Shinde Camp & Enclave

Shinde Camp & Enclave is a tented lodge located on the edge of the Shinde Lagoon in the exclusive Shinde Concession in the northern Okavango Delta.

Shinde is a well-established camp which offers a fantastic all round Okavango experience. Being located on permanent water, the water activities are guaranteed year round, whilst the dry areas of the Shinde concession also offer excellent game viewing. The camp has very comfortable tented accommodation and a relaxed but quietly sophisticated atmosphere. Managers and staff are friendly and offer a warm welcome. It is a camp that can work well for safari enthusiasts as well as anyone looking for a more relaxed sojourn in the bush. We like the fact that Shinde only put maximum 4 people on a vehicle for game drives (unless a private group of 5 or 6 requests one vehicle). However, as walking is not a priority activity at Shinde, keen walkers should consider sister camp Footsteps instead (or in combination). The ‘Enclave’ section of the camp with three tents can be booked privately for small groups or families if required. Shinde is a great all round option that fits well into a wide variety of itineraries, and is specifically one of the best camps for combining both big game and the full delta experience.


Shinde caters for a maximum of 18 guests in eight very comfortable tents raised off the ground on wooden decking. Five of the tents are built on low platforms and overlook the plains, whilst another, which doubles as…


The Shinde Concession covers just over 90 sq. kilometres and is located in the northern part of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve to the south. Shinde Camp is a classic ‘combination camp’ (offering both wet and dry…


Shinde is suitable for families but only accepts children 10 years and older and does not have a specific family unit, so it is best if children are old enough to take their own tent (though one extra bed can be added to a tent…

Conservation & community

Ker & Downey Botswana, Shinde’s parent company, supports Maun-based NGO Bana Ba Letsatsi (Children of the Sun) which assists northern Botswana’s orphaned and vulnerable children by providing them with food, clothing…

Location Okavango Delta
Access Charter flight, helicopter or shared air transfer into Shinde airstrip
Open March to early January
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented lodge
Focus Big game / Delta experience
Children 10 years + (Enclave 7+)
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Guided walks (limited) / Motor boat / Mokoro / Fishing
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 8 tents including the Enclave
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging Communal / In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer On request
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn
Wi-Fi Laptop in central area
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Communal
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal (private on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard