King's Pool

Linyanti’s Legendary King’s Pool Camp Reopens

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Closed for renovations earlier this year, our much-loved King's Pool has undergone a beautiful transformation. The highlight of the camp’s position is without a doubt its proximity to the handsome oxbow lagoon where any number of wildlife, from aquatic birds to hippo, elephant and basking crocodiles, can be seen.

The nine luxurious tents celebrate the romance of the camp’s history, with a renewed authentic, yet classic, Botswana flair. In keeping with our commitment to operating with a light eco-footprint, King’s Pool is 100% solar powered.

Luxury, in Wilderness Safaris terms, is defined as being immersed in the natural environment of the camp. Our new King’s Pool will be just that and more, celebrating the Linyanti’s incredible wilderness setting. - Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD

The main area, deck and bar offer uninterrupted views, with closer proximity to the water, while parts of the roof extend down to ensure privacy.

As part of the camp rebuild, existing materials from walkways and flooring from the previous structure were reused to create screens and decorative wall detail for the new camp.

Special care has been taken to balance privacy, safety and comfort whilst still “inviting the outside in”, to create a signature immersive Wilderness Safaris experience.

At King’s Pool, biodiversity conservation has remained the core of our purpose since we opened in 1995. With the Linyanti situated at the fulcrum of the KAZA TFCA, we have always understood the part that we play in the preservation of this pristine wilderness area. Having the world’s largest elephant meta-herd and many other species passing through seasonally requires sensitive conservation initiatives that will contribute to the sustainability of wildlife as well as the area itself.

Activities include day and night game drives, walks and barging, all ideal for photographing birds and wildlife. In the dry season, guests can spend their siesta watching game come down to drink at the unique underground hide, where the view is at eye level. Seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends an ordinary safari.

Coinciding with the opening of King’s Pool, Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with Helicopter Horizons, has introduced scenic helicopter flights from all of its camps in the Linyanti.

A fine dining experience overlooking the oxbow lagoon.

Staff at camp show off their basket weaving skills.

Warming up by the morning campfire before game drive commences.

The Linyanti plays a pivotal role in the conservation of the KAZA wildlife corridors.

Images by Crookes and Jackson

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