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King's Pool Camp

Linyanti Marsh, Private Concession


From US$1,265

Lodge Description

King’s Pool’s location within the Linyanti means it fulfils a vital role in the area’s biodiversity conservation.

Named for Scandinavian royalty, this stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped King’s 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.

Once a rustic campsite for Scandinavian royalty, King’s Pool overlooks the handsome oxbow lagoon of the same name in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, bordering Chobe National Park. This 100% solar-powered camp has nine luxurious tents each boasting a large bedroom area and lounge leading to a veranda with a private thatched sala from which to soak up the gorgeous views and possibly even spot elephant crossing the channel. The river along which King’s Pool is located hosts numerous species of birds and is a magnet for game in the dry winter months. The spacious main area comprises a lounge, dining and a convivial bar area stylishly set on expansive raised decks. There is also a pool and an open-air 'kgotla' for evening dining under the stars.

The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve has abundant wildlife in a wide variety of species, but is most noted for its very large elephant population which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game is abundant, such as impala, lechwe, kudu, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and bushbuck, and their predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena. Rarer species such as sable and roan antelope also emerge from the woodlands during the dry season. Birding is spectacular.

• Day and night game drives with 05 x 06-seater open 4x4 Land Cruisers - hot water bottles, blankets and lined ponchos are provided on cold winter mornings.
• Private activities available on request (additional cost applicable).
• The camp has a supply of bean bags for guests to use to steady their camera while on game drives, as well as a monopod for specialist photography.
• There is a pair of Olympus binoculars in each of the game drive vehicles for guests to share amongst themselves whilst out game viewing.
• Guided nature walks, seasonal and on request, subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide.
• Water-based activities on the Linyanti River are primarily offered on the 1 x 8 seater Queen Silvia barge.
• A sunken hide is located at a waterhole approximately ten minutes’ drive from camp and can accommodate a maximum of six guests.
• Viewing hide on the western end of camp.
• Birding in an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA),
• Stargazing with a spotting scope.
• Fishing on a catch and release basis (fishing is prohibited in Botswana in January and February for fish breeding purposes).
• Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience.

Eight well-appointed twins and one suite, all of canvas, wood and thatch, soak up the views of the lagoon. The main area, deck and bar offer uninterrupted views, with closer proximity to the water, while parts of the roof extend down to ensure privacy.

Number of Tents
This camp can accommodate 18 guests


Wilderness Safaris

Lodge Details

Property Type

Semi-Permanent Tented Camp






Max. clients in vehicle


Private Airstrip



Activities Included

Day & Night Game Drives, Motorboat Cruises, Walking Safaris

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