The Kings Pool Camp is unapologetically luxurious and decadently small – two ingredients that attract honeymooners and day-trippers all year round to wilderness paradise. Everything here is just perfect – the food, the service, the location, the accommodation and ultimately the experience. The concentrations of wildlife and birds will leave you giddy! Don’t miss out on the action, book this premium bush retreat for an unforgettable safari in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.
Kings Pool consistently delivers the best dry season game viewing in far northern Botswana. Situated on the border with Namibia’s Caprivi Strip, Kings Pool is in an area vital to the seasonal movements of elephant herds, and to the survival of rare roan and sable antelope. Looking down over the Linyanti River, and up from the safety of sunken hides gives guests unexpected angles from which to witness great wildlife moments.
Nine luxuriously-appointed guest rooms, including one for families, provide indulgent sanctuary between game drives and other activities such as sumptuous dinners on the camp’s colonial-style barge.
INSIDER'S TIP: Special highlights include sundowners on the Queen Sylvia barge and time out at the unique underground hide!
Place: Named for Scandinavian royalty, this stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon and Linyanti River system. Activities include day and night game drives, walks, and nearby hides, ideal for photographing birds and wildlife. In the dry season, guests can spend their siesta watching game come down to drink at the unique underground hide, where the water is at eye level. Seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends that of an ordinary safari.
Accommodation: Nine well-appointed rooms (including a family unit) of canvas and thatch each have a veranda with private plunge pool and thatched sala soak up the views. The main areas, set on expansive decks, include a pool and an open-air ‘kgotla’ (boma) for dining under the stars.
Purpose: Kings Pool Camp is 100% solar powered, and its location within Botswana’s “elephant corridor” means it is the centre of elephant conservation initiatives.
Unique Selling Points
- Premier, luxurious camp in enormous Linyanti region
- Excellent dry-season game viewing concentrations … elephant herds, lion, giraffe, leopard and also wild dog
- The sunken hide offers a completely different perspective on wildlife
Kings Pool Camp is ideally located beside an oxbow lagoon (Kings Pool Lagoon) in a magical stretch of Botswana Wilderness called the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Probably the diamond in the ring as far as camps go in the Savuti-Linyanti Concession, this camp is luxurious and faultless in its setting and design.
Sitting on the Linyanti River in Botswana close to the Savuti Channel, Kings Pool Camp is therefore smack bang in prime water wonderland habitat – a pristine and remote place with access to three million hectares of incredible African wilderness. Namibia’s Caprivi Strip is just across the river and travellers are guaranteed an indulgent Botswana Safari.
Botswana Accommodation for royalty – the best camp to indulgently enjoy the luxury and view the African Wild Dogs, lions and hyenas. Elegant en-suite accommodation offers guests nine twin-bedded thatched tent style suites with large windows to absorb the natural beauty outside. Elaborate wooden doors open into rooms with romantic four-poster beds, sofas and armchairs and other solid furnishings. A mini gym complete with personal weights and yoga mat can be used on picturesque decks. Each has its own plunge pool overlooking the Kings Pool Lagoon and double walk-in showers.
Huge decks, wooden floors and tasteful thatched roofs complete the African feel of the main area. A plunge pool on a large wooden deck offers the ideal cooling off spot overlooking the reserve and lagoon below. Delicious food is served in the dining room offering incredible quality and high class service. A raised walkway links the pub to the lounge and dining room. Guests can make use of the computer to downloading photos and burning them to disk but note that there is no internet access.
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