An African Safari can be so much more than just game drives. With a variety of activities on offer on land and on the river, you will soon discover different aspects of the African bush at Baines’ River Camp. There are no set departure times for our daily activities and we endeavour to provide you with an itinerary to suit your personal preferences. Our kitchen works around your day on safari, providing delicious meals in the bush, on the river and at the Camp.

All members of our guiding team have grown up in the Lower Zambezi Valley and they bring with them a wealth of knowledge about the area's history and customs. Each guide has his own expertise, be it canoeing, Tiger Fishing, walking safaris or game drives. For each discipline, a guide has to pass a written and practical exam specific to the Lower Zambezi National Park and all guides are fully trained in First Aid administration. We know you are in capable hands on your expeditions!

With some 5,000 square kilometres of pristine wilderness to traverse and Africa's fourth largest river on our doorstep, the Lower Zambezi National Park and its Game Management Areas offer visitors an uncontrived and unforgettable safari experience. Here, no fences exist and nature alone forms its own boundaries. This is where you will experience the untamed African wilderness where the life and movement of its wildlife remains as it has been for centuries, unchecked and unchanged.

Explore the area on different safari activities:

Game drives
River Cruises
Canoe Safaris
Walking Safaris
Fishing Expeditions
Bird Watching
Sunset Cruises

The camp further offers a variety of safari workshops. The 4-night workshops are limited to small numbers of guests and hosted by professionals who are passionate about the African wilderness and their field of expertise:

Photographic Workshops with Roger and Pat de la Harpe
Elephant Studies with Dr Johan Marais
Fly Fishing Clinics with our in-house specialist guides

For those who wish to experience life behind the scenes, guests can visit the local farming communities and the headquarters of Conservation Lower Zambezi.

Private guiding can be arranged on request and may incur additional charges.




Each day was full of surprises, having lunch on the banks of the Zambezi River, dinner in the bush, canoeing in one of the channels and of course the beautiful game drives in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Jan & Gillian Daniels, Perth, Australia, October 2015