Shinde Enclave

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A hidden gem of Shinde Enclave in the heart of Okavango Delta.

Shinde Enclave is an exclusive ‘camp within a camp’, offering the ultimate in personal service and an indelible wilderness experience. With a private dining and lounge area, it is the perfect retreat after a day’s activities. This intimate hideaway also offers guests the services of a private chef, waiter and housekeeper as well as their own professional guide and game drive vehicle.

Refurbished in 2015, the elegance and historical charm of Shinde Enclave has been enhanced by enlarging the three 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 mysterious waterways of the Delta.

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Overview

Situated in the Shinde Concession of the Okavango Delta overlooking the rustling papyrus beds, the Shinde Enclave offers exceptional personalised service, and a true wildlife experience. There’s a communal lounge and dining area where you can relax after a day of wildlife activities. Enjoy the services of a private chef, waiter and housekeeper as well as your own professional guide and vehicle.

Engage in a range of water and land activities including morning and afternoon game drives, nature walks, mokoro and powerboat trips, and fishing. The Shinde Enclave has some great game-viewing opportunities thanks to its ideal location near the Delta’s permanent waters, as well as some of the drier areas. See the rarely spotted sitatunga antelope, and other more common wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, and hippos.

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Accommodation

The Enclave consisting of three luxurious tents with raised teak decks which overlook windswept papyrus beds, and the area is home to many aquatic species including the rarely-seen sitatunga. With a private dining and lounge area, the Enclave is the perfect retreat after a day’s activities. This intimate hideaway also offers guests the services of a private chef, waiter and housekeeper as well as their own professional guide and vehicle.

The enclave accommodates a maximum of six guests in three twin-bedded mosquito-proofed tents, each with en-suite bathroom, hot and cold running water and flush toilet (with a view). The luxury tents are within close proximity of the private dining area and viewing deck which affords a perfect hideaway location from which a family or small group of friends can explore the Okavango Delta.

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Room Types

The Shinde Enclave accommodates six guests in three luxurious tents on raised teak decks. Each tent includes breathtaking views of the Shinde concession and has an en suite bathroom with running water, shower, and flush toilet. Each classic safari tent features an en-suite bathroom, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. The luxury safari tents are within close proximity of the private dining area and viewing deck, affording an exclusive hideaway and perfect location from which a family or small group of friends can explore the Okavango Delta.

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Facilities

Enjoy the personalised service from your private chef, waiter, and guide who will make sure your time at the Shinde Enclave is truly memorable.

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Dining

The Shinde Enclave’s private chef serves up delicious local and international cuisine that you can enjoy in the private dining area or on viewing deck. Stunning bush breakfasts and sundowners can be enjoyed on your morning or afternoon game drives.

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Activities

Courtesy of its location Shinde Enclave can offer both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro (canoes) provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Day and night game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous guests, guided walks are also available and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish (March – December).

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Activities Includes:

  • Birding.
  • Boat excursions.
  • Fly-fishing.
  • Game drives.
  • Guided walks.
  • Night drives.
  • Mokoro trails.

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Shinde Enclave Reviews

“This was our first trip to Africa, and Shinde Enclave welcomed us and set a high baseline for what we could expect. Everything about our visit was perfect! The welcoming and helpful staff were always there to ensure all our needs were met. Management was always available and checking in with us. Food was fabulous and plentiful.” – stellaluna15

“This elegant camp more than deserves its 5-star rating. From wonderful, well trained staff, fabulous food, our beautiful newly renovated accommodation, and the astonishing tree house areas, we wished our two days were at least twice that. Bonolo, our guide, was simply amazing.” – Quayline

“This was the second camp of our trip. We started at Kanana and then came to Shinde Enclave. Again, we were not disappointed. The management team and staff were excellent. They ate with us during meal times. The bush dinner was AMAZING. We had a wonderful dinner under the stars with an amazing fire to sit around afterwards.” – talih9

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