The Shinde Concession, on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta, is the smallest concession in the delta. The concession is predominately permanent delta with two of the concession’s camps focusing on water based activities. The northern part of the concession borders the Kwara Concession and includes a good population of plains game.
The Shinde Concession can be divided into two parts, Camp Okavango and Xugana Island Lodge are water based camps and activities focus on the Okavango Delta whereas Shinde and Footsteps Camps are sited on the edge of the Okavango Delta and offer a mix of water and land based activities. At the water based camps game is mostly focused on aquatic and semi aquatic species with sightings of red lechwe and hippopotamus common.
Shinde and Footsteps Camp benefit from a broader range of species including wild dog, lion, leopard and hyena are also found here. Good game is found in the concession with impala, tsessebe, kudu and giraffe common.
Once again the diverse habitat of the concession allows for a huge variety of bird species. The Okavango Delta is an important breeding site for the region’s birdlife with colonies of storks, egrets spoonbills and herons.