Kings Pool Camp

 

Location

Kings Pool Camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a vast private concession in the northern part of Botswana, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. The accommodation here is luxurious. Views overlook the Linyanti River and the wildlife is spectacular.  Named after Scandinavian royalty who camped at the water’s edge, Kings Pool Lagoon attracts large herds of elephant during the dry season. Kings Pool Camp combines such spectacular sightings with a sumptuous place from which to see them.

The Camp

Kings Pool Camp has recently been refurbished and is stunning!  So elegant and offers the discerning traveler an exceptional experience. Kings Pool boasts 100% solar-power and has eight luxurious thatch and canvas rooms, each offering a large bedroom area and lounge leading to a veranda with gorgeous views.  The camp is located along the river and hosts various species of birds and game, especially elephant, in the dry winter months.

The elegant main area comprises of a lounge, library, dining and a convivial bar area set on large raised decks right on the water’s edge. Enjoy the communal pool during the hot summer months and an open-air ‘kgotla’ for romantic dinners under the stars.

Activities & wildlife

Apart from the simple appeal of watching the elephants at the water’s edge from the luxury of the raised decks of Kings Pool Camp, spectacular wildlife viewing is available on day and night game drives and walks. Allowing for water levels, seasonal barge cruises along the Linyanti River are also on offer. The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous and diverse species of birds and are a magnet for game in the dry winter months.

The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve has abundant wildlife in a wide variety of species, but it’s most noteworthy acclaim are the massive numbers of elephant that visit in the dry season. There’s a plethora of other game to sate your imagination, from the impala, lechwe, kudu and giraffe, to their predatorial counterparts of lion, wild dog, cheetah, spotted hyena and leopard. In the midst of the dry season you’ll see an assortment of these animals emerging from the dense canopy of forest.

Kings Pool Camp is famed not just for the sights, but also the sounds of wildlife all around. For this reason the camp has two hides. One is located at the western end of the camp where you can glimpse animals drinking from the river. The other is an original underground hide, with the water at eye-level. Seeing massive elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance, while safely inside the hide, is an extraordinary experience.

Barge Cruises and fishing take you out onto the pristine waters where you can carelessly float away the hours. After a long day indulge a soothing massage in the privacy of your suite. Kings Pool Camp is at your service.