you are accustomed to and more.

Baines’ River Camp offers plush accommodations, breathtaking safari adventures, divine spa treatments, and sumptuous dining experiences, all under African skies.

2019 promises new levels of luxury safari travel. We can’t wait to welcome you to Baines’ River Camp to experience it all yourself. Shall we talk about your next safari? Contact us today.

About Baines’ River Camp

Baines’ River Camp is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia, known as “the real Africa”. A true colonial-style safari lodge, Baines’ River Camp was named after famous explorer and artist, Thomas Baines. Guests can enjoy a variety of land and water based safari activities, including canoeing, angling, bird watching, sunset cruises and more.

Whether you are looking for a memorable family vacation, an unforgettable honeymoon or a corporate getaway you will always remember, Baines’ River Camp offers you an authentic African safari experience with a difference.

Bookings & Enquiries

Contact details

Contact Linda Fisher:

Tel: +27 (0)33 342 7498
Whatsapp: +27 (0)82 806 4074

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Dates & Seasons

Lodge is open:

1 March – 30 November

Green Season:

1 Mar – 30 June & 1 – 30 November

High Season:

1 July – 31 October

Secret Season Long Stay Special

November 2023, Stay 3 Nights, Pay for 2, USD1480-00 per person per package on a fully inclusive basis. Email for more information.