The mornings at Baines' River Camp are usually taken up with early rises and the more intense safari activities; photographic excursions, birding, tiger fishing and walking safaris. After a full morning out on safari, returning to camp around lunch time, we tend to fill our afternoons with the more relaxed sunset activities.
Throughout the safari season, the Zambezi River and the Escarpment provide you with spectacular sunsets. If you are in the mood for a gentle activity to take in the striking beauty of this wilderness, join us on an afternoon cruise. You are more than welcome to bring a fishing rod along, your bird guide and a pair of binoculars. We gently make our way down the river to one of the many sandbanks where our waiters await you with pre-dinner cocktails and snacks. Hippos, Elephants and the prolific birdlife bring entertainment and there is always time for a fun game of boule while the sun glides behind the hills, spreading its pink and golden rays over the valley.
This is when you realise that you have landed in paradise, where safaris are a casual affair.
Thomas Baines was an amazing artist, yet I think he would struggle to put the beauty, workmanship and splendour of Baines’ River Camp to canvas. A true gem on the Lower Zambezi!Andre Tennekoon & Michelle Buratto, Lusaka, Zambia, October 2015