We first stayed at Jao Camp and did not think there was anything better. The managers were always at hand and everyone without exception was extremely helpful and friendly. The boat-trip is an absolute MUST. It is sheer heaven. Also the elegant dinner in the bush with lanterns everywhere was very romantic. The food was good and the wines of very good quality.
The rooms are very spacious but unfortunately for the plunge pool it was too cold. We did see hundreds of elefants and hippos and were very lucky to see 4 lions as well.
- Also Known As:
- Kings Pool Camp Hotel Linyanti Reserve
- Kings Pool Camp Hotel
- Kings Pool Camp Botswana/Linyanti Reserve
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- : Historic safari base in the middle of Africa's highest density of elephants. This stylish camp, named for Scandinavian royalty, overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon. The lounge and dining areas are set on expansive decks that echo the natural spaces, and there is a pool and an open-air 'kgotla' (boma) for fine evening dining under the stars. End the day with sundowners on the elegant, colonial-style Queen Sylvia as she cruises down the Linyanti River. Highlights The area around Kings Pool is home to large elephant herds that traverse the area - especially in the winter months - together with wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, steenbok, warthog and roan. Predators such as lion, leopard, spotted hyaena and wild dog all follow. Two hides, one with the water at eye-level, are perfect places to spend your siesta: elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance. 9 Tents: Well-appointed canvas and thatch; large en-suite bedroom and lounge; veranda with private plunge pool; sala; outdoor shower Experiences: Day and night game drives Guided walks (on request) Unique sunken hide Barge cruises along the Linyanti River (seasonal) Catch-and-release fishing (seasonal) ... more less