Most of the area around Kings Pool Camp is characterised by open grassland, riverine forest, mixed terminalia and mopane savannahs. The area is most noted for its very large elephant populations, which can reach enormous densities in the winter months, but impalas, lechwes, kudus, zebras, giraffes, sitatungas, sables, roans, waterbuck, buffalo, bushbucks and smaller antelope are all found here. Major predators - such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas - are resident at the camp and are regularly sighted.
The reed and papyrus swamps are ideal for numerous diverse species of birds, ranging from the Fish Eagle to waterfowl, stilts, storks, plovers and herons. One of the camp's highlights is the sounds of the wildlife: very few camps in Africa are noisier! The pre-dawn chorus of birdsong starts off the morning, hippos grunt and snort all day, baboons bark and screech, elephants wander through camp and trumpet their arrival, while lions can often be heard roaring in the camp at night!