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Tau Pan is the first semi-permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and offers truly incredible views from the elevated ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experience in a land as flat as Botswana, and overlooks the famous Tau Pan - recognised for its stark beauty and remoteness. Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, and nature walks with Bushman trackers. ‘Tau’ which means lion in Setswana, is so named for the pride of iconic black-maned Kalahari lions who frequent the camp. Species that can be found in the Kalahari include oryx, the desert-adapted springbok, jackals, the rare brown hyena, red-crested Korhaan and herds of wildebeest. The camp also has a sleep-out deck, which is on the eastern side of the camp. In an area as remote and isolated in the Kalahari desert, the light pollution is minimal to none, and consequently the star-gazing is simply magnificent.
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Maun Airport103 mi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tau Pan is situated on a ridge overlooking a waterhole in the Kalahari. I've never been on a safari to this type of environment before, so I was really looking forward to the differences between this and the river areas. The accommodation is in earth...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After staying in a luxury style resort in the Delta, this was bit of a change as it is much more raw. The service is good, but not exceptional. The rooms nice, but a step down. The food decent, but more limited. But having said...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This was our second time in this camp. We saw a lots of Girafffe, Oryx,and Springbock. We had a great mornging with a young female leopard. She was playing a Long time with a group of Oryx. She was also very courious and interesting in...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank SandraL3493
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We had the greatest time at Tau Pan Camp. Our guide, Alex, was very good and listened to our desires and comments. I really can't say enough good things about our amazing tracker, Scupa, who really made this part of our Botswana experience special. He...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Judy G
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The friendliest of staff imaginable. Great home cooked meals.. not much salt or sugar. Taste the difference! All natural, This place has the real Safari feel & experience. We were lucky enough to see an amazing amount of wildlife in our first day. The wildlife...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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"Higher numbered units are farther away from the main lodge and a longer hike to meals."
315judyg
Aug 15, 2018
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"All the cottages are well separated, so you will have peace and quiet."
AnnofBath
Apr 11, 2018
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"don't worry about it, every room is great and comfortable"
MedusaRacing
Mar 31, 2018
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"All rooms have similar views from the ridge top."
maryfA1370KW
Mar 4, 2018
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BotswanaGhanzi DistrictCentral Kalahari Game Reserve
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