Tau Pan camp is set in a very remote location in the Central Kalahari atop a ridge looking down over the plains and a nearby waterhole. The only waterhole for many a mile. The views across the plains are quite something with a welcome breeze floating up to bring welcome relief from the heat.
It is a relatively small camp accommodating its guests in 8 large guest rooms all with outdoor showers. They are simple in design and décor and yet somehow feel much more luxurious than they are?!
The main activities are vehicle safaris and bushman walks, both of which are excellent and we fully recommend a full day game drive to Deception Valley, though it is a fairly long way from Tau Pan. It should be noted just how huge the area is that Tau Pan have all to themselves. So much so that you would be very unlucky to see any other vehicles during your stay.
The wildlife sightings here focus much more on the species that you are unlikely to see on the rest of your Botswana itinerary and help to complete the whole picture of Botswana diverse species list. Brown Hyena, Aardwolf, Caracal, African Wild Cat, Oryx and Honey badgers are the animals you will mostly be searching out with Black maned Lion and Cheetah being reasonably regular sightings.
We feel 2 nights in the Central Kalahari is a great beginning or end to any Botswana itinerary of more than 7 nights.
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