The camp is a true colonial style safari lodge with a tranquil setting and magnificent views of the Zambezi River.
Baines' River Camp offers a choice of eight suites with either king or twin beds. Each of these individual colonial-style safari suites, named after different African explorers, commands its own view of the Zambezi River from a comfortably furnished veranda.
Each room comes with air conditioning, a ceiling fan, cotton percale linen, pure down pillows and duvets, complimentary mini-bar with coffee and tea making facilities, a personal safe for valuables, and a hairdryer. The rich décor creates an ambiance of luxury with classical fabrics, colorful kelims, natural hardwood timbers, and leather.
Every suite has an en suite bathroom and a walk-in shower with a spacious dressing area. Two of the suites offer an additional outdoor shower.
At Baines' River Camp you'll find a great variety of interesting dishes prepared by experienced chefs Crispin and Titus. There are no set meal times, with breakfasts, brunches, and lunches prepared and served to suit the activities and personal preferences of guests. Delicious picnic meals and snacks can be ordered and packed for bush enthusiasts who are spending part of the day away from camp.
Dinner is a relaxed affair enjoyed with other guests on the veranda-style dining area or under the stars. Alternatively, an intimate dinner for two can be prepared on request, served on your own private veranda. Dinner consists of a choice of two starters, the main course, and desserts. Special arrangements can be made for guests who have their own individual preferences.
The lodge has an open plan area built in a colonial style that boasts a lounge and dining area, the Selous Bar and an 11-meter swimming pool. An outdoor boma-style fireplace is lit every evening and on cold winter evenings, the fireplaces in the bar and in the dining room offer extra comfort.
A library collection is available in the boardroom, two workstations in one of the lounges offering a quiet and private spot to comfortably catch up with emails.
Baines' River Camp offers an extensive wellness menu with a range of treatments that can be conducted from the comfort of your veranda. Treatments include specialized massages, Gatineau facials, manicures, and pedicures.
Although cellular telephone reception is intermittent and only available in certain areas of the camp, a V-SAT system ensures that guests can enjoy wireless internet connectivity anywhere in the main lodge area. The main lodge also offers two private workstations with leather swivel chairs in quiet surrounds.
The Baines' River Camp suites have the following facilities:
- Bathroom amenities such as conditioning shampoo, shower gel and more
- Coffee and tea making facilities
- Complimentary mini-bar
- Hand wash and powder for ladies'
- Personal insect repellent spray and cream
- Personal safe
- Room insect spray
Directions by road – Chirundu – Baines’ River Camp
- When you get to Chirundu, drive towards the Zambia/Zimbabwe border post and turn left at the Chirundu shopping mall (please, reset your vehicle’s odometer to zero) onto the dirt road. (Shoprite & Hungry Lion will be on your left-hand side) and stay on that road).
- From Chirundu turn off you will go over a short section of tared road bridge/check point (Kafue River).
- Short distance from the bridge there will be a fork in the road (12.5km from the turn at Chirundu). Keep right at the fork towards Chiawa Village.
- At 22.8km mark, you will drive past a banana farm that will be located on your right
- At 34.5km mark, turn right at the sign board for the lodges at Chiawa Village, follow Mvuu Lodge (they are still waiting for Baines’ Camp sign board to come from South)
- From there, always stay on the main road – mountains on your left, river on your right
- The road will bend to the left and you will drive through a gate when entering the GMA, your landmark will be a hippo scull at the foot of a structure at the gate (51.6km mark)
- Follow the sign boards toward Mvuu Lodge, when you drive past Mvuu lodge on your right, they are the second turning to the right AFTER Mvuu Lodge
- There is a Baines’ River Camp sign on the right-hand side of the road at their turn off to the camp, turn RIGHT at the sign – (60.9km)
- If you reach the white Eco Residents’ sign board you have gone 50m too far, please turn around and take the first left.
- It will take approximately 2 – 2.5 hours to get from Chirundu to Baines’ and between 4 to 4.5 hours for the trip Lusaka to Baines’
- For your info, you should have signal in Chirundu and again around Chiawa Village
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