2 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Tau Pan

2 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Tau Pan

per person

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: 2 Night Big Game Safari (Luxury) – Machaba
2 Night Okavango Explorer (Luxury) – Kanana Camp
2 Night Maun (Luxury) – Thamo Telele


Seasons Date Price (pp sharing) Single supplement
Secret Season 1 Apr – 30 Jun, 1- 14 Nov 24 USD 2275.00 USD 0
Flood Season Jul – Oct 24 USD 2275.00 USD 0
Green Season 15 Nov – 31 Mar 25 USD 2275.00 USD 0
Festive Season 20 Dec – 4 Jan 25 USD 2693.00 USD 0
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

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.


Virtual Itinerary

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Maun International Airport
  • Departure Time
    Dependent on flight times
  • Return Time
    Dependent on flight times
  • Included
    2 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Tau Pan
    Local drinks
    Return Transfer
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
  • Not Included
    3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour
    Return Flights
    Accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
    Boat Cruise
    Park fees
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    2 Waters pp
    Lunch Pack
    Curio purchases
    Hotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    Traditional snack and drink
    Scheduled Group Tour
    Personal Guide
Maun International Airport - Tau Pan Camp
This is a shared light aircraft flight from Maun, however, the flight could have between 3 or 4 stops en-route. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be welcomed by the camp representative.
Tau Pan Camp
While in camp, the camp manager can assist with activities that are available.
Tau Pan Camp - Maun International Airport
The camp manager will confirm flight times the evening before travel, this is a shared light aircraft flight to Maun. The flight could have between 3 or 4 stops en-route. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a Your Botswana Experience representative.


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.


Value For Money


Tau Pan Camp Overview Tau Pan Camp Website
Area /National Park / Community Area / Private Concession Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Accommodation 9 rooms / 1 Family
Age Restrictions 6yrs
Self-Drive Access Yes
Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi Charging facilities but NO Wi-Fi
Pool Yes
Laundry Service Available Complimentary
Mosquito Nets No
Air-Cons or Fans Fans
Activities Game Drives, Bushman experience, Star Gazing & Sleep-Out