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Shinde - Ker & Downey Botswana

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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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We spent 3 nights in this small intimate camp. Our 'tent' was fabulous as well as private. You feel like you are part of the family with all staff and guests mingling as a combined small group, sharing meals, and experiences together. Our guide Kenny...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Shinde was my first camp in the Delta, and it was the best of the three. It wasn't the most luxurious of the three, but the staff, game drives, and landscape combined to make it the most memorable. There is a real sense of teamwork...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Very comfortable lodge in the Botswana wilderness. Plenty of opportunities to view the wildlife from the water, land, on foot and at night. We only stayed for one night at the end of our trip to Botswana, but we certainly want to go back. The...More

Thank emoorhouse123770
Reviewed August 24, 2018

When the 2 planes that held the 10 of us landed on a little strip of asphalt in the middle of a savannah, we knew we weren't in Kansas anymore Toto. We were greeted by to huge jeeps with our drivers/guides Mr. B and Mats....More

Thank George G
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Shinde on our last stop in Botswana as part of our safari package and it was truly amazing. Our guide Sam was hilarious, knowledgeable and a really wonderful way to end our time in this beautiful country. The rest of...More

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Diann T
August 29, 2018|
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Response from Ker_Downey_Botswana | Property representative |
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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alladesertrose
January 2, 2017|
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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... More
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AskaBP
December 28, 2016|
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Thank you. It is very helpful. Looking forward to our trip in October.
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Room Tips
"All 8 room in the Reserve - just a elephant wire between you and the lanimals!"
Stationmaster39
2 weeks ago
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"There are rooms with view either to the high reed grass or into the open plains"
MundB
3 weeks ago
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"All of the rooms are wonderful"
Allimachk
Sep. 22, 2018
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"ask for a front facing room; you can wake up to the african plains with herds of antelope, wildebeast and..."
tdugoni
Sep. 14, 2018
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ALSO KNOWN AS
shinde island camp hotel okavango delta
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictOkavango Delta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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