Escape to the wild in Botswana
Wilderness Safaris King’s Pool Camp has reopened in the heart of Botswana’s Linyanti Wildlife Concession, showcasing the company’s commitment to driving sustainable ecotourism in this remarkable wildlife destination. Featuring nine luxurious thatched-roof rooms, the camp’s refreshed look and feel celebrates the romance of a bygone era, with classic Botswana flair.Named for Scandinavian royalty and steeped in nostalgia, King’s Pool overlooks a sparkling oxbow lagoon, its eight rooms and one luxurious suite blending effortlessly with the camp’s pristine wilderness surrounds. Wrap-around screens open up to provide wide-angle views, allowing for an immersive nature experience. Throughout the camp, the ancient Batswana craft of weaving is expressed in a number of architectural details – the imprint design applied to the camp’s screen walls, woven rope detail on vertical supports, as well as on the balustrades. “Winter or the green season from December to March is excellent for game concentration, it’s the time of abundance: births, babies and breeding, and obviously also more predators. It’s amazing for game viewing. Exceptional for photography due to the light and colours,” confirms Maria Amaral, owner of the Dubai-based Aurora Agency, which locally represents Wilderness Safaris. “Flights are generally via Johannesburg but there are some direct flights to Victoria Falls as well. Depending on the destination it is easy to connect with the GCC,” she says. Other activities at King’s Pool include day and night game drives, walks and barging, all ideal for photographing birds and wildlife. In the dry season, guests can spend their siesta watching game come down to drink at the unique underground hide, where the view is at eye level. Seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends an ordinary safari.