Fodor's Expert Review Shinde Camp

Okavango Delta, North West, Botswana Fodor's Choice

Ker & Downey's oldest camp, and possibly its loveliest, boasts enticing views over a carpet of emerald papyrus and golden reeds, bordering an expansive shimmering lagoon. Rebuilt in 2020, curved wooden walkways connect the split-level elevated main area, where multiple open-fronted dining and lounge areas are furnished with azure and sky-blue cushions mirroring the water below. A smattering of African artifacts and an antique gramophone complete the classic safari ambience. Your spacious tent, with white-lined, billowing ceiling and linen curtains is furnished with a plush cobalt rug, aquamarine divan, writing desk, yoga mat, and indoor and outdoor showers, while outside a comfy daybed lies waiting on your deck. For even more exclusivity and private pampering, opt for Shinde Enclave, which accommodates up to six guests with a private guide, chef, and waiter. As one of the few authentic land and water camps (boating and mokoros are available year-round), you will never get bored: hundreds of bird species vie with an impressive range of mammals, including all the major predators. Alternatively, relax in camp and let the game come to you–grazing tsessebe antelope and impala frequent the floodplain outside the rooms, occasionally joined by a wandering elephant.


  • true land and water camp
  • great predators and birdlife
  • fabulous bush dinners


  • no wooden walkway between rooms
  • no spa
  • no children under 10 in main lodge


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Phones: 686–1282


8 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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