Wilderness Safaris rebuilds King’s Pool Camp in Botswana

Nine tented suites are set to open in the heart of Botswana's Linyanti Wildlife Concession as part of a large-scale update of Wilderness Safaris’ King's Pool Camp.

The luxury safari lodge is currently being rebuilt in a bid to attract more guests and promote ecotourism in the region.

As well as the additional residences, the camp will now sport a thatch-roof structure throughout to blend in with its surrounds. The main area, deck and bar have also been redesigned to offer uninterrupted views of the savannah with closer proximity to the water, while part of the roof has been extended down to ensure higher levels of privacy.

“By rebuilding King’s Pool, we are showcasing our commitment to driving sustainable ecotourism in the Linyanti – a truly remarkable wildlife destination,” said Wilderness Safaris Botswana managing director Kim Nixon.

The new camp – named after the oxbow-shaped King’s Pool Lagoon it overlooks - will be 100% solar-powered and will reuse as much existing material from the previous camp to create screens and decorative wall detail.

Activities at King's Pool include day and night game drives, walks and barging.

In the dry season, guests can watch game come down to drink at the underground hide, where the view is at eye level.

“Luxury, in Wilderness Safaris terms, is defined as being immersed in the natural environment of the camp. Our new King’s Pool will be just that and more, celebrating the Linyanti’s incredible wilderness setting,” Kim added.

The new and improved King’s Pool Camp is due to open in June.