Kings pool

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Overview

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

Rooms:

Standard Tent(s)

Of the standard tents; eight twin bedded tents and one king size bedded tent. The twin beds can be moved together to make a double bed. There is one guide/pilot tent which is smaller than a standard tent.

Family unit

1 family tent consisting of 2 bedrooms each with its own bathroom and entrance; inter-leading walkway between the two bedrooms.

Activities & features:

Kings Pool Camp - Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are offered in open 4x4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven people, allowing each guest a ‘window’ seat.

Kings Pool Camp - Night Drives

Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those nocturnal animals you wouldn’t see during the day.

Kings Pool Camp - Nature Walks

On request, nature walks with skilled, armed guides are wonderful ways of getting close to nature and observing the smaller things you miss when travelling by vehicle.

Kings Pool Camp - Hides

There are two hides in the vicinity of Kings Pool from which to view and photograph animals and birds. One is located at the western end of camp and the other is an original underground hide, with the water at eye level.

Kings Pool Camp - Fishing*

Fishing with a limited supply of basic equipment is on offer on a catch-and-release basis. *Seasonal.

Kings Pool Camp - Birding

Birding is outstanding at Kings Pool Camp, with the Linyanti Concession an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA), particularly for birds of prey like Dickinson's kestrel and waterbirds. In summer southern carmine bee-eaters nest near camp.

Kings Pool Camp - Massage Treatments

Massages are available for you to enjoy in the privacy of your tent.

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Reviews:

Luxury Destination!
— Traveller 2018