Baines River Camp

Lower Zambezi

Set under Jackalberry and Tamarind trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, you will find Baines', River Lodge. Combining the tradition of an era gone past with modern world luxury, Baines' is the ultimate escape for the refined traveler. The camp has magnificent views across the broad expanse of the Zambezi River to the Unesco World Heritage site of Mana Pools in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

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Baines River Camp

Baines River Camp is situated on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River within the Chiawa Game Management Area adjacent to the Lower Zambezi National Park. The camp is approximately 30 minutes drive from Royal Airstrip which is accessible by a 30 minute flight from Lusaka International Airport. 


8 Explorer Suites & 1 x 2 bedroom Family cottage (Jackalberry Suite)

Each luxurious, freestanding suite has spectacular views over the Zambezi River. The suites are equipped with:
Ceiling fans
Hair dryer
Personal safe
Tea/coffee facilities
En-suite bathrooms with shower and private dressing area

The 2 bedroom-2 bathrooms Jackalberry Suite has all the above features and:
Dining room
Large deck

Explorer Suite Exterior View of the River Explorer Suite Interior Outdoor Verandah Cottage Verandah Cottage Master Bedroom Cottage Second Bedroom Cottage interior

Swimming Pool
Curio Shop
Bar and Dining area
Lounge (where WIFI is accessed)
Dining is all private and there a range of special dining options including bush breakfasts and water lunches


Lounge Lounge Swimming Pool Bar Boardroom Fire Deck Swimming Pool Terrace

Inclusive: Boating, Canoeing, Game Drives, Fishing, Walking, Beach Boules, Gin Tasting

Extra: Community Visits

Canoe Safaris Boat Cruises Game Drives Beach Boules Beach Sundowners Catch and Release Fishing Gin Tasting Bush Dining

Children 6 years and older are accepted.

There is space in the Explorer Suites to add extra beds. The Cottage is ideal for families as has 2 separate bedrooms and private dining there can be arranged.

1st March - 30th November 

Baines’ River Camp has worked closely together with Chieftainess Chiyaba, and put together a cooperative of 35 farmers and a team of international experts to create the first safe and sustainable local farming enterprise in the area.

Pack For A Purpose – Baines Supports the Chiawa Rural Medical Centre (or Chiawa Clinic)

Conservation Lower Zambezi - Baines’ River Camp is a platinum member of CLZ. Over the years it has become clear that separate projects by individual safari operators are not nearly as effective as the combined effort of all. Led by a small, dedicated and professional team, CLZ has developed into a highly successful conservation initiative. Working closely together with Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (previously ZAWA), CLZ is instrumental in the protection of the Lower Zambezi Valley as a whole, assisted by the monthly support of all safari operators in the area and generous funding from external donors. The organisation has three core functions:

– Wildlife protection
– Environmental Education
– Community Development

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Power Source: Solar

Wifi in the lounge


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