At King's Pool Camp you can drift down the Linyanti River on the Queen Silvia barge, watching hippos bob and elephants cross or helicopter high above the Savuti Channel, as thousand-strong buffalo herds quench their thirst.
King’s Pool Camp is one of 3 high end luxury lodges in this greater Linyanti region and is exceptionally good. The camp is a favourite of ours for clientele that appreciate the finer details of a luxury safari camp can offer above and beyond a traditional safari experience. As with any super luxury camp, they run the risk of prioritizing the camp and dining/hosting experience over the the wilderness and safari experience, but happily King’s Pool does not fall into this category. They have struck a fine balance between the two worlds of “safari camping: and high end luxury and service.
The main guest area, like each of the guest suites are beautiful places to hang out, with a contemporary design with smatterings of light pastel colours. The 9 guest suites are large affairs with private plunge pools all superbly designed and decorated. Perhaps the most natural high end luxury camp rooms we have come across in terms of bringing the outside – inside. All the rooms look out onto an Ox bow lake of the linyanti River and offer wonderful views over the floodplain.
This region of Linyanti is a prime location for predators, with Lion Leopard and Wild Dog being particularly prevalent. It is also home to a “permanent den site for Wild dog. Along with a full range of safari activities both on land and water there are a couple of permanent hides in which to sit and watch the huge herds of Elephant and Buffalo drink meander past.
King’s pool has flirted with the Tailormade Africa collection of camps award but has never quite made it primarily because in the past the directors felt that there was little to non of the authentic safari camp atmosphere that makes safari so unique.But all that has changed and we are very pleased to place King’s pool into this Gold Standard award.
Stay in sustainable luxury where Scandinavian royalty once holidayed – and wait for a multitude of animals to come to you, especially elephant – the Linyanti is home to the world’s largest free-ranging herds.
There are eight luxury canvas safari-styled tents consisting of:
7 x twin-bedded luxury canvas tents each with two three quarter size beds
1 x suite consisting of two separate rooms
1 x suite consisting of two separate rooms (sleeping four in total) each with own en-suite facilities, sharing a private plunge pool and outdoor sunken lounge. Bookable by families or ideal for parties of four adults travelling together or a couple preferring more spare and luxury - while one bedroom is slightly smaller and without and outdoor shower, it is a standard guest tent and not only for children.
Power in Room
Private Plunge Pool
In Room Safe
Full Day Game Drive
Night Drive Safari
Sundowner Boat Cruise
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