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Shinde Private Concession, Botswana
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  • 3 star hotel
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Reviewed 3 July 2016
Another great Ker and Downey camp
This was the third of our camps in Botswana. The tents/rooms are... more
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Epsom
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This was the third of our camps in Botswana. The tents/rooms are spacious and well-equipped. The public areas are set just in front of the water with great views and they have recently added beautiful walkways made of hardwood that connect the public areas. It is in a private concession so you have a wider range of activities than in...

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Ker_Downey_Botswana, Director of Sales at Shinde, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We are really glad you had a great time with Tony and the rest of the Shinde Team.

Leicestershire, UK
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We arrived at Shinde from Kere & Downey's sister camp at Kanana, where we had such a brilliant time that we doubted whether Shinde could match it. However, we were wrong - from our welcome at the camp entrance by a team of smiling, singing staff, to the waved farewells 3 days later, we were amongst friends, and there was...

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Ker_Downey_Botswana, Director of Sales at Shinde, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really glad you enjoyed your time at Shinde with Bonolo and the rest of the team, making the most of all the activities on offer. We hope your safari memories will remain with you forever.

Sindelfingen, Germany
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Shinde has only a few Meru-Style tents. So there are never more than 16 Guests. This means very personal service, well maintained rooms. Sherry at evenings in room. Morning wakeup with tea or coffe, in room. Safari walk, Mokoro or Motorboat. No matter what you choose, you get very experienced guides. We had only two nights, but hours following a...

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Ker_Downey_Botswana, Director of Sales at Shinde, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your informative and positive review. We are really glad you enjoyed your time with the Shinde team.

Oklahoma
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Not sure where to start. This place is like being in the Swiss Family Robinson movie. The Okavango. Delta is an amazing place. The folks that run Shinde Camp do a super job of catering to your whims. The chalets art excellent, food is excellent, guides are excellent. If you are looking for a 4 star camp, game viewing area,...

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Ker_Downey_Botswana, Director of Sales at Shinde, responded to this review

Thanks Ross for your lovely review, its great to hear you had a super time with the Shinde team.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Having never been to Africa before, we used Born Free Safaris & Tours to plan our trip. Shinde Camp fit our wishes wonderfully. The staff and guides were helpful, kind, friendly, and encouraged us to do all the activities that they offered. We had options of canoe/mokoro trips, boat, driving, walking, and night safaris. We chose to spend five nights...

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Ker_Downey_Botswana, Director of Sales at Shinde, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a great review, we are very glad you enjoyed your time with us. Its good advise you give regarding warm clothing, with chilly mornings and warm days its good to bring lots of layers.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The lodge is very conveniently located near the landing strip so within minutes of arriving we were enjoying the comforts of the lodge. The main lodge encompasses two areas linked by wooden boardwalks. The dining area is built at a higher level and provides a wonderful view over the water. The lower level includes a self service bar which was...

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Ker_Downey_Botswana, Director of Sales at Shinde, responded to this review

What a magical moment you had with the mother leopard and her cub, both are doing really well, we are so lucky to have another generation thriving. Thanks so much for your review, we are very glad you enjoyed your time with Tony and the rest of the team at Shinde.

Los Angeles
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I have been to Africa over 6 times and have probably stayed at over 24 camps and this by far ranks in my top 3. I love this camp. The staff is incredibly helpful and so nice. They go out of their way to make you feel so special. Loved our room and the little extras. Food was amazing. We...

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Ker_Downey_Botswana, Director of Sales at Shinde, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your excellent review, we feel honoured to be considered in your top 3 camp. Hopefully one day you will return to the Okavango Delta.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Shinde during our 2 week safari. We've stayed at many lodges and tented camps over the years, and Shinde ranks at the top. We were greeted with the staff singing for us as we pulled up to the entrance in our open jeep. Our tent was luxurious, with hardwood floors, large comfortable...

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Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This was the third of four safari camps in Botswana for us. All were excellent but I think because Shinde had more guests, there was a better vibe for us. We had been at its sister camp, Kanana, and were the only guests for two and a half days. We had a great time there but it was nice to...

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burton on trent
Reviewed 17 March 2016

After all the waiting, reading & travelling this was a most wonderful place with lovely staff who made you feel part of the family. We were on a Southern Africa tour with sightseeing & Safari combined. We were the first arrivals of the season and although a late arrival on first day we managed a short drive safari before evening...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shinde is nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Delta. Located at the edge of a lagoon and surrounded by clear waterways, which flow over yellow sands and past palm fringed islands teeming with bird life and game. The camp consists of eight twin bedded tents with ensuite bathrooms. Shinde offers day and night game drives as well as walks with an armed guide and boating. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shinde

Address: Shinde Private Concession, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $660 - $1,266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shinde 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Shinde Island Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Shinde Botswana/Okavango Delta
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