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

Birdwatching Icon
Boat Safari icon
Boat Safari
Bush Walk icon
Bush Walk
Fishing icon
Game drive icon
Game Drive
Helicopter icon
Hide icon
massage icon
Mokoro icon
Night Drive
Night Drive
Outdoor Bath
Outdoor Shower
Bikini Icon
Private plunge pool

This is why we do what we do Our travellers' stories


Take a look around for a bit of inspiration.

Tell us what your dream safari looks like. 

Next, your Personal Travel Planner will schedule a call to plan the perfect adventure.

Confirm your trip and get packing.


Ready to go? Give us a shout and let’s start planning your next adventure. We’re almost as excited as you are.