Loved this camp. Friendly staff, great guide - Alex. Fab food and great location. We had a choice of two rooms, numbers 6 and 7. Asked which one would be better, it was suggested that 7 may be better as number 6 was the animal crossing point. We chose number 7 and were not disappointed. We didn't look in room 6 but I assume all rooms are the same high standard. Our daughters bed had not been set up as they were not sure which room we would take, but when it was it was so cosy, complete with mosi net. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Our first night sleep was a little disturbed and noisy and once we had established the next morning what it was that caused the lack of sleep we were fine. It turns out that a family of warthogs live under the tent and can get argumentative with each other during the night as they are fighting to find a warm spot. Early hours of the morning on another occasion I was woken by what I correctly guessed was the boardwalk being broken. Sure enough, the next morning the guys were out fixing it. Apparently the elephants had passed through and caused some damage. Food at Kings Pool is tasty, well presented and a fair choice, you will not go hungry. Game drives are fun and seeing wild dogs was a treat. I can recommend the late afternoon/early evening boat trip with a little bit of fishing thrown in for good measure. I personally just enjoyed my sundowner, I'm not into fishing but I was happy to watch the others no worries. Would I go back to Kings Pool? Answer is yes, I would go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named for Scandinavian royalty, Kings Pool looks out over a sparkling oxbow-shaped lagoon framed with reeds and punctuated by the occasional elephant moving through the water. Expansive decks in the main area echo the natural spaces, and an open-air 'kgotla' (boma) is the perfect setting for fine dining under the stars. Two hides - one with the water (and wildlife!) literally at eye-level - are perfect places to spend your siesta: elephant feet and trunks are almost within touching distance. End the day with sundowners on the elegant, colonial-style Queen Sylvia barge as she cruises down the Linyanti River. • 9 tents • 100% solar • game drives • guided walks • sunken hide • barge cruises • catch-and-release fishing ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kings Pool Camp Hotel Linyanti Reserve
- Wilderness Safaris Kings Pool Camp Botswana/Linyanti Reserve