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Shinde Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Land and water based activities
- Reliable game
- Welcoming and attentive staff

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Overview

Shinde camp is a modest, authentic camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Nothern Botswana. One of many ‘Ker & Downey’ properties in the area, Shinde is a great base from which to explore the land and water wildlife of the delta.

The main guest areas at Shinde are in the ‘tree house’. This multi-tiered, canvas area has a number of lounge and dining areas as well as a campfire for guests to enjoy. A swimming pool is a short walk away and regular animal visitors keep this camp close to nature!

Shinde’s unique position on the edge of a lagoon means there are excellent opportunities for both land and water activities. Day and night game drives are led by expert rangers and the open plains make cheetah, leopard and lion sightings a common occurrence. The beautiful landscape can also be explored by motorboat and canoe, a great way to spot some of the many bird species around the delta. Walking safaris can also be arranged but play a minor role in the camps offerings.

Guest accommodation is made up of eight classic safari tents and an exclusive honeymoon suite. Each tent is raised above the water on stilts and has a private terrace with fantastic views. Simple but comfortable, all rooms are twin bedded with the option of double beds available. Newly refurbished in 2015, the tents have been enlarged to include en-suite bathrooms with large walk in showers and luxurious fittings. Shinde Enclave is the exclusive ‘camp within a camp’ and is a great option for large groups to have more privacy and exclusive access to facilities.

Children are welcome at Shinde but there is a minimum age of 10 years old unless staying at the Enclave or booking out the whole camp. Whilst no specific children’s programme is in place, guides will do their best to tailor activities around families.

An intimate, comfortable camp with excellent staff, this is a great mid-range choice for those looking for a variety of activities and reliable game.

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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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