Baines' Camp

Safari Chalet

There are three twin rooms and two doubles Baines' Camp. All are connected by raised wooden walkways and constructed in a similar fashion – using an innovative mix of thatched roofs supported by walls made of solid aluminium cans, wire mesh and elephant dung. These are much nicer than they sound.

Inside they are stylishly decorated in white-washed colours, and comprise a main bedroom area with large french doors opening to your own private raised wooden deck. There is an in-built sofa in the corner of the room towards the deck, and the walls are decorated with pieces of individual artwork. The four-poster beds are on wheels so that if you wish, they may be pushed out onto your deck at night for a sleep under the stars… They are surrounded by mosquito netting so there is no need to worry about insects!

Behind the beds are large wardrobe cupboards, and a mini-fridge which can be stocked with your chosen beverages. Each suite is also equipped with a hairdryer, a ceiling fan and a standing fan, as well as a torch, intercom system and mosquito repellent. An easel and paints are provided so that guests can paint if they wish to.

The en-suite bathrooms are connected to the main bedroom areas by an enclosed walkway/corridor. They have flushing toilets, shower cubicles and double sinks with mirrors over, along with a full-length mirror. Hot and cold water is on tap, and Africology toiletries including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are provided.

We really like the rooms at Baines' Camp; they are unusual for camp rooms in Botswana. They felt airy and cool, and have lovely views of the bush around.