Guests per Safari Vehicle
The stunning Baines’ River Camp offers the ultimate combination of luxury and game viewing making it a great camp to create a wonderful safari.
Baines River Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River within an unfenced wilderness of the valley. It is also set within the Chiawa Game Management area which is adjacent to the Lower Zambezi National Park with traversing rights over 5,500 square kilometres. Guests can enjoy magnificent views across the broad expanse of the Zambezi River and to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mana Pools of neighbouring Zimbabwe.
The camp is set under Jackalberry and Tamarind Trees along the banks of the river. The décor and feel of the camp combine the tradition of a bygone era with modern luxury, this is the ultimate escape for any refined traveller.
Baines can accommodate up to 20 guests in 8 Explorer Suites and 2 Jackalberry Family Suites. Each freestanding suite is luxurious and offers complete privacy with an atmosphere of relaxation in mind. From each corner of your suite, you will be treated to spectacular views over the Zambezi River. Each suite boasts air-conditioning units, ceiling fans, minibars, personal safes. King-size beds and spacious bathrooms.
The Camp location in the Lower Zambezi means guests are never far from exceptional wildlife and river experiences. Activities include game drives and walks in the Lower Zambezi National Park or alternatively, explore the Zambezi River by motorboat and canoe. The Zambezi River is home to the iconic Tiger Fish, we highly recommend you try your luck at catching one of these monsters.
Come to a place where animals roam the unfenced safari camps, where Africa’s most unspoilt nature stretches out in front of you, where traces of people are hard to find and where nighttime is about sitting under an incredibly black sky, dotted with countless stars. Welcome to Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park.
It is the draw-card of Lower Zambezi: the remoteness of this eastern part of Zambia. The Lower Zambezi National Park, founded in 1983, covers an area of 4,092 square kilometres along the northwestern bank of the Zambezi River. Step onboard on a boat or drift silently past the riverbank in a canoe for the best wildlife viewing, since most wildlife is concentrated around the Lower Zambezi Valley and the river. Elephant herds, sometimes up to one hundred strong, hippo, leopard, lion, buffalo, over 400 bird species – they all gather in this mesmerizing wilderness.
Lower Zambezi has a wide range of accommodation options, so start browsing our list of Lower Zambezi safari lodges. You might have some trouble choosing between all these beautiful destinations but just remember: stunning views, excellent bush cuisine and warm hospitality are the standards in Zambia, so you will find that everywhere.
The Lower Zambezi National Park offers the Big 4 as there are no rhino in this reserve
2 Jackalberry Family Suites
8 Explorer Suites
*Some activities are at an additional cost
6+ welcome on game drives
4-hour drive from Lusaka Airport
20-minute light aircraft flight from Lusaka to Royal Airstrip
70-minute light aircraft flight from Mfuwe to Royal Airstrip
65-minute light aircraft flight from Livingstone to Royal Airstrip
40-minute game drive from Royal Airstrip to Gwabi where the Lodge will collect you by boat
Baine's River Camp, Zambia