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Shinde sits in a private concession just north of the Moremi Game Reserve. The area, in which also sits its smaller sister camp, Shinde Enclave, is an excellent area for game viewing and because this is a private concession you are able to undertake both day and night drives and go off road as well.
Being close to permanent Delta channels the camp is also able to offer motorboat and mokoro excursions. The camp itself is a quite simple but very comfortable bush camp, this is reflected in its price however as it is at a reasonable cost compared to other camps considering its game densities and wide ranging activities.
Besides the elephant, a wide variety of other game frequent the life-giving force of the Delta, including impala, lechwe, hippo, crocodile and lion.
The species you are likely to see roosting here include the yellow bill stork, marabou, open bill stork, darters, cormorants and slate egrets. Shinde area regularly reports sightings of the rare Pel’s fishing owl in addition to hyena, which has also become a rare sighting in this area.
Even more rare are the situanga antelope, which live in swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface.
Whats Not Included
Children of 10 years and older accepted
Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camp’s unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge, set under canvas amongst the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees to complement the atmosphere of this original safari camp.
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 share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request.
Shinde’s main lodge area overlooks the floodplains and offers great views. The lodge’s main living area is an eclectic mix of raised decking on several levels. Constructed of canvas, gumpole and teak decking, the classic safari style is veered away from slightly with the lodges roof which is tunnel shaped and provides for an interesting difference to many other lodges.
There are many seating areas to the lounge and all are fell furnished with fabric settees and armchairs in earthy tones, the polished flooring has a few Berber style rugs scattered.
A long sumptuous dining area is provided with ornate chandelier lights, this room is open to all sides. The effect here with the furnishings does somewhat make you feel as though you are dining in a baronial manor house. The bar is well stocked and will provide all you need to wind down after your afternoon and evening excursion. Slightly away from the lodge is a small plunge pool, this is sheltered by some fencing and provides you with some great views.
All the accommodation in the camp is reachable via bush paths through the trees. These simple canvas and gumpole tents are slightly raised on polish decking and have a small veranda to the front with seating, this veranda provides you with great views over the floodplains.
Inside the tents is a fairly standard affair for the safari industry, with twin beds being provided with mosquito net covering. A table for teas and coffee is also provided to go along with two armchairs.
At the rear of the tent is the en-suite facility which is a simple combination of twin basins and a shower cubicle.
The Shinde Concession borders the Moremi Game Reserve and is located in the northern region of the Okavango Delta The camp setting, on an island populated with tall trees.
it’s unique location boasts both permanent water and seasonal flood plains as well as extensive dry bush wilderness. Favoured by labyrinths of permanent water channels and secret islands this area offers the perfect delta experience, and is considered to be amongst the best in Botswana for game viewing and activities.
Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will always endeavour to provide you with prices under these rates if possible.