Kings Pool Camp
Linyanti Reserve, Botswana
Kings Pool Camp is located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a concession boasting prolific wildlife in Botswana’s northern territory, situated along the Linyanti River and the oxbow Kings Pool Lagoon. Both the camp and lagoon take their names from a Scandinavian monarch who was fond of camping here, long before the camp itself came into existence.
This premier camp features nine luxurious canvas and thatch tents, each with a large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool, ‘sala’ (outdoor covered veranda) and private en-suite bathroom with double showers, hand basins, and an outdoor shower. The Kings Pool common areas include a lounge, dining room, pub, open air “kgotia” for outdoor dining, and pool – all located along raised wooden decks.
The Linyanti region is renowned for its wide variety of game species, but it is most famous for its large elephant population, which reaches enormous densities during the dry winter months. Impala, lechwe, kudu, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and bushbuck, and their predators - lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyena – are often found within the reserve. Rare sable and roan antelope also find shelter in Linyanti’s woodlands during the dry season. Diverse bird life is also attracted to the reed and papyrus swamps throughout the area.
Activities at Kings Pool center around day and night game drives and walks, while boat cruises along the Linyanti River (water levels permitting) offer spectacular viewing from a different perspective. A highlight for many guests is a visit to one or both of Kings Pool hides, where eye-level game viewing offers thrilling wildlife encounters.