King's Pool is a luxurious camp in the beautiful Linyanti region of Botswana. The main areas of the camp, the dining room, lounge and bar, are under thatch and there is a swimming pool where guests can cool off. The guest tents are linked to the main areas of by wooden walkways and are centered around an ox-bow lagoon filled with hippos.
There are 9 large and luxuriously furnished tents, each one set on raised wooden decks with a thatch roof. The tents have a stylish 4 poster bed and lounge area with elegant and classy soft furnishings. The spacious ensuite bathroom has double basins and his and hers showers, there is an additional outdoor shower too. The large deck has an individual plunge pool alongside a day bed, both affording views of the hippo filled lagoon.
The camp offers day and night game drives in a private area of Linyanti with its open grasslands and riverine forest. This region is known for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that migrate here during the dry season. Guided nature walks (seasonal) and boat trips on a double decker boat are also included. There is an underground hide which gives guests a crocodile's eye view of the waterhole enabling you to get some great photographs of the wildlife as it comes to the water to drink.
Photographs courtesy of Wilderness Safaris.
Open: Open all year.
Location: The camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. It overlooks the Linyanti River and the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon. The camp is about a 45 minute drive from Chobe airstrip.
Rooms: There are 9 canvas and thatch tents, built on wooden platforms along the edge of the lagoon. As well as a large bedroom, each tent has a lounge area, sala and private plunge pool. The en-suite bathrooms have twin basins and showers plus an outdoor shower.
Activities: The camp offers day and night game drives and guided walks. When water levels allow, river crises are also available. There are 2 hides, one at the western end of the camp, ideally placed for watching game come down to drink and the other is an underground hide, viewing the water and game at eye-level. The Linyanti is a good area for bird watching. Fishing, on a catch and release basis, is also offered.
Facilities: The lounge, dining room and bar are on a large raised deck. From here it is possible to watch animals approach and sometimes cross the Linyanti River. In addition to the lounge there are also two sunken seating areas with views of the lagoon. There is a swimming pool and outdoor dining area.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in the covered dining room or al fresco.
Children: Children over the age of 12 are welcome at the camp. They may accept children as young as 6, but those under 12 must book private activities. The camp is unfenced and children need to be kept under close supervision at all times.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: The camp has no mobile reception, no â€˜phone, fax or email. Communication with the head office is via radio.