Tau Pan Camp is situated inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan. "Kalahari' is derived from the Tswana word Kgala meaning “great thirst” – and it has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent water. The Kalahari Desert is the largest sand basin in the world stretching 2,500 kms from the northern regions of South Africa through to Namibia/Angola and ending in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest game reserve in the world (52,800 sq km’s) and for many years was closed to the public, hence it is known for being one of Africa’s last true wild areas.
Situated on an established sand ridge overlooking Tau Pan – our camp will command stunning views of the permanent Tau Pan water hole and the endless Kalahari horizon. After the summer rains –the CKGR completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge clouds, and the plains and pans burst with sweet grasses. This is one of the best game viewing areas in Botswana at this time of year and not many people to seem to aware of this – so the visitors are few. The CKGR gets animals such springbok, gemsbok and wildebeest in their thousands and is quite a sight to behold. Predators abound with plentiful Lions – especially the famous Kalahari black-maned Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Jackals. Brown Hyenas and Wild Dogs are also found in the area.
Guests are accommodated in 8 custom-built desert rooms under thatch, while the main area consists of dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. The camp will also offer facilities such as swimming pool, interpretation centre/library and curio shop. One of the rooms will be a family room and a guide/pilot room will also be available.
All solar powered, fans, outside showers and private viewing decks.
The units stretch out on either side of the crescent shaped open-sided main area which boasts magnificent, expansive views as you step through the entrance. On one end is the dining area, a bar occupies the other end with a small lounge area between. The enormous viewing deck holds a firepit and overlooks a permanent waterhole; there is a plunge pool with sun loungers at the end. Tau Pan is 100% solar operated.
Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles. Guided Walks with a San who will explain and entertain you by answering all your questions from birth to marriage to bush survival.
(Central Kalahari, Okavango, Linyanti)
A diverse trip which explores the diverse regions of Botswana. Exploration of the Kalahari, Okavango Delta and Linyanti.
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