Guests per Safari Vehicle
Named for Scandinavian royalty, this stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped King’s Pool Lagoon and Linyanti River system. Activities include day and night game drives, guided nature walks, and nearby hides, ideal for photographing birds and wildlife. In the dry season, guests can spend their siesta watching game come down to drink at the unique underground hide, where the water is at eye level. Seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends that of an ordinary safari.
This 100% solar-powered camp, has seven well-appointed thatch and canvas twins and one suite, each boasting a spacious bedroom and lounge area leading to a veranda that soaks up the gorgeous views of the lagoon. The sumptuous main area comprises a pool, lounge, library, dining and convivial bar area stylishly set on expansive raised decks close to the water's edge. An open-air 'kgotla' for evening dining under the stars.
One of the camp's key purposes is to ensure the continued protection of a piece of land in the jigsaw of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area - which is pivotal for elephant and wild dog dispersal and the existence of declining species like roan and sable antelope.
The Linyanti area is fascinating for its geography. Movements in the Earth's crust mean that rivers can disappear and flow again independently of good rainy seasons. It is also renowned for the number of Elephants that pass through the area in the winter months and the world's second-largest Zebra migration.
This is the north-eastern area of the Okavango bordering on the Chobe National Park. The Linyanti ecosystem and the Chobe ecosystem are interconnected and provide a pathway for large numbers of wildlife between the Okavango and Chobe.
This is a 1250km reserve between the Khwai Area and the Mamili National Park where the Linyanti Swamp is. The Linyanti River flows out of the Linyanti Swamp. The Linyanti is an essential part of the Okavango experience, so you can see the contrast between the wetland areas of the inner Delta and the desert areas on the fringe.
The Linyanti region is dominated by the Savute Channel and the Linyanti River. The Savute Channel is a very interesting river as it may dry up for over 20 years at a time, before flowing once more. This is because the source of the river lies on a fault line in the Earth's crust. If there is movement in the Earth's crust, the flow of the water may be cut off.
The channel dried up in 1980 and the area became dry grassland and reverted to desert scrubland. Many lodges in the area put in boreholes as the river dried up. These waterholes were lifelines for the animals in the region, and vast numbers gathered in the dry season.
When the river started flowing again in 2008 the area became green and lush once again, and the river now provides water for the animals moving between the Chobe Game Reserve, the Savute Marsh and the oasis that is the Okavango. Two-thirds of the Savute channel is located in the Linyanti Concession.
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Kings Pool Camp, Botswana