FROM $ 1060 PER PERSON SHARING
- Single supplements and child discounts may apply
- Price varies with seasonality and room options
- Indicative price is for low season
- Wilderness Safaris
Named for Scandinavian royalty, Kings Pool overlooks the Linyanti River and Kings Pool lagoon. It has one of the highest densities of elephant, hippo, and plains game in Africa. The high densities of wildlife attract large numbers of predators, and leopard, wild dog, hyena and lion are frequently seen. As an all-round safari experience, Kings Pool must be high up on the list when travelling through Botswana.
What makes Kings Pool special?
The game viewing at Kings Pool is fantastic all year round, and its setting is hard to beat. Kings Pool offers opulent luxury, from the individually raised lookout decks and plunge pools of its 9 tented suites, to the raised sleep out deck which is set a little distance away from the main camp.
The 125 000 hectare Linyanti concession is situated in the south-eastern part of the Chobe National Park. The concession is dominated by Mopani woodlands, meandering rivers, marshy plains and open grasslands. During the dry season, massive herds of buffalo, elephant and a variety of antelope emerge from the Mopani forests and move towards the Linyanti River and the surrounding marshlands. The game viewing is absolutely fantastic all year round, peaking in the dry season with the arrival of thousands of elephants and other big herbivores.
The predators inevitably follow, and the Linyanti is one of the best areas for watching the interaction between predators and prey. Leopard, wild dog, hyena and lion are frequently seen, making for exciting game drives! The bird life is also great, especially in the wet months when the migrants return to their annual summer feeding grounds.
Kings Pool Camp is one of Botswana’s premier camps. The luxury of the 9 tented suites, set under permanent thatch, knows no bounds. Each room has individually raised lookout decks, and a plunge pool overlooking the river and the marsh below, and indoor and outdoor showers for a more intimate bush experience. Binoculars are provided on request for game and bird spotting from the vantage point of your own deck.The nearby waterhole has a hidden sunken hide, where you can sit for hours, secretly watching the animals as they come down to drink and cool off in the shallow water.
The stilted lounge area, indoor dining area, bar and main pool area, are connected to the suites by a network of raised wooden walkways, and the open air ‘boma’ creates a feeling of old-world luxury when it is lit by blazing fires and glowing candles at night.
In between morning and afternoon activities there is plenty to do around the camp, if you choose not to rather relax on your deck or sip a cocktail around the pool. The curio shop is well stocked with beautifully made local products to spoil friends and relatives back home, and the library is full of interesting books on wildlife and the history of the area. The photo download centre is extremely useful to prepare you cameras for another day of exciting photography, and the massage therapists are ready and waiting to give you a relaxing treatment in the privacy of your own suite.
Both morning and evening game drives are offered daily, waking up at daybreak to head out for a drive to experience the Linyanti in the golden morning light. After returning to camp for brunch, the rest of the day is completely up to the individual to either relax, have an afternoon snooze, a massage, head out for a guided walk to enjoy some of the smaller wonders of the reserve on foot, or plan a fishing expedition in the clear waters of the river.
Afternoon tea signals the start of the afternoon and evening activities. Guests can head out on an evening drive to experience the reserve by spotlight and watch the predators at their most active, or enjoy an evening sundowner cruise on the luxury barge, watching animals and birds along the banks of the Linyanti. Once cameras are full and stomachs empty, the campfires are lit and dinner is either served under the stars in the boma, or in one of the covered dining areas. For the brave and daring, a raised sleep-out deck is set in a secluded spot away from the main camp, and the grunting of hippos, the roaring of lions and the singing of frogs is the sound track to an exciting evening out, with the southern night sky wheeling brightly above.