Overview of Tau Pan Camp

Botswana’s vast and unspoilt Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the largest and least-visited conservation areas in the world – it’s also home to the beautiful Tau Pan Camp, overlooking a permanent waterhole and the seemingly endless Kalahari horizon, and providing the ideal base from which to gain a once-in-a-lifetime Kalahari experience.

A year-round destination, the best time to go to the Kalahari is between early December and April when the warm summer rains rejuvenate the region: many antelope species give birth, flocks of migrant birds arrive and the Kalahari predators – lion, cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, jackal and leopard – are in their element. Explore the reserve on 4×4 game drives or on guided bush walks with the San Bushmen who will teach you the finer details of survival in this hugely rewarding environment.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in the wild & remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Overlooking the scenic Tau Pan
  • First semi-permanent camp in the Central Kalahari
  • Guided walks with San Bushman trackers
  • Legendary predator-rich region
  • Bird lover's paradise with amazing summer birding
  • Permanent waterhole offers game viewing from camp

Bush dining

Day tours

Full-day safaris

Game drives

Guided walks

Specialist guides

Star gazing

Rooms at Tau Pan Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    Tau Pan Camp has nine custom-built rooms, all of which sit under a thatched roof and are raised on elevated platforms with an extended viewing deck.

    Each unit features a sitting area, an en suite bathroom with dual vanities, and an outdoor shower for those hot Kalahari afternoons.

    General Facilities

    Tau Pan’s large communal thatched hut has a spacious lounge area that flows into the dining area, and both rooms lead out onto a wooden terrace which houses the swimming pool, a open-air boma, and several loungers to relax on in between safari activities.

    Swimming pool


    Tau Pan Camp offers three delicious African-inspired meals a day. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast after returning from a game drive, then partake in a lazy afternoon lunch before heading out on a game drive in the afternoon.

    Then it’s time to experience a stunning Tau Pan candlelit dinner out under the stars or in the elegant dining area.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Rikke Williams

    Rikke Williams

    Africa Safari Expert

    Stunning scenery and a very peaceful place. The Bushman walk was a highlight, an informative and amazing experience!

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