Premier Camp With the abundant wildlife of Linyanti
2018 $1060 - $2425
Linyanti - DRY Camp
Price Range (2018)
$1060 - $2425
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Kings Pool, although at an expensive price does offer perhaps one of the best combinations of luxurious lodge with an immense wildlife area.
The camp itself is top notch and is still styled in a classic African Bush Camp way and is beautifully appointed, the only thing that it is missing perhaps is a spa, you will however, still be very well pampered here.
A wide range of activities will keep your interests peaked all day in camp if necessary, or you may just want to spend a little time at their hide and then enjoy the rest of the day by your private plunge pool.
The Linynati concession is one of the most productive game areas in the country, being set close to the Linyanti River, it is a natural draw to the huge numbers of buffalo and elephant together with the predators that follow.
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Mainly dry camp with sundowner boating trips and walking tours
By Light aircraft transfer to airstrip then private vehicle transfer to camp
Premier style lodge with 9 fully en-suite tents with private plunge pools
Children of all ages accepted with conditions
Up to 16 Years: A child must share a room with an adult
Up to 12 Years: A private vehicle needs to be booked
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Here are three main features of the Linyanti Concession: the Linyanti River, the woodlands of the interior and the well-known Savute Channel, famous as a sporadic and unusual watercourse. Between 1980 and 2008 the channel ceased to flow and much of the area was an open grassland, home to a wide variety of animals. During 2008, the Savute Channel flowed once more, creating a water source that rapidly filled with aquatic life, wide varieties of waterbirds and hippo. With two-thirds of the channel located within the Linyanti Concession, Kings Pool Camp guests have private and exclusive access to its abundant game.
The Linyanti Concession now features floodplains, woodlands, grasslands, palm islands and scrub vegetation and one of the highest dry season concentrations of elephant in Botswana, with numbers reaching several thousand at times. This phenomenon is one of the main attractions of Kings Pool Camp, but the area is also recognised for its predators, providing an integral stronghold for species like the critically endangered wild dog, as well as lion, cheetah and spotted hyaena. Viewing the roan antelope in the area is equally thrilling. Many birds of prey and seasonal zebra congregations can also be seen in the cathedral-like woodland of mature mopane trees.
Other plains wildlife includes red lechwe, Burchell's zebra, blue wildebeest, impala, common waterbuck, sable, eland, southern giraffe, chacma baboon, vervet monkey, warthog, hippo and Cape buffalo. Nocturnal species often seen are the lesser bushbaby, spring hare, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are extremely lucky, the elusive pangolin!
Birding is outstanding at Kings Pool Camp: with the Linyanti Concession an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA). Sightings range from Okavango specials, like the Slaty Egret, Hartlaub's Babbler, African Skimmer, Allen's Gallinule and Wattled Crane, to the drier mopane woodland species like Racket-tailed Roller, Bradfield's Hornbill, White-breasted Cuckoo-shrike, Bennett's Woodpecker, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater and Arnott's Chat. Also on display are the Kori Bustard, Ostrich, Secretarybird, and Ground Hornbill with Southern Carmine Bee-eaters in summer. High concentrations of birds of prey and raptors like eagles and Dickenson's Kestrel can also be expected. There are also various owl species in the region, such as Verreaux's (Giant) Eagle-Owl and African Scops-Owl.
Named for Scandinavian royalty who camped at the water's edge, Kings Pool Lagoon attracts large herds of elephant during the dry season. Kings Pool Camp combines such spectacular sightings with a luxurious place from which to see them.
Situated on a lagoon in the fabulous Greater Linyanti, this luxury lodge is close to the top of the tree when it comes to comfort and experience. 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.
Kings Pool's main living area is large and built on raised decking, structures are mainly under thatch. The whole lodge is designed to take advantage of the fact that it sits right on a lagoon on the Linyanti River, the aspect of which creates a wide open viewing area where you can watch the many forms of wildlife go by, especially elephants who dominate the area and love the waters.
The main area as such faces the lagoon straight on, with a combination of 5 thatched units to one side and 4 on the other, which fan out and all also sit on the lagoon. A little behind the main area is a boma with a fire pit for evening drinks. There is a central bar, which is unusual as it sits in the middle of the floor space where guests can sit around. The rest of the main living area is quite open planned with plenty of seating arrangements, predominantly of soft furnishings. The feeling here is that there are more places to sit than the camp can accommodate guests. The rest of the furniture is tastefully modern African wood in nature
A very well stocked and pretty curio shop is also in this area together with a good library.
Dining is undertaken in a large area as part of the open planned aspect of this main theme, either under thatch or uncovered out on the veranda and closer to the water for the view. Out on to the large decked veranda, there are 3 semi circular seating areas that again take in the view, one of which sits beside the pool on the waters edge and the other two are lower in position and have fire pits. These are superb areas to relax in and watch wildlife.
As this is a Wilderness Premier camp, the canvas and thatch units are impressive. They are all reached by a raised walkways from the main area and are all on the waters edge. Impressively sized, their interior decor and finish is to a high standard.
Each unit has an expansive outside decked area which holds a private plunge pool with very comfortable sun loungers, to the side is a "sala" which is a separate thatched space with a resting area or bed for you to relax on whilst gazing at the wildlife on the waters edge.
Inside is a very well appointed living area comprising of a large and comfortable for poster bed protected by a feature mosquito net. There is also a large settee and writing desk for your use, together will a well stocked mini-bar. To the side of the main bedroom/living area is the bathroom. These are of superb size and quality with a his and hers double basin and also his and hers showers housed in a large tiled areas. This bathroom does feel like a separate room as opposed to some other lodges where there is just an additional area within the bedroom.
The whole unit has concertina doors which can be fully opened and really do make you feel as if you are in an open planned bedroom area.
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. The 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.
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.
Apart from the simple appeal of watching the elephants at the water's edge from the luxury of the raised decks of Kings Pool Camp, spectacular wildlife viewing is available on day and night game drives and walks. 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.
Kings Pool Camp is famed not just for the sights, but also the sounds of wildlife all around. For this reason the camp has two hides. One is located at the western end of the camp where one can spend one's entire siesta time watching game come down to drink. The other is an original underground hide, with the water at eye-level. Seeing massive elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an extraordinary experience.
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