Shinde Camp African Safari


African Safari from Schinde Camp

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 a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde comprises eight twin-bedded classic safari tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request. Each tent is strategically positioned to offer splendid views, whether across the Okavango Deltas mysterious waterways or open grasslands.

Courtesy of its location Shinde can offer both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Tented Suite on all inclusive basis: All meals, snacks, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, safari activities, laundry service

What to expect on Safari at Shinde Camp

As part of the Shinde private concession, all game activities are exclusive to guests of Shinde. A senior guide will escort you on private game activities: morning, afternoon and evening game drives, game walks, mokoros, motor boats and excellent fishing.

Activities at Shinde include day and night game drives, motorboat trips, mokoro excursions and guided walks. Water-based activities are subject to water levels, but Shinde can generally offer these throughout the year. Throughout the mokoro area, Miscanthus grass and shiny sedge dominate permanent open water and natural channels.

In terms of big game on game drives, you can expect to see lion, leopard, and hopefully cheetah, plus elephant, zebra, giraffe and loads of antelope species.

Hippo spotted in the river on an African safari

What will you find on an African Safari?

The camp also offers fishing.   Try your fishing skills to catch  bream, catfish and African pike, as well as tigerfish in November and December. The guides are all fishermen and are happy to impart their skills to beginners! Shinde operates a catch-and-release policy.  If however the fish are of a suitable size then the chefs will prepare and cook them for you. Do note, however, that no fishing is offered in January and February, which is the breeding season.

Learn more about why Africa should be on your bucket list or call us today to book a custom trip that includes a safari from Schinde Camp. Our certified African Travel advisors will be happy to assist you.

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Travel Advisor

Stephanie Goldberg-Glazer

Stephanie Goldberg-Glazer