Shinde Camp is a magical hideaway in the wildlife abundant Shinde private concession, nestled within the shade of ancient jackal berries, water figs and knob thorns and built in a remote and exclusive setting on the edge of the permanent waters of the northern Okavango Delta. It is surrounded by clear waterways teeming with birdlife and game, and offering a wide variety of activities all year round.
The camp consists of eight large safari style tents on timber decking furnished in elegant African style, featuring open gauze windows and en-suite bathrooms with a separate toilet. The main lodge is known as the ‘tree house’ and is a multi-tiered structure with the dining room adjoined by stairs and ramps (for wheelchair-friendly access) to several lounging areas each offering different aspects across the delta. The boma area at the foot of the lodge provides a meeting point for guests for afternoon tea and a venue for stargazing in the evenings while enjoying a drink around the campfire. Shinde also features a curio shop and a swimming pool. Within the camp is the Shinde Enclave, a perfect choice for a family or small group. The enclave is a camp within a camp, and offers guests their own private deck, dining facilities and an exclusive host/guide.
Activities at Shinde include game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles which offer some of the finest dry land game viewing in Botswana with regular sightings of lion and leopard, exploring the water ways in mokoro (traditional dugout canoes), guided nature walks, night drives, motor boating and sunset cruises. It is also possible to enjoy a longer outing, by motorboat to the Gadikwe lagoons in the Moremi game reserve to view breeding colonies of herons, egrets, pelicans and storks (August to December). For the fishing enthusiasts, Shinde provides basic fishing equipment for guests to take on the challenge of the fighting tiger fish or bream, pike and catfish during the fishing season.