King's Pool

Linyanti Concession, Botswana

At a Glance

  • Eight luxurious thatch and canvas tented suites, each boasting a large bedroom and lounge leading to a terrace with a day bed from where you can soak up the gorgeous views and observe hippos and elephants in the lagoon below

  • Head out into the remote bush in a 4x4 or track down game on foot, float down the river on a wooden barge whilst enjoying the sunset or even take to the skies by helicopter for an unforgettable aerial view

  • For a completely unique take on observing nature head to the sunken hide from where you can watch massive elephant feet and trunks at eye-level!

  • Once back from your daily adventures, cool off in your own private plunge pool, kick back with an ice-cold beverage and take a moment to truly appreciate the wonderful setting you find yourself in

  • The super stylish communal area is the beating heart of the lodge and here you’ll join others for mealtimes, there’s a convivial bar and a roaring open fire to cosy up to in the evenings under the beautiful night sky accompanied by a chorus of cicadas

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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.

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Insider's View

Try brunch with a view and have your meal in a hide. Enjoy your hot meal with incredible photo opportunities as herd of elephants walk by without noticing you’re there.

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King's Pool Camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a private reserve in the northern part of Botswana. The nine twin-bedded tented rooms, set under cool thatch, overlook a hippo filled lagoon in front of the camp.

Named for Scandinavian royalty who camped at the water's edge, King's Pool Lagoon attracts large herds of elephant during the dry season. King's Pool Camp combines such spectacular sightings with a luxurious place from which to see them.

King’s Pool is superbly set above the oxbow-shaped King’s Pool Lagoon with the Linyanti River to the north. The Linyanti area has a large wildlife resource with a wide variety of species, but it is most noted for its very large elephant population, which can reach enormous densities during the winter months.

The diversity of the game means the Linyanti is a perfect place for any visitor. The major predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena are regularly sighted together with good populations of impala and smaller animals. The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous and diverse species of birds and are a magnet for game in the dry winter months.

The eight twin-bedded tented rooms and one suite, all of canvas are some of the most luxurious in Botswana. Each of the suites has its own large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool and a sala. Each en-suite bathroom has two showers, two hand basins and a separate flush toilet. There is an outdoor shower for those who prefer to shower under the stars. The main lounge, pub and dining room are under thatch, and there is a swimming pool built into the deck. The main area is linked to the bedrooms by a raised walkway to allow animals to wander freely around the camp.

Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, seasonal boating and occasionally guided walks.

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Kings Pool Camp has nine well-appointed tents of canvas and thatch. Each has a large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool and 'sala'. The spacious en-suite bathrooms are tiled with double showers and hand-basins - as well as an outdoor shower for those who wish to shower close to nature! The lounge, dining room and pub areas are on expansive raised decks. There is also a communal pool and an open-air 'kgotla' for dining under the stars.


King's pool has a minimum age of 8 years, children's food and earlier meal times can be arranged as can babysitting for those that require it.


At King's Pool there is a lounge, dining room and pub which are all on expansive raised decks. There is also a communal pool and an open-air 'kgotla' for dining under the stars.


Kings Pool Camp, spectacular wildlife viewing is available on day and night game drives and walks. The primary activity is obviously game viewing and allowing for water levels, seasonal barge cruises along the Linyanti River are also on offer. The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous and diverse species of birds and are a magnet for game in the dry winter months. Game viewing may be in a specially adapted vehicle or on foot.



Kelly Connor (Staff)

Kings Pool is a little piece of paradise in the Linyanti as it is set above an oxbow shaped lagoon that is not just a beautiful back drop, but an attraction to many different types of wildlife. Perfect for the twitchers and big game lovers, the lagoon draws in numerous species of birds and is known for hosting wildlife hunts where the predator is wild dog. You truly do not have to leave camp to experience incredible game viewing and the staff will make you feel like you never want to leave.


Louisa Verney (Staff)

I spent a wonderful afternoon in the sala on my deck watching and listening to the hippos grunting in the lagoon below. On the evening game drive we came across a massive breeding herd of about 60 elephant, which was slightly heart stopping-but just incredible listening to them all grumbling and they communicated between the herd.


  • Boat safari in the Okavango Delta

    Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.

  • Game Drives in Botswana

    Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.

  • Mokoro trips in Botswana

    Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels

  • Walking Safaris and Nature Walks

    Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.

Location & directions

Linyanti Concession, Botswana

Kings Pool is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a vast private concession in the northern part of Botswana, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park.

How to get there

11hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a 2 hour international flight to Maun. For Kings Pool its then a 30 minute flight in a light aircraft.

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