Kings Pool — the name says it all. This harmonious Botswana safari haven, set within the Linyanti concession, ticks all the right boxes when it comes to absolute luxury. It’s the stomping ground for well-heeled Botswana safari-goers, as well as for those looking for a once-off splurge, be it a honeymoon, birthday or anniversary. Regardless if you are celebrating a special occasion, you will be treated like true royalty right from the start.
Along with the attentive staff, all the spaces of this luxury Botswana safari lodge are designed to encourage the royal treatment, from the indoor dining room, private bar and lounge, to the open-air dining area fit for alfresco meals. The views over the hippo-filled lagoon are breathtaking but wait until you see the rooms, complete with private plunge pools and salas (outdoor shaded gazebos with lots of puffy cushions).
At Kings Pool, you will quickly succumb to the lure of game sightings with safari activities like guided game drives, boating excursions and interpretive nature walks high on the agenda. You will find it is a delicate balance, especially with in-room massages on offer for those in-between moments.
Make a stop by the sunken hide at some stage, and be sure to step aboard the Queen Sylvia barge which embarks daily just before sunset. It is game on for avid wildlife photographers when the natural light perfectly amplifies the shimmering beauty of of the Linyanti River.