- Shinde camp is located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, surrounded by clear waterways, which flow over yellow sands and past palm-fringed islands This area teems with animal and birdlife and is a photographer’s delight.
- The 8 large, luxury twin-bedded safari style tents all have an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water and flush toilet with an open ’window’ looking out onto the delta.
- Shinde Enclave is an exclusive ‘camp within a camp’, offering the ultimate in personal service with a fantastic wilderness experience. With a private dining and lounge area, 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.
- Courtesy of its location Shinde can offer both water and land activities year round. Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro.
- As part of the Shinde private concession, all game activities are exclusive to guests of the camp. Guided game drives in morning, afternoon and evening, bush walks, mokoros, motor boats and excellent fishing.
- Well-equipped delta craft take you to see fascinating breeding colonies of herons, egrets, pelicans and storks. Exclusive motorboat access to the Gcodikwe Heronry.
- Fly fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Game drives are conducted with a professional guide in specially-designed vehicles this allows unhindered game viewing and photography.
Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Explore the Okavango Deltaʼs crystal clear waterways by motorboat, and enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area.
Mokoro activities provide the chance to experience the incredible aquatic wildlife of the Okavango Delta, such as sitatunga, fish eagles, painted reed frogs and malachite kingfishers. Climb aboard a Mokoro with your ʻpolerʼ and enjoy exploring the Okavango Deltaʼs tranquil waterways.
Take a guided bush walk to gain a detailed understanding of this diverse environment, which features gems such as red lechwe bounding through marshy areas, a kaleidoscope of birdlife, plus predators and big game.
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy motorboat trips to some of the Okavango Deltaʼs best fishing spots, for a chance to experience the beautiful surroundings before landing a variety of species such as tilapia and tiger fish, African pike and sharp tooth catfish. Fishing is available throughout the year (with the exception of January and February), with excellent bream fishing from May to September and superb chances of landing Tiger fish during September to mid-November.
Night drives often continuing into the evening offering the opportunity of seeing nocturnal inhabitants of the area.
Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde (meaning ‘tree squirrel’ in Setswana) is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, (fully refurbished in 2020) which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. 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. Wide decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the waterways of the Delta. Shinde Enclave is an exclusive “camp within a camp”, offering the ultimate in personal service with a fantastic wilderness experience. With a private dining and lounge area, this intimate hideaway also offers guests the services of a private chef, waiter and housekeeper as well as their own guide and game drive vehicle.
Each tent is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Deltas mysterious waterways or open grasslands. Courtesy of its location Shinde can offer 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 fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.
Eight large safari-style tents with windows await you at Shinde Camp in Botswana. These private tents include modern en suite bathrooms with hot running water in ample supply. Comfort and exclusivity best describe the accommodations at Shinde and the service of the staff is impeccable, courteous and inviting. Shinde accommodates only 16 guests in total, ensuring that yours is an intimate escape. Each tent enjoys generated electricity and a private viewing deck and each one is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands.
An extremely unique feature of Shinde is its private-use camp, The Enclave at Shinde. Here, exclusivity reigns supreme in a separate accommodation with all of the amenities. Three new tents elevated on teak platforms overlook vast papyrus and reed expanses dotted with palm islands, where frequent sightings of the elusive sitatunga occur. Guests may reserve the Enclave section of Shinde for private use and the area includes a private boma and a private dining area and lounge overlooking the lagoon, as well as a personal waiter/barman specifically assigned to this facility and its guests.
Luxury Safari Tent
Shinde comprises of eight classic safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! Each tent, strategically positioned, offers splendid views, whether across the Delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands.
An extremely unique feature of Shinde is its private-use camp, The Enclave at Shinde. Here, exclusivity reigns supreme in a separate accommodation with all of the amenities. The enclave’s small lounge and dining area has steps down to an outside deck with a firepit and camp chairs. When water levels permit, mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) activities can set out from here. This is an excellent option for families or parties of guests who are seeking a degree of privacy, and can also be combined with Ker & Downey’s ‘Young Explorers’ programme.
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. Guests may reserve the Enclave section of Shinde for private use and the area includes a private boma and a private dining area and lounge overlooking the lagoon, as well as a personal waiter/barman specifically assigned to this facility and its guests.
Indoor Lounge & Dining / Bush Dining & Picnics
This full-service luxury tented safari camp features fantastic cuisine and dining in the Bush and in the Treehouse is a special experience. Breakfast is served early, before the morning activity, and is a substantial meal with a full cooked option available, in addition to toast, muffins, a choice of cereal and fruit. A buffet lunch is offered after the morning activity followed by afternoon tea, just before the afternoon activity. Dinner is served after refreshments upon returning from the afternoon activity.
Facilities include tented rooms, open-air fire, swimming pool, dining room, bar and lounge. Paths of sand lead away from Shinde’s main area to the rooms, and the swimming pool. Set on a low rise and surrounded on three sides by a wooden fence, this has fantastic views over the floodplains in front of camp. Sunbeds and large umbrellas are enhanced by fresh towels and a coolbox stocked with soft drinks and beers – with plenty of ice to keep them cool. Although you should always proceed with caution, don’t be alarmed if an elephant ambles past the pool to browse on the nearby trees and shrubs.