The Kalahari desert immediately sounds lifeless and baron…it is far from it. It is one of the most diver habitats in the world and home to as much of Botswana big game and plains game as the other areas. There are only two camps in the Kalahari Game Reserve and Tau Pan is on of them. If time permits, we highly recommend a few nights here whether it be the dry or wet season as both are phenomenal times to visit. And you if you can couple your stay with the two Kwando guides that you get per vehicle, you get an experience of no other in the world.
Tau Pan - The Details
Tau Pan accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. The camp offers incredible views from the 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.
This, the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, is a model of environmental sensitivity. As with its sister camp, Nxai Pan, Tau Pan has been constructed with the delicate ecologies in mind. Both utilise only solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping of water from deep under the Kalahari sands. Waste water is treated in a state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.
Activities offered at Tau Pan are game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.