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Shinde Camp

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

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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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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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