Shinde Camp

Reviews of Shinde Camp

Excellent(92%) From 57 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 57 of our travellers who have visited Shinde Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs V from Jersey
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

Same menu on same days as at Kasane and of same quality. Frendly Management, less friendly staff.

Small swimming pool which I was unable to access one afternoon as it was filled with staff and their guests.

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Mr O and Ms L from Singapore
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

Got the honeymoon tent, which was nice and roomy, but hot. In our view Kanana and Shinde are a bit too similar in food and activities. Our guide was good but not exceptional, our overall impression of the trip was that the 'senior' guides were trying less hard, and in some cases did not listen.

Two special evenings were arranged well, one evening the food was very good, the 2nd evening the lamb was significantly overcooked, however, we realize that the camp was probably not fully staffed for special dinners. Overall we can recommend both Shinde Camp and Kanana, but probably only take one of them.

Got some excellent Lion photos here as well, in addition to lots of Elephants, giraffes, Zebras, and Sable Antelope.

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Mr & Mrs P - Harrow
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Shinde Camp review

A treat to stay there. Alex, the Manager and his wife, were so attentive and first class hosts.

Relax, our guide, was knowledgable and delightful.

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Mr C & Ms H from Ealing
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

Great all round experience.

Fantastic game viewing, with a good experienced guide (Bee). The heronry was an unexpected delight - absolutely fantastic at this time of year.

Great laid back management style at the camp from Alex and Karen in particular.

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The Lapini Ensemble
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Shinde Camp review

A great place. We really liked the personal approach - adapting both timing & content of activities to fit our preferences and timetable, and even running an extra game drive one lunchtime because the morning drive spotted a leopard.

The camp itself was really comfortable & welcoming & all staff friendly and helpful.

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Mr & Mrs H from Lancs
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

Shinde camp was a wonderful experience. Guides were top class- helpful and friendly.

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The R family from London
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

Wonderful three days. Saw masses of game and we enjoyed learning about the bird life. Found the water based activities a relaxing contrast.

All of the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and they contributed hugely to our enjoyment. The food was variable, some excellent, some not as good. Liked the dining area and that staff waited on you. The staff wre great with our children,(13and17years old).

There were lots of nice touches, coffee in room in morning, sherry in the room in the evening and hot water bottles! All in all, an amazing stay!

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Mr & Mrs A from Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

The camp managers Alex and Corinne were great - very professional and very friendly. The camp staff were also very good, although initially the atmosphere created by the staff on arrival felt a bit stilted and rigid/formal.

Unfortunately, water levels meant there wasn't much game on the island itself, but the boat trips we took were wonderfully relaxing, and the scarcity of game meant we decided to take a more relaxed approach to our game viewing, spending "quality time" with, for example, a baby giraffe and its mother and a family of warthogs, rather than worrying about "more exciting" game sightings.

If this had been our first or our last camp I think we would have been a bit disappointed about the lack of game (luck of the draw on safari trips!), but as it was our "middle" camp, it actually worked very well for us in terms of a relaxing contrast and also gave us an insight into a more watery environment in the Delta, so were are happy we went to Shinde.

The accommodation and food - while very good - were not as good as at the first (Chitabe Lediba) or last (Lagoon) camps.

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The W family from Dusseldorf
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

A well appointed camp with very large luxurious tents. We had a wonderful fishing trip were we caught lots of fish

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Mr & Mrs S from Highgate
Arrived on: 7-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

Good introduction from Alex and Karien and an excellent guide in Relax. He was so patient in telling us , yet again, what the name of the bird or plant was.

We were also lucky to see a leopard and its prey as well as a romantic lion couple. Great setting for the Camp.

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