Tau Pan Camp

Reviews of Tau Pan Camp

Excellent(94%) From 35 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 35 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 & Mrs N - Indianapolis
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

Lovely people, average sightings(time of year), great food, very nice accommodations

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Mr & Mrs T from Hampshire
Arrived on: 28-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

A well managed camp with expansive views. We had an excellent guide and tracker and saw most of the animals available in that area. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

The basic amenities and sparsity of this and open style desert camp, and the exposure to all animals around the huts, took some time to acclimatise to.

Personally I was nervous in these surroundings when walking to and from our hut to the main building, others may find it exciting. Future guests might like to know that animals are able to roam throughout the camp, unlike other safari lodges I have visited that are fenced.

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Mr and Mrs B - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 28-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Very well run and delightful staff

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Ms A. from Nashville
Arrived on: 3-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

We loved the completely different terrain here. This camp is new and very nice. The common areas and rooms are spacious and have amazing views. The food and staff are all great.

We also enjoyed our fellow guests here the most. VERY friendly people visit this camp. I think this is the hottest place on earth that I have ever been. The only recommendation is for a room fan. HOT. ( 38C/100F )

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Mr & Mrs E from Glasgow
Arrived on: 30-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Worth a visit just for that Kalahari sky

The Kalahari has such an allure that we felt we had to pay a visit one day. Kwando setting up Tau Pan was key to that given how much we've enjoyed their camps elsewhere previously. The camp sits on a ridge overlooking Tau Pan itself in the distance underneath that huge Kalahari sky - reason enough to go in itself particularly at night. Camp staff very friendly and there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

The rooms are very nice and spotlessly clean but do get rather hot with the ceiling fans pretty ineffective. Food generally ok but given how remote the camp is with monthly supply runs I think the kitchen staff do remarkably well. Guiding was good with bonus that we had a San tracker whose knowledge of the Kalahari bush was oustanding. His bush walk was a particular highlight.

Game a bit sparse compared to the more familiar safari destinations but we expected that and enjoyed seeing the Kalahari "specials" whilst still getting great lion and cheetah sightings (no honey badger though - boo!). Highly recommended at the start or end of a Botswana safari for 2-3 nights to compliment the main Okavango/Chobe areas.

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Mr & Mrs W from Chorley
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

All the staff from the manager downwards were so polite, courteous and gracious.

It was a sheer delight to end our holiday at this camp.

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Mr & Mrs W from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

Totally different environment but we loved it here. Not so much game but the Kalahari lions were truly awesome. The honey badgers were delightful, the Oryx graceful and elegant.

This might not be everyones idea of the the best safari but we met a lady who had just arrived and was staying for 3 months. We could have easily joined her.

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Mr & Mrs S from Highgate
Arrived on: 2-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tau Pan Camp review

Our first Camp and first taste of Botswana was wonderful. We had an excellent guide, Alberto, who immediately took us from the 'plane to a young family of lions 10 days and 3 months old- an unforgettable experience. The next 2 days he showed us many birds, more lion adn a beautiful Cheetah. His knowledge of the trees and plant life was also memorable.

He appeared to be less well on the 2 nd evening and it subsequently emerged that he had had an accident earlier this year and there were complications following that. I do hope he got better and was, I hope taken to hospital. Could you let us know please. His illness did not deter his enthusiasm and he tried to continuw but was in pain.

The camp was well situeated and the atmosphere and ambience wonderful. We have no complaints.

We left on time for the next camp.

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Mrs & Mr S - Oxford
Arrived on: 2-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Brilliant start to our safari!

Everything about this camp was brilliant. Carlos was an amazing guide, who always seemed to find the best locations for observing the wild life at close range.

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Mrs & Mr T - Oxford
Arrived on: 2-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great start to safari

The lodge was great, the people were wonderful both in the camp and out on the drives.

Loved the long table where everyone sat together including the game drive staff. Sitting around the fire both at breakfast and after dinner was wonderful.

Enjoyed the evenings when the staff sang

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