King's Pool


Off-grid in style

In Botswana’s 127,000 hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a vital wildlife corridor bordering Chobe National Park and Namibia, King’s Pool can be found on the edge of an oxbow lagoon.

Totally solar-powered, the camp has eight elegant thatch and canvas suites, each boasting a spacious bedroom and lounge leading to a verandah opening out onto views of the picturesque lagoon and beyond.

Common areas, also embracing the theme of natural materials, copper and teal, are set on expansive raised decks close to the water’s edge, perfect for watching all the wildlife dramas unfold.


At a glance

  • Eight tented suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Two wildlife hides

  • Solar powered

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    Game drives

    Game drives reveal the rich wildlife of the area. Linyanti is well known for its elephant concentrations as herds congregate along the waterways and lagoons during the dry winter months, as well good sightings of red lechwes, Burchell's zebra, giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs and African wild dogs.

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    Night drives

    Night drives with spotlights allow you to find those mysterious nocturnal animals. These often include owls, aardwolf, serval, large spotted genet and, if you are extremely lucky, leopards on the prowl.

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    End the day with sundowners, relaxing on the elegant, colonial-style Queen Silvia barge floating down the Linyanti River.


One of the King's Pool'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 camp works closely with local authorities to ensure the conservation of wildlife in the area. It supports dedicated conservation and research focused on species on the IUCN Red List such as the African wild dog, elephant, lion and roan antelope.


In keeping with Wilderness’ objective of reducing energy consumption and fuel use at all its camps, this camp is 100% solar powered, with electricity and hot water provided via solar panels and inverters. Waste water (sewage and grey water) is treated in an above ground sewage plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural environment. In order to reduce our use of bottled water, reverse osmosis filtration is done on site to provide guests with high-quality drinking water. Like all Wilderness camps, this is managed and monitored against very strict in-house environmental standards, so only approved eco-friendly detergents and chemicals are used.

Wilderness Safaris endeavours to use food that is locally grown in a sustainable manner, minimising our foodprint substantially. Locally farmed and produced products are sourced wherever possible. King's Pool use mostly local items on camp menus, with all our products coming from southern Africa. In order to meet this goal and aid in the conservation of elephants, Wilderness Safaris has partnered with the Ecoexist Trust – a small not-for-profit NGO that supports the lives and livelihoods of local farmers who share space with elephants. Ecoexist takes a holistic approach to find practical, affordable, and lasting ways for people and elephants to coexist, ultimately, providing a model for conservation.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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