2 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Tau Pan
Experience Botswana – Beyond wildlife
|Why we love it:||Elevated View/ Bushman Experience/ Remote Location/ Unique Desert species|
|Optional Extras:||Sleep out Deck|
|Best Combined With:||Machaba
2 Night Okavango Explorer (Luxury) – Kanana Camp
|Seasons||Date||Price (pp sharing)||Single supplement|
|Low Season||15 Nov – Mar 24||USD||USD|
|Mid Season||1 Apr – 30 Jun, 1- 14 Nov 24||USD||USD|
|High Season||Jul – Oct 24||USD||USD|
Includes: meals, local drinks, all game viewing activities, return flights & laundry
Excludes: premium drinks
Activities: game drives, Bushman experience and full day visit deeper into the Central Kalahari on request.
Wifi: Tau Pan runs on a proudly no Wifi policy
Tau Pan is situated inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), famous for its breath-taking night skies, amazing scenery and cloud formations. Tau Pan Camp is situated on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan and commands stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon. Situated on an established sand ridge overlooking Tau Pan, there are 8 custom-built desert rooms under thatch (including 1 family room). All rooms are en-suite and are adapted to the surrounding Desert environment. The main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck.
The camp also offers a swimming pool and curio shop. Tau Pan Camp runs on solar power. After the summer rains, CKGR completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge rumbling clouds and the plains many pans burst with sweet grasses. This is one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana at this time of year and not many people seem to be aware of this so the visitors are few. CKGR is home to animals such as springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest in their thousands – this is quite a sight to behold and a photographer’s dream.
Predators abound with plentiful lions – especially the famous Kalahari black-maned lion, cheetah, leopard and jackals are also seen. Activities include game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, stargazing and guided walks with a San bushman who will explain and entertain you by answering all your questions from birth to marriage to bush survival. Tau Pan is a National Park, a very ecologically sensitive area and for this reason no night drives or off-road driving is permitted. Subject to a minimum of 3 nights’ stay (weather permitting), a raised sleep out deck provides guests with the pleasure of spending an unforgettable night beneath the Kalahari’s glittering skies. Advance booking is required.
DepartureMaun International Airport
Departure TimeDependent on flight times
Return TimeDependent on flight times
Included2 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Tau PanLaundryActivitiesLocal drinksMealsReturn TransferWaterDeparture TaxesEntry Fees
Not IncludedReturn FlightsAccommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)Boat CruisePark feesAir-conditioned vehicle2 Waters ppLunch PackCurio purchasesHotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)Traditional snack and drinkScheduled Group TourPersonal GuideBreakfast
Maun International Airport - Tau Pan Camp
Tau Pan Camp
Tau Pan Camp - Maun International Airport
If the middle of nowhere had a name, it would be the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Out here, you’ll learn the true meaning of remote, wild, vast and open nothingness. This is one of the biggest wildlife reserves on the planet, anchored atop the largest sand basin in the world: the Kalahari Desert. Here, the skies are huge and tall yellow grasses stretch on forever. Standing under the stars at night, you could easily believe yourself to be alone with the universe, until the distant call of a Kalahari lion tells you otherwise. Come here during the later green season months (January – April) and the open plains turn a brilliant green against blinding blue skies. Huge herds of white-faced springboks and long-horned gemsbok spill into the open landscape, giving birth to their young while hungry cheetahs and lions follow close by. During the winter (May – October) the landscape fades yellow and brown as antelope herds thin out in search of food. Sunsets here sink slowly through the sky, growing pink and red the closer they drop to earth. Here, you can watch the sun hit the ground from almost anywhere, with only an acacia tree or two lying between you and the horizon. The grasslands of the Kalahari are an open stage, changing from hour to hour and, even more dramatically, from one month to the next. A plain lying empty during the morning might be watched over by birds of prey by the afternoon. As the light sets on the day, you might find bat-eared foxes and scavenging jackals trotting across your field of vision instead. Or, if you’re really lucky, you just might catch one of the Kalahari’s big cats strolling past as antelopes freeze into statues waiting for whatever comes next.
|Tau Pan Camp Overview||Tau Pan Camp Website|
|Area /National Park / Community Area / Private Concession||Central Kalahari Game Reserve|
|Accommodation||9 rooms / 1 Family|
|Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi||Charging facilities but NO Wi-Fi|
|Laundry Service Available||Complimentary|
|Air-Cons or Fans||Fans|
|Activities||Game Drives, Bushman experience, Star Gazing & Sleep-Out|