Shinde

Shinde Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

At a Glance

  • Exclusive motorboat access to the Gcodikwe Heronry

  • Day and night game drives

  • Explore the delta channels by boat and mokoro year round

  • Fly fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish

  • Shinde camp is located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which teems with animal and birdlife

  • Only four people per safari vehicle

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Insider's View

Try your hand at fishing on the Shinde Lagoon - great fun!

For families or small groups, the Shinde Enclave is perfect, and welcomes younger children

Shinde means "tree squirrel" in Setswana; and they can often be spotted here!

Take the opportunity to go for a guided walk and experience the bush from a different angle.

Glide through the flood plains on a Mokoro looking out for Malachite Kingfishers and Painted Reed frogs

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Shinde or take a look at our itineraries to Okavango Delta and Moremi

Description

Shinde sits on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. It is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon which is teeming with animals and birds. Activities include day and night game drives and bush walks.

Shinde is a beautiful and elegant safari camp located at the edge of the Shinde lagoon, an ideal base for water and land based safari activities. Located within the Shinde concession of the Okavango Delta, which borders the north of the Moremi Reserve, the wildlife in the area is really diverse.

The main camp has a dining room and lounge area set over different levels, allowing a good perspective of the Delta's waterways. It is set under canvas and surrounded by beautiful mangosteen and ebony trees.

Located at the edge of a lagoon, it is surrounded by clear waterways, which flow over yellow sands and past palm-fringed islands. This is a photographer’s delight. 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 well-equipped delta craft will enable guests to see fascinating breeding colonies of herons, egrets, pelicans and storks. Your guides will also take you walking and for game drives by 4WD vehicle to view big game including lion and cheetah.

The eight large, 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. Consisting of three luxurious tents built on raised teak decks and overlooking windswept papyrus beds, Shinde Enclave accommodates a maximum of 6 guests. Each classic safari tent features an en-suite bathroom, hot and cold running water and flush toilet - with a view! The luxury tents are within close proximity to 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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Accommodation

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 on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request. 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.

Shinde Enclave is a private section of the camp with 3 tents and private dining and lounge areas, a dedicated chef, waiter, barman and housekeeper - ideal for small groups of friends or families.

Childcare

There is a minimum age of 10 years. For Enclave bookings younger children may be accepted on request.

Activities

Shinde offers 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.

Free Activities : Game drives, night drives, guided walks, boat trips, mokoro trips, fishing.

Reviews

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Sian Frost (Staff)

Shinde is a lovely, relaxed camp located in the shade of the palms on a large island in the North East Delta. The round fire pit area is brilliant for relaxing at the end of the day with a well stocked drinks cabinet for you to help yourselves to pre dinner drinks whilst you look out over the vast landscape. The guiding is brilliant especially when it comes to teaching you how to take interesting photos of the varied landscape. Do ensure you ask for a room with an open view as some are quite restricted by the trees.

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Anna Hearn (Staff)

I had visited Shinde quite a few years back so it was lovely to return and see how the tents had been upgraded and refurbished. Each has been given a larger deck, and the tent feels much more spacious, with the outside area much bigger and perfect for whiling away the afternoon particularly for birders we were able to spot a number of bee-eaters, sunbirds and waxbills from our deck as they hopped about in the branches of the tree close by. Shinde retains its relaxed feel; although I was a little sad to see that the chandelier, a real talking point, had been removed from the dining room! This is in keeping with the soft refurbishment of the camp, and the new furnishings look lovely, but I had a real fondness for that chandelier so I was sad to see it had gone. The rest of the camp is beautiful and remains a huge favorite of mine it has an airy, tree-house feel and with the many levels there is always a spot to relax in. The guiding remains good, and we spent a very enjoyable afternoon whipping down the waterways by motorboat before trying our hand at fishing in one of the larger lagoons.

Experiences

  • Boat safari in the Okavango Delta

    Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.

  • Fishing in the Okavango

    Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.

  • Game Drives in Botswana

    Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

  • Game drives in the Okavango

    One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximize your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.

  • Helicopter ride over the Delta

    The Okavango Delta is a vast patchwork of deep-water channels, shallow lagoons and date palm islands, fringed with the ubiquitous papyrus reeds. A doors-off scenic helicopter flight is an exhilarating way to take in these sights and a real treat, too!

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

  • Walking Safaris and Nature Walks

    Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.

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Location & directions

Shinde Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which teems with animal and birdlife.

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