This camp is listed as a premier camp, which is as close to a 5 star hotel you will get in the bush. You pay a premium fee, but you are waited on from the moment you arrive.
Wonderful and Breathtaking is how I would rate this camp. If they have availability during your travel dates I HIGHLY recommend this camp, even if you stay only a night or two then move on to somewhere else. It is completely worth the price.
My husband and I recently stayed for two nights and it was amazing. All the staff was overly helpful and always smiling, they go above and beyond for you during your stay.
We stayed in room 1 which is furthest from main camp, if you want more seclusion, less noise and better animal sightings ask for room 1 or 9. Other reviews suggested it and they were not wrong. The camp is setup with the main building in the center with rooms 1-4 to the left and 5-9 to the right. All rooms are secluded and beautiful so don't worry if the ends are booked you will still have amazing experience.
The rooms have all the amenities of a western hotel including a hair dryer. There are plenty of towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap, so no need to bring your own unless you have a special brand. They supply a blow horn for emergencies and two types of bug spray; one for you and one for your room.
If you get thirsty while in your room there is a full mini bar with snacks and drinks, all included in the camp price. They tell you to keep your pills and snacks in there because baboons could break into the room and you will lose them.
Each room has a private large out door deck with lounge chairs and plunge pool. This is a great vantage point to see animals and the stars in the sky.
The normal day includes wake up at 6, continental breakfast at 630, morning safari at 7. You return to camp around 1100 for mid day meal and siesta until about 1530 then high tea and afternoon safari until sunset. After returning to camp around sunset you have drinks a few tidbits of snacks and sit down to dinner around 1930.
There are several options to pick from during the safari time, if you are tired of sitting in a truck; including a bush walk, boat ride and just lazing out at camp.
The safari drives were in a shared vehicle, which was fun meeting people but not overly conducive to photography. You can request a private vehicle for an extra expense. Our safari driver was Moses and he is very knowledgeable and fun.
During our trip we spotted the following animals: elephant, giraffe, warthog, a leopard with its kill, female lions, male lions at night, hippos, crocodiles, impala, kudu, reedbuck, and tons of birds. Also if you are a star enthusiast or just like to look in the sky, you will not be disappointed.
- 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