Kings Pool in The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve - camp info

LOCATION
- North Botswana
- Situated between Okavango & Chobe - within private Linyanti Concession
- Borders Chobe National Park to the east
- Overlooking Linyanti River and Kings Pool lagoon

PRICING / CHILD POLICY
Green Season: December to March
Shoulder Season: April to June and November
High Season: July to October
Children over 8 years are welcome

ACCOMMODATION
Number of tents:
9 tents in total consisting of:
- 8 x twin bedded tents
- 1 kingsize-bedded honeymoon tented suite under thatch with a ball & claw bath
- 1 twin guide room en-suite which is similar standard but not exactly same as guest units

Tent details:
- Luxury tented rooms with thatched roof bathrooms
- Views from tents of lagoon year round
- Plunge pool in each unit
- Sala at each unit
- Lounge area in each unit
- Stacking doors with shade net in the frame which can fold open onto the deck if you want it all open
- Fans in all guest tents
- Brick and thatch bathroom tiled walls and floor
- Each unit has a dressing area (rectangular shape subdivided by luggage rack/cupboard), bedroom, bathroom (separate toilet, double vanity and basin, shower, sliding door off the front to the deck with an outside shower)
- Rooms built on raised teak deck
- Soaps, shampoos and insect repellent are supplied in each tent
- Outdoor shower

CAMP DESCRIPTION
- Large dining room, pub and lounge under thatch, deck on stilted platforms
- Swimming pool
- Curio shop
- Slide projector available
- Open air boma for dinner around camp fire
- Camp hide with underground hides near the camp
- Can do cocktail Reception between DumaTau and King Pool (on request only for large groups taking over both camps).

GAME VIEWING
Elephant are found all year round but peak roughly from May till late Oct. Lion are seen regularly and it is a good area for Leopard and Wild Dogs. Plains game is good year round but peaks in the dry months. Excellent birding especially Carmine Bee-eaters in summer. Great hippo and game viewing on the lagoon in from of camp.

ACTIVITIES
Type - 80% Game drives, 20% Water activities
- Game drives via 4 x 10 seater open 4 x 4 Land Rovers each accommodating a maximum of seven guests, allowing all guests an outside seat.
- Walking Safaris
- Hides for game viewing
- Water game viewing via double-decker pontoon boat (12 persons max.) except possibly only in November-February if the waters are low
- 1x 6 seater game viewing boat year round

SUGGESTED DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Below is only a suggestion as to what may happen in camp - as daily wildlife sightings tend to throw the schedule right out of schedule.

Summer/winter

05h00/06h00 - Wake up call. Light continental breakfast consisting of cereals, tea/coffee/juices and pastries to be served in the dining area.

05h30/06h30 - Depart on morning activity, returning to camp at approximately 10h00.

10h00/11h00 - Brunch will be served, this will consist of a selection of breakfast and lunch dishes.
From now until afternoon tea, guests will be at leisure. The hides are available for midday activity.

16h00/15h00 - Afternoon tea will be serviced - this will consist of a selection of sweet and savoury snacks.

16h30/15h30 - Depart on afternoon game viewing activity - drinks and snacks will be served for sundowners during the course of the activity.

19h30/19h00 - Return to camp (but could be later if good game sightings).

20h00/19h30 - Pre-dinner drinks and snacks will be served at the pub.

20h30/20h00 - Three course dinner - generally speaking the starter and desert is served, whilst the main course is buffet style.

21h30/21h00 - Coffee and liqueurs will be served at the camp fire.

ELECTRICITY & WATER
- Camp has 220v generator powered electricity run in kitchen and main areas when guests are not in camp. When guests return from daily activities, generators generally switched off (for peace in camp).
- 12v battery power (charged by the generator) is used for lighting and fans in each guest tent 24hrs/day.
- Video battery can be charged when guests on game drives. Hence bring spare battery and charging unit.
- Solar heated water.

DRINKS POLICY
All drinks are included in the nightly tariff, with the exception of premium wines & champagne, and premium liqueurs & spirits.

LAUNDRY POLICY
Laundry is done on a daily basis and inclusive in the nightly tariff with the exception of "smalls" i.e. underwear, which are not washed due to local customs.

EXTRAS PAYMENT
Curios, imported drinks and tips/gratuities can be billed to the tent number and settled on check out. Payment can be effected by cash (US$), travellers' cheques or the following credit cards: Visa or MasterCard.

FLYING TIMES
To/from Maun 45 minutes
To/from Kasane 45 minutes
Kasane to Victoria Falls 20 minutes

AIRSTRIP DETAILS
King's Pools airstrip located 5 minutes' drive from camp, also services Linyanti Tented Camp
Licensed for aircraft up to 5700kg MAUW (maximum all up weight), 55 minutes from DumaTau,
Airstrip co-ordinates: S18.26.52, E023.41.28

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