Based on the fact that going to Africa was a trip of a lifetime - I did LOTS of research to ensure that we were staying in the best possible camps. As soon as I read about Kings Pool and saw pictures from other travelers that stayed there - I knew we would love it. This is definitely a luxurious camp with the very best staff that is always there when you need anything. The food and service was excellent and the staff ensured that we had the best possible stay taking into consideration we were only there for 2 nights (which I regret not staying an additional 2 nights!). Starting with the rooms . . . they are beautiful! They have gorgeous views of the reserve, EXTREMELY spacious with showers indoors and outdoors. A great mini living room area where you can just relax after your game drive. I am a clean freak and can definitely say that the rooms were very clean and impecable. And did I mention you have your own plunge pool and outdoor lounge area? As you may know, game viewing is all about luck // being there at the right time, at the right place. I have to say that we were VERY lucky is seeing excellent game in this reserve including: Leopard, Kudu, Wild Dogs, Hyaena, Elephants, Giraffes, Male & Female Lions (that were feeding on Buffalo), Buffalo, Hippos...just to name a few! Our Guide (Ndebo) was EXCELLENT and really did a great job in tracking the animals. Since we only stayed there for 2 nights - he made every effort to ensure that we see as many animals as possible. In addition, the management staff (Noeline) was very nice and really made our stay pleasant. The day we do go back to Africa (which I hope will be soon) - we will DEFINITELY be going back to Kings Pool for another visit. It was worth every penny and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great Safari experience.
- 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