Shinde Camp

Reviews of Shinde Camp

Excellent(92%) From 73 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 73 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 P from Horsham
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp review

A very good camp and again our guide was very good.

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Mr and Mrs H - Orpington
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Shinde Camp - Excellent

We found this camp to be exceptional and our decision to return after five years was fully justified.

Accommodation is in a lovely tented room with spacious bathroom including excellent hot showers.

Stafff were all of the highest quality - a pleasure to deal with and all on permanent contracts.

Our guide was Mr B. Bee is an excellent safari guide, a lovely human being - a very impressive man.

Highlights:-

Seeing a cheetah walk slowly towards us out of the bush. A lion sleeping in the afternoon.

Private dining by candelight - a lovely surprise!

Lunch in the bush - another surprise at beautifully set tables.

Lots of activities - mekoro, motor boats, walking safaris, Off road varied game drives.

Never more than four sharing often a private game drive.

Only one slight disappointment now no longer able to visit the island that has the amazing colourful birds that we remember.

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Mr & Mrs R - Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A wonderful comfortable camp

The warm, friendly and helpful staff all made us very welcome at this delightful camp. Hot water bottles in our bed and for the early morning drives was a touch of luxury.

Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable and the general areas gave plenty of different areas to enjoy. We were treated to a very enjoyable quiet dinner in the Enclave on the first evening as we were only three guests and swapped stories with our guide under the full moon afterwards. The second evening was a fun barbeque in the bush to celebrate Botswana President's Day.

Our guide Tony was first class, very knowledgeable about his area and the game and a good tracker - giving us close encounters with a lion and a leopard. Our walking safari with him was another highlight as he shared his wide knowledge and bushcraft.

Minor disappointments were the mokoro outing where our poler did not show the same level of enthusiasm or knowledge. We were a little unsettled by "surprise" changes in arrangements at meal times but the manager Ursula was accepting of our gentle complaint.

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Ms. G - London
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Shinde: Luxury in the Delta

A luxurious camp in a lovely location.

Extremely pleasant and welcoming staff.

Game not plentiful but steady and some splendid sightings.

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Chris and Ammi - California
Arrived on: 26-May-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great Safari at Shinde Camp

Game drives were over the top. Lions, Lions and more lions. Leopards. Its fairly open terrain, so spotting the cats was maybe a little easier than in Moremi.

The lodge is well kept and "tents" if you can call them tents not 5 star rooms, very nice. Staff was very attentive and food was good. There is a mixed bag of guides at Shinde Camp, some very experienced and others less seasoned.

Your guide can make your game drive experience. Not making any complaints about the game viewing. Ours was exceptional. What the Shinde camp lacked in cultural experience, was made up for by the abundance of big cat experiences.

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Mr & Mrs W from Oxon
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful stay at Shinde camp

We had a brilliant time at Shinde. The camp is just delightful, our tent superb. The guides, Bee, Banolo and Aubrey, never failed to make each outing fascinating. The game drives, boat trip and walk were all excellent, plenty of wildlife to watch, sometimes to track, which is amazing.

The food at shared mealtimes was very good, and conversation never faltered. Really enjoyed the staff singing.

We had a surprise romantic meal in Shinde enclave on our anniversary, just perfect. Won't forget that! Thank you, Angela and Benny.

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Mrs K. from Sydney
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Loved Shinde

The best part of staying at Shinde is that you feel like you are part of the Shinde family. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly. The camp itself is in a lovely spot, right near the water. It is peaceful and beautiful. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the food was great.

We didn't see as much big game at Shinde as in Chobe, but the location is so beautiful that you barely notice. A big plus is being able to drive off road and do walking safaris. A mekoro trip is a must!

Thank you to everyone at Shinde for a wonderful stay

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Mrs S. from Kings Langley
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful stay at Shinde

We completely fell in love with Shinde. It was exceptional. The staff were so warm and welcoming, the accommodation was superb, beautiful tents and bathrooms and lovely living areas - all with a slight colonial feel to them. The food was delicious.

Shinde went out of their way to make this memorable - sundowners laid up by the river, a meal down by the river with all the guests one evening with dancing and singing round the fire from the Batswana. The Okavango is stunning - we saw very varied game and followed a pride of lions over a few days which was fascinating. Lots of bird life too and boat trips.

Absolutely amazing. Can't wait to go back one day....

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Mr & Mrs B from Woking
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Botds at Shinde

The best in terms of luxury and facilities, with beautiful views. Wide range of animals spotted. Special bush walk with excellent guides.

Food, service and ambiance were perfect, with very relaxing evening campfires.

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Dr R. from Melbourne
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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The Best of Botswana!

The first thing that impresses at Shinde Camp is the quality of the people and the welcome they give on arrival. Following a musical greeting the staff introduce themselves individually, taking care to hear, repeat and remember your name. The rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable. I loved the hot water bottles to warm the beds at night.

The management team and the guides make sure you have an individual experience and are happy to do what they can to ensure that you get what you came for... really good game viewing. The guides have one eye for the animals and one eye for the guest. Everyone is looked after, animals and people!

You will not go hungry... breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are generous and the home cooking offers plenty of healthy options. The bar is always open and you can help yourself to a Bloody Mary heart starter to nightcaps before turning in. Sundowners while out on Safari are a real treat.

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