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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

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 was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provide the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the mysterious waterways of the Delta.

Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request.

Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! 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.

We are proud of all our camps and so it is hugely rewarding when safari experts and fellow travelers single us out for special praise. We are really excited to announce that Shinde has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor three years running.


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Details 1 Mar  2020 -
31 Mar 2020
1 Apr  2020 -
30 Jun 2020
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 525 855
Details 1 Jul  2020 -
30 Oct 2020
1 Nov 2020 -
30 Nov 2020
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 1 170 855
Details 1 Dec 2020 -
31 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021 -
5 Jan 2021
Nightly Rate Per Person Sharing Full inclusive in USD 525 525

Single Room Supplement July - Oct 2020: R350


Your stay with Ker & Downey Botswana will be on a fully inclusive basis. This means that the nightly rate at each of the camps covers:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Game activities conducted by professional guides
  • Park/concession entry fees
  • Laundry service
  • Botswana VAT
  • Emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility)


  • Single Room Supplement applies in low and shoulder seasons if more than 2 single rooms are booked in one booking.
  • One tour leader with a minimum of 4 paying guests, USD335   per night in tour leader accommodation.
  • One tour leader will receive complimentary accommodation in the tour leader tent with full camp occupancy.
  • Private vehicle for 3 or less people, USD 450 per night. 4 or more people automatically qualify for a private vehicle.
  • Private Specialist Guide rates available on request.


Children from 7 years old are allowed on activities and we do not request the family to book a private vehicle

No child rates for Shinde

Open season and child policy

1st March 2019 – 5th January 2020.

1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021.

Minimum age at Shinde is 10 years throughout the year.


2.1. Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by the Company. Cancellation charges shall apply in the following circumstances:

  •  From date of confirmation to 61 days prior to programme starting date, full 20% advance payment is forfeited.
  •  60 to 31 days prior to programme starting date, 50% of total programme cost is forfeited.
  •  30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows", total programme cost is forfeited  to include handling fees and liquidated damages for the Company.

2.2. If you are a "no show," the Company shall be entitled to treat your reservation as cancelled without having given the Company any notice, and the provisions of Paragraph 2.1 shall apply.
2.3. Any request to amend or change a booking once it has been confirmed may be accommodated subject to space availability. If the Company is able to assist, an administrative fee may be charged, depending on the nature of the change. These fees will be added to your final invoice. Please note no name change is possible
2.4. No refunds are given (1) for lost travel time or substitution of facilities, (2) for itineraries amended after departure, (3) for circumstances arising beyond the Company's control, necessitating alternative arrangements being made to ensure the safety and/or further participation and enjoyment of your programme, (4) if you do not appear for any accommodation, service, sightseeing or trip segment without notifying the Company, or (5) if you leave your programme after it has begun, or miss any scheduled sightseeing, activities, meals or accommodations.


It is your responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates, inoculations, international driving license, or other documentation required for the trip are obtained and are in order. It is your responsibility to meet any additional costs incurred either by yourself (or by the Company on your behalf) as a result of any failure by  you to comply with such requirements.


You must advise the Company in writing of any special requests; e.g., diet, facility or physical handicap, when you submit your reservation request to the Company. The Company will meet such requests, if possible.
21.3. Cancellation fees are to be paid per person per night booked.
21.4. Full payment of the booking is required 45 days prior to travel unless otherwise arranged with specific operators or individuals.

  •  121 days or more prior to programme starting date is subject to 20% of accommodation cost
  •  120 to 91 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 30% of accommodation cost
  •  90 to 31 days prior to programme starting date is subject to 50% of accommodation cost
  •  30 days or less prior to programme starting date and "no shows," total costs are forfeited


  • Activities


    Game drives
    Night Drives with spot light Explore the delta by motor boat Safari walks accompanied by expertly trained and armed guides
  • Activities


    Fishing (March through to December basic equipment supplied)
    Spend more time in the bush with half and full day safari adventures with picnic lunches. Swimming Pool
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