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On an island dotted with palm trees in the northern Okavango Delta, is the welcoming retreat of Shinde Camp. Set on the edge of a lagoon, the camp is surrounded by waterways which are home to a host of magnificent animals and bird life.
Shinde only accommodates 16 guests at a time, making it a cosy and peaceful place to stay. There are eight safari guest tents with spacious bathrooms, walk in showers and sliding doors opening onto private decks. The suites are decorated in soft neutral tones giving the rooms a relaxing ambience, which is enhanced by the mesmerising views across the Okavango Delta's winding waterways. Guest rooms are generally twin share with three quarter beds, but double rooms are also available.
The camp's main area is a multi-tiered tree house with canvas roofing, comprised of a raised dining room and lounge area, and set amongst ebony and mangosteen trees. Guests can enjoy flavoursome cuisine whilst looking out at the striking scenery, or as evening falls, sip on a sundowner and watch the sunset over the Okavango Delta.
Due to its versatile setting, Shinde offers both water and land activities year round. Guests can hop on board motorboats or traditional Mokoros and explore the varied bird, plant and reptile species of the Okavango Delta. On such trips, visitors have the chance to see breeding colonies of herons, pelicans and storks, or if guests would rather go on a fishing trip, they are likely to see species such as tilapia and tigerfish. On land, there are a range of guided game drives and walks available, all of which are exclusive to those staying at Shinde.
Small in size but vast in character, Shinde provides guests with cosy tented hideaways amid the wild landscape, waterways and rich wildlife of Botswana.
Isabel, Original Traveller