Offering guests a private safari experience, Shinde Camp is ideal for honeymooners and visitors looking for a peaceful, quiet retreat. Situated on an island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Shinde sits on the edge of a lagoon, offering a water wilderness experience that is remote and utterly relaxing. Surrounded by clear waterways flowing unhindered over spotless yellow sands, the camp is overhung by palm, ebony and mangosteen trees that add to the tranquil atmosphere that pervades this unique location. It is an ideal place to relax and take in the surrounds while enjoying the unique animal and bird life in the area.
The camp, which is one of the original sites in the Delta, is made up of eight spacious, twin-bedded safari tents that each come with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flushable toilets. The unique, central area is a raised multi-tiered tree house that consists of a dining room and lounge set under canvas.
There is a diverse range of activities at Shinde Camp because of its location, providing guests with both water and land adventures all year round. During the day explore the area with a professional and passionate guide on a morning walking safari. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, reliable 4×4 game drive vehicles. There are a variety of predators often seen in the area from leopard, to a local pride of lions lead by a female that has recently been filmed for a BBC documentary.
From the land, you can take your game spotting to the water, experiencing the incredible bird, plant and reptile life on motorboats or mokoro, which is a type of canoe traditionally found on the Okavango Delta. View breeding colonies of stork, herons, egrets and pelican as well as elusive members of the antelope family that’s splayed hooves enable it to walk on the wet and uneven marsh beds. Fishing enthusiasts can book a fly fishing trip and look forward to many happy hours fishing for tilapia and the mighty tigerfish.
The combination of luxury, abundant wildlife and the ever-flowing waters of the Okavango all add up to a rare and unforgettable African experience.