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.