Shinde Camp

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In the heart of the land lies the beauty of Shinde Camp.

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde Camp is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees.

Shinde was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provide the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the mysterious waterways of the Delta.

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Overview

Shinde Camp is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The main camp’s unique raised tree house offers spectacular views of the reeded waterways, home to a fascinating birdlife. The Okavango Delta is made up of permanent water areas as well as large dry regions home to a variety of animals, reptiles and birds, making this beautiful natural wonder perfect for exploring by vehicle, on foot or by traditional mokoro.

The camp’s relaxed luxury, personalized service, attention to detail and wide variety of activities ensures an authentic Delta safari in the heart of the Botswana wilderness. Explore the area with a professional guide on a morning walking safari, on a mokoro, or on a game drive in specially designed vehicles. Head out into the lagoon for a chance to do some fly fishing.

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Accommodation

Shinde, newly refurbish in 2015, is an intimate classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon. Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, the area simply teems with animals and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees.

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Shinde comprises eight twin-bedded classic safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request. Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! Each tent is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Deltas mysterious waterways or open grasslands.

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Facilities

Enjoy views of the lagoon as you relax on the deck by the pool, or while swimming in the sparkling lap pool.

Another wonderful tradition at Shinde is relaxing around the campfire after dinner as you enjoy the star-filled night skies of the Okavango Delta.

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Dining

Dining at Shinde Camp is a wonderful group experience, as you join the other guests, camp managers and guides in the main dining tent for some delicious meals. Dinner is always a freshly-prepared 3-course meal, and gives you time to discuss your preferences for the following morning’s activities.

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Activities

Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, courtesy of its location which affords both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta.

Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available, while-fly fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

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Includes:

  • Fishing.
  • Fly-fishing.
  • Game drives.
  • Guided walks.
  • Nature drives.
  • Birding.
  • Boat excursions.
  • Mokoro trails.
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Shinde Camp Reviews

“There was nothing there that was not 100 percent perfect. Loved every minute of the experience and was extremely appreciative of Africa Travel Resources for finding this lovely place for us. If the staff at Shinde reads this please know you provided the Ross family with one of the top 3 greatest experiences of their lives – and trust me we have had many great experiences.” – Beverly H

“We had a great time. The whole team was very welcoming. The room was beautiful with a lovely outlook to the grasslands. The treehouse setting for the main areas was very clever and we had some lovely meals with the team and other guests here, including one very nice meal in a separate part of the camp – with stars glistening above. Our guide, Aubrey, took us on some great adventures, including seeing leopards, baby elephants and most spectacularly, following wild dogs as they went on a hunt. We really enjoyed our stay and can totally recommend this camp to others.” – MJKTDA2015

“We came to Shinde for the second time and spent 3 nights. The wildlife was amazing, we saw lions, leopards, wild dogs, hyena… the camp is very nice and comfortable, the staff are wonderful.The food was better than last time and the rooms were remodeled, even though they were very nice on our last trip. Guides were amazing.” – vcd2013

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