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Kings Pool Camp

Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana

Platinum price level

Mango Opinion

Kings Pool is luxurious and lovely. The giant guest rooms complete with expansive private decks makes this a favorite for honeymooners or second honeymoons.

The game viewing is excellent much of the year. The camp setting overlooking the lagoon is stunning.

Steeped in nostalgia and named for Scandinavian royalty, newly-renovated and elegant King’s Pool overlooks the handsome oxbow lagoon of the same name in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, bordering Chobe National Park and at the crux of the important wildlife corridor that straddles Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana.

This 100% solar-powered camp has eight luxurious thatch and canvas rooms, each boasting a large bedroom area and lounge leading to a veranda that soaks up the gorgeous views. The river along which King’s Pool is located hosts numerous species of birds and is a magnet for game, especially elephant, in the dry winter months.

The sumptuous main area comprises a lounge, library, dining and a convivial bar area stylishly set on expansive raised decks close to the water’s edge. There is also a pool and an open-air 'kgotla' for evening dining under the stars.

Activities include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, and occasionally guided walks when the camp manager feels that it is safe to conduct walking safaris. One of the highlights of Kings Pool is its two hides. Guests can enjoy productive siesta hours watching the animals coming down to drink at the lagoon in front of camp.