This trip was booked through African Travel with Wilderness Safaris, and what a trip it was!!! The King's Pool staff was fabulous and the accommodations were beautiful, very spacious, most comfortable, and the food was delicious. Be prepared to gain a few pounds during this visit. Each day there was breakfast, morning coffee with snacks during safari, brunch, afternoon tea, starters before dinner, and dinner...and with five chefs, every bite was delicious. Don't overload your luggage; King's Pool provides laundry service and clothes are returned same day. This was a fantastic service. I only wore half of what I took. Game viewing was ***OUTSTANDING***, and OD, the guide, was not only a professional, but was friendly, accommodating, patient, and passionate about his job. It was so very evident that he loves his job and truly wants to share his knowledge and experiences with the guests. He had a terrific sense of humor and seemed "one with nature," and continues to be able to say, "WOW," despite doing this job daily. OD knew the history of the pride of lions and the leopard; he knew the biological intricacies of all the species and readily answered every question he was asked, even spelling terms that the guests were unfamiliar with. He was fantastic and he went out of his way to track and find animals that the guests particularly wanted to see. Elephants (easy to spot), leopards (not so easy, but accomplished...TWICE), baboons, a pride of lions, a bachelor group of lions closing in of the pride, vervet monkeys, mongoose, red lechwe, giraffes,buffalo, bushback, impala, duiker, galago (bushbaby), scrub hare, hippos, kudu, oribi, sitatunga, springbok, warthogs, waterbuck, African wildcat, zebras, and wild dogs....OD found them all in addition to a huge number of birds. He knew them all!!! He was so good at his job, that it appeared he was able to radio ahead and call out the animals he wanted us to see. The experience was overwhelming! Thank you, OD, for the attention to everything! I don't think I've ever been cared for as much on any vacation I've ever taken. Also, a special thanks to Julie, Ben, Rikki, Onnie, and Lebo, for the hospitality and for making me feel part of your special family at King's Pool. Wonderful!!! W-O-W!!!
- 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