A mongoose was spotted hunting a squirrel in the Linyanti Concession. These two little creatures were seen fighting it out one afternoon. The squirrel spotted a 2 metre high fever berry tree and decided to make a dash for it – with his pursuer hot on his tail. When the squirrel got to the top of the tree, he realised that the only way out was to jump. He leaped towards the ground but didn’t quite make it as the mongoose caught him just as he was about to hit the ground. This was a fascinating interaction between two of the Linyanti’s smaller animals.
Kings Pool Camp is a luxury Botswana safari camp that overlooks the Linyanti River and the Kings Pool Lagoon. This camp is one of Botswana’s most luxurious yet it manages to maintain a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The camp has nine spacious and opulently decorated safari tents that are more like chalets in size and design. All the rooms overlook the lagoon where large herds of elephant pass through during the dry season. All the rooms have private plunge pools and the camp even has an underground hide where guests have an undisturbed view of the hippo filled lagoon.
The Linyanti River forms a natural boundary between Botswana and Namibia. On the Botswana side the river subsides into lagoons with riverine forests of ebony and marula trees. The Reserve is highly populated with a large diversity of animals, especially during the dry months when they congregate at the lagoons and rivers. The main predators found here include lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog and hyena. The birdlife is also prolific with 350 recorded species.
A Botswana safari to Kings Pool Camp combines well with a Zambia walking safari or beach holiday in Mauritius or Mozambique.