Tau Pan Camp

The Kalahari Desert

Tau Pan Camp is a luxury safari camp situated on a sand ridge overlooking a watering hole, offering breathtaking views of the famous Tau Pan. It was the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, and the game viewing is superb, especially in the summer months. It is sister camp to Nxai Pan.

Tau Pan Camp is eco-friendly with a contemporary, rustic chic design that cleverly blends in with the surroundings. Offering impeccable service, warm hospitality and facilities including a pool and magnificent viewing deck, it will appeal to those seeking a remote and intimate safari experience in an unspoilt wilderness setting.

The camp provides eight comfortable and spacious thatched chalets with expansive verandas, ideal for relaxing on as you watch wildlife wander by.

As well as thrilling game drives, there is an array of other activities on offer from bush brunches on Tau Pan to fascinating nature walks with bushmen. After a tiring day, cool off in the pool while you admire the views.

Tau Pan Camp Information

Location and getting there

The camp is located in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. It is a 50-minute light aircraft flight from Maun Airport.


The camp accommodates up to 18 guests in 8 raised thatched chalets including 1 family room. Each chalet is simply decorated in a natural colour palette and features an oversized double or twin beds, wooden furnishings, a sitting area, an ensuite bathroom and an outdoor shower.


The focus at Tau Pan is on morning and afternoon game drives but other activities such as trips to the renowned Deception Valley, Sunday and Piper Pans; star gazing; bush brunches on Tau Pan; and nature walks with Bushman trackers are on offer.


The camp is a superb option for families with older children who are interested in nature. Children aged 6-12 are welcome if the family books a private vehicle for game drives. As the camp is unfenced adult supervision is essential.

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Why we recommend Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan Camp, Kalahari Desert, Botswana


From here, encounter a host of unique desert-adapted wildlife; in fact, Tau Pan Camp takes its name from 'Tau', or ‘lion’ in Setswana, for the iconic black-maned Kalahari lions who call the Kalahari Desert region in Botswana home. In addition to game drives and nature walks, embark on a full day trip to Deception Valley, made famous in Mark & Delia Owens’ fascinating book, Cry of the Kalahari.

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