Tau Pan Camp Highlights
• Tau Pan Camp is located in the world renowned Central Kalahari Game Reserve
• It offers a unique safari destination and magnificent best game viewing
• Guests will experience the migration of animals in their thousand
• The Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers an abundance of predators
• Operates with Solar power
Tau Pan Camp Description
The Tau Pan camp consists of nine desert tents under thatch on raised decks, designed to blend into the area. Each of the tents have en-suite facilities and are built to keep cool in summer and warm in Winter. There is an outside shower for the more adventurous!
The main areas of Tau Pan consist of a dining room, lounge area and a viewing deck. This overlooks a permanent waterhole and has an enormous fire pit for guests to congregate at night. The camp also has a swimming pool with sun loungers, interpretation centre/library, curio shop as well as a family room.
Tau Pan Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is famous for the migratory animals such as springbok, zebra and wildebeest in their thousands. Predators are plentiful with lions, especially the famous Kalahari black-maned lion, cheetah, leopard and jackals. Brown hyenas and wild dog are also found in the area. Several species of antelope can be found in the area which includes eland, springbok, steenbok, gemsbok, hartebeest, kudu and duiker. Honey Badgers are regular visitors as well as ground squirrels and meerkat. Bird life is prolific with the world’s heaviest flying bird – the Kori Bustard being common as well as the Black Korhaan who continuously calls during the daytime. Ostrich are seen roaming free, usually in large flocks. All the Sand Grouse species identified in southern Africa live here from the Double Banded to the Namaqua which are a sight to see in the mornings, when they flock to the waterholes in their thousands, to drink and bathe in the water holes. Raptors from the most common Pale-chanting Goshawk to the Rock Kestrel, Bateleurs and Brown and Tawny Eagles are also seen regularly. The dry season (May-September) is also a good time to visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve as the animals congregate close to any surface water and pans.
Tau Pan Camp offers game drives in open 4×4 vehicles as well as guided bush walks. Activities are accompanied by experienced guides who will share their knowledge and explain their culture. Tau Pan is situated inside a game reserve and an ecological sensitive area, hence off road game drives and night drives are not possible.