Kings Pool Camp

An oxbow lake setting gives Kings Pool Camp a wonderful waterside location in an area famous for its land-based game viewing. The Linyanti Reserve lies between the Chobe National Park and the vast game-rich wetlands that span northern Botswana and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. Game viewing and birding is good all year but exceptional wildlife sightings are best enjoyed in the dry winter months from June to October.

Kings Pool is one of Botswana’s most luxurious camps. Raised wooden walkways connect the main lodge to its nine beautiful suites, each featuring a private viewing deck and plunge pool. Guests enjoy morning and afternoon game drives as well as the camp’s famous sunset cruise on the Linyanti River when water levels permit. Two hides make bird watching and wildlife photography easy, especially since one of them is set with water at eye level.

The camp is solar-powered and has a wonderful romantic ambience, perfect for honeymoons and special-occasion celebrations. Its private nature and self-contained suites will appeal to families with older children and groups travelling together, especially during peak game viewing season when there is plenty of drama unfolding next to the river. Great herds of elephant and buffalo move into the area for water, good news for Linyanti’s big cats and the area ‘special’ – packs of the highly endangered African wild dog.

Kings Pool Rating

5 / 5 (from 103 votes)

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  • Lagoon-side setting in the Private Linyanti Reserve
  • Game drives, sunset river cruises & birding
  • Excellent dry-season game viewing
  • Massages, photography hides & private plunge pools

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Luxury Tented Suites
  • Comfort Level:  Luxury & More
  • Number of Rooms:  9 Luxury Tents
  • Location: Linyanti Region
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

The Luxury Tented Suites

  • Beautiful Canvas & Thatch Suites
  • Four-poster Beds & Private Plunge Pools
  • Viewing Deck, Sala & Daybed
  • Four-sleeper Family Unit

Linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways, the camp’s nine canvas and thatched suites are noted for their expansive size, polished wooden furniture and African art pieces. A four-poster bed swathed in mosquito netting takes centre stage and guests will also find a sitting area with comfortable sofa and armchairs plus a writing desk and even a mini gym, a selection of weights and a yoga mat.

An en suite bathrooms leads off each sleeping area, where you’ll find a shower, flush toilet and double hand basins; an outside shower adds a star-lit dimension to your bathing experience! The wooden viewing deck is thoughtfully furnished with comfy sun loungers as well as a private sala with double daybed. Hot-water bottles, a mini bar and a personal plunge pool complete the well-rounded picture.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Communal Infinity Pool
  • Private Plunge Pools
  • Dining Area, Curio Shop & Bar
  • Lounges & Photography Hides
  • Beauty & Wellness Therapist
  • Alfresco Dining

The camp sits raised above the Linyanti floodplains, its main lodge and suites connected by wooden walkways under which wildlife often wanders. The huge viewing deck overlooks the river and has two sunken lounge areas, ideal for daytime game viewing and night-time fireside stories. The deck is also the venue for star-lit suppers, either communally or privately. One night of the week is set aside for staff to stage a night of traditional dishes, talks and song – not to be missed!

Kings Pool Camp has a communal infinity pool as well as its private plunge pools. Its two photographic hides offer excellent game viewing and bird watching opportunities, while guests can balance the thrills of big game viewing with indulgent massages and beauty treatments at the hands of the camp’s wellness therapist.

Activities at Kings Pool Camp

  • Day & Night Game Drives
  • River Barge Cruises (Seasonal)
  • Guided Walks & Bird Watching
  • Catch-&-Release Fishing (Seasonal)

Linyanti’s permanent waterways are surrounded by golden grasslands and open woodland – prime big game country. An appealing blend of Chobe and Moremi environments, the Linyanti area is best explored by 4X4 and guests at Kings Pool enjoy morning, afternoon and evening game drives in the company of expert guides, on the lookout for Linyanti’s famous predators: the area is particularly good for leopard and lion as well as the African wild dog, packs of which breed in the area.

Open-sided vehicles make photography easy, as do the camp’s two photographic hides, one of which is located at water level. River barge cruises – complete with sundowner drinks and an African sunset – are offered when water levels are high enough, as is catch-and-release fishing. Linyanti is a year-round destination but game viewing is best during the dry winter months from June to October when animals concentrate in ever-increasing numbers at the water’s edge.

Kings Pool Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2016
  • USD 1245 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2016
  • USD1505 pp sharing
  • High Season 2016
  • USD2370 pp sharing
  • Green Season 2017
  • USD1245 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2017
  • USD1505 pp sharing
  • High Season 2017
  • USD2370 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Please Note: Surcharge applies to Christmas Holiday. Contact Us!

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Kings Pool Camp accommodation, all meals, twice daily scheduled camp activities, park fees, laundry and all local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne

Excludes: Scheduled and / or private inter-camp flight costs, Premium Drinks, Tips, gratuities and items of personal nature

A Single Surcharge is $350 per night and is only applicable to bookings during the Peak Season.


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Kings Pool Camp on 26/06/2014 rated 5.0 of 5