Tau Pan Camp
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world, and the sense of space and remoteness is palpable. This vast space offers the luxury of truly getting away from it all, while Tau Pan provides all the amenities, you’d expect from one of Botswana’s best safari lodges.
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.
When visiting, you will immediately appreciate that Tau Pan stands out for its unique location and for the freedom it gives you to explore and begin to understand something far bigger than all of us. Your visit to this beautiful camp will soon help you realize that luxury is not just something you can measure in tangible objects but rather in breathtaking views and the stark beauty of your surroundings. Tau Pan offers this in abundance.
The opportunity to learn from San guides – the original inhabitants of the Kalahari, along with the black-maned lion we hope you will see on your game drives – lends the experience an added layer of authenticity, while stargazing makes you ponder deeper metaphysical questions, and shelve them again while we absorb the beauty of the moment.
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.
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, an open-air boma, and several loungers to relax on in between safari activities.
Activities offered from camp:
Game drives; Guided bush walks with San Bushmen.
Mma Dinare Camp
Mma Dinare is set in a private 272 km2 concession, adjacent to Moremi Game reserve on the south-eastern side of the Delta. It overlooks the Gomoti River and its flood plains, and the camp has been designed to embrace the natural surroundings. This is a 100% eco-friendly development, featuring the latest in solar technology.
Accommodation consists of nine stylish tents, including a family tent, all of which overlook the Gomoti River.
Both central areas have been built with open, thatched spaces that allow guests to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, whilst watching wildlife and birds from the comfort of an armchair or the bar. The swimming pool and curio shop at each camp complete the luxurious, relaxed feel.
The game viewing at Mma Dinare Camp is regarded as highly productive. Mma Dinare Camp benefits from the wildlife of the Moremi Game Reserve. The Santawani concession usually receives Delta floods and because of its south-eastern position in the Delta, generally provides dry season watering points. This water results in good dry season game density.
Birdlife is varied due to the combination of habitats. The Mopane and Acacia woodlands and grasslands are home to Raptors, Shrikes, Sunbirds, Ground Hornbills and many more species. The Okavango wetlands also support aquatic avians such as Ibis, Storks, Hammerkops, lapwings etc. The wide variety of game found in the area includes: Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Elephant and Buffalo and smaller mammals such as Honey Badger. Kudu, Tsessebe, and Impala are to be found but in addition so are antelope seldom seen in the Okavango area such as Roan, Sable and Eland. The Gomoti river is also a draw for big cats: Lion, Leopard and Cheetah who will visit the river to drink.
Activities offered from Camp:
Day and night game drives take place in the private concession adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve. These are on and off-road safaris. Mma Dinare also offers seasonal water activities on the Gomoti river and game walks available depending on local conditions. Mokoros are water level dependent.