Shinde is nestled on a lush palm-dotted island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta. Located at the edge of a lagoon, it is surrounded by clear waterways flowing over yellow sands and past palm-fringed islands teeming with birdlife and game. Delight in the best game viewing and bird watching in some of the most luxurious surroundings in the Delta.

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Eight large safari-style tents with windows await you at Shinde. These private tents include modern en suite bathrooms with hot running water in ample supply. Comfort and exclusivity best describe the accommodations at Shinde and the service of the staff is impeccable, courteous and inviting. Shinde accommodates only 16 guests in total, ensuring that yours is an intimate escape. This full-service tented camp features fantastic cuisine and dining in the Treehouse is a special experience. Each of the lodge’s structures has incredible views of both worlds of the grasslands and the delta. It is an intimate experience sure to leave you with unforgettable memories of Botswana.

An extremely unique feature of Shinde is its private-use camp, The Enclave at Shinde. Here, exclusivity reigns supreme in a separate accommodation with all of the amenities. Three new tents elevated on teak platforms overlook vast papyrus and reed expanses dotted with palm islands, where frequent sightings of the elusive sitatunga occur. Guests may reserve the Enclave section of Shinde for private use and the area includes a private boma and a private dining area and lounge overlooking the lagoon, as well as a personal waiter/barman specifically assigned to this facility and its guests.

As part of the Shinde private concession, all game activities are exclusive to guests of Shinde. A senior guide will escort guests on private game activities: morning, afternoon and evening game drives, game walks, mokoros, motor boats and excellent fishing. The island is especially favored by members of the antelope family, including the sitatunga whose elongated splayed hooves enable it to walk on the unstable beds of reeds floating on the water. Well-equipped delta craft may take you to see fascinating breeding colonies of herons, egrets, pelicans and storks. Your guide will arrange walks to show you insects as well as a wide variety of bird life and game. Shinde’s abundant wildlife and the silent waters of the Okavango combine to make your stay a rare experience.

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