The Okavango Delta
Shinde is perfectly situated in the heart of the magical waterways of Okavango Delta, just north of the Moremi Reserve and a scenic hop in a light aircraft from Maun. Sitting proudly on a palm island on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, everything about Shinde is fabulous; superb game-viewing, scrumptious food, first class accommodation under canvas, the lovely beaming staff and, to top it off, the beautiful backdrop of the magical waterways of the Okavango. Due to the mix of open grasslands, lagoons and waterways, the wildlife and birdlife is prolific and diverse. The topography allows for a wide range of safari activities including boating, game drives, bush walks and mekoro excursions which are available all year round.
The sitting and dining areas at Shinde has a thick canopy of trees sheltering polished teak platforms on separate levels, linked by staircases and ramps. The dining and sitting areas are elegantly furnished and enjoy terrific views over the Lagoon and grasslands beyond. A delightful pool area and viewing deck give a feeling of relaxed and timeless opulence.
The historical charm of Shinde is made up of eight classic safari guest tents incorporating a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower. The large and airy bedroom is tastefully furnished providing a perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors lead onto a large front deck providing a perfect place to relax with G & T in hand.
For those looking for a more intimate and exclusive safari experience, Shinde Enclave comprises 3 tents and offers a ‘camp within a camp’. The luxury tents are within close-proximity of the private dining room and viewing deck. This hideaway offers guests the services of a private chef, waiter and housekeeper as well as their own professional guide and game drive vehicle. A super option for families or small groups.
Features in the following itineraries
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Susan Ford, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka