Kings Pool Camp

Western, Botswana

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Kings Pool Camp


Kings Pool Camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a vast private concession in the northern Botswana and on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. The Camp overlooks the Linyanti River and the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon. Each of its well-appointed canvas tents have a large bedroom area, lounge, private plunge pool and 'sala'. The spacious en-suite bathrooms are tiled with double showers as well as an outdoor shower.

The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve has abundant wildlife in a wide variety of species, but is most noted for its large elephant population which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game around the Kings Pool Camp includes impala, lechwe, kudu, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and bushbuck, and their predators; lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena. Rare species such as sable and roan antelope are also seen during the dry season.

Activities in Kings Pool Camp include day and night game drives, walks (on request), and boat cruises along the Linyanti River on Kings Pool’s colonial-style barge, the Queen Sylvia. Two hides allow guests to watch game as they come down to drink. One is at the edge of the camp, while the other underground, with the water at eye-level – Seeing massive elephant feet almost within touching distance while safely inside is an extraordinary experience.

We Love
  • The Kings Pool Camp supports studies on elephant population
  • It does not allow hunting, thus forfeiting US$1.2 million per annum in revenue
  • The Camp has two hides; one with the water at eye-level
  • The private deck has a good view of elephants that come to drink
Need to Know
  • Kings Pool Camp is a Premier Safari Lodge with 9 luxurious tents
  • Activities undertaken are birding, nature walks and wildlife watching
  • Located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, west of Chobe National Park
  • Best for Honeymoon, Adventure, Wildlife, Eco/ethical tourism


Stay Kings Pool Camp is a Premier Safari Lodge with 9 luxurious tents. There is one family tent consisting of 2 bedrooms each with its own bathroom and entrance; inter-leading walkway between the two bedrooms. Luxury tented rooms have ceiling and stand up fans, mini bar, en suite bathroom and an outside shower. Each unit has a plunge pool, Sala and lounge built on raised saligna deck with views of lagoon. 

The Camp The Kings Pool Camp has a large dining room, bar, lounge deck and a swimming pool. An open air boma is used for dinner around campfire. For wildlife enthusiasts, there is a sunken hide at a waterhole near the camp. Massage treatments (at an additional cost) can be conducted in the privacy of the guest’s tent. Electricity is provided by solar energy with a back-up generator, if required.

ChildCare Children of 6 years and older are welcome to stay at the Kings Pool Camp. For families travelling with children between 6 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for. The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.

Safari The main activity at the Kings Pool Camp is the game drives via 4 x 10-seater open 4 x 4 Land Rovers each accommodating maximum six guests, allowing all guests an outside seat. All vehicles are equipped with books on trees, birds and mammals along with a pair of binoculars and Peaceful Sleep insect repellent. Walking safaris are organised on request. Night drives are also undertaken.

Experience Fishing around Kings Pool Camp is on a catch and release basis (prohibited in January and February for fish breeding purposes). The camp has a small stock of basic rods and reels but if interested bring your own fly fishing equipment. Species typically caught here are bream and barbel. Birding is outstanding at Kings Pool Camp: with the Linyanti Concession an internationally recognised Important Bird Area (IBA). 

Kings Pool Camp Western, Botswana
Location The Kings Pool Camp in Botswana is located within the Linyanti Concession, bordered to the east by Chobe National Park and overlooking the Linyanti River and Kings Pool Lagoon. 

Getting There Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 50 min flight on a light aircraft. From Maun, Kings Pool is a 30-minute flight in a light aircraft where is a flight from Kasane takes about 45 mins.  Please note, light aircraft transfers have 15kg luggage restrictions in soft, squashable bags.

When to go Botswana’s winter months from May to October are dry and cool with chilly nights. This is also its high season. Botswana has hot, wet summers from October to April. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between December and February, sometimes continuing into March, with rain generally in the form of afternoon thundershowers. Best time to travel is all year round. There is great fishing from March to December, with catches of tiger fish, bream, catfish and tilapia.