Luxury Lodges: Botswana
Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Named for Scandinavian royalty, this stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped King’s Pool Lagoon and Linyanti River system. Activities include day and night game drives, guided nature walks, and nearby hides, 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 water is at eye level. Seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends that of an ordinary safari.
This 100% solar-powered camp, has seven well-appointed thatch and canvas rooms and one suite, each boasting a spacious bedroom and lounge area leading to a veranda that soaks up the gorgeous views of the lagoon. The sumptuous main area comprises a pool, lounge, library, dining and convivial bar area stylishly set on expansive raised decks close to the water’s edge. An open-air ‘kgotla’ for evening dining under the stars.
Birding, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Photographic Hide
WHY WE LOVE IT:
One of the camp’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.
This detailed commitment to conservation will make your safari are a more meaningful escape. Not only will you have the trip of a lifetime, but you will be contributing to the livelihood of these landscapes.