Tau Pan Camp

Reviews of Tau Pan Camp

Excellent(94%) From 44 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 44 of our travellers who have visited Tau Pan Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr G - Michigan
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Review

Terrific, it would have nice Togo off road. The people were wonderful.

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Mr & Mrs E - Surrey
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great camp in the Kalahari

Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Good guiding and comfortable accommodation.

We saw lion and leopard close to the camp.

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Mr & Mrs W - Utah
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

What fun to be in the Kalahari! Hot, sandy, but so interesting to see and learn about the "pans"; to learn about the "San" people.

We were told "Cry of the Kalahari" was not completely accurate, however, it was fascinating to read after being there and being in Deception Valley.

The wildlife was interesting and to learn how they cope with little water.

Fascinating end to our Botswana experience.

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Mr D - Essex
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Very enjoyable, but food was lacking

Excellent guide (Joe) and Tracker (Voter). Food was disappointing.

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Expert Africa comments

Its really great to hear that these client enjoyed their guiding team, a very important aspect of a safari! On further investigation the travellers commented that the menu was fine, but execution of the dishes needed work. We've passed these comments on to the camp and based on their response, we are confident this is something they will strive to keep improving.

Mr & Mrs C - Texas
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great welcome to botswana

What a special place! The staff, the accommodations, the food; all wonderful. Everybody there makes you feel special.

Having been to other Kwara camps, it seems that the welcoming feel is a hallmark of the company. We can't say enough good things about tau pan.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Surrey
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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16 lions in 2 days

We were the only guests apart from a National Geographic photographer hunting for honey badgers.

We were made to feel very welcome. Helped by a knowledgeable guide, Vasco, and the eyes of a very good tracker, Custom, we saw a surprisingly large quantity of game in just a couple of days, including 16 lions, a leopard and an elusive aardwolf. They respected the fact that we enjoy spotting birds as much as we do larger game.

The water hole in front of the lodge is a magnet for competing lions. We loved the scenery and quiet of the off-season Kalahari and the simplicity of the camp and could have stayed longer. A terrific start to the holiday.

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Ms S and Mr W from Dyfed
Arrived on: 26-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

This was our first camp of the trip and we enjoyed it immensely. It is unique in our experience. This is not a camp for those who want to have maximum game viewings. However for small mammals and birds and the biggest navy blue sky with a million stars it is superb.

We stayed for 2 nights and felt that this length of stay was perfect. We went on all the game drives and also on the 'bushman' walk which was excellent. In summary a fabulous first stop and one we would thoroughly recommend.

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Ms J & Ms B from Canada
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fabulous camp

We had a fabulous experience at this camp.

Loved the remoteness of this place, The guide and tracker were excellent and very knowledgeable.

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Mr C. from Dublin
Arrived on: 17-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

I would rate it 2.5 stars cheap and cheerful. The rooms were small but clean. The food was adequate but cheap - chicken for dinner 2 nights and pulled beef 3rd night. Breakfast at 0530 consisted of muffins and tea/coffee. The staff were enthusiastic. The guide Vasco was excellent.

A bit like I imagined Butlins - not that I was ever there

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Mrs. L - Basingstoke
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Magnificent Lions at Tau Pan Camp

Excellent camp in beautiful position overlooking the salt pan, lovely staff and superb food. The green season is a wonderful time to visit and although long grass can make game viewing difficult, we saw hundreds of Gemsbok and a considerable number of black-manned Kalahari Lions. In addition to hundreds of Falcons, White Storks appeared on the Pan one morning alongside the Gemsbok, Giraffes and Springboks which was an amazing sight. In addition our guide, Timber, and our tracker, PK, gave us a lot of information about wild foods and how to eat them as well as identifying a considerable number of flowers.

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