Rating: Deluxe Price from: £295 - £345 pp full board
If you want to get out into the Kalahari Desert, but stay in luxury accommodation, Tau Pan is one of the places to come. Its remote location means no other people are around and you really have the area to yourself. You feel like an adventurer here!
Tau Pan Camp, run by Kwando Safaris, has been designed to blend in with and compliment the surrounding environment of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The largest game reserve in the world, this area is home to a rich variety of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, jackals, a variety of antelopes and wild dogs, and plentiful bird life.
The camp is situated on a sand ridge overlooking a permanent water hole. It has 8 tents and is set under thatch. The central area houses the dining room, lounge and game viewing and star gazing deck. There is a small swimming pool, a library and curio shop. Activities offered include game drives day and night in open 4x4 vehicles with a tracker and guide, a maximum of 6 clients per vehicle and guided walks.
The land is mostly flat with undulating grass and bush covered sand dunes. During late November to March the rains generally fall and it's during these summer rains that the Kalahari transforms as the plains and pans burst with flowers and sweet grass. Migratory species including zebra and wildebeest return to graze in their thousands. Many antelope species join them and the predators follow. During the dry season of May to September the area retains many resident species which congregate close to any surface water and pans.
Open: Year round
Location: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, overlooking a permanent waterhole. Rooms: 9 en-suite rooms including a family suite.
Activities: Game drives, day excursions to the Pans, star gazing, and nature walks with the Bushmen
Facilities: The central area houses the dining room, lounge and game viewing and star gazing deck. Other facilities include a swimming pool, library and curio shop. Laundry is also included here.
Dining: Meals are served communally in the dining room, sitting at one long table. All meals and drinks are included.
Children: Children aged 6-12yrs are welcome but the family are required to book a private vehicle. Children under 6 are accepted but only if reserving the entire camp for exclusive use. Specialist guides for children are available.
Communication: No wifi or mobile signal
An exciting green season opportunity to visit some of the best wildlife camps in southern Africa at a very special price.
"Like Sango this small camp was superb. Guide and bushmen trackers were great. The environment is awesome. Game viewing wonderful, All staff friendly and welcoming. First rate!"