Kings Pool Camp

Linyanti, Selinda & Kwando, Botswana

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Kings Pool Camp

Kings Pool Camp 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. The accommodation here is luxurious, the wildlife spectacular.


We Love
  • The Camp partially funds two MSc studies examining the presence of a very large elephant population in the concession and its possible impact on vegetation and other animal species.
  • Although Botswana allows hunting in the concession, the camp has decided to forfeit approximately US$1.2 million per annum in hunting quotas in preference for photographic safaris.
  • The Camp has two hides; one over ground and the other underground with the water at eye-level.
Need to Know
  • An open-sided thatched gym is available.
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.
  • The camp is 100% solar powered for electricity and hot water. A 220v generator is used for emergencies.

The Review

The private Linyanti Concession borders the Chobe National Park's western boundary. It is an enormous, wildlife-rich area, shared between just three small camps (DumaTau, Kings Pool and Savuti), and enjoys an unrivalled atmosphere of remoteness and space. With two-thirds of the channel located within the Linyanti Concession, Kings Pool Camp guests have private and exclusive access to its abundant game.

Why Stay
Kings Pool Camp overlooks the Linyanti River and the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon, apparently named after a Scandinavian monarch who spent a number of nights camping out on its banks - long before any camp was built here.

Kings Pool Camp has nine well-appointed tents (including one family unit) 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.

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.

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. Viewing includes Carmine Bee-eaters in summer and great raptors year round.

Activities include day and night game drives, walks (on request), and elegant boat cruises along the Linyanti River (water levels allowing) on Kings Pool’s colonial-style barge, the Queen Sylvia. Two hides allow guests to spend their siesta watching game come down to drink. One is edge of the camp, while the other is underground, with the water at eye-level – Seeing massive elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an extraordinary experience.

Getting There

The Kings Pool camp is located within the Linyanti Concession, bordered to the east by Chobe National Park and overlooking the Linyanti River and Kings Pool Lagoon. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 50 min flight on a light aircraft. The flight from Kasane takes about 45 mins. The flight from Kasane to Victoria Falls takes 20 mins but give extra time for customs and immigration. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

Kings Pool Camp Linyanti, Selinda & Kwando, Botswana