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Shinde - Ker & Downey Botswana

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Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises of a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provides the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open grasslands or windswept papyrus reed beds. Each tent is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Delta's mysterious waterways or open grasslands.
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Maun Airport99 km
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This place was an absolute delight. Staff were wonderful and accommodations were great. Mr. Bee as our guide was so knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was great and I loved that we got to share it with the staff so we could get to know them better. The staff gave us a
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From our landing on the Shinde airstrip in a bush plane and being picked up by our guide, Mr. Bee, to our warm greeting by Angie, Loulou , Sam, Mathis and Ace we were hooked. The camp is rustic, elegant, comfortable and every need fulfilled. The delicious meals were nicely
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The title says it all. Good food, brilliant guiding, super boat trips on the lagoon and really friendly helpfull staff make Shinde a really good place to be. The highlight of my stay was when a leopard (who nobody had seen for a while) walked throgh the camp during dinner
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I visited Shinde in Nov/Dec ‘18 & the camp was amazing. The staff were welcoming & delightful throughout; the food was delicious & the rooms were immaculately turn out everyday. However the best part were the guided tours; our guide (Chachos) was not only hugely knowledgeable,
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Stayed here for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it (well, apart from the hippopotamus who was banging into the side of our tent for 15 mins around midnight one evening...... though that's all part of the experience). Well-run camp with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff.
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Is there WiFi at Shinde? In the rooms or in the main lodge?
Hello, thank you for your question. No we do not have any WiFi in camp, we do have a guest laptop with limited internet. We encourage our guests to unplug and unwind.
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Definitely worth doing! I wore a good pair of walking shoes... didn't use hiking boots. The walk was about 3 hours in total but not strenuous. Some driving, some walking. We did ours in the morning and followed a male lion's 'fresh' tracks... very exciting! But you can choose whatever you want to do... it's not a requirement. As the other writer suggested, just speak with your guide. I was there in July - dry season and grasslands are not as high as in the wet season, as I understand, so it's easier to see what's around you. And you'll want to walk off all that food they are going to feed you!
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"All 8 room in the Reserve - just a elephant wire between you and the lanimals!"
"There are rooms with view either to the high reed grass or into the open plains"
"All of the rooms are wonderful"
"ask for a front facing room; you can wake up to the african plains with herds of antelope, wildebeast and the occasional elephant."
"Most luxurious "tent" ever! You can hear the animals roar at night!"
shinde island camp hotel okavango delta
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango Delta
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