Tau Pan Camp

Kalahari Desert Botswana

  • Sundowners at the ready with Tau Pan, Kalahari Desert, Botswana © Tau Pan, Kwando

    Sundowners at the ready with Tau Pan, Kalahari Desert, Botswana

  • Luxury suites with outdoor showers
  • 4x4 day and night game drives
  • See the Kalahari black-maned lions
  • Plunge pool and sundeck
  • Nature walks with Bushmen guides
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If you want to get out into the Kalahari Desert, but stay in luxury accommodation, Tau Pan camp 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 complement 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 lions, leopards, cheetah, jackals and plentiful birdlife.

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 and a gift 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 with San Bushman trackers.

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 wildebeest return to graze in their thousands and the predators follow. During the dry season of May to September, the area retains many resident species which congregate close to surface water and pans.

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Client Rating for Botswana 5/5 from 120 reviews

We really enjoyed Tau Pan. We landed at their airstrip and within 30 minutes were out watching two of the local pride digesting their evening meal. New for us was desert wildlife - springbok, Oryx, bat-eared fox, Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird were excellent. Great star visibility at night; and enjoyed sleeping to the sound of the two lions.

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Tau Pan Camp

Sundowners at the ready with Tau Pan, Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Tau Pan Camp is a luxury lodge in the remote desert scenery of Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

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