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Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan Camp is built on a typical low rolling sand dune ridge overlooking Tau Pan in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Tau Pan Camp is a very comfortable lodge with a commanding position looking out towards Tau Pan and the surrounding Kalahari landscape. It offers the quintessential Kalahari experience complete with black-maned lions at the water hole in front of camp on many days of the year!

The accommodation is very spacious and extremely comfortable and the hospitality and guiding side of things very good. But it is really the Kalahari experience that you would go here for. Unlike most safari regions in Africa, game viewing is best during (and just after) the green season (late November to April).


The nine individual rooms, accommodating up to 20 guests, are spread out along the ridge and built on low wooden platforms with thatch roofs and private shaded decks extending to the front, facing the waterhole and Tau Pan…


The Central Kalahari is an area of semi-desert, where trees, bushes and grass do exist within an otherwise hostile desert environment. This allows a variety of birds and animals to exist in the region, including the rare brown hyaena, lion…


Tau Pan has a great family unit to cater for families and accepts children of all ages for most of the year, changing to six years and over during the green season. To be honest, it probably isn’t a normal destination for families with children under…

Conservation & community

Guests at Tau Pan have the option to contribute to the Lady Khama Charitable Trust (LKCT) which supports several initiatives throughout Botswana with Kwando Safaris (Tau Pan’s parent company) pledging to match each guest’s contribution…

LocationCentral Kalahari
AccessCharter flight, Helicopter or Shared air transfer into Tau airstrip
OpenAll year except July
Camp StyleSafari Lodge
FocusBig game / Kalahari Experience
ChildrenTau Pan will allow children under the age of 6 years old except during 15th November – 31st March / However, the camp does not provide baby amenities or facilities such as cots
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Bushman nature walks / Sleep out deck
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms9 rooms (including 1 family room)
Family Accommodation1 two bedroomed family room
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Indoor and outdoor plumbed showers
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingCeiling fan
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomAir horn
Mobile ReceptionNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard