Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp is a well-loved small safari camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta with year-round land and water-based safari activities.

Aerial view of Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp is a well-loved small safari camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta with year-round land and water-based safari activities.

Aerial view of Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Okavango Delta Botswana

  • One of Botswana's first camps and still highly sought-after
  • Run by Ker & Downey Botswana
  • Only four guests per game vehicle (with individual camera mounts)
  • Year-round land and water-based activities: game drives, walks, mokoro trips, boat safaris, fishing.
  • Treehouse-style main areas and luxury tents with decks
  • Swimming pool

 

Shinde Camp is nestled on a lush palm-dotted island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. Set at the edge of Shinde Lagoon, it is surrounded by clear waterways, which flow over yellow sands and past palm-fringed islands teeming with birdlife and game. This is a delight particularly for photographers. Its remoteness has ensured that the innocent wildlife has not been subject to the pressures of mass tourism. The island is especially favoured by members of the antelope family, including the elusive sitatunga whose elongated and splayed hooves enable it to walk on the unstable beds of reeds floating on the water. The camp's delta craft takes guests on an interesting trip to see breeding colonies of herons, egrets, pelicans and storks. The guide will arrange walks, show guests insects, as well as a wide variety of birdlife and game.

Shinde Camp has year-round water making it a great base for mokoro and boat trips. Day and night drives are offered here as well as bush walks. The camp is surrounded by open plains areas which are good sighting places for elephants and wild dogs.

Accommodation is in 7 large, twin-bedded safari-style tents with windows, plus a family tent with two bedrooms. These private deluxe tents include en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers. Each tent has a private viewing deck offering incredible views of both worlds - grasslands and the delta. This full-service tented camp includes incredible cuisine.

 

A unique feature of Shinde Camp is its exclusive private-use camp called Shinde Enclave, an exclusive camp within a camp for a maximum of 6 guests.  The three tents are elevated on platforms that overlook vast papyrus and reed expanses dotted with palm islands where frequent sightings of the elusive sitatunga occur. Guests can reserve Shinde Enclave for private use and it includes a private boma and a private bar/dining area/lounge overlooking the lagoon and a personal chef and waiter/barman are specifically assigned to this facility and its exclusive guests. Guests can share the pool in the main camp. A senior guide hosts guests and will escort you on private game activities: morning, afternoon and evening game drives, game walks, mokoros, motorboats and excellent fishing. The minimum reservation is for three nights.

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Client Rating for Botswana 5/5 from 120 reviews

Stunning location offering beautiful views over grassland and the delta. A very warm welcome by very warm and friendly staff who would do anything to make our stay as special as possible. It was like staying with a big family. The food was very good with lunch being our favourite. Our guide, NT became one of our family whilst we were there and he was so passionate about his work and wanted to teach us as much as possible. He really made our stay there extra special. The game had to be tracked and looked for but we saw most apart from hyena and rhino. The rooms were beautifully furnished and maintained. Highly recommended.

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Shinde Camp

Aerial view of Shinde Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Shinde Camp in the Okavango Delta, accommodates a maximun of 16 guests at the main camp and a further 6 at a separate private site.

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