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The word safari originated from the word "safar", an Arabic verb meaning "to make a journey." From there, you get the noun "safariya," or journey and then safari which is a Swahili synonym of the Arabic version.

The enclave at Shine Camp
A Cheetah at sunset at Shine Camp
A leaopard in a tree at Shinde Camp

As many of you know Lissa and I were born in Southern Africa and so it holds a very special place in our hearts. During the winter months of the Northern hemisphere we like to head south in search of winter sun.

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana in January 2025! Following the resounding success of our yoga safari retreat this year, we are thrilled to announce its return.

We will hold two back-to-back retreats on the following weeks:

12-18 January 2025 &

18-24 January 2025


Discover the unparalleled beauty of the African wilderness while immersing yourself in rejuvenating yoga sessions amidst stunning landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned safari enthusiast or embarking on your first African adventure, this experience promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

Below are all the details about our safari and what awaits you.

Don't miss out on this opportunity for an adventure of a lifetime with us!

"This amazing journey was an extraordinary adventure, with an incredible amount of care and attention to every detail . Every day was different and surpassed every expectation I had. The intentionality with which the days were designed, from game drives to bush yoga to night drives, was astounding. The care & execution with which the staff came together to give us the best experience was flawless. Shinde camp was a breathtaking, luxurious location, and I will never forget practicing yoga at sunset or eating dinner with the moon shining down on the river. Thank you for this life changing experience!" - Sophie Coughlan (Jan 2024)

Main Area Shinde Camp
Main area aerial view at Shinde Camp
The pool aerial view at Shinde Camp
Dining under the stars at Shinde Camp



Shinde is built in a “treehouse style” comprising of lounges, dining areas (indoor and outdoor) and a fire deck all with beautiful views over a permanent lagoon and under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. The newly refurbished tents and main area provide a luxury experience with a touch of historical charm. The décor of the new camp can be described as “the best of nature within an authentic safari design – still with the understated, friendly and intimate Ker & Downey Botswana feel”. Elegant, Classic, Opulent., a ‘worldly’ sophisticated safari experience.​


Shinde has an excellent team to take care of our every need and they have specially prepared a vegetarian or vegan menu for you to choose from.

The Okavango Delta
Game drives looking for wildlife
Mokoro trips down the small rivers in the delta
4 people walking in the Okavango delta watching aninmails


Shinde is situated on a private concession, so in our free time before and after our yoga classes, we can participate in guided walks, mokoro excursions, game drives and motor boat trips in addition to night drives. 


Shinde’s excellent location in the Okavango Delta ensures a combination of permanent water access for year-round water activities and large dry areas for game drive routes. This blend of environments provides the habitat for a consistently wide variety of wildlife, including the elusive sitatunga antelope and a healthy population of the most iconic African animals like elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe and antelope. 


Mokoro trips 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.​ Or you can just relax by the pool and watch the animals come by! 

The tents at Shinde Camp
The tents at Shinde Camp
The tents at Shinde Camp


Each tent comprises of a large bedroom, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. There is the choice of either a double or twin bed configuration. Every possible comfort has been catered for.

"It has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! I have done safaris before, but this was the most exclusive and beautiful one. I just loved it there. - Camille Collin (Jan 2024)

A zebra at Shinde Camp
Elephants drinking water in the Okavango Delta


  • Chartered return flights from Maun to the Okavango Delta.

  • All meals - Vegetarian or Vegan.

  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Twin or double tent accommodation.

  • Morning & evening outdoor yoga on the deck overlooking the Okavango.

  • Complimentary Toiletries.

  • All yoga equipment.

  • Private concession offering both land and water activities.

  • Game drives and night drives with spot light.

  • Exploring the delta by motor boat and mokoro.

  • Walking safaris accompanied by expertly trained and armed guides.

  • Laundry. 

  • Gratuities to camp employees based on the tipping guidelines of Ker & Downey. Customarily, $10 per person per day can be placed in the Tip Box provided in the camps, Camp Managers distribute the latter among the camp employees.


Shindi has been Awarded five star status by Botswana Tourism Board and is EcoTourism Certified. You can participate in as many or as few of the activates as you would like. It’s your holiday, we want you to find a pace that is enjoyable for you.



  • International flights to Maun, Botswana via Johannesburg

  • Gratuities to guides based on the tipping guidelines of Ker & Downey. Tipping is not obligatory. It is, however, appropriate if you feel that the measure of service you received warrants a show of your personal appreciation, this is purely discretionary. $20 per day will go to your driver/guide directly.

"Silver Island Yoga created a marvellous yoga, safari retreat experience. The planning was exceptional and well in advance. Everything was so well organized, and all the needed information provided. Throughout the planning and the trip itself, questions were welcomed and quickly responded to. I felt so loved, seen, valued, and accepted. SIY definitely attracts the most wonderful human beings. This trip will forever nourish my spirit. It was PHENOMENAL!"- Dawn Marie Goins (Jan 2024)

The price for this incredible Safari is €5800 per person based on 2 sharing. To secure your booking a 50% non refundable deposit will be required. We will only be taking bank transfers and not credit card payments. It will be on a first come, first served basis and we only have space for 14 guests on each week.


If you are interested in joining us, please click on the button below. I will then be in touch with you directly to confirm your place.

Silver Island Safari logo based on the Flame Lily
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