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Tau Pan Camp

Discover Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan Camp is the first semi-permanent camp to be situated inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan, commanding stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon. December to April is when this region comes into its own with a plethora of plains game and predators, including the Kalahari black-maned lion, and there are usually very few others to share the scene with.

Tau Pan has 9 airy and spacious custom-built desert chalets, with impressive views through the full-length gauze screens. The crescent-shaped main area has expansive views and encompasses the communal dining and bar areas, leading in turn to the fire pit, viewing deck, and plunge pool.

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Expert View

  • See oryx, desert-adapted springbok, jackals and brown hyena
  • Nature walks with Bushman trackers
  • A desert camp - a perfect contrast to the rest of Botswana
  • Star-gazing unrivalled by most other locations on earth

At a glance

  • 8 Rooms & 1 Family Room
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Spend a night on the camp's sleep-out deck in a remote and isolated part of the Kalahari Desert, where the light pollution is minimal to none, and consequently, the stargazing is simply magnificent."

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