Activities - Sanctuary Baines' Camp

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Elephant Activity

LIVING WITH elephants interaction

An extraordinary treat available at Sanctuary Baines' Camp is the opportunity to go walking in the bush with three semi-habituated elephants. Jabu, Thembi and Morula are elephants that were orphaned nearby and adopted by Doug and Sandi Groves. The elephants 'take' guests on long walks, foraging in the area in absolute safety. They show travellers how they look for food, strip leaves from branches with their long trunks and take showers in the lagoons of the delta. What better guide to the African bush than a fully-grown African elephant? This activity includes a leisurely paced walk with a trio of semi-habituated elephants, observing and interacting with them, and a picnic lunch in their company.

2016 Rates:
6 January - 31 March: $270 per person
1 April - 14 June, 1 November - 20 December: $389 per person
15 June - 31 October, 21 December - 5 January 2016: $490 per person

  • In order to avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended.
  • The activity is available to a minimum of two guests and a maximum of ten.
  • Children over nine years are allowed to enjoy the activity with their parents.
  • Please note the elephants are on annual leave from 15 January to 15 February each year.

Botswana Baines

scenic helicopter flights

These scenic flights involve flying west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas which are unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities. Choose between 30, 45 or 60 minute tour in a one turbine Bell Jetranger helicopter with 3 seats. This activity is offered on a year round basis. Being a personalised activity, it's up to you what time of day you would like to do the activity, however we would recommend early morning and late afternoon as this time usually provides the best light for photography. Preferred flight times can be requested on booking.

2016 Rates:
30 minute scenic flight - US$500
45 minute scenic flight - US$625
60 minute scenic flight - US$745

The above rates are based per person in a 3 seater helicopter. Minimum 2 passengers required.