King’s Pool

King’s Pool I named for the Scandinavian royalty who fell in love here once upon a time, eight elegant thatched suites fan out around a pretty oxbow lake – the only thing separating you from neighbouring Namibia’s Caprivi strip. With its vast swathes of cathedral mopane woodland, termite mound-dotted pans and lush green floodplains, King’s Pool’s gloriously remote location is a haven for romantics (to say nothing of elephants, leopards and wild dogs) and for seasoned safari goers hooked on tracking down some of the most unusual sightings around. If you prefer the wildlife to come to you, the sunken hide draws dusty herds to the water’s edge at eye level. It’s magic.

The King’s Pool Experience

King’s Pool is one of only a few permanent lodges within the expansive Linyanti Reserve, right on the border between Namibia and Botswana. The Linyanti offers good year-round game viewing with a focus on game drives. Leopard sightings are common as are large herds of elephant and buffalo. There are two hides, one on the river and a sunken hide a short drive away. For the active, there’s a mini gym in your closest, complete with yoga mats.

Stuff we love

Fit for royalty

  • Romantic brunches spent in the secret bird hide as elephants dust bathe just metres away.
  • Taking to the water on the esteemed Queen Silvia barge for a sundowner cruise (seasonal).
  • Watching the wild dogs chase their impala dinner into the water only to lose it to the resident crocodile in one chomp, in front view of the camp.

King's Pool in pictures

Lodge activities

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Birdwatching
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Boat Safari
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Bush Walk
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Fishing
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Game Drive
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Helicopter
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Hide
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Massage
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Mokoro
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Night Drive
Outdoor Bath
Outdoor Shower
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Private plunge pool

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