Kings Pool

Linyanti, Botswana

The private Linyanti Concession borders Chobe National Park’s western boundary is an enormous, wildlife-rich area with an unrivalled atmosphere of remoteness and space.

Kings Pool is named for Scandinavian royalty and overlooks the Kings Pool Lagoon in the private Linyanti Concession which borders the world famous Chobe National Park to the east. The concession is an enormous wildlife-rich area with an unrivalled atmosphere of remoteness and space.

The great game viewing within the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve is well complemented by Kings Pool’s luxurious accommodation. The camp has just nine expansive tents each with an large bedroom area and lounge leading out onto a deck. Each deck includes both a private plunge pool and thatched sala and provide the perfect place from which to watch animals as they gather on the channel and to immerse oneself in the area’s fantastic scenery. Bathrooms have both double showers and an outdoor shower.

Like the tents the main area is spacious, set on raised decks. This area includes a lounge, dining room and bar along with an swimming pool and outdoor boma for dinners under the stars. With both a small reference library and spotting scope, guests are encouraged to understand this unique environment and the animals which inhabit it. A sunken hide near the camp overlooks a waterhole and provides an excellent place from which to unobtrusively watch the areas diverse animals.

With a a range of habitats, the camp provides spectacular game viewing, both on land or water. Morning and afternoon game drives are in open 4×4 Land Rovers allow guests to explore the reserve and night drives, with spotlights, allow nocturnal sightings. On request, nature walks with armed guides allow guests to get close to nature and observe the landscape and animals in greater detail. Dependent on water levels barge cruises along the Linyanti River are ideal for sightings of numerous and diverse species of birds.

In Outline

Location

Access

Kings Pool is accessed via light aircraft from Maun and Kasane International Airports or from camps within the region.

The camp is an approximately 45 minute transfer from the airstrip, depending on wildlife sightings, scenery and photographic opportunities along the way.

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Rates
From USD 1242

Climate

The Linyanti region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in Linyanti are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Raised hide sleep-out option available.
  • Large dining room and bar under canvas. Lounge deck on stilted platforms.
  • Traditional boma for dinner around camp fire.
  • Sunken hide at a waterhole near the camp.
  • Menu of massage treatments (at an additional cost).

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

The Linyanti 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.

Best Time to Travel

The Linyanti provides good game viewing throughout the year with the best sightings of game being in the drier winter months (June to October). Bird life is prolific in the summer months.

Bird Sightings

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.

Guest Safety

Kings Pool is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.