Tau Pan Camp: Information from the owner
- Luxury Tented Camp
- No. of rooms
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Tau Pan Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 7 Sep 2023
Facilities at Tau Pan Camp
- Property facilities
- Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Safe, Shower, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Helicopter Scenic Flights, High Tea, Safaris, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Safaris, Walks (Guided)
Room types at Tau Pan Camp
Family unit includes en-suite double bedroom, separate second twin bedroom, sharing one bathroom.
Minimum age is six years except 1 April – 15 November where there is no min age requirement. Special activities & services are offered for children. (eg. early mealtimes / children's meals). Families travelling with children aged 6–12 years are required to book private activities.
Sleep Out Deck
Raised open deck with a large king size double and a flushing toilet and basin at the back.
Tau Pan accommodates up to eighteen people in nine environmentally designed units. All are built with materials of minimal environmental impact and additionally maintain a constant and comfortable in-room temperature year-round, while seasonal temperatures vary from below freezing to over 40 degrees Celsius.
The rooms include double wash basins and both indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are spacious with lounge area and one includes an additional twin bedroom, ideal for family use. All the units are on raised decks and their location on the edge of the ridge means that each viewing deck has truly special and captivating views of the wide open pan and its big beautiful sky.
Activities at Tau Pan Camp
Game Drives - Day only
Game drives are undertaken in custom designed Toyota game viewing vehicles seating no more than six guests at a time in two rows of three seats. Guests are guided by a two person team of professional guide and tracker - a special feature of the Kwando Safaris wildlife experience. The two person team enables the guide to communicate points of interest and the complex interrelations that exist throughout the natural world, while the tracker ensures no sightings or tracks are missed. At Tau Pan, the tracker comes from the San Bushman tribe, a tribe that has traditionally lived in the Kalahari desert for generations and is intimately acquainted with the area and wildlife that is endemic to the Kalahari.
San Bushman Cultural Walks
Walking with a member of the San Bushman tribe allows guests to appreciate how the tribe used to live off the land through traditions and skills passed from generation to generation. Conducted close to the camp area, the walk is conducted at a slow pace designed to allow engagement and question asking so that guests may better understand the nature of the bushman to the environment around them. Knowledge about how they would hunt, trap animals, and the manner in which they use the flora and fauna in their environment to help them survive are all shared with guests. Questions are always welcome!
Imagine falling asleep while unobstructed views of shooting stars streak across the sky, and counting the twinkling of stars until you drift off to sleep.
Located in a secluded spot at the far end of the camp, the sleep-out deck is an intimate experience for two, who wish to spend a wonderous evening under the impressive Kalahari night sky. The raised deck comprises 2 three-quarter beds, a washbasin and a toilet. Guests will be walked to the deck after dinner to spend the night, and can resume game activities in the morning as usual.
This can only be pre-booked with a minimum 3 night stay. Otherwise it can be booked upon the clients’ arrival in camp, subject to availability, and weather permitting.
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